Table 1 Guidelines that may influence the choice of a specific type of stent for the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome
StentCharacteristics of the stenosis
Gianturco Z-stentShort, straight stenosis involving large diameter vessel.
Wallstent and Memotherm stentLong, curved stenosis involving vessel with smaller diameter.
Palmaz stentShort stenosis in locations where stent migration may pose a problem.