SVC stenting for treatment of malignant obstruction – online course
Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited, but we are working on a new accredited version.
Authors: A. Mahnken and H. Moriarty
Reviewers: D. Filippiadis, M. Hoffmann, G. Mauri, C. Nice and D. Tsetis
This course corresponds to chapter 126.96.36.199.3 Disease of the Superior and Inferior Vena Cava in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC), in the modern era, occurs most frequently in malignancy, with bronchogenic carcinoma accounting for at least 50% of causes. Presentation may be as a medical emergency, with features of respiratory or CNS depression, or more indolent in nature. The severity and duration of symptoms of SVC obstruction (SVCO) are an important guide to the timing of intervention. Charnsangavej et al. in 1986 described an endovascular approach for the treatment of SVCO. Percutaneous stenting of the SVC is a minimally invasive proceedure which allows rapid alleviation of symptoms without interfering with tumour treatment.
- To learn about pathophysiology and clinical presentation of malignant SVC obstruction
- To learn about techniques of SVC stenting
- To learn about patient management and post-procedural care in patients with malignant SVC obstruction
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 188.8.131.52.3 Disease of the Superior and Inferior Vena Cava.
The format of the course is easy to use and interactive by including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.
Upon purchase, access to the course is granted for an enrolment period of 90 days.
Release date: November 2018