What are potential complications of sclerotherapy for the treatment of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Potential complications of sclerotherapy include the following:

  • Allergic reactions to sclerosants

  • Cutaneous necrosis due to extravasation

  • Inadvertent arterial injection (may cause loss of a limb)

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