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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633266/complete-neurological-recovery-after-acute-total-occlusion-of-the-superior-vena-cava
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Yafen Liang, Clayton A Kaiser, Matthew R Danter
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, characterized by swelling of the upper torso, can result from a wide range of causes. The presence and severity of clinical symptoms depends on the degree of stenosis, the location of stenosis, the speed of development of stenosis, and existing collateral flow. Acute complete occlusion of the SVC frequently leads to poor neurologic outcomes such as coma or death. We report a case of a patient who had complete neurologic recovery after 26 minutes of acute total occlusion of the SVC...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611639/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#2
Christina Brzezniak, Bryan Oronsky, Corey A Carter, Bennett Thilagar, Scott Caroen, Karen Zeman
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, a potential oncologic emergency, is closely associated with malignancy and right-sided lung cancer in particular. A case of SVC syndrome presenting with facial swelling, neck distension, and enlarged veins of the upper chest, which developed over a period of 5 weeks in a 46-year-old patient on a clinical trial with small-cell lung cancer, is reported. Computed tomography scan of the chest revealed slight enlargement of a superior conglomerate mediastinal lymphadenopathy and intramural thrombus of the SVC...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596199/mediastinal-seminoma-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#3
Amanda Wanous, Ian R McPhail, J Fernando Quevedo, Nicole P Sandhu
We present a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) in a previously healthy male aged 31 years. Malignancy was suspected due to unintentional weight loss and childhood exposure to radioactive fallout from a nuclear facility accident. A very large anterior mediastinal mass was identified and demonstrated to be an extragonadal seminoma. Extragonadal germ cell tumours are rare tumours with a high potential for cardiovascular, pulmonary and vascular sequelae. Studies have documented an increased risk of developing seminoma in patients with radioactive exposure...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572894/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-due-to-mediastinal-tuberculous-lymphadenitis
#4
Jin Ho Jang, Doosoo Jeon, Yun Seong Kim, Woo Hyun Cho, Hye Ju Yeo
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome refers to a medical emergency resulting from compression of the SVC. It requires early diagnosis and treatment, and is usually caused by malignant tumors; rarely, mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis can cause SVC syndrome. Here, we present a case study of an immunocompetent 61-year-old woman who presented with acute onset SVC syndrome and was diagnosed with tuberculous lymphadenitis on thoracotomy; the symptoms resolved with anti-tuberculosis therapy. This unusual case highlights the importance of the differential diagnosis in patients presenting with acute onset SVC syndrome; a timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment lead to complete recovery...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533642/hepatic-pseudolesion-in-svc-obstruction-99m-technetium-sulfur-colloid-scan-equivalent-of-quadrate-lobe-hot-spot-sign-on-computerized-tomography
#5
Reddy Ravikanth, Arun George, Babu Philip
An area of increased activity in segment IV of liver (quadrate lobe) on (99m)Tc-sulfur colloid (TSC) scans has been well documented in patients with superior vena cava obstruction. Similarly intense enhancement of the quadrate lobe in the arterial phase may be seen on computed tomography in patients of superior vena cava syndrome. We present this imaging finding in a case of malignant thymoma causing superior vena cava syndrome and discuss the physiological cause and importance of this sign.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501315/endovascular-stenting-for-end-stage-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-post-first-line-treatments-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
#6
Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a major complication that occurs when a growing lung malignancy compresses the SVC extrinsically. Current treatment options include radiotherapy or chemotherapy to shrink the tumor or endovascular stenting of the SVC to restore flow. Herein, we report a case series treated in a single institution to demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and outcomes of salvage and primary stenting for malignant SVC obstruction. METHODS: A total of 12 male patients with malignant superior vena cava obstruction caused by lung cancer underwent SVC stenting from October 2009 to May 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484121/endovascular-treatment-of-concomitant-obstructions-of-a-denver-drainage-catheter-and-superior-vena-cava-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Chih-Hung Lai, Wei-Chun Chang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Wen-Lieng Lee, Chieh-Shou Su
With the increased use of intravascular catheters and devices, they have become the major non-malignant cause of superior vein cava (SVC) syndrome. We report a patient with liver cirrhosis who had received a peritoneovenous drainage catheter for refractory ascites, and then developed SVC syndrome because of concomitant occlusions of both the SVC and the drainage catheter. The patient regained patency of both the occluded vessel and the drainage catheter through percutaneous transluminal venoplasty, and there was dramatic improvement of clinical symptoms and good performance of the drainage catheter...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479442/superior-vena-cava-reconstruction-using-femoropopliteal-vein-as-a-panel-graft
#8
M Mujeeb Zubair, Cassidy A Duran, Eric K Peden
There has been an increase in superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome secondary to the growinguse of indwelling catheters and pacemaker wire insertions. These two factors can account up to 74 % cases of benign SVC syndrome. Endovascular therapy is considered the first line of treatment. Surgery is an excellent option and is generally reserved for SVC syndrome not amenable to traditional endovascular procedures. We report a case of central venous reconstruction including an SVC reconstruction using the femorpopliteal vein (FPV) as a panel graft in a patient with SVC syndrome due to pacemaker wires who failed multiple endovascular interventions...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469339/hepatic-pseudolesion-due-to-vein-of-sappey-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#9
Shitalmala Devi, Thangjam Gautam Singh, Reema Ningthoukhongjam
One of the common causes of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is malignancy of the lung. The invasion of SVC leads to opening of the various venous channels for continuation of the blood flow from upper extremity and proximal trunk and finally draining into right atrium. Vein of Sappey is one of these channels and it causes focal striking enhancement in segment IV of the liver on arterial phase of contrast computed tomography (CT). This enhancement causes diagnostic difficulty and unnecessary biopsy due to misinterpretation of it as a secondary from lung cancer...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467587/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-and-bleeding-downhill-varices-a-rare-complication
#10
Bülent Yaşar, Gamze Kılıçoğlu
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) due to any cause results in development of venous collaterals in the upper part of the esophagus, known as "downhill" varices. Although rare, bleeding can be life-threatening. Presently described is case of Behçet's diseaserelated SVC occlusion in a patient who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding from upper esophageal varices.
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449480/reconstruction-of-mediastinal-vessels-for-invasive-thymoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-25-cases
#11
Yifeng Sun, Chang Gu, Jianxin Shi, Wentao Fang, Qingquan Luo, Dingzhong Hu, Shijie Fu, Xufeng Pan, Yong Chen, Yu Yang, Haitang Yang, Heng Zhao, Haiquan Chen
BACKGROUND: Discuss an appropriate strategy for treatment of invasive thymoma invading adjacent great vessels. METHODS: A retrospective study on 25 patients with invasive thymoma invading neighboring great vessels was performed. The corresponding data including clinical presentation, operation procedure, adjuvant radio-chemotherapy and follow-up were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty of 25 (80%) patients with invasive thymoma underwent complete resection of the tumor along with vessel reconstruction...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429206/stent-insertion-for-malignant-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-effectiveness-and-long-term-outcome
#12
Su Niu, Yuan-Shun Xu, Long Cheng, Chi Cao
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical effectiveness and long-term outcome of stent insertion for malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2010 to April 2016, 47 patients with malignant SVC syndrome were treated with stent insertion in our center. Data regarding the technical success, clinical success, and long-term outcome were collected and analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: SVC stent insertion was successfully performed in all patients...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394008/large-thoracic-tumor-without-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#13
Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Patelis, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Ioannis Tomos, Anna Garmpi, Michael Spartalis, Efstathios A Antoniou, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos
A 62 year-old male with long-standing smoking history presented with hemoptysis. Plain chest x-ray showed abnormal findings proximate to the right pulmonary hilum. Bronchoscopy revealed a fragile exophytic tumor of the right wall of the lower third of the trachea, infiltrating the right main bronchus (75% stenosis) and the right upper lobar bronchus (near total occlusion). Contrast-enhanced chest CT demonstrated a 7.2x4.9 cm tumor contiguous to the above-mentioned structures, mediastinal lymph node pathology, and a vessel coursing inferiorly to the left of the aortic arch and anterior to the left hilum...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168806/transcaval-core-biopsy-in-malignant-superior-vena-cava-obstruction-potential-for-single-stage-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
Julian Maingard, Mark Brooks
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is secondary to obstruction of venous flow from the superior vena cava to the right atrium. Endovascular stenting is particularly useful when severe or rapidly progressive disease requires urgent treatment. In suspected mediastinal malignancy, transcaval biopsy can be combined with endovenous stenting to provide diagnosis and treatment in a single procedure. Three patients were referred for investigation and treatment of SVCS over a 20 month period. Under fluoroscopic guidance Cook Medical transjugular biopsy sets (with 20-gauge QuickCore biopsy needles) were used and two or three core biopsy samples were obtained...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007450/a-review-of-open-and-endovascular-treatment-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-of-benign-aetiology
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G S Sfyroeras, C N Antonopoulos, G Mantas, K G Moulakakis, J D Kakisis, E Brountzos, C R Lattimer, G Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of central venous catheters, ports, pacemakers, and defibrillators has increased the incidence of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). This study aimed at reviewing the results of open and endovascular treatment of SVCS. METHOD: Medical literature databases were searched for relevant studies. Studies with more than five adult patients, reporting separate results for the SVC were included. Nine studies reported the results of endovascular treatment of SVCS including 136 patients followed up for a mean of 11-48 months...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933378/a-train-track-technique-in-anatomic-reconstruction-of-svc-bifurcation-complicated-by-cardiac-tamponade-an-introspection
#16
Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Mohammed Al-Natour, Ram Kishore Gurajala
This report describes a stenting technique used to anatomically reconstruct superior vena cava (SVC) bifurcation in a patient with benign SVC syndrome. After recanalizing the SVC bifurcation, we exchanged two 0.035-in. wires for two 0.018-in. wires, deployed the SVC stent over these two wires ("train-track" technique), and stented each innominate vein over one wire. However, our decisions to recanalize both innominate veins, use the "buddy-wire" technique for SVC dilation, and dilate the SVC to 16 mm before stent deployment likely contributed to SVC tear, which was managed by resuscitation, SVC stent placement, and pericardial drainage...
April 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928836/atrial-septal-defect-repair-gone-wrong
#17
Richard Bloomingdale, Said Ashraf, Shaun Cardozo
Isolated atrial septal defect (ASD) accounts for 13% of congenital heart disorders. The anatomic location, size, and coexistence of other cardiac anomalies determine outcomes of repair. Surgical closure was the first-choice treatment until the 1990s and remains the only treatment for large defects. We describe a case of a 64-year-old woman who underwent surgical repair for an ASD as a child in 1959. She presented with dyspnea to the hospital almost 53 years after the surgery. Diagnostic cardiac imaging revealed interesting anatomy of the repair surgery...
December 8, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866966/complications-of-vascular-access-superior-vena-cava%C3%A2-syndrome
#18
Anil K Agarwal, Hooman Khabiri, Nabil J Haddad
Stenosis or occlusion of central veins in hemodialysis patients is common, especially with previous intravascular catheter or device use. Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is emerging as a frequent chronic complication of central vein cannulation that not only jeopardizes the availability of vascular access for hemodialysis, but can become a life-threatening emergency. Clinical features of SVC syndrome can be subtle or dramatic, including facial swelling and shortness of breath, which require expeditious attention and intervention...
February 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843801/interrupted-aortic-arch-with-isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-in-patient-with-turners-syndrome
#19
M Obadah Kattea, Osama A Smettei, Abdulrahman Kattea, Rami M Abazid
We present a case of 13-year-old female with Turner syndrome (TS), who presented with unexplained lower limbs swelling and ejection systolic murmur at the left second intercostal space. Suspicion of mild aortic coarctation was made by echocardiography. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a complete interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) below the left subclavian artery with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and absent right SVC, defined as an isolated PLSVC. The patient underwent successful surgical correction after unsuccessful trial of transcatheter stent placement...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817953/mechanically-assisted-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-shunt-in-neonates-and-infants-an-acute-human-pilot-study
#20
Osami Honjo, Sandra L Merklinger, John B Poe, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Hargen Zhang, Katherine L Taylor, Glen S Van Arsdell
OBJECTIVE: Poor survival following surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) raises the question of the need for a paradigm shift. This is the first human study to investigate the possibility of primary "in-series" palliation in neonates and infants with HLHS in an acute setting with the aid of 2 types of mechanical assist: superior vena cava (SVC)-to-pulmonary artery (PA) pump assist and SVC-to-right atrium (RA) oxygenation assist. METHODS: By rearranging the cannula sites and flow rates for modified ultrafiltration, 2 types of mechanically assisted bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) circulation were simulated for 20 minutes...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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