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REVIEW  LATEST FRONTIERS OF HEMODYNAMICS, IMAGING AND TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE VENOUS DISEASE 

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2018 June;25(2):113-23

DOI: 10.23736/S1824-4777.18.01334-7

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Clinical presentation and treatment of secondary venous occlusive disease of the thorax

Peter D. DO, Michael D. DAKE

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA


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Central venous obstruction that involves the superior vena cava and/or its major tributaries is most commonly associated with secondary etiologies including neoplasm, mediastinal fibrosis, trauma, or neointimal hyperplasia caused by indwelling endovascular devices. This article discusses the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of secondary venous occlusive disease of the thorax, with a focus on the treatment procedures currently available.


KEY WORDS: Vena cava, superior - Vascular diseases - Thorax - Etiology - Therapeutics

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