RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS FROM AORTIC ANEURYSM CAUSING VENA CAVA OBSTRUCTION: A CASE REPORT
- Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis presenting as mediastinal compression syndrome. Patil, P. L.; Salkar, H. R. // Indian Journal of Medical Sciences;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p268
Mediastinal compression syndrome is a commonly seen entity. Mediastinal compression, mostly due to a space-occupying lesion, is distinct and different from mediastinitis/mediastinal fibrosis, which could also lead to superior vena cava syndrome. Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis should also be...
- Fibrosing mediastinitis as a cause of superior vena cava syndrome. Bays, Simon; Rajakaruna, Chanaka; Sheffield, Ed; Morgan, Anthony // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p453
Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory process that can cause superior vena cava syndrome, and can mimic malignancy. We present two cases of this disease where surgical resection was not possible and review the treatment options.
- Right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium with left superior vena cava draining into the right atrium. Leye, D.; Manouvrier, L.; Dutaed, T.; Kassiutts, P.; Rey, C.; Marache, P.; Ducloux, G.; Peitt, H. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/4/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6551, p855
Comments on the existence of right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium with left superior vena cava draining into the right atrium. Malformations in the superior vena cava; Clinical evidence of cyanosis; Isolation of the right superior vena cava.
- Forearm and facial edema in a 64-year-old man. Pennachio, Dorothy L.; Gupta, Rahul // Patient Care;9/30/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 18, p74
Focuses on a medical case of a patient diagnosed with a superior vena cava-like syndrome. Diagnostic tests; Rheologic properties of plasma in hyperviscosity syndrome; Importance of regular monitoring of patients with risk factors that raise plasma viscosity.
- A rare cause of superior vena cava obstruction. Harrison, TW // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/23/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7068, p1324
Discusses the case of a 64 year old man with the classic superior vena cava syndrome. Various causes of the syndrome; Case history; Comments concerning the case; Primary cardiac lymphoma as a rare condition; Linkage between the recurrent attacks of pleuritic-type chest pain and the final...
- Placing a Greenfield filter. // Cortlandt Forum;1/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p87
Focuses on the placement of a Greenfield filter in the superior vena cava and their results.
- Atherectomy for a blocked SVC? H.D.B. // Cortlandt Forum;05/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p112
Responds to a question related to the treatment of a complete obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). Possible use of atherectomy or cardiac laser technology in reopening the blocked SVC.
- Superior vena cava syndrome: a rare clinical manifestation of BehÃ§et’s disease. Hanta, Ismail; Ucar, Gamze; Kuleci, Sedat; Ozbek, Süleyman; Kocabas, Ali // Clinical Rheumatology;Jun2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p314
Presents a letter to the editor concerning the article, "Superior vena cava syndrome: a rare clinical manifestation of Behcet's disease,"published in the September 2004 issue of thejournal, "Clinical Rheumatology."
- How to spot this catheter complication. Skokal, Wendy; Cerrato, Paul L. // RN;Oct99, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p26
Focuses on catheter-related superior vena cava syndrome. Potential complication of venous access device; Vague complaints of patients; Review of the course of treatment; Preventive measures.