Computational fluid dynamics of liquid and foam sclerosant injection in a vein model

Kaichung Wong*, Tony Chen, David E. Connor, Masud Behnia, Kurosh Parsi

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The aim of this study was to develop a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model to simulate the injection of liquid and foam sclerosants into a varicose vein. The CFD model results were compared with sclerosant flow in an experimental model of a straight or a branched vein. The effects of injection angle, injection velocity and tubing contents (blood, saline) on sclerosant spreading were assessed by CFD. The simulation of liquid sclerosants injection was able to provide a good representation of forward flow, but underrepresented sclerosant backflow. Due to the complex nature of computational modelling of foams, CFD modelling of foam sclerosants injection was less accurate and provided only limited information on foam spreading. CFD modelling can be used as a representation of liquid and foam sclerosant injection, but further research is required to provide a more accurate analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in computational mechanics
Place of PublicationZurich, Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038350682
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACCM - 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Oct 20134 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482


Other1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACCM - 2013


  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Foam injection
  • Liquid injection
  • Varicose vein

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