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Superior mediastinal mass causing gastric outlet obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7698974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a unique case of a 63-year-old male patient with a squamous cell carcinoma of right upper lobe with paratracheal lymphadenopathy and symptoms of superior vena caval obstruction treated by radiotherapy, presented seven months later with symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction. Upper GI endoscopy and barium studies confirmed the diagnosis of functional gastric outlet obstruction. He was treated by an antecolic gastrojejunostomy. We postulate that the superior mediastinal mass with vagal nerve entrapment at the thoracic inlet resulted in symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction.
R Shah; S Sabanathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-04     Completed Date:  1995-05-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  553-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Bradford Royal Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*
Gastric Outlet Obstruction / etiology*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / complications*
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / complications*
Vagus Nerve*

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