ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Ultrasound-guided perforator vein sealing with cyanoacrylate glue
Hamit Serdar Başbuğ, Kanat Özışık
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12883
The introduction of the cyanoacrylate into the blood vessel triggers a polymerization reaction that further causes an occlusion in the affected vessel. This effect has been used for the treatment of various vascular disorders including the cerebral arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms. The endovenous administration of the cyanoacrylate has recently started to be used for the treatment of incompetent lower extremity venous system as well. In this article, we report an endovenous administration of cyanoacrylate with the ultrasound guidance into the posterior tibial (Cockett-2) perforator vein and eventual treatment of the incompetent vein. This case demonstrates that this athermal treatment modality for the perforator veins may become an alternative to the successfully used current thermal methods.
Keywords : Cyanoacrylate; insufficiency; perforator vein
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