Sharp Recanalization for Chronic Left Iliac Vein Occlusion

Nobutake Ito*, Peter Isfort, Tobias Penzkofer, Jochen Grommes, Andreas Greiner, Andreas H. Mahnken

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Endovascular treatment has emerged as a first-line treatment for venous occlusions, but is sometimes challenging with conventional approaches. This article describes a helpful technique using a R?sch-Uchida needle to cross a chronic occlusion of the iliac vein when conventional techniques have failed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-941
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Iliac vein occlusion
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Sharp recanalization

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