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Open Surgery Repair for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome After Failed Endovascular Stenting

Li, Huadong ; Jiang, Xionggang ; Sun, Tucheng

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, April 2014, Vol.97(4), pp.1445-1447 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Open Surgery Repair for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome After Failed Endovascular Stenting
  • Author: Li, Huadong ; Jiang, Xionggang ; Sun, Tucheng
  • Subjects: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome -- Surgery
  • Is Part Of: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, April 2014, Vol.97(4), pp.1445-1447
  • Description: Thrombosis is a rare cause of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. We report a 37-year-old man hospitalized because of swelling of the face and neck. A computed tomography angiography showed a thrombotic obstruction of SVC. The patient was treated by percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty of the SVC and placement of a stent. The symptoms disappeared, but the patient was hospitalized again after 3 months for the same complaints. Computed tomography angiography showed thrombosis in the stent in the SVC. The SVC was replaced with a prosthetic blood vessel. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful, and SVC syndrome did not occur during 2 years of postoperative follow-up.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0003-4975 ; E-ISSN: 1552-6259 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.07.084

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