Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning




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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Author Biography

Grzegorz Wróbel, Department of Anatomy, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University


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How to Cite

Wróbel G. Superior vena cava syndrome in the CT scanning. JMS [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 30 [cited 2023 Jun. 1];87(3):162-3. Available from:



Images in Clinical Medicine
Received 2018-08-21
Accepted 2018-09-28
Published 2018-09-30