The catheter sclerotherapy treatment involves the injection of foam from an obliterating agent into the vein using a straight catheter.
It is carried out under control of a USG apparatus. The treatment causes shrinkage of the vein on the angiographic catheter introduced into it.
This reduces the diameter of light ( lumen ) of the insufficient vein, allowing the medication applied through the catheter to act directly on the vessel wall. The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia, only the place of injection is slightly painful.
The effectiveness of the treatment is high and has a low number of complications.
Adverse reactions are very rarely observed with this method, therefore, it is especially recommended for elderly people or people with medical conditions that exclude other treatments.
After the treatment the patient does not require hospitalization and must wear a compression stocking.