Superior vena cava syndrome associated with implantable port

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“The diagnosis of superior vena cava syndrome associated with indwelling catheter was made and the patient was treated with unfractionated heparin infusion” Santos et al (2015).

Reference:

Santos, P.K., Fernandes, A.M., Figueiredo, V. and Janeiro, S. (2015) Superior vena cava syndrome associated with longstanding implantable central venous port. BMJ Case Reports. January 27th. [online publication].

Extract:

“The diagnosis of superior vena cava syndrome associated with indwelling catheter was made and the patient was treated with unfractionated heparin infusion. She showed clinical improvement, with regression of the oedema and facial cyanosis, and reduction of venous collateral circulation.”

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