Sclerotherapy is a clinical treatment that is used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. During sclerotherapy, generally, a salt solution is injected directly into your veins. This solution irritates the lining of the blood vessels by causing it to collapse and stick together resulting it blood clot formation. With time these blood vessels turn into scar tissue that fades from the view.
The blood vessels in your body that are responsible for returning the blood from all organs towards the heart is referred as veins. Different organs make use of oxygen from your blood to perform different functions. The used blood is released containing waste products such as carbon dioxide into the veins.
A vein abnormality in the scrotum generally results in varicocele. The scrotum is a sac covered with skin that holds your testicles. Scrotum mainly contains the arteries and veins that deliver the blood to your reproductive glands. An enlargement of veins within the scrotum leads to varicocele. These enlarged veins are referred as pampiniform plexus.
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition when a blood clot forms in the veins in your body. The blood can clot in one or more of the deep veins and cause swelling and pain. Blood clots are referred to as thrombus. Deep vein thrombosis can lead to severe problems as it can block the blood flow in your body and can also lead to pulmonary embolism.
A 72 yr old retired college principal, Ranganatham came to my hospital on a bright sunny day. I was having a very busy day with cases planned and lots of consultations lined up but he insisted that he would drive all the way an hour or so and would wait till i finish with rest of the patients.