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

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2018 September;25(3):232-9

DOI: 10.23736/S1824-4777.18.01351-7

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Treatment of large veins of the thorax in hemodialysis patients with arm swelling

Giuseppe D’ARRIGO, Massimiliano VEROUX, Dovile MOCISKYTE, Alessia GIAQUINTA, Antonio ZANGHI, Pierfrancesco VEROUX

Unit of Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Catania, Catania, Italy


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Central vein stenosis and occlusion (CVSO) are conditions related to a major discomfort for a patient requiring prompt and efficient treatment to relief the symptoms. Although different strategies have been carried out in order to treat these conditions, the management of these stenoses is still to be clarified. In this article the authors will focus on the etiology, the incidence and the risk factors, with a particular light on the diagnosis and the management of CVSO.


KEY WORDS: Constriction, pathologic - Thorax - Renal dialysis

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