J Pediatr Infect Dis 2008; 03(03): 213-215
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556991
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Superior vena cava syndrome in childhood

S. Kolade Ernest
a  Department of Pediatrics, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
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Ezekiel O. Odelowo
b  Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
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05. April 2008

13. Juni 2008

Publikationsdatum:
28.Juli 2015 (online)

Abstract

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.