The use of metallic stents in the treatment of malignant superior vena caval obstruction.

Abstract

Superior vena caval obstruction due to malignancy is conventionally treated by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. In patients with unresolved or recurrent obstruction after treatment, expandable metallic stents can be percutaneously placed within the vena cava for relief of symptoms. In this series, metallic stents were successfully deployed in 11… (More)

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@article{Tan1995TheUO, title={The use of metallic stents in the treatment of malignant superior vena caval obstruction.}, author={B. S. Tan and Myint Htoo and K. Y. Yeong}, journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore}, year={1995}, volume={24 2}, pages={198-203} }