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Vasa. 1994;23(1):66-73.

[Treatment of venous stenoses and occlusions of benign etiology with vascular endoprostheses: a new, non-operative therapeutic concept].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Radiologie, Kantonsspitals Winterthur.


8 patients (7 women and 1 man, age between 35 and 66 years, mean 46.3) suffering from a stenosis or occlusion of the pelvic or superficial femoral vein after surgical or percutaneous intervention were successfully treated with endovascular stents of the wallstent type. Clinical and Doppler sonographic as well as phlebographic controls showed patency of all stented lesions at followup times between 3 and 82 months (average 27 months). The use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the venous system in combination with implantation of self-expanding vascular endoprostheses offer a new therapeutic modality to treat veins with stenosis or occlusion of benign etiology without surgical intervention.

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