WHAT IS ECHOSCLEROTHERAPY?
- Echosclerotherapy is an ultrasound guided injection technique for the treatment of varices. The purpose of echosclerotherapy is to sclerose (to close) the surface veins near their site of origin. The intent of the treatment is to replace the previously needed surgeries. Although the percentage rate of success is high, in some cases, patients may require surgical intervention despite echosclerotherapy. As a rule we inject a vessel twice (on two separate occasions). If the outcome is unsuccessful, we will send the patient for surgery.
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