Remodelling of the superior caval vein after angioplasty in an infant with superior caval vein syndrome


Mert M., Saltik L. , Gunay I.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.402-404, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00270-003-0191-x
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.402-404

Özet

An 8-month old girl was presented with superior caval vein syndrome early after cardiac surgery. Angiography showed severe stenosis of the superior caval vein with 50 mmHg pressure gradient. Following balloon angioplasty, the pressure gradient was reduced to 7 mmHg with some residual stenosis of the superior caval vein. When the patient was reevaluated 5 months after the procedure, angiography revealed a normal diameter of the superior caval vein without a pressure gradient.