• During a two-year period, 12 patients with indication for inferior vena cava interruption underwent vena cava occlusion with the transvenous Hunter-Sessions balloon. The device permitted simultaneous anticoagulation (when not contraindicated), was tolerated by sick patients, did not cause mortality or significant morbidity, and prevented pulmonary emboli.
(Arch Surg 114:746-747, 1979)
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