Superior vena cava syndrome: a presentation of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Padmanabhan2010SuperiorVC,
  title={Superior vena cava syndrome: a presentation of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Hema Padmanabhan},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={e151-4}
}
A 78-year-old male with history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and hyperlipidemia presented with sudden swelling of face and neck associated with dyspnea but without dysphagia, dysphonia, cough, stridor, fever, diaphoresis, or chest pain. He attributed these symptoms to the recent stress of his wife moving to a nursing home. He had no past history of thyroid disease, goiter, or thyroid cancer. Family history was unremarkable for endocrinopathy or malignancy. Outpatient medications… CONTINUE READING

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