Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (Ugs) to Varicose Veins

At Lauren, this UGS procedure is carried out at a radiology practice, using a Duplex Scanner (ultrasound machine) with the assistance of an ultra-sonographer.

 

Vein valves that are “leaking” or “refluxing” or “valve-incompetence” are sealed off accurately with the needle being  guided to the reflux points using the Duplex Scanner and with the assistance of the ultra-sonographer.

 

A measured dose of sclerosant is injected near the leakage and the vein massaged to close off the leak.

 

This procedure is commonly performed to seal off valve leakage or incompetence at the sapheno-femoral junction of the main vein of the leg, the greater saphenous vein (GSV)

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Photos, from left to right, Ultrasound Machine (Duplex Scanner) Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) in operation

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Black and white photos: UGS at Sapheno - femoral junction, where valve leakage is (valve incompetence) of greater saphenous (GSV), Sealed off after injections