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Superior vena cava syndrome from an invasive thymoma with transcaval invasion to the right atrium.

Afzal A, Wong I, Korniyenko A, Ivanov A, Worku B, Gulkarov I - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

Bottom Line: Invasive thymoma with transcaval extension to the right atrium is a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome.We present a case on a 74-year-old female presenting with dyspnea on exertion, and facial and upper extremity swelling.Physical examination revealed mild facial swelling, non-pitting edema involving the upper extremities and distention of superficial veins of the anterior chest wall and jugular veins.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

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CMR coronal view: anterior mediastinal mass invading superior vena cava and extending into the right atrium.
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Superior vena cava syndrome from an invasive thymoma with transcaval invasion to the right atrium.

Afzal A, Wong I, Korniyenko A, Ivanov A, Worku B, Gulkarov I - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

CMR coronal view: anterior mediastinal mass invading superior vena cava and extending into the right atrium.
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RJW044F2: CMR coronal view: anterior mediastinal mass invading superior vena cava and extending into the right atrium.
Bottom Line: Invasive thymoma with transcaval extension to the right atrium is a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome.We present a case on a 74-year-old female presenting with dyspnea on exertion, and facial and upper extremity swelling.Physical examination revealed mild facial swelling, non-pitting edema involving the upper extremities and distention of superficial veins of the anterior chest wall and jugular veins.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus