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Stenting of superior vena cava and inferior vena cava for symptomatic narrowing after repeated atrial surgery for D-transposition of the great vessels.
  1. P Chatelain,
  2. B Meier,
  3. B Friedli
  1. Pediatric Cardiology Unit, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland.


    Double venous stenting of the superior vena cava and inferior vena cava was successfully performed after failed balloon angioplasty in a young woman who had venoatrial narrowing and kinking after repeated Mustard procedure for D-transposition of great vessels. Self-expanding metallic stents were used. Angiography showed that the first stent was fully patient after six months when a second stent was implanted. This operation was followed by sustained clinical improvement. The present report shows the feasibility and success of stenting of the great veins when postoperative narrowing or kinking is unresponsive to balloon angioplasty alone.

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