Results of superior vena cava reconstruction with externally stented-polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prostheses.

@article{Okereke2010ResultsOS,
  title={Results of superior vena cava reconstruction with externally stented-polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prostheses.},
  author={Ikenna C. Okereke and Kenneth A. Kesler and Karen M. Rieger and Thomas J. Birdas and Deming Mi and Mark W. Turrentine and J. Winchester Brown},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={383-7}
}
BACKGROUND Resection and reconstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is occasionally required in the surgical treatment of intrathoracic neoplasms or symptomatic occlusion secondary to benign causes. We reviewed our institutional experience with SVC reconstruction using externally stented-polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prostheses. METHODS From 1991 to 2009, medical records of 38 patients who underwent SVC resection and reconstruction with externally stented-polytetrafluoroethylene… CONTINUE READING

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