ACUTE SUPERIOR VENA CAVA SYNDROME DURING DRAINAGE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION: A CASE REPORT

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DEPT. OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, SHAHEED RAJAIE CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICAL CENTER,VALI ASR AVE, MELLAT PARK, TEHRAN, IRAN

Abstract

The syndrome of superior vena cava (SVC) compression is not an uncommon entity, but acute SVC syndrome presenting in surgical patients is relatively uncommon. The case of a 64-year-old male who developed acute SVC syndrome due to mediastinal lymph node enlargement is presented here and management and special considerations are discussed.

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