Two patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) recurring after maximum‐tolerance radiation were treated by placing a Gianturco expandable wire stent (GEWS) into the obstructed superior vena cava. The SVCS symptoms rapidly disappeared and good short‐term (6 months) palliation was achieved. GEWS placement is a promising therapeutic alternative for palliation of SVCS symptoms when other therapeutic modes cannot be used or are not effective.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 15 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research