Acute superior vena cava obstruction due to tight pericardial closure following congenital defect repair

Prashant N. Mohite, Sandip Singh Rana, Jitendeep Singh, Kunal D. Kotkar, G. D. Puri, S. K. Sodhi

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Abstract

The obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) of acute onset nature following surgery is a rare and serious condition. The tight closure of the pericardium over the heart during surgical procedures may cause external compression on the SVC. Echocardiography and Computed tomography (CT) scan aids in the diagnosis. Cutting open the pericardial stitches relieves the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pericardial closure
  • superior vena cava
  • superior vena cava obstruction

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