Open surgical and endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by nonmalignant disease.

@article{Kalra2003OpenSA,
  title={Open surgical and endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by nonmalignant disease.},
  author={Manju Kalra and P{\'e}ter Gloviczki and J. Cutlery Andrews and Kenneth J. Cherry and T. Catherine Bower and Jean Michel Panneton and Haraldur Bjarnason and Audra A. Noel and Cathy B Schleck and William Scott Harmsen and Linda G. Canton and Peter C. Pairolero},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          215-23
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of endovascular and open surgical reconstructions in patients with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome caused by nonmalignant disease. METHODS Clinical data from 32 consecutive patients who underwent endovascular or open surgical reconstruction of central veins because of symptomatic benign SVC syndrome between November 1983 and June 2001 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS The study included 17 male and 15 female patients (mean… CONTINUE READING
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