Superior vena cava syndrome as a result of thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome


Caliskan S. , SEVER L. , SARIOGLU A., SARIOGLU T., KASAPCOPUR O. , ARISOY N.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.39, no.4, pp.561-564, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.561-564

Abstract

A three-year-old nephrotic girl is presented with vena cava superior syndrome. Angiography showed obliteration of the distal ends of both axillary veins and echocardiographic examination revealed a mobile mass in the right atrium. A thrombus originating from the vena cava superior with a stalk extending to the right atrium was surgically removed. To our knowledge, vena cava superior thrombosis in nephrotic syndrome has not been reported previously.