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Title: Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Abstract

Fibrotic central venous occlusions in patients with thoracic malignancy and prior radiotherapy can be impassable with standard catheters and wires, including the trailing or stiff end of a hydrophilic wire. We report two patients with superior vena cava syndrome in whom we successfully utilized a radiofrequency guide wire (PowerWire, Baylis Medical, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to perforate through the occlusion and recanalize the occluded segment to alleviate symptoms.

Authors:
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  1. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Interventional Radiology (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21608510
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-011-0279-7; Copyright (c) 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; RADIOTHERAPY; SYMPTOMS; VEINS; WIRES; BLOOD VESSELS; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DISEASES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY

Citation Formats

Davis, Robert M., David, Elizabeth, Pugash, Robyn A., and Annamalai, Ganesan, E-mail: ganesan.annamalai@sunnybrook.ca. Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-011-0279-7.
Davis, Robert M., David, Elizabeth, Pugash, Robyn A., & Annamalai, Ganesan, E-mail: ganesan.annamalai@sunnybrook.ca. Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-011-0279-7.
Davis, Robert M., David, Elizabeth, Pugash, Robyn A., and Annamalai, Ganesan, E-mail: ganesan.annamalai@sunnybrook.ca. Fri . "Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-011-0279-7.
@article{osti_21608510,
title = {Radiofrequency Guide Wire Recanalization of Venous Occlusions in Patients with Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome},
author = {Davis, Robert M. and David, Elizabeth and Pugash, Robyn A. and Annamalai, Ganesan, E-mail: ganesan.annamalai@sunnybrook.ca},
abstractNote = {Fibrotic central venous occlusions in patients with thoracic malignancy and prior radiotherapy can be impassable with standard catheters and wires, including the trailing or stiff end of a hydrophilic wire. We report two patients with superior vena cava syndrome in whom we successfully utilized a radiofrequency guide wire (PowerWire, Baylis Medical, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to perforate through the occlusion and recanalize the occluded segment to alleviate symptoms.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-011-0279-7},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 3,
volume = 35,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}