• Superior vena cava obstruction developed a few hours after the administration of chemotherapy for small-cell lung carcinoma. The syndrome responded rapidly to dexamethasone. Although the mechanisms of the appearance and resolution of the superior vena cava obstruction in this patient remain hypothetic, there is an important therapeutic implication.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:364-365)
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