Superior vena caval obstruction: Detection using CT

R. E. Bechtold, N. T. Wolfman, N. Karstaedt, R. H. Choplin

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A review of 210 chest computed tomographic (CT) examinations demonstrating upper chest masses revealed 16 cases of superior vena caval obstruction (SVCO); 11 of these were clinically occult. Two of the occult cases subsequently became clinically evident. Contrast-enhanced chest CT permits the diagnosis of clinically occult SVCO and should be considered in patients with upper chest masses, even in the absence of any physical signs of SVCO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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