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July 14, 1975

Superior Vena Cava Obstruction and Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Spitzer and Mason) and thoracic surgery (Drs. Blanco, Adam, and Spyrou), Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1975;233(2):164-165. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260020050025

A dissecting aneurysm of the aorta led to formation of a fistula from the aneurysmal sac to the left atrium and caused obstruction of the superior vena cava. We do not know of any previous reports of this clinical syndrome.

(JAMA 233:164-165, 1975)