Case report of superior vena cava syndrome with collateral circulation

Jaison Tinashe Chimbindi

Abstract


Cancer and its therapy may lead to urgent conditions of which superior vena cava syndrome is one. In view of the range of cancers some patients may require assistance in an emergency care facility. This case report describes a known lymphoma patient who presented with severe SVC syndrome symptoms in the emergency department. He then underwent emergency CT imaging for urgent treatment planning. The syndrome’s pathophysiology, imaging and possible treatment plan are presented.


Keywords


Computerised tomography, radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, lymphoma

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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