Dialysis catheter-related superior vena cava syndrome with patent vena cava: long term efficacy of unilateral Viatorr stent-graft avoiding catheter manipulation

Pietro Quaretti, Franco Galli, Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, Riccardo Corti, Giovanni Leati, Ilaria Fiorina, Marcello Maestri
Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society 2014, 15 (3): 364-9
Central venous catheters are the most frequent causes of benign central vein stenosis. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman on hemodialysis through a twin catheter in the right internal jugular vein, presenting with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome with patent SVC. The clinically driven endovascular therapy was conducted to treat the venous syndrome with a unilateral left brachiocephalic stent-graft without manipulation of the well-functioning catheter. The follow-up was uneventful until death 94 months later.

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