Stroke after varicose vein foam injection sclerotherapy.

  title={Stroke after varicose vein foam injection sclerotherapy.},
  author={Martin V Forlee and Maria Grouden and Dermot J Moore and Gregor D Shanik},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={43 1},
This report describes an ischemic stroke after foam injection sclerotherapy of varicose veins in a patient with a patent foramen ovale. Foam injection sclerotherapy has created resurgence in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. The United States Food and Drug Administration halted a clinical phase 2 trial of a commercial preparation of polidocanol microfoam in 2003 because of concerns relating to possible gas embolism. These trials were recommenced in July 2005. Neurologic… CONTINUE READING

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