Vein Glossary

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

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Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
This is where a small laser filament is inserted into a vein to cause thrombosis of the vein and scarring.
  -- Endovenous thermal ablation of superficial venous insufficiency of the lower extremity: single-center experience with 3000 limbs treated in a 7-year period.
  -- 940-nm Laser for Treatment of Saphenous Insufficiency: Histological Analysis and Long-Term Follow-Up
  -- Histological changes occurring after endoluminal ablation with two diode lasers (940 and 1319 nm) from acute changes to 4 months


Foam Sclerotherapy
Foam sclerotherapy is the injection of a sclerosing solution mixed with either carbon dioxide (C02) or air into a vein that causes thrombosis of the vein and eventual resolution.
  -- Major neurological events following foam sclerotherapy
  -- Complications of foam sclerotherapy
  -- Subcutaneous injection of liquid and foamed polidocanol: extravasation is not responsible for skin necrosis during reticular and spider vein sclerotherapy.


Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is the injection of a sclerosing solution into a vein that causes thrombosis of the vein and eventual resolution.
  -- Sclerotherapy of Spider Telangiectasia—Nursing Considerations


Superficial thrombophlebitis (SVT)
Inflammation of a vein due to a blood clot in a vein usually located in veins near the skin surface. -- Also called: superficial vein thrombosis


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