One of the rare reasons of the non malignant superior vena cava syndrome is the thrombosis of superior vena cava. Obstruction or occlusion of central veins is one of the many complications of the more and more frequently applied central venous catheters and pacemaker electrodes. The authors report a case of superior vena cava thrombosis resulting in dialysis catheter insufficiency in case of young, uraemic, Tesio catheter holder female patient and the surgical treatment of it with application of cardiopulmonary bypass during the operation. Apropos of this case, the authors outline the causes of malignant, non-malignant and iatrogenic superior vena cava syndrome, furthermore the conservative, surgical and catheter therapy of the syndrome.
|Translated title of the contribution||Vena cava superior syndrome: Surgical treatment of the thrombosis of the superior vena cava after implantation of a hemodialysis catheter - A case report and review of the literature|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 6 2008|
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