Published: 2018-10-03

Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning

Department of Anatomy, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
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Grzegorz Wróbel

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

Abstract

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

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Wróbel G. Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning. JMS [Internet]. 2018Oct.3 [cited 2020Aug.11];87(3):162-3. Available from: https://jms.ump.edu.pl/index.php/JMS/article/view/301