Balloon angioplasty for superior vena cava obstruction

M. K. Ali, M. S. Ewer, P. V. Balakrishnan, D. A. Ochoa, R. C. Morice, A. E. Raizner, G. M. Lawrie

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with superior vena caval obstruction initially treated with balloon angioplasty. The dilation resulted in reduction of the pressure gradient across the stenosis with significant symptomatic improvement. The structural integrity of the previously dilated portion of the vessel was seen during subsequent thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-857
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume107
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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