Subacute and chronic benign superior vena cava obstructions: endovascular treatment with self-expanding metallic stents.

@article{Qanadli1999SubacuteAC,
  title={Subacute and chronic benign superior vena cava obstructions: endovascular treatment with self-expanding metallic stents.},
  author={Salah D. Qanadli and Mostafa El Hajjam and François Mignon and Eric de Kerviler and Patr{\'i}cia de Medeiros Cardassi Rocha and Olivier Barr{\'e} and Sophie Chagnon and Pascal Lacombe},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1999},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={159-64}
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose is to report our clinical experience with patients who underwent endovascular treatment with Wallstents for subacute or chronic benign obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twelve patients who were an average of 54 +/- 12 years old were referred for treatment of severe SVC syndrome related to implanted central venous catheters (n = 8), postradiation fibrosis (n = 2), a permanent pacemaker (n = 1), or a benign tumor (n = 1). Symptoms were… CONTINUE READING

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