Superior vena cava stent and tracheostomy on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Tracheostomy in situ. Left internal jugular chest port with tip in the mid-SVC. SVC stent noted. 

No focal consolidation. Elevated right hemidiaphragm. Gas filled loops under the left hemidiaphragm. 

Case Discussion

SVC stent placed secondary to a stricture, itself presumably secondary to long-term central venous access. 

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Case information

rID: 31410
Published: 8th Oct 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest, Vascular
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