Published: 2018-10-03

Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning

Department of Anatomy, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

Grzegorz Wróbel

Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University
superior vena cava syndrome CT tumor


The study concerns a 67-year-old woman with symptoms such as swelling of the face, neck and upper limbs; bruising in the head and neck region; conjunctival hyperemia; excessive filling of the jugular veins. The CT examination was performed using the SOMATOM Definition AS (Siemens) and analyzed with SYNGO Multi-Modality CT Workstation (Siemens). The study showed a tumoral mass (67 x 91 mm) located in the right upper lobe and adjacent to the mediastinum, simultaneously invades the superior vena cava and causes it to narrow completely.


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How to Cite

Wróbel G. Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning. JMS [Internet]. 2018Oct.3 [cited 2021Jan.27];87(3):162-3. Available from: