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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2013 April;61(2):221-7

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Treating telangiectasias: my method

Ferrara F. 1, Ferrara G. 2

1 Studio Flebologico Ferrara, Naples, Italy; 2 Farmacia Ferrara, Durazzano, Italy


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Aim: The authors propose a new classification of telangiectasias: conditions involving demonstrated reflux are classified as type A telangiectasias; clustered, spider telangiectasias not related to reflux and with vein diameters of >0.2 mm are classified as type B, while isolated telangiectatic veins of ≤0.2 mm diameter are classed as type C. This histological and pathophysiological approach is the basis for the Authors’ Multi-Therapy Treatment Protocol (MTT).
Methods: The treatment regimen provides for initial treatment of type A telangiectasias with just conventional reflux sclerotherapy, followed three weeks later by treatment of type B telangiectasias with 0.25-0.5% polidocanol foam, associated with both external compression and tumescent vasoconstriction (START technique). This is then followed after a further three months by dermal stimulation with mesoglycan (LIDS technique) to reinforce the district underlying the type C telangiectasias. The MTT Protocol was used on 63 patients (125 limbs). A 12-month follow-up showed the treatment regimen to provide better aesthetic and functional results than classical sclerotherapy, with few adverse effects and greater patient satisfaction.

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