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March 1992

Sclerotherapy Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins

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Portland, Ore

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(3):426. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680130148035

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Goldman has brought together in one volume an enormous amount of valuable information on sclerotherapy. I wish I had this text 8 years ago when I began performing sclerotherapy. At that time, like so many other practitioners, I had to search through many specialty journals to obtain knowledge about the treatment of varicose and telangiectatic leg veins. We now have a superb resource that "examines the pathophysiology and practical application of sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins and telangiectasias through a review of the world literature, presentation of experimental studies, and recommendations derived from" the clinical practice of Goldman and his contributing authors.

The text begins with an interesting introduction that traces the history of sclerotherapy and brings us to current treatment practices. The 13 chapters that follow are well organized and include charts and tables, vivid clinical and histologic photographs, and extensive references.

To perform sclerotherapy, the practitioner needs to

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