SVC obstruction

SVC obstruction

Superior vena cava syndrome, see there.
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SVC obstruction having 6mmHg gradient was observed in one case however patient is doing well and is on follow up since 9 months.
One patient developed mild SVC obstruction having 6mmHg gradient and is doing well on follow up since 9 months.
Quick symptomatic relief can be provided by balloon angioplasty with stenting and that is why it is often considered as a first-line therapy in thrombotic SVC obstruction.
sup][9] For example, the azygos vein would act as the bypass collateral to the right atrium during the insertion under the condition that SVC obstruction lies below the azygos vein.
Systemic-to-pulmonaryvenous shunts (SPVS) mightbe developed in case of severe and long-standing SVC obstruction [5-9].
Here, we present a rare cause of SPVS in patient with antiphospholipid syndrome, Budd-Chiari Syndrome, and SVC obstruction which was successfully treated with SVC and IVC dilatation and stenting.
SVC obstruction associated with SPVS is usually caused by primary or secondary malignant processes [1, 7, 8].
Though desirable in cases of benign SVC obstruction, it is not always required in malignant stenoses, but may be necessary for total obstructions.
But age of the patient, smoking history, mediastina symptoms like hoarseness of voice, SVC obstruction and dysphagia etc will favour lung cancer, said Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad.
Thyroid cancer can cause intraluminal SVC obstruction from venous metastases.