Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Associated with Right-to-Left Shunt through Systemic-to-Pulmonary Venous Collaterals
Chatzizisis, Yiannis S.
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CitationJuan, Yu-Hsiang, Sachin S. Saboo, Vishal Anand, Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Yu-Ching Lin, and Michael L. Steigner. 2014. “Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Associated with Right-to-Left Shunt through Systemic-to-Pulmonary Venous Collaterals.” Korean Journal of Radiology 15 (2): 185-187. doi:10.3348/kjr.2014.15.2.185. http://dx.doi.org/10.3348/kjr.2014.15.2.185.
AbstractSuperior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is associated with the gradual development of venous collaterals. We present a rare form of systemic-to-pulmonary subpleural collateral pathway that developed in the bridging subpleural pulmonary veins in a 54-year-old woman with complete SVC obstruction. This uncommon collateral pathway represents a rare form of acquired right-to-left shunt due to previous pleural adhesions with an increased risk of stroke due to right-to-left venous shunting, which requires lifelong anticoagulation.
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