Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
versión impresa ISSN 1677-5449
LOPES, Rubens Pierry Ferreira et al. Atrial embolism of floating thrombus of the great saphenous vein after microfoam ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.4, pp. 257-260. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492010000400011.
Microfoam sclerotherapy has been widely used in the treatment of varicose vein disease. However, despite its low invasiveness and safety, potentially serious and lethal complications have been described, such as stroke and cardiorespiratory arrest. We describe a case of delayed atrial embolism of floating thrombus in the saphenofemoral junction of a great saphenous varicose vein after microfoam ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as the treatment of this complication.
Palabras llave : Embolism; thromboembolism; sclerotherapy; ultrasonography; doppler; saphenous vein.