sclerosing agent

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scle·ros·ing a·gent

a compound that acts by irritation of the veinous intimal epithelium; used in the treatment of varicose veins.

scle·ros·ing agent

(sklĕr-osing ājĕnt)
Compound that irritates the venous intimal epithelium; used to treat varicose veins.

sclerosing agent

A substance used to cause sclerosis, esp. of the lining of a vein.
See: varicose vein
See also: agent

sclerosing agent

agent injected into varicosed veins to cause segmental lumen collapse, to improve venous return/minimized venous incompetence
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They used the same sclerosing agent in the same concentration as in our study.
According to reported literatures, the rationale for the use of foam sclerosing agents was replacement of blood by the sclerosing foams and to ensure that the sclerosant may get in close contact with the venous intima [16-18].
Use of a sclerosing agent (1% polidocanol) to treat an orbital mucocele in a dog.
3, 7] Sodium tetradecyl sulfate, as a sclerosing agent has been used since many years in the treatment of oral hemangioma.
13) (18-20) We used single-session 95% ethanol sclerotherapy without drainage of the sclerosing agent in 42 patients with 45 renal cortical cysts.
Polidocanol (Asclera; C), a sclerosing agent used to treat varicose veins in the lower extremity, has also been used during pregnancy for esophageal varices and for upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to Mallory-Weiss syndrome.
Bleomycin is a cytotoxic antibiotic used in cancer therapy, discovered by Umezawa in 1966 13 and its role as an effective sclerosing agent in the manage-ment of lymphangima was described by Yura in 1977.
The drain was then clamped for 4 hours after pleurodesis, and the patient was asked to change position every 15 minutes to allow adequate distribution of the sclerosing agent.
To the Editor: Varicose vein sclerotherapy is a commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in which a sclerosing agent is injected into small varicose veins of the leg by using small gauge needles.
As it is injected, the sclerosing agent pushes the blood out of the vein and causes it to permanently collapse due to irritation of the vein walls.
If they don't, doctors still prefer to wait until after breastfeeding ends, to avoid any possible transfer of the sclerosing agent.
If the patient bleeds from the varices of the stomach or esophagus, the doctor can inject these veins with a sclerosing agent administered through a flexible tube (endoscope) that is inserted through the mouth and esophagus.