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Vein Stenting


What Is Iliac Vein Stenting?

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins or CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficiency) a more serious form of venous disease. The Iliac Vein is located deep inside of the pelvic region. It starts in the abdomen, at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebrae. It then divides into two branches supplying blood flow to the organs in the pelvic area. Iliac Vein Stenting is utilized in Advanced Chronic Venous Insufficiency. This procedure is a cornerstone of Iliac Vein Stenosis Treatment. This can help treat or prevent proactively iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Abdominal Pelvic Vein Obstructions - How they manifest physically

  • Symptoms indicative of a Pelvic Vein Obstruction:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Swelling
  • Leg ulcers that will not heal
  • May be intermittent with degree of discomfort changeable
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)

These all become worsened with exercise because of the increase of blood flow.

What does the treatment consist of?

This procedure is performed under sedation of anesthesia. Only a micro puncture is needed to access the damaged vein areas. IV blood thinners are used to prevent clotting and maintain the easiest access. A micro gage wire is guided in through the vain via an IV and a balloon to deliver and place the vein wall stent. The wall stent is then matched to the size of your vein and inserted, the balloon deflated and withdrawn along with the IV guide.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has had great success in restoring patient quality of life and many become totally asymptomatic as healing takes place post-treatment.

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