Affordable Access

Superior vena cava syndrome due to a retained central venous pressure catheter.

Authors
  • Kanada, D J
  • Jung, R C
  • Ishihara, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1979
Volume
75
Issue
6
Pages
734–735
Identifiers
PMID: 436532
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 70-year-old man had the superior vena cava syndrome. At thoracotomy a retained central venous pressure line was found to be the cause of venous thrombosis at the outlet of the superior vena cava into the right atrium. A retained central venous pressure catheter and catheter-induced venous thrombosis should be added to the list of causes of the benign form of the superior vena cava syndrome.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times