Pugliese, Frank M.
November 1973
Angiology;Nov1973, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p606
Academic Journal
Discusses the results of Superior Vena Cava obstruction in eosphageal varices of the upper third of the esophagus. Development of collateral circulation through the esophageal veins and partially over the anterior chest wall; Determination of the extensive anastomoses between the caval, portal, azygous and vertebral venous systems; Presentation of the surgical approach as a method of diminishing variceal blood flow with resultant hemostasis.


Related Articles

  • Upper Esophageal Varices: Report of Three Cases and Review of the Literature. Glanz, Sidney; Koser, Mark W.; Dallemand, Serge; Gordon, David H.; Marshak, Richard H. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1982, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p194 

    Cervical esophageal varices occur rarely. Although cases of primary upper esophageal varices have been reported, the most frequent underlying etiology is superior vena cava obstruction. Usually asymptomatic, cervical esophageal varices may occasionally be responsible for significant...

  • Formation of downhill esophageal varices as a rare but serious complication of hemodialysis access: a case report and comprehensive literature review. Hussein, Fadi; Mawla, Neghae; Befeler, Alex; Martin, Kevin; Lentine, Krista // Clinical & Experimental Nephrology;Oct2008, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p407 

    Proximal or “downhill” esophageal varices are a rare complication of superior vena caval (SVC) obstruction. Few reports describe downhill varices in dialysis patients with catheter-related SVC occlusion. We studied a case of downhill esophageal varices in a dialysis patient from our...

  • IMAGES IN MEDICINE. An unusual complication of central line insertion: the left superior vena cava. Thompson, Andrew; Wennike, Nic // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2012, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p112 

    A clinical image of a chest X-ray showing the right and left vascath central lines of a 60-year-old woman, admitted with a myasthenic crisis secondary to sepsis, is presented.

  • Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis treated by a filter in the superior vena cava placed intraoperatively to allow safe esophageal surgery: Report of a case. KANZAKI, RYU; YANO, MASAHIKO; TAKAMI, HIROSHI; MOTOORI, MASAAKI; KISHI, KENTARO; MIYASHIRO, ISAO; ISHIKAWA, OSAMU; IMAOKA, SHINGI // Surgery Today;Mar2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p254 

    Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is an infrequent but dangerous vascular event, especially for patients undergoing thoracic surgery. However, there is no standard perioperative management to reduce the risk of pulmonary thromboembolism in such patients. We describe how we performed...

  • Low-dose terlipressin plus banding ligation versus low-dose terlipressin alone in the prevention of very early rebleeding of oesophageal varices. Lo, G.-H.; Chen, W.-C.; Wang, H.-M.; Lin, C.-K.; Chan, H.-H.; Tsai, W.-L.; Cheng, L.-C.; Yu, H.-C.; Tsay, F.-W. // Gut;Sep2009, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p1275 

    Background: Very early rebleeding is frequently encountered in patients with acute oesophageal variceal bleeding. A trial was designed to assess the efficacy and safety in patients with no active bleeding at endoscopy, receiving banding ligation association with terlipressin to prevent very...

  • Esophageal Manometry in Patients with Chest Pain and Normal Coronary Arteriogram. Ferguson, S. Cyle; Hodges, Kathie; Hersh, Theodore; Jinich, Horacio // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1981, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p124 

    Evaluation of the esophagus is helpful in determining the source of chest pain. Eighteen per cent of 72 patients with a normal coronary angiogram had esophageal disease as a source of chest pain. Eight had diffuse esophageal spasm, four had reflux esophagitis and one had an esophageal ulcer....

  • Chylothorax fluid autoinfusion in a chronic hemodialysis patient. Urizar, Rod E.; Kolnacki, Kenneth; Kaslovsky, Robert; Comber, Paul; Siskin, Gary; Dolen, Eric // Pediatric Nephrology;Apr2003, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p403 

    Studies chylothorax (CHTX) fluid autoinfusion in an end-stage renal disease patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis. Development of superior vena cava syndrome and CHTX after placement of blood accesses in the neck; Removal of the CHTX fluid by thoracenteses and a drainage catheter in two...

  • A case of absent right and persistent left superior vena cava. Pálinkás, Attila; Nagy, Edit; Forster, Tamás; Morvai, Zita; Nagy, Endre; Varga, Albert // Cardiovascular Ultrasound;2006, Vol. 4, p6 

    Background and purpose: Our case report deals with the importance of detailed echocardiographic examination for differential diagnosis of coronary sinus dilation and development of abnormalities of great thoracic veins. Case presentation: A 49-year-old man underwent transthoracic...

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Associated With Anticardiolipin Antibodies. Erdem, Yunus; Haznedaroglu, Ibrahim C.; Oymak, Oktay; Yal�in, Ahmet Ugur; Yasavul, �nal; Turgan, �etin; �aglar, Sali // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Fall1996, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p289 

    A case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presenting as superior vena cava syndrome is presented. This 19-year-old woman was admitted for headache and swelling in her face and neck. Initial evaluation revealed that she had a superior vena cava syndrome. Thoracal computed tomography (CT) and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics