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Catheter-related thrombosis of Superior Vena Cava in a patient with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome | Abstract

Torres-Pérez ME1*, Huerta-Torres KG2, Vargas-Ledo JF3

1Departamento de Medicina Interna,Hospital Beneficencia Española de Puebla, P.C 72090. Puebla, México

2Departamento de Medicina Interna,Hospital Beneficencia Española de Puebla, P.C 72090. Puebla, México

3Departamento de Cardiología, Hospital Español de México, P.C 11520. Puebla, México

Corresponding Author: María Eugenia Torres-Pérez M.D.

Address: Departamento de Medicina Interna,Hospital Beneficencia Española de Puebla, P.C 72090. Puebla, México

Received date: 22 November 2018; Accepted date: 09 December 2018; Published date: 13 December 2018

Abstract

Background: The superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is defined as the set of signs and symptoms derived from superior vena cava obstruction, both intrinsic obstruction and extrinsic compression, which causes an increase in venous pressure in the upper body region.

Methods: We present the case of a male 64 years old patient with hypotiroidism, diabetes mellitus and end stage chronic kidney disease in hemodialysis treatment who presented with cervical, facial and upper right extremity edema. The tomographic contrasted study demonstrated superior vena cava thrombosis.

Results: The patient underwent catheterization for stent placement and catheter removal. Clinical superior vena cava syndrome manifestations remitted.

Conclusions: Although thrombosis is a frequent manifestation in patients with blood coagulation alterations and patients with end stage chronic kidney disease, catheter-related thrombosis is a rare cause of thrombosis and superior vena cava syndrome whose must common cause is neoplastic.

Citation: Torres-Pérez ME, Huerta-Torres KG, Vargas-Ledo JF, “Catheter-related thrombosis of Superior Vena Cava in a patient with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome”, Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep, vol.1, no.1: 33-39, 2018.

Copyright © 2018 Torres-Pérez ME, Huerta-Torres KG, Vargas-Ledo JF. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Key Words: Central Venous Catheter; Catheter-Related Thrombosis; Coagulation; Superior Vena Cava Syndrome; Thrombosis; Thrombus

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