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No Need To Cover Your Legs Anymore...

The Vein Clinic is a group of consultant vascular surgeons who specialise in vein treatments.

Our specialists are accredited with The Ireland Medical Council and have a particular interest in venous disease. They offer you private treatment for varicose veins, thread veins and facial veins. Included in our ranks are leading experts on vein problems.

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No Need to Cover Your Legs - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins
Expert Management of Vein Problems...

The most modern methods of diagnosis and management of vein disorders are used in the Vein Clinic.

Our specialists are recognised by private medical insurance companies for the treatment of symptomatic vein problems. For those not insured we offer affordable packages for all our procedures. Cosmetic treatments are offered at competitive rates.

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Expert Management of Vein Problems - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins
Varicose Vein Treatments, Without Surgery...

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and RF Ablation are modern treatments for for varicose veins which are performed as outpatient procedures.

These allow you to carry on life as normal; there is little or no discomfort and minimal bruising afterwards.

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Varicose Vein Treatments, Without Surgery - Expert Treatment of Varicose Veins and Thread Veins

Side-Effects and Complications of Foam Sclerotherapy


Increasing interest in foam sclerotherapy (FS) for saphenous insufficiency has highlighted the need to study the side-effects and complications of this treatment. The aim of this study is to better assess their nature and incidence.


A multicentre, prospective and controlled study was carried out in which patients treated with FS for great (GSV) and small saphenous veins (SSV) trunk incompetence were included. Immediate untoward events were reported. Duplex ultrasound (DUS) examination was carried out to assess all patients between the eighth and 30th day. In addition, 20% of patients were called by an external auditor.


In total, 818 GSV and 207 SSV were treated in 1025 patients in 20 phlebology clinics. Ninety-nine percent of patients were controlled with DUS and non-duplex-checked patients were all called. The saphenous trunk was occluded in 90.3% of patients. Twenty-seven (2.6%) side-effects were reported: migraine (n ¼ 8, 4 with visual disturbance); visual disturbance alone (n ¼ 7); chest pressure alone (n ¼ 7); and chest pressure associated with visual disturbance (n ¼ 5). Eleven thrombo-embolic events occurred: 10 deep vein thrombosis (DVT) but only five in symptomatic patients, and one pulmonary embolism that occurred 19 days following the FS without DVT identified by DUS. One transient ischaemic stroke, with complete clinical recovery in 30 minutes, and one septicaemia with satisfactory outcome were reported as well.


This studydemonstrates in a large sample ofpatients a lowrate of adverse reactions after FS of great and small saphenous trunks. However, but the eventuality of exceptional but more serious complications has to be taken into account in the management of patients. A multicentre study like this one takes into account different practices and reports all possible complications, thus demonstrating the need for a common validated protocol.

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