Superior vena cava obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Chest pain,facial and neck swelling and flushing.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Central venous line in proximal of SVC and filling defect is noted in the distal SVC inferring thrombosis. Collateral vessels are also evident at the right chest wall. 

A small amount of pleural effusion is noted bilaterally. 

Mild degenerative changes as osteophytosis are seen at the thoracic spine.


Case Discussion

Features are compatible with superior vena cava syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 82949
Published: 11th Oct 2020
Last edited: 12th Oct 2020
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center