Compressing Sclerosed Veins — A New Technique

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Thrombotic masses in varicose veins result from inadequate compression during the early post-injection period. [1] These are unsightly, increase skin pigmentation, and may lead to telangiectatic matting or recanalization.[2] The importance of removing these coagula has been stressed.[3] A method of minimizing their formation is presented.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryLions Gate HospitalBritish ColumbiaCanada

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