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Collateral systems in superior vena cava occlusion

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C Balliauw ,

Department of radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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M Koolen,

Department of radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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J Verschakelen,

Department of radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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W De Wever

Department of radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Abstract

A 48-year-old woman presents at the hospital with heavily developed subcutaneous collaterals over the chest. She suffers from slight discomfort, but no pain nor dyspnea. When bending forward, she feels her head swell. The patient has a history of right-sided breast cancer 5 years previously, treated with mastectomy and radiation therapy. Blood results show no increase of tumor markers (CA15-3 19 kU/L (reference < 30 kU/L)).

How to Cite: Balliauw C, Koolen M, Verschakelen J, Wever WD. Collateral systems in superior vena cava occlusion. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(6):372. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.731
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Published on 01 Nov 2012.
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