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*  Superior vena cava syndrome
... (SVCS), is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava (a short, wide ... Superior vena cava syndrome at eMedicine Wilson LD, Detterbeck FC, Yahalom J (May 2007). "Clinical practice. Superior vena cava ... emedicine > Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. Author: Michael S Beeson, MD, MBA, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, ... Syphilis and tuberculosis have also been known to cause superior vena cava syndrome. SVCS can be caused by invasion or ...
*  Thrombosis
Budd-Chiari syndrome is the blockage of a hepatic vein or of the hepatic part of the inferior vena cava. This form of ... The facial veins in this area anastomose with the superior and inferior ophthalmic veins of the orbit, which drain directly ... the insertion of a vena cava filter. In patients with medical rather than surgical illness, LMWH too is known to prevent ... posteriorly into the cavernous sinus through the superior orbital fissure. Staphyloccoal or Streptococcal infections of the ...
*  Brachiocephalic vein
... superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, azygos vein and their tributaries. Chitnis, Cumberbatch, Gankande. Practice Papers for ... These veins merge to form the superior vena cava, a great vessel, posterior to the junction of the first costal cartilage with ... The brachiocephalic veins are the major veins returning blood to the superior vena cava. The brachiocephalic vein is formed by ... drain into the superior aspect of their corresponding veins near the confluence Left superior intercostal vein: drains into the ...
*  Esophageal varices
... which in turn drains directly into the superior vena cava. These veins have no part in the development of esophageal varices. ... Normal portal pressure is approximately 9 mmHg compared to an inferior vena cava pressure of 2-6 mmHg. This creates a normal ...
*  Superior vena cava
... superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, azygos vein, and their tributaries. Persistent left superior vena cava Superior vena ... Superior vena cava obstruction refers to a partial or complete obstruction of the superior vena cava, typically in the context ... It is also known as the cranial vena cava in other animals. No valve divides the superior vena cava from the right atrium. As a ... The superior vena cava (SVC) is the superior of the two venae cavae, the great venous trunks that return deoxygenated blood ...
*  Persistent left superior vena cava
In anatomy, a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system, is ... Pahwa R, Kumar A (May 2003). "Persistent left superior vena cava: an intensivist's experience and review of the literature". ... September 2004). "Persistent left superior vena cava draining into the coronary sinus: report of 10 cases and literature review ... March 2006). "Prenatal diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava and its associated congenital anomalies". Ultrasound ...
*  Robert Wiedersheim
The vena cava superior sinistra. Venae cardinales posteriores, and ductus Cuvieri. Vestiges (in the female) of the mesonephric ...
*  Periorbital puffiness
Superior vena cava obstruction.[citation needed] Cavernous sinus syndrome polyneuropathy. Puffy eyes are usually only a ...
*  Central venous catheter
A chest X-ray may be performed afterwards to confirm that the line is positioned inside the superior vena cava and no ... The tip is positioned in the superior vena cava. Depending on use, catheters may have a single lumen (a "monoluminal catheter ... The outline of superior vena cava on a chest X-ray is labeled at left. There are several types of central venous catheters: Non ... rather than into the superior vena cava. Rarely, small amounts of air are sucked into the vein as a result of the negative ...
*  Atrium (heart)
Within the fetal right atrium, blood from the inferior vena cava and the superior vena cava flow in separate streams to ... The right atrium receives and holds deoxygenated blood from the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, anterior cardiac veins ... next to the superior vena cava. This is a group of pacemaker cells which spontaneously depolarize to create an action potential ... it derives from the embryonic left superior vena cava. During embryogenesis at about two weeks, a primitive atrium begins to be ...
*  Raja M. Flores
"Surgical Management of tumors invading the superior vena cava". Ann Thorac Surg. 85 (6): 2144-6. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur. ...
*  Dialysis catheter
A common site is superior vena cava or SVC. An SVC catheter is placed by puncturing the internal jugular vein in the neck (most ...
*  B.G. Matapurkar
Small intestinal submucosa as a superior vena cava graft ... books.google.com/books?id=YUYx1neUEIoC&pg=PA625&dq=B.G.+Matapurkar ...
*  Bhagawan Koirala
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome due to metastatic transitional cell carcinoma". Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 8: 280-2. Koirala B ( ... femoral vein to superior vena cava-azygous junction". Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 42 (3): 584-6. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezs267. PMID ...
*  Pemberton's sign
1997). "Superior vena cava obstruction secondary to mediastinal lymphadenopathy in a patient with cystic fibrosis". Chest. 112 ... A positive Pemberton's sign is indicative of superior vena cava syndrome (SVC), commonly the result of a mass in the ... 2008). "Giant mass due to Castleman's disease causing superior vena cava syndrome". Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 56: 303-305. doi: ... 2012). "Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis can mimic the superior vena cava syndrome". J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 34: 152-154. ...
*  Bidirectional Glenn procedure
Shunt between superior vena cava and distal right pulmonary artery; report of clinical application". New England Journal of ... The bidirectional Glenn shunt procedure involves rerouting circulation such that the superior vena cava (SVC) drains into the ...
*  Glenn procedure
It connects the superior vena cava to the right pulmonary artery. Downs Heart Group. "Blalock, Glenn & Fontan Procedures - ...
*  Mediastinal tumor
Invasive tumors can produce compression effects such as superior vena cava syndrome. (3,4) Thymomas are diagnosed with CT or ... Superior vena cava syndrome, pleural effusions (10,11). Diagnosis usually by CT showing lobulated mass. Confirmation done by ...
*  Valve of inferior vena cava
The superior vena cava (SVC) does not have any homologous valve or valvule. No such valve is needed, because the SVC's venous ... The valve of the inferior vena cava (eustachian valve) is a venous valve that lies at the junction of the inferior vena cava ... Following birth and separation from the placenta, the oxygen content in the inferior vena cava falls. With the onset of ... directs oxygen-rich blood returning from the placenta to mix with blood from the hepatic veins in the inferior vena cava. ...
*  Port (medical)
... the catheter terminates in the superior vena cava or the right atrium. This position allows infused agents to be spread ...
*  Impedance cardiography
... and both vena cava superior and inferior (the diastolic phase signal, mostly related to respiration) The inside pairs, placed ...
*  Omental foramen
posterior: the peritoneum covering the inferior vena cava superior: the peritoneum covering the caudate lobe of the liver ... and the inferior vena cava lies under the posterior wall, the epiploic foramen can be remembered as lying between the two great ...
*  Azygos vein
It connects the systems of superior vena cava and inferior vena cava and can provide an alternative path for blood to the right ... The azygos vein is a vein running up the side of the thoracic vertebral column draining itself towards the superior vena cava. ... The azygos vein transports deoxygenated blood from the posterior walls of the thorax and abdomen into the superior vena cava ... Hemiazygos vein Posterior intercostal veins Superior vena cava Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency Edward Lamperti; ...
*  Notching of the ribs
Venous: AV malfomations of chest wall, superior vena cava or other central venous obstruction. Neurogenic: intercostal neuroma ... superior vena caval obstruction, arteriovenous fistula, or following a Blalock Taussig shunt. Causes of inferior rib notching ... It can be characterized as unilateral or bilateral, and should be differentiated between affecting the upper (superior) or ... Potential causes of superior rib notching include: poliomyelitis, osteogenesis imperfecta, neurofibromatosis, Marfan's syndrome ...
*  Double inlet left ventricle
Shunt between superior vena cava and distal right pulmonary artery report of a clinical application. N Engl J Med 259: 117, ...
*  Histoplasma capsulatum
... the superior vena cava, the esophagus or the pericardium. A particularly dangerous condition is mediastinal fibrosis, in which ...
*  Sepsis
Other measurements such as cardiac output and superior vena cava oxygen saturation may be used. People with sepsis need ... the oxygen saturation of venous blood as it returns to the heart as measured at the vena cava, is optimized. If the ScvO2 is ...