Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

Bidragets oversatte titel: Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.: Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.

Stevo Duvnjak, Poul Erik Andersen

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Abstract
AIM:
The aim of this study was to report our experience with palliative stent treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.
METHODS:
Between January 2008 and December 2009, 30 patients (mean age 60.7 years) were treated with stents because of stenosed superior vena cava. All patients presented clinically with superior vena cava syndrome and according caval stenosis confirmed by computed tomography. The causes of stenoses were non-small cell carcinoma in 22 patients and small cell carcinoma in 8 patients.
RESULTS:
In all patients the stents were placed as intended in all patients there was an immediate clinical improvement with considerable reduction in the edema of upper extremities and head. There was, however, continous dyspnea in five patients (17%) and two patients (7%) had persistent visible collateral venous circulations on the upper chest. There were no stent associated complications. All patients were followed clinically till death and the median follow-up period was 2.8 months (15-420 days). During follow-up three cases of stent thrombosis (one complete and two partial thrombosis) were observed.
CONCLUSION:
Palliative care with stent implantation for superior vena cava syndrome is a minimal invasive and safe procedure with good clinical effect giving the patients a significant better quality of their residual life.
Bidragets oversatte titelEndovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.: Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Angiology
Vol/bind30
Sider (fra-til)458-461
Antal sider3
ISSN0392-9590
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2011

Bibliografisk note

Int Angiol. 2011 Oct;30(5):458-61

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  • vena cava stent

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