Percutaneous endovascular catheter aspiration thrombectomy of severe superior vena cava syndrome

Ries, M.; Zenker, M.; Girisch, M.; Klinge, J.; Singer, H.
July 2002
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jul2002, Vol. 87 Issue 1, pF64
Academic Journal
We report a combined percutaneous endovascular approach, including thrombus aspiration and catheter directed local thrombolysis, followed by systemic thrombolytic therapy to treat severe superior vena cava syndrome in a 2½ week old infant. This procedure was performed on the fifth postoperative day after major surgery. No treatment complications were observed. The only predisposing condition for thrombosis was a central venous line. No other acquired or genetic risk factors for thrombosis could be found.


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