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June 1979

Experience With the Hunter-Sessions Inferior Vena Cava Balloon Occluder

Author Affiliations

From Moline (Ill) Public Hospital; Lutheran Hospital, Moline, Ill; and Franciscan Hospital, Rock Island, Ill.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(6):746-747. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370300100021

• 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)