Endovascular treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome: is bilateral wallstent placement superior to unilateral placement?

@article{Dinkel2003EndovascularTO,
  title={Endovascular treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome: is bilateral wallstent placement superior to unilateral placement?},
  author={H P Dinkel and Birgit Mettke and Felix Schmid and Iris Baumgartner and Juergen Triller and D Do},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={788-97}
}
PURPOSE To report our experience with unilateral versus bilateral stent placement in the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). METHODS The records and films of 84 consecutive patients (69 men; mean age 64+/-10 years, range 39-79) referred for stent placement in malignant SVCS were reviewed for venous compromise, technical and clinical success, complications, and reocclusions. Wallstents were placed covering the SVC and both (bilateral technique) brachiocephalic veins (BCV… CONTINUE READING

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