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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Single-session sclerotherapy with drainage of the sclerosing agent has been reported to be less effective than multisession sclerotherapy, with rates of 57% vs.
The Australian Aethoxysklerol study reported no cellulitis in 16,804 legs injected with the sclerosing agent, and superficial thrombophlebitis occurred at a rate of 0.
Rare complications include formation of blood clots in the treated veins, inflammation, and allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent.
If bulging blood vessels are getting under your skin, Abrams suggests injecting a sclerosing agent that collapses the vein so the body can destroy it.
Polidocanol, a sclerosing agent used to chemically treat varicose and spider veins, received FDA approval in 2010 and is expected to show significant growth in the US.
To seal the faulty, enlarged vein and relieve painful pressure, an interventional radiologist inserts tiny coils, often with a sclerosing agent (the same type of material used to treat varicose veins), to close the vein.
To seal the faulty, enlarged vein and relieve painful pressure, an interventional radiologist then inserts tiny coils often with a sclerosing agent (the same type of material used to treat varicose veins in the legs).
Food and Drug Administration approved its product, Sterile Talc Powder (5 g, 100 ml vial), NDC 63256-200-04, administered intrapleurally via chest tube, as sclerosing agent to decrease the recurrence of malignant pleural effusions in symptomatic patients.