Vietnamese doctors use Cyanoacrylate glue to treat varicose veins

The Medicine University Hospital yesterday announced it has succeeded in using Cyanoacrylate to treat varicose veins in leg for two first patients.

Vietnamese doctors use Cyanoacrylate glue to treat varicose veins

The new technique performed with the guidance of Dr. Chong Tze Tec from the National Hospital in Singapore, who has treated over 200 cases.
Head of the Chest ward Dr. Tran Thanh Vy said that this minimally invasive treatment is an attractive option as it takes 15 – 20 minutes to perform and patients recover quickly. The technique is especially helpful for those who fear for surgery, or will have ulcer in leg.
Patients can walk and carry out daily activities after the treatment without taking antibiotic or anti-inflammatory tablets. Their condition is clearly improved.
Annually, around 15,000 patients arrived in the hospital for examination and treatment of varicose veins in leg. One thousand of them are treated by surgery, Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation. The new technique offers more options for patients with varicose veins in leg.
Dr. Vy advised people not to sit or stand still for long periods but get up and move around periodically. Walking 15 minutes everyday will help preventing the disease. When a man experiences any symptoms of the disease, they should go to special ward for timely treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Cyanoacrylate in treating varicose veins of the legs in February 2015. At present, the technique is being performed in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, European countries, Chile, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong ( China)
Varicose veins, also known as varicoses or varicosities, occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins typically appear swollen and raised, and have a bluish-purple or red color. They are often painful. The condition is very common, especially in women.

Around 25 percent of all adults have varicose veins. In most cases, varicose veins appear on the lower legs.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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