[Venous endoprosthesis. Palliative treatment of superior caval syndrome of neoplastic origin].

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Twenty-three patients with SVC syndrome were evaluated with CT and venography. The superior vena cava or its tributaries were either stenosed or thrombosed. The etiology was malignant in all cases: non small cell carcinoma (16 cases), mediastinal nodal metastasis (3 cases), lymphomas (2 cases), pleural mesothelioma (1 case), small cell carcinoma (1 case… (More)

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