Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood
05 April 2008
13 June 2008
28 July 2015 (online)
We here report a case of superior vena cava syndrome in childhood. He was a 10-year-old boy with benign encapsulated thyroid tumor with predominating respiratory symptoms and signs. A rare condition in childhood seen in our hospital reported to highlight the problems of developing countries in handling the kind of emergency posed by such cases and also to raise an alarm for critical review of all oncological patients for signs of superior vena cava obstruction so that effective and appropriate management interventions could be instituted early enough to reduce mortality.