superior vena cava

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 [ve´nah] (pl. ve´nae) (L.)
vein (see also Appendix 2-6).
vena ca´va the inferior vena cava and superior vena cava considered as a unit. See Appendix 2-6.
inferior vena cava the venous trunk for the lower extremities and the pelvic and abdominal viscera; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.
superior vena cava the venous trunk draining blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and chest; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.

su·pe·ri·or ve·na ca·va

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr vē'nă kā'vă)
Returns blood from the head and neck, upper limbs, and thorax to the posterosuperior aspect of the right atrium; formed in the superior mediastinum by union of the two brachiocephalic veins.
Synonym(s): vena cava superior [TA] , precava.

superior vena cava

The final venous channel that returns blood from the head, shoulders, upper limbs and thoracic structures other than the lungs to the upper chamber (atrium) of the right side of the heart.

Superior vena cava

The major vein that carries blood from the upper body to the heart.
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Case 74: right-sided superior vena cava draining into left atrium in a patient with persistent left-sided superior vena cava.
Successful implantation of a biventricular pacing and defibrillator device via a persistent left superior vena cava. Vojnosanitetski pregled, 2013; 70(12): 1162-4.
If patients with superior vena cava syndrome were included in the study, in particular, the bleeding rate would have been higher.
Frober, "Persistent left superior vena cava and central venous catheter position: clinical impact illustrated by four cases," Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol.
The goiter extended to the bifurcation of the trachea on the dorsal side of the superior vena cava, the innominate vein, the aortic arch, and the ventral side of the trachea.
There was no extrinsic compression of the superior vena cava and there was suggestion of thrombotic obstruction of SVC.
Kim, "Review of evolving etiologies, implications and treatment strategies for the superior vena cava syndrome," SpringerPlus, vol.
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is reported to develop in only 2 to 4% of cases of pulmonary non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) [2].
Chylothorax has been identified as a complication of thrombosis of the superior vena cava in experimental studies and by clinical observation.
* Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome usually occurs in the advanced stage of bronchogenic carcinoma, with the clinical presentation being slowly progressive due to a gradually increasing pressure effect by the mass on the SVC.
The topics include visceral de-branching with repair of descending thoracic and visceral aortic aneurysm, treatment of superior vena cava syndrome and central stenosis, lower extremity permanent hemodialysis access placement, digital and metatarsal amputations of the forefoot, and hip disarticulation.

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