What combination of several interventional modalities are available to treat inferior vena caval thrombosis (IVCT)?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Luis G Fernandez, MD, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS, KHS, KCOEG; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Several interventional modalities are available to treat IVCT. The optimal result can often be obtained by using a combination of the following options:

  • Percutaneous balloon angioplasty
  • Wallstents
  • Z stents

The number and type of expandable stents are changing as product development continues. The various stents have limitations both in vessel diameter and length of available stent. Consulting with vascular surgeons, radiologists, and available literature to identify the locally available devices is encouraged and recommended.


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