Originally Posted by ericinfo
thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my posts.
yes, i was told this week that it is in fact a venous malformation. there is no pulse. it doesn't give me much pain or anything, and its unsightly though.
i hope the doctor i sent email to here replies to me, as he sees mostly babies.
thank you again.
My daughter has a very similar venous malformation on her foot except hers is right through the thickness of her foot. There are many options for treatment.
1 - Surgical resection
2 - Sclerotherapy
3 - Combination of 1 and 2
4 - Do nothing (take pain medication)
I would avoid #1 at all costs unless the VM is purely superficial and easily removed. Otherwise the VM will return even worse than before.
#2 has several options but the most effective chemicals to use are
1 - Ethanol
2 - Foam STS, Poly (safest of all three)
3 - Bleomycin
Sclerotherapy is essentially burning the vein from the inside. Just like any burn there is pain ans swelling and scar tissue. Even boiling water was once used for sclerotherapy.