Title

Obstructions of the superior vena cava. A review of the literature with two case reports

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1949

Publication Title

American Heart Journal

ISSN

00028703

E-ISSN

10976744

Abstract

The clinical picture of obstruction of the superior vena cava is a symptom complex and not a specific disease entity. Many papers, case reports, and discussions of various aspects of obstruction of the superior vena cava have appeared in medical literature over a period of many years, but it is difficult to find a brief summary of well-established criteria for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The purpose of this present paper is threefold: (1) to review the essential points of the literature since 1934; (2) to report two additional cases of obstruction of the superior vena cava, one of particular interest; and (3) to summarize in one place the major points of diagnosis and treatment as related to this unusual syndrome. © 1949.

Volume

37

Issue

6

First Page

958

Last Page

969

DOI

10.1016/S0002-8703(49)90945-X

PubMed ID

18126146

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