Superior vena cava syndrome

Landis, Basile Nicolas; Bohanes, Pierre; Kohler, Romain
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p355
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 72-year-old man who was overweight and had a history of hypertension and heavy smoking. He was presented to the hospital with a swollen neck and hands and showed signs of pitting edema. Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed an enlarged retropharyngeal space and a mass compressing the superior vena cava. Radiotherapy was performed, which resulted to patient's improvement and reduction in compression of the superior vena cava.


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