Fibrosing mediastinitis and consequent superior vena cava syndrome - A case report

Published on Jun 13, 2012in Journal of Thoracic Disease2.046
· DOI :10.3978/J.ISSN.2072-1439.2012.01.01
Saumitra Kant1
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(University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center),
Garrett L. Walsh62
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Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory disease that has several implicated etiologies. We describe a case of a 41-year old woman who presented with the classic signs and symptoms of superior vena cava syndrome. Imaging revealed a diffuse infiltrative mediastinal process, which on biopsy was consistent with fibrosing mediastintis.
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