Vein Glossary

Below is a glossary of terms related to all aspects of venous disease

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Veins that connect the greater saphenous vein in the thigh to the femoral vein.

Temporal Veins
Veins that are located in the lateral aspect of the face above the eye and may become quite prominent.

Thermal ablation
Saphenous vein is treated with heat from a laser or radio-frequency device to cause eventual scarring and occlusion of the vein.
  -- Endovenous Thermal Ablation of Superficial Venous Insufficiency of the Lower Extremity: Single-Center Experience with 3000 Limbs Treated in a 7-Year Period
  -- Histological changes occurring after endoluminal ablation with two diode lasers (940 and 1319 nm) from acute changes to 4 months

Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel that obstructs the flow of blood through the circulatory system.

TIRS Technique (Terminal Interruption of Reflux Source)
Using an ultrasound a foamed sclerosant solution is injected into a vessel to clot off a venous ulcer bed

Tumescent Anesthetic
Refers to the use of a dilute solution with lidocaine with epinephrine, bicarbonate and normal saline used in the treatment of many venous procedures.