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September 1982

Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus: Association With Right Atrial Mural Thrombus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine (Drs Goldstein and Nestico) and the Division of Nephrology (Drs Olshan and Schwartz), Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr Goldstein is now with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(9):1726-1728. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340220154026

• This is the first case report to our knowledge of superior vena cava syndrome and lethal, massive pulmonary embolus associated with a noniatrogenic right atrial mural thrombus. In situ, superior vena cava thrombosis was demonstrated by technetium Tc 99m nucleotide mediastinal flow scan and superior vena cava venography. Necropsy confirmed in situ superior vena cava thrombosis as well as trichamber mural thrombi and a massive pulmonary embolus. Intravenous streptokinase therapy for superior vena cava thrombosis was unsuccessful.

(Arch Internal Med 1982;142:1726-1728)

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