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Type: Case study

Date: 24 December 2015


52yo female presented with acute Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (symptoms began 24 hours prior). Treatment for metastasized breast cancer in 2009 included placement of a right subclavian vein port catheter for chemotherapy. History of cerebral hemorrhage in 2005; DVT and atrial fibrillation in 2009:

  • CT Angiography confirmed the presence of a 9cm long occlusive thrombus in the superior vena cava with involvement of the right atrium and subclavian vein-port catheter