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Cyanoacrylate to treat varicose veins in an animal model
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 

A study published in the jounral Phlebology looked at the feasibility of injecting cyanoacrylate glue in veins to determine if it is efficacious for treating varicose veins.

 

Sixty days following injection into several vein systems in a swine model, the veins were harvested and examined histologically. The authors concluded that "injection of cyanoacrylate is feasible for closure of superficial veins in animal models. Vein closure is achieved via an inflammatory process which ultimately leads to fibrosis".

 

Editor's Note - once validated to be safe for human use, this type of procedure may be used to treat venous insufficiency in superficial veins.

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