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Superior vena cava obstruction evaluation with MDCT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20308479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the CT findings associated with superior vena cava obstruction and to illustrate collateral venous pathways bypassing the obstruction as shown on MDCT.
CONCLUSION: Multiple collateral venous pathways can form to bypass an obstruction of the superior vena cava. With its ability to acquire near isotropic data, MDCT allows high-quality reformations and thus exquisitely displays these venous collaterals and has the potential to aid in planning therapy to bypass the obstruction.
Sheila Sheth; Mark D Ebert; Elliot K Fishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  194     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-23     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W336-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. ssheth@jhmi
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MeSH Terms
Collateral Circulation
Contrast Media
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol
Comment In:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jul;197(1):W193   [PMID:  21700987 ]

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