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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 233-235

Superior vena cava obstruction in a 65-year-old man

1 Department of Pulmonology, Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Malda Medical College, Malda, West Bengal, India

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Arkaprovo Roy
Department of General Surgery, Malda Medical College, Malda, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7707/hmj.v7i2.324

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Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO), is usually the result of the direct obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) by malignancies such as compression of the vessel wall by right upper lobe tumours or thymoma and/or mediastinal lymphadenopathy. The most common malignancy that causes SVCS is bronchogenic carcinoma. SVCO due to tuberculosis is very rare, but here we present such a case in a 65-year-old man.

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