Relief of superior vena cava syndrome due to fibrosing mediastinitis using the Palmaz stent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Relief of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome due to non-neoplastic mediastinal disease presents a formidable challenge. Long-term patency of surgically created bypass grafts has been poor, and the morbidity associated with these procedures is substantial. We report a case of SVC syndrome, caused by fibrosing mediastinitis, treated with Palmaz balloon expandable intravascular stents. Intravascular stents are a promising alternative for relief of non-neoplastic SVC obstruction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodds, GA; Harrison, JK; O'Laughlin, MP; Wilson, JS; Kisslo, KB; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • July 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 315 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 8020305

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.106.1.315


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States