morrhuate

morrhuate

/mor·rhu·ate/ (mor´u-āt) the fatty acids of cod liver oil; the sodium salt is used as a sclerosing agent, especially for the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
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A sclerosant such as morrhuate sodium can be injected into the GJ aperture, inciting an inflammatory reaction with edema and subsequent fibrosis, thus reducing stoma diameter.
Ethanol is superior to polidocanol, sodium morrhuate, and Ethibloc (4).
sodium morrhuate in varices is being practiced since the last decade of previous century.
Masuda et al reported clinical results with ultrasonographically guided sclerotherapy using morrhuate sodium in 80 limbs with predominantly perforator incompetence alone.
Common substances injected include hypertonic dextrose, phenol-glycerine-glucose, and morrhuate sodium, a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids from cod liver oil (1).
However, various sclerosing agents like ethanol, boiling contrast media, sodium morrhuate, sodium tetradecyl sulphate and bleomycin have been used successfully in management of these lesions.
The sclerosant agents used are 5% sodium morrhuate, quinine urethrone, 5% ethanolamine oleate, 1% polidocanol and hypertonic saline.
In the early years of the prolotherpy, three natural substances were injected into the affected areas - dextrose or glucose, sodium morrhuate, a derivative of cod liver oil extract, and a mixture of phenol, glycerin and glucose called P2G.
In a few reports sclerosant solutions including phenol, sodium hypertonic, iodine, morrhuate sodium 5%, and OK-432 have been used for ganglions but with variable results.
Prolotherapy also involves the injection of vascular sclerosants (most often hyperosmolar dextrose or morrhuate sodium), but does not require ultrasound guidance.
sclerotherapy - A solution (either quinine urea, sodium morrhuate, or phenol in oil) is injected into the hemorrhoid, which causes inflammation and eventual scarring that eliminates hemorrhoidal symptoms.