Gianturco-Rösch expandable Z-stents in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

Josef Rösch, Barry T. Uchida, Lee D. Hall, Ruza Antonovic, Bryan D. Petersen, Krassi Ivancev, Robert E. Barton, Frederick S. Keller

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Gianturco-Rösch expandable Z-stents were used in 22 patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). Stents were placed in all patients in the SVC and in 17 patients, also into the innominate veins. Stent placement resulted in complete relief of symptoms in all patients. Twenty-one patients had no SVCS recurrence from 1 to 16 months, to their death, or to the present time. SVCS recurred only in 1 patient 9 months after stent placement due to tumor ingrowth and secondary thrombosis. Based on ours and on other reported experiences, expandable metallic stents are effective devices for treatment of the SVCS which is difficult to manage by other means.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
JournalCardiovascular and interventional radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Expandable metallic stent
  • Gianturco-Rösch Z-stent
  • Lung carcinoma
  • Superior vena cava syndrome
  • Venous obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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