Restenosis of superior vena cava after treatment using a self-expanding metallic stent in a patient with idiopathic fibrosing mediastinitis

Keisuke Eguchi, Koichi Kobayashi, Ichiro Hasegawa, Seishi Nakatsuka

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Abstract

The use of a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) for the treatment of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome arising from non-neoplastic mediastinal disease is controversial, and data on long-term clinical observations for such have not yet been accumulated. We report a case of fibrosing mediastinitis with an obstruction of the SVC 30 months after the insertion of an SEMS. The patient had a headache and temporal facial swelling when the obstruction occurred, but these symptoms disappeared within 1 month. No further treatment was required in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Fibrosing mediastinitis
  • Non-neoplastic etiology
  • Restenosis of superior vena cava
  • Self-expanding metallic stent
  • Superior vena cava syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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