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Superior vena cava syndrome: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16776286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) caused by squamous cell lung carcinoma in a 49-year-old man. He presented with severe edema of the face and upper half of the body with numerous dilated and tortuous cutaneous veins. Although we initially considered this case to be a drug eruption because the patient had repeated episodes of worsening clinical presentation whenever he took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), persistent and characteristic dermatologic findings led us to the diagnosis of SVCS. After balloon angioplasty of the left subclavian vein to the SVC, dermatologic findings markedly disappeared. Bronchoscopy and biopsy results revealed underlying squamous cell lung carcinoma.
Yoko Kato; Yoshibumi Kushikata; Seiji Kawana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-16     Completed Date:  2006-10-27     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Lung Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Middle Aged
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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