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Acta Phlebologica 2017 April;18(1):5-11

DOI: 10.23736/S1593-232X.17.00386-1

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Foam sclerotherapy

Massimo GALLUCCI 1 , Lorenzo TESSARI 2, Pier Luigi ANTIGNANI 3

1 Unit of Angiology, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy; 2 Glauco Bassi Foundation, Trieste, Italy; 3 Nuova Villa Claudia Vascular Center, Rome, Italy


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In all branches of medicine, there is now a trend towards minimally invasiveness, and the same in phlebology field we tend to replace the traditional surgery of the saphenous vein stripping with minimally invasive techniques such as endolaser, radiofrequency and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS). Among these, the UGFS is the only one to be truly ambulatory and that enjoys unparalleled advantages (low cost, non-invasiveness, safety, repeatable over time and efficacy) that explain the rapid expansion and the great interest that this method has aroused among the phlebologists around the world, enough to make it the most used in the world.


KEY WORDS: Saphenous vein - Venous insufficiency - Surgical procedures, minimally invasive - Sclerotherapy

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