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Malignant Wegener's Granulomatosis with Fibrosing Mediastinitis and Vena Cava Superior Syndrome.
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PMID:  22260549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 47-year-old man was admitted to hospital for migratory joint pain, fatigue, and cough with bloody sputum and proteinuria with increased serum creatinine level. Diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis was established. During follow-up, the vena cava superior syndrome developed. The patient died of respiratory failure after 12 years of follow-up. The autopsy revealed rigid, whitish, 12 mm thick tissue, which embedded and compressed the large vessels upwards from their origin in the heart, thus causing vena cava superior syndrome. This tissue was composed of fibrous material without inflammatory cellulization. We consider this fibrous tissue as a manifestation of fibrosing mediastinitis that may or may not share pathogenesis with Wegener's granulomatosis.
Karel Matousovic; Vojtech Martinek; Jaroslav Spatenka; Josef Stejskal; Maria Chadimova
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6049     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Charles University 2nd School of Medicine and University Hospital Motol , Prague , Czech Republic.
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