Cureus 2020 Nov 24;12(11):e11670. Epub 2020 Nov 24.
General Surgery, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajío, León, MEX.
The superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is caused by a mechanical obstruction; 90% are of neoplasic etiology (lung cancer (LC) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) mostly), epithelial neoplasms of the thymus (NET) is a rare cause, thymic carcinoma (TC) causing less than 1% of cases. A 56-year-old male presented with a four-month history of dyspnea, dysphonia, facial and cervical edema and bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. The tomography showed bilateral, mediastinal, retroperitoneal lymphadenopathies, and obstruction of the internal jugular vein, right apical pulmonary nodules. Read More