Superior vena cava syndrome caused by systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Brink1990SuperiorVC,
  title={Superior vena cava syndrome caused by systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={H R van den Brink and Th. M. Vroom and Martin A F J van de Laar and Ren{\'e}e M van Soesbergen and J K van der Korst},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={240-3}
}
Superior vena cava syndrome is mostly related to a malignant process, but many different benign causes have also been described. We report a patient with longstanding classic rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who developed a superior vena cava syndrome due to mediastinal lymphadenopathy. At that time she also fulfilled the ARA criteria for systemic lupus… CONTINUE READING