Research output

Deep venous obstruction: towards optimizing treatment strategies

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Associated researcher

  • van Vuuren, T.

Associated organisations


Deep venous obstruction is relatively common in patients with chronic venous disease and is caused by either post-thrombotic vein damage, extraluminal vein compression or a combination of both. With increasing in‐depth knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms, we know that venous outflow of the leg is compromised, and venous hypertension can occur. This thesis evaluates the outcomes of patients treated in the Maastricht University Medical Center and Klinikum Aachen over the past decade. We then identified variables that could influence and improve outcomes, specifically improve stent patency. This thesis investigates both the technical and clinical optimization methods and focuses on pre‐operative patient selection.

    Research areas

  • Deep venous obstruction, stent patency


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Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Award date11 Jan 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
  • Maastricht University
Print ISBNs9789463801539
Publication statusPublished - 2019