CASE REPORT
Superior Vena Caval Thrombosis in Haemodialysis Patient
Azeb Molhem 1
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Alaa Sabry 2
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Ahmed Yehia 1
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Prince Salman Center for Kidney Disease, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt
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Khalid Al Saran   

Prince Salman Center for Kidney Disease, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Publish date: 2011-10-11
 
Eur J Gen Med 2011;8(4):352–356
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Obstruction of blood flow in the superior vena cava (SVC) results in symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. SVC obstruction can be caused either by invasion or external compression of the SVC by contagious pathologic processes involving the right lung, lymph nodes, and other mediastinal structures, or by thrombosis of blood within the SVC. Occasionally, both mechanisms co-exist. We hereby report a case of a 28 year old Saudi male patient who was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and was maintained on regular hemodialysis via right jugular vein dual lumen catheter for 10 months. Three years later, the patient presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of SVC obstruction that was successfully managed with SVC stenting.
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