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Intermittent facial swelling.
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PMID:  25326556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intermittent facial swelling is an unusual presentation in the emergency department. The differential diagnosis may range from a variety of causes. Most common differential diagnosis is angio-oedema. However, more serious presentations such as superior venacaval obstruction must not be ignored. This case report presents a patient who was investigated in the hospital for 2 weeks (2 admissions) with intermittent facial swelling. He presented to the emergency department (3rd admission) and was diagnosed to have superior venacaval obstruction secondary to metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma. He underwent emergency endovascular stenting; however, he died within a few weeks.
Charlie Pope; Suresh Kumar Gopala Pillai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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