Stent-graft in the management of superior vena cava syndrome

Don H. Chin, Bryan D. Petersen, Hans Timmermans, Josef Rösch

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We report the use of a Dacron-covered Gianturco-Rosch Z (GRZ)-stent to treat malignant obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). Initial treatment with an uncovered GRZ-stent was suboptimal due to protrusion of tumor-thrombus through the stent struts into the SVC lumen. Placement of a coaxial Dacron-covered stent graft relieved the residual obstruction due to tumor within the SVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and interventional radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Interventional procedure
  • Neoplasm, therapy
  • Stenosis or obstruction
  • Superior vena cava, graft and prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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