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Chapter-10 Sclerotherapy for Cystic and Benign Vascular Lesions

BOOK TITLE: Sclerotherapy in Dermatology

Author
1. S Sacchidanand
2. TS Nagesh
3. C Shruthi
ISBN
9789352702060
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18040_11
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka, India, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Medical Education, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2. Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Bangalore Medical College and, Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, CUTIS Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Sclerotherapy, sebaceous cyst, epidermoid cyst, mucous cyst, ranula, steatocystoma multiplex, lymphangioma circumscriptum, pyogenic granuloma

Abstract

Sclerotherapy is a procedure involving injection of a solution (sclerosant) into a vessel to cause endothelial damage, obliteration of the lumen of the vessel and transform into a fibrous cord that cannot be recanalised. Sclerotherapy remains the primary treatment for small-vessel varicose disease of the lower extremities. These small vessels include telangiectasias, venulectasias, hemorrhoids, etc. With the knowledge of mechanism of action of sclerosants, the uses of sclerotherapy has been extended to treat cystic conditions like oral mucous retention cysts, vascular lesions like hemangiomas, pyogenic granulomas in the recent past. This chapter covers the sebaceous cyst or epidermoid cyst, mucous cyst and ranula, steatocystoma multiplex, lymphangioma circumscriptum, and pyogenic granuloma. Pyogenic granuloma (lobular capillary hemangioma) is a relatively common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa and also known as granuloma gravidarum, eruptive hemangioma, pregnancy tumor, etc.

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