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July 1932

TREATMENT OF VASCULAR NEVI BY INJECTION OF SCLEROSING SOLUTIONS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(1):92-94. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030095013
Abstract

This work has been undertaken with the hope of offering a more effective method of treatment for vascular nevi. Although present methods of treatment by radiation, electrocoagulation and excision have been more or less successful, no one of them has been entirely satisfactory. In an effort to avoid operations, scars, undue expense or the possibility of recurrences entailed by the usual methods, we have employed the modern sclerosing agents used in the treatment for varicose veins, injecting these solutions into the vascular nevi in minute amounts.

The following technic has proved the most desirable in order to avoid scarring, sloughing and pain. Hemostasis, although not absolutely essential, is nevertheless advisable and usually can be obtained in superficial angiomas by the use of McPheeter's malleable varicose vein occluder. Ordinary sterile precautions are observed. The area under treatment is painted with tincture of iodine and alcohol. The only equipment necessary

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