Gianturco expandable wire stents in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome recurring after maximum‐tolerance radiation

Josef Rösch, Jane E. Bedell, James Putnam, Ruza Antonovic, Barry Uchida

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1246
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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