CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 1405–1406 | Cite as

Reply to Letter re: Anticoagulant Therapy in Oncologic Patients Undergoing Venous Stenting for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Other Interventional Procedures

  • Keitaro Sofue
  • Yoshito Takeuchi
  • Yasuaki Arai
  • Kazuro Sugimura
Letter to the Editor


Venous Thromboembolism Unfractionated Heparin Superior Vena Cava Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Oncologic Patient 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keitaro Sofue
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yoshito Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Yasuaki Arai
    • 1
  • Kazuro Sugimura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyNational Cancer Center HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Graduate School of MedicineKobe UniversityKobe-shiJapan

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