Severe obstruction of the superior vena cava caused by tumor invasion. Recanalization using a PTFE-covered Z stent.

Abstract

Bare stents are commonly used for the treatment of malignant vena cava stenoses. However, the therapeutic effect of treatment using bare stents for cases with intraluminal tumor invasion is not satisfactory. We report a case with severe obstruction of the superior vena cava caused by tumor invasion of mediastinal lymph node metastases from colon cancer… (More)

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@article{Dendo2002SevereOO, title={Severe obstruction of the superior vena cava caused by tumor invasion. Recanalization using a PTFE-covered Z stent.}, author={Shuichi Dendo and Yohei Inaba and Y. Arai and Kei Matsueda and Takumi Aramaki and T. Tanaka and Kazuhisa Furutani and Nobu Fuwa}, journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery}, year={2002}, volume={43 2}, pages={287-90} }