Sclerotherapy using image guidance

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Learn about sclerotherapy and how it is used to treat vascular malformations. Also find information about what will happen to your child before, during and after the procedure.

Key points

  • Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat vascular malformations. An interventional radiologist injects a sclerosant into the malformation to shrink the blood vessel.
  • Sclerotherapy is usually considered a low risk procedure.
  • Your child will need to stay at the hospital for the whole day.
  • The areas injected are normally swollen for one week and bruised for two to three weeks following the procedure.
Last updated: August 4th 2017