Superior vena cava syndrome with malignant causes Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

abstract

  • A 58-year-old man presents with a 2-week history of progressive dyspnea on exertion, neck swelling, decreased appetite, and fatigue. There is no history of syncope or dysphagia. He smoked cigarettes until 5 years ago. The physical examination reveals a heart rate of 105 beats per minute, a respiratory rate of 20 breaths per minute, and superficial vascular distention over the neck, chest, and upper abdomen. Stridor is not present. How should his case be evaluated and managed? Copyright © 2007 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • May 3, 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMcp067190

PubMed ID

  • 17476012

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1862

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 356

number

  • 18