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Superior vena cava syndrome

Geetesh Manik, John Jose, B Hygriv Rao
Intra-cardiac extension of tumour thrombus of follicular carcinoma of thyroid is uncommon. We report a case of advanced thyroid carcinoma where tumour thrombus was well profiled with CT scan and transesophageal echo images and extension was noted from SVC into right atrium, with clinical features of superior vena cava syndrome. The clinical significance of the "ring sign" is discussed.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Avneesh Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Emma B Holliday, David A Hampton, Charles R Thomas, Shushan Rana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Chan Soon Park, Jeong Jae Kim, Jin Joo Park
Total absence of superior vena cava (SVC) is a very rare anomaly, and the patient usually suffers from SVC syndrome or conduction disturbances. We report an asymptomatic 27 year-old male, with complete absence of SVC. Transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography demonstrated the absence of SVC and other congenital cardiac anomalies, but the presence of prominent collateral vessels that allow a sufficient venous return.
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
Enrico Maria Zardi, Maria Elena Pipita, Antonella Afeltra
Mediastinal syndromes are a group of disorders involving the anatomical structures of the mediastinum. An increase in the incidence of this syndrome has been observed following the widespread use of diagnostic imaging. In the present study, three different cases of mediastinal syndrome, one of which was complicated by superior vena cava syndrome, are discussed. The treatment in the three cases was dependent on the etiology. While a patient with goiter experienced resolution of the symptoms following thyroidectomy, and a patient with lymphoma experienced beneficial effects following medical treatment, the patient with lymph node metastasis caused by a gastric tumor succumbed to the disease...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Michele Gallo, Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, Mark S Slaughter
The obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava (SVC) into the right atrium may present as a severe clinical syndrome. One of the benign causes of SVC obstruction is the long-term use of indwelling catheters and wires, increasing the chances of SVC thrombosis. The treatment of the benign SVC syndrome is focused on achieving long-term durability and patency of the superior venocaval system and normal life expectancy. We report the successful surgical management of a patient with severe symptomatic SVC syndrome and emphasize technical details that might be of value in treating this challenging pathologic condition...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Guillermo Ontanilla Clavijo, Claudio Trigo Salado, Norberto Rojas Mercedes, Juan Antonio Caballero Gómez, Adalberto Rincón Gatica, Juan Manuel Alcívar-Vasquez, José Luis Márquez Galán
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common condition in gastroenterology, but "Downhill Varices" (DHV) or varices of the upper oesophagus are an uncommon cause of UGIB, with different aetiology from lower third oesophageal varices and different therapeutic implications. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old male patient, with a history of chronic kidney failure secondary undergoing haemodialysis and superior vena cava syndrome (SCVS) due to multiple catheter replacements, was admitted to the Emergency Department with haematemesis secondary to a varicose vein rupture in the proximal third of oesophagus, treated initially with ethanolamine...
July 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Katie Jo Stauffer, Alisa Arunamata, Shreyas S Vasanawala, Sarina K Behera, Alaina K Kipps, Norman H Silverman
The levoatrial cardinal vein (LACV), first described in 1926, acts as a decompressing vessel for pulmonary venous return in cases of severe left-sided obstruction with an intact or significantly restrictive atrial septum. The LACV and the persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) are thought to share similar embryologic origins. To challenge this notion, we present a unique case of a neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, cor triatriatum, and a decompressing LACV in the presence of bilateral superior venae cavae...
September 2016: Echocardiography
Wenyan Wang, Huaicong Long, Zhiying Zhao
Cardiac lymphoma is extremely rare. An intracardiac mass has rarely been reported to be the cardiac involvement of extranodal lymphoma. It is difficult to establish a final diagnosis via routine examinations. The ability of an echocardiogram to characterize tissue is limited; systemic (18)F-FDG PET/CT scans provide important information for both staging and response assessment in patients with lymphoma. A 68-year-old Chinese male with a second patent foramen ovale (PFO) and an interventricular septal defect presented at our institute with persistent fever, shortness of breath, repeated paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) attack, and rapidly progressing superior vena cava syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
B Febrero, I Oviedo, A Ríos, J M Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyoscarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft-part tumour in children, however, it is infrequent in adults. Thyroid involvement is exceptional and only four cases have been reported: two primary RMS in children and another two cases in young adults with RMS metastasis to the thyroid. We report the first case in the literature of a primary adult RMS with thyroid involvement and superior vena cava syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old male was admitted for an oedema of the arm extending to the laterocervical region...
August 29, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Nikolaas De Maeyer, Walter De Wever, Christophe M Deroose, Johan Vansteenkiste
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
H Lan, Y G Cheng, B C Jia, Y L Chai
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the clinical outcome of totally thoracoscopic cardiac surgery for mitral valve replacement. METHODS: Clinical data of 634 cases undergoing totally thoracoscopic cardiac surgery for mitral valve replacement from May 2004 to February 2016 in Department of Thoracoscopic Cardiacsurgery, Shanghai Yodak Cardiothoracic Hospital was analyzed retrospectively. There were 292 male and 342 female patients, aged from 17 to 68 years with a mean of (45±13) years...
August 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Kaustav Talapatra, Soumadip Panda, Sandeep Goyle, Kallol Bhadra, Rajesh Mistry
Superior vena cava syndrome is referred to as a constellation of symptoms and signs caused by obstruction of superior vena cava. It can occur due to both benign and malignant causes with the latter being the predominant. There is a paradigm shift in the approach to manage this condition. It is no longer considered a medical emergency and histological diagnosis is necessary before treatment. This article reviews the causes, symptoms, pathophysiology, and overall management policy which have changed over decades...
April 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Yi-Ju Ho, Chi-Hsiao Yeh, Chi-Chun Lai, Jerry Chien-Chieh Huang, Lan-Hsin Chuang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the pathogenic mechanism and to evaluate an intervention for intractable secondary glaucoma in superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female with underlying hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischaemic heart disease and end-stage renal disease complained of bilateral puffy eyelids for 3 months. Over three years, the patient experienced a progressive, marked face and neck swelling, which was accompanied by dyspnoea and nocturnal coughing...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Paul Salahoru, Ciprian Sebastian Lovin, Tiberiu Lunguleac, Costică Mitrofan, Diana-Veronica Costache, Cristina Grigorescu
The superior vena cava syndrome is due to the increased venous pressure in the upper torso, neck and head, caused by the obstruction of the superior vena cava. Both external and internal factors cause obstruction (95% are malign causes), and the most severe manifestation is represented by cerebral edema that can even lead to coma. The diagnostic algorithm for the superior vena cava syndrome is widely known. There are many controversies and discussions about the safety of histopathological sampling. The purpose of this paper is to assess such risks, the complication rate and the diagnostic yield of surgical sampling, by analyzing the 26 interventions performed in our clinic...
October 2015: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
Geert Maleux, Werner Budts, Vincent Vandecaveye
A rare case of hepatocellular tumor extension in the right heart was reported. The patient presented with clinical signs of a vena cava superior syndrome. Computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a large tumoral mass lesion extending from the left liver lobe into the inferior vena cava right atrium and right ventricle. The patient was treated with best supportive care.
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Matteo Ravaioli, Matteo Serenari, Matteo Cescon, Carlo Savini, Alessandro Cucchetti, Giorgio Ercolani, Massimo Del Gaudio, Alberto Casati, Antonio Daniele Pinna
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of vascular origin is a rare tumor, occurring mainly in the inferior vena cava (IVC). When involving the hepatic vein confluence, it often causes Budd-Chiari syndrome, and IVC removal with a complex hepatectomy is required (Mingoli in J Am Coll Surg 211:145-146, 2010; Griffin in J Surg Oncol 34:53-60, 1987; Heaney in Ann Surg 163:237-241, 1966; Fortner in Ann Surg 180:644-652, 1974). METHODS: A 57-year-old male, without previous oncological history, presented with Budd-Chiari syndrome due to a leiomyosarcoma extending to the supra-diaphragmatic IVC and involving the right and middle hepatic veins...
July 18, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Avradip Santra, Saumen Nandi, Saibal Mondal, Subhankar Chakraborty
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is not an uncommon occurrence in patients with malignancy and it is often described as a medical emergency. In majority of the cases, SVC syndrome occurs due to mechanical obstruction of the SVC by extraluminal compression with primary intrathoracic malignancies. However, intraluminal obstruction due to thrombosis can also produce symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. Clot-related SVC obstruction is mostly associated with indwelling central venous catheter and pacemaker leads, although such thrombosis can occur spontaneously in a background of a hypercoagulable state, e...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Naofumi Anjo, Shiro Nakahara, Tohru Kamijima, Yuichi Hori, Ayako Nakagawa, Naoki Nishiyama, Kouta Yamada, Takaaki Komatsu, Sayuki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Sakai, Isao Taguchi
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June 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Melissa McLenon, Gregory J Bittle, Kevin Jones, Jay Menaker, Si M Pham, Aldo T Iacono, Ashutosh Sachdeva, Keshava Rajagopal
Venovenous (V-V) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used for respiratory failure that is suspected to be reversible (bridge to recovery), or as a bridge to lung transplantation. Patients with proximal airway obstruction due to endobronchial malignancy can develop acute respiratory failure, and may benefit from V-V ECMO as a bridge to airway intervention, further treatment, and eventual recovery. We describe a case of a superior sulcus tumor with tracheobronchial and superior vena cava invasion causing both respiratory failure and superior vena cava syndrome...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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