Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy is a specialized procedure that distinguishes itself from conventional Sclerotherapy through the utilization of advanced ultrasound technology. This innovative approach allows for the accurate detection of underlying veins that exert pressure on more visible veins. By precisely locating the affected vein, Dr. Almeida is able to monitor the safe and effective injection of a medical solution.
The key distinction lies in the use of ultrasound guidance, which enhances the accuracy and precision of the procedure. With conventional Sclerotherapy, the veins are often visualized solely by external examination, which may not provide a comprehensive understanding of the underlying vein network. In contrast, ultrasound imaging allows for a detailed visualization of the affected vein, aiding in the identification of hidden sources of venous insufficiency.
Once the specific vein has been detected, the medical solution is injected, inducing damage to the vein walls in a controlled manner. This damage causes the walls of the vein to stick together, leading to clot formation. Consequently, the blood flow is redirected and the treated vein is naturally removed by the body over time.
Both liquid and foam solutions can be utilized, depending on the severity of the vein. By transforming the solution into foam, a larger surface area inside the vein can be covered, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment. In some cases, multiple injections may be necessary to achieve the desired results due to the complexity or severity of the venous condition.
In summary, ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy differentiates itself from conventional Sclerotherapy through the use of advanced ultrasound technology. This enables accurate detection of underlying veins and precise injection of the medical solution, resulting in effective removal of the treated vein.