The cause of superior vena cava syndrome: Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy

M. D. Dake, G. Zemel, B. L. Dolmatch, B. T. Katzen

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Abstract

The cause of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) in two patients was identified by means of endovascular biopsy of the superior vena cava (SVC) performed with a percutaneous atherectomy catheter. In both cases, the extracted tissues were neoplastic, therefore obviating additional invasive procedures. After a specific diagnosis was established, external-beam radiation therapy was used to treat the SVCS. The atherectomy catheter was used in conjunction with other percutaneous techniques, including balloon angioplasty and endovascular stenting of the SVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume174
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Atherectomy
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Superior Vena Cava
Vascular Diseases
Catheterization
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma
Catheters
Biopsy
Balloon Angioplasty
Radiotherapy

Keywords

  • Atherectomy
  • venae cavae, grafts and prostheses, 946.456
  • venae cavae, stenosis or obstruction, 946.33

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Dake, M. D., Zemel, G., Dolmatch, B. L., & Katzen, B. T. (1990). The cause of superior vena cava syndrome: Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy. Radiology, 174(3 II), 957-959.

The cause of superior vena cava syndrome : Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy. / Dake, M. D.; Zemel, G.; Dolmatch, B. L.; Katzen, B. T.

In: Radiology, Vol. 174, No. 3 II, 01.01.1990, p. 957-959.

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Dake, MD, Zemel, G, Dolmatch, BL & Katzen, BT 1990, 'The cause of superior vena cava syndrome: Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy', Radiology, vol. 174, no. 3 II, pp. 957-959.
Dake MD, Zemel G, Dolmatch BL, Katzen BT. The cause of superior vena cava syndrome: Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy. Radiology. 1990 Jan 1;174(3 II):957-959.
Dake, M. D. ; Zemel, G. ; Dolmatch, B. L. ; Katzen, B. T. / The cause of superior vena cava syndrome : Diagnosis with percutaneous atherectomy. In: Radiology. 1990 ; Vol. 174, No. 3 II. pp. 957-959.
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