Controversies in VTOS: Is there ever a role for venous stents in VTOS?

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The bony venous thoracic outlet creates significant extrinsic force upon the subclavian vein, and intravascular stents in this location thus perform very poorly. There is some literature supporting the use of stents after decompression, but no level I evidence exists. At present the use of stents in venous thoracic outlet syndrome should not be considered until the bony thoracic outlet has been decompressed, and even then should be reserved for isolated cases with thorough followup.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glass, C; Gillespie, DL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Book Title

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Start / End Page

  • 527 - 530

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781447143659

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4471-4366-6_74

Citation Source

  • Scopus