Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood: report of ten cases and review of the literature.

@article{Issa1983SuperiorVC,
  title={Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood: report of ten cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Philip Issa and E R Brihi and Yves L. Janin and Michel S. Slim},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1983},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={337-41}
}
Experience with ten children with superior vena cava obstruction is reported. Five patients had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, two had Hodgkin's disease, two had benign lesions, and one patient was suspected on clinical and radiologic basis to have a lymphoma. The clinical situation at presentation was often critical and required rapid treatment. Radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy were used initially as lymphoma was the most frequent cause of obstruction. Urgent thoracotomy was resorted to when… CONTINUE READING

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