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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012;55(10):761-765.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.10.761    Published online October 10, 2012.
Superior vena cava syndrome secondary to hickman catheter in the advanced cervical cancer patient treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy: A case report.
Pureun Narae Kang, Chel Hun Choi, Jeong Won Lee, Byoung Gie Kim, Duk Soo Bae
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dsbae@skku.edu
Most of superior vena cava syndrome are caused by malignant tumors involving the mediastinum (usually lung cancer or lymphoma). However, iatrogenic cause has become more important since it has become common to utilize long-term central venous catheters for chemotherapy or hyperalimentation therapy. Although the cancer patients are also at relatively high risk, there are only few case reports of superior vena cava syndrome in gynecologic cancer. We present a case of iatrogenic superior vena cava syndrome related with Hickman catheter in advanced cervical cancer patient treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Key Words: Superior vena cava syndrome, Central venous catheter, Hickman catheter, Chemoradiotherapy, Cervical neoplasm

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