Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood and adolescence: a review of the literature and report of three cases.

@article{Janin1982SuperiorVC,
  title={Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood and adolescence: a review of the literature and report of three cases.},
  author={Yves L. Janin and James M. Becker and Leslie Wise and Karlheinz Schneider and David Schwartz and H. B. So},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1982},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={290-5}
}
Obstruction of the superior vena cava is rare in childhood and adolescence. Its etiology is now mainly iatrogenic. Mediastinal tumors are the main primary causes of the superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) in childhood and adolescence. The most common mediastinal tumors presenting with the SVCS are the lymph node tumors and especially the lymphosarcomas. About 50% of the mediastinal tumors are primary in the mediastinum. Early treatment is designed to cause a rapid shrinking of the tumor and… CONTINUE READING

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