Stent Implantation for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome of Malignant Cause.

  title={Stent Implantation for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome of Malignant Cause.},
  author={Felix A. B{\"u}stgens and Reinhard W R Loose and Joachim H. Ficker and Michael Wucherer and Michael Uder and Ralf Adamus},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  volume={189 5},
Purpose The purpose of this paper is the retrospective analysis of endovascular therapy for the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) of malignant cause. This study focuses on the effectiveness of the therapy regarding the duration of remission, symptom control and practicability. Materials and Methods From January 2003 to November 2012, therapeutic implantation of one or more stents was performed in 141 patients suffering from SVCS. The medical history was retrospectively researched… CONTINUE READING