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Segmental replacement of superior vena cava with spiral vein graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6860030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following resection of a leiomyosarcoma, the superior vena cava (SVC) was successfully replaced by means of a spiral graft constructed from autogenous saphenous vein. This technique has previously been applied only as a bypass operation in patients with total occlusion of the SVC causing SVC syndrome. Our patient had mild SVC obstruction and absence of venous hypertension in the upper body before the operation in which segmental SVC replacement was employed. She has remained free from signs or symptoms of SVC obstruction, and graft patency was demonstrated ten months after operation. The literature concerning use of the spiral graft is reviewed, and our operative technique is described. Use of a spiral vein graft should be considered whenever large veins must be replaced.
R P Anderson; W I Li
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Leiomyosarcoma / surgery
Middle Aged
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Diseases / surgery
Vena Cava, Superior / surgery*

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