Endovascular stent placement in the treatment of upper extremity central venous obstruction in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Aytekin2004EndovascularSP,
  title={Endovascular stent placement in the treatment of upper extremity central venous obstruction in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={C{\"u}neyt Aytekin and Fatih Boyvat and Mahmut Can Yağmurdur and G{\"o}khan Moray and Mehmet Ali Haberal},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={81-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of stent placement for treating upper extremity central venous obstruction in chronic hemodialysis patients. METHODS AND MATERIAL Between January 1999 and October 2001, we inserted metallic stents into the upper extremity central veins of 14 patients with shunt dysfunction and/or arm swelling. The indications for stent placement were stenosis or occlusion of the central vein in the upper extremity used for dialysis. Six of the individuals were diagnosed with… CONTINUE READING

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