Treatment of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis in a patient with colorectal cancer: combination of SVC stenting and IVC filter placement to palliate symptoms and pave the way for port implantation

Sauter, Alexander; Triller, Jürgen; Schmidt, Felix; Kickuth, Ralph (2008). Treatment of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis in a patient with colorectal cancer: combination of SVC stenting and IVC filter placement to palliate symptoms and pave the way for port implantation. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology, 31 Suppl 2, S144-S148. New York, N.Y.: Springer 10.1007/s00270-007-9113-7

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Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is a life-threatening complication in cancer patients leading to pulmonary embolism. These patients can also be affected by superior vena cava syndrome causing dyspnea followed by trunk or extremity swelling. We report the case of a 61-year-old female suffering from an extended colorectal tumor who became affected by both of the mentioned complications. Due to thrombus formation within the right vena jugularis interna, thrombosis of the inferior vena cava, and superior vena cava syndrome, a combined interventional procedure via a left jugular access with stenting of the superior vena cava and filter placement into the inferior vena cava was performed As a consequence, relief of the patient's symptoms, prevention of pulmonary embolism, and paving of the way for further venous chemotherapy were achieved.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Triller, Kurt-Jürgen and Kickuth, Ralph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0174-1551

ISBN:

17605068

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:51

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 20:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00270-007-9113-7

PubMed ID:

17605068

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.21551

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21551 (FactScience: 7405)

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