Superior vena cava obstruction evaluation with MDCT

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review the CT findings associated with superior vena cava obstruction and to illustrate collateral venous pathways bypassing the obstruction as shown on MDCT. CONCLUSION. Multiple collateral venous pathways can form to bypass an obstruction of the superior vena cava. With its ability to acquire near isotropic data, MDCT allows highquality reformations and thus exquisitely displays these venous collaterals and has the potential to aid in planning therapy to bypass the obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • Superior vena cava obstruction
  • Venous collaterals

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Superior vena cava obstruction evaluation with MDCT. / Sheth, Sheila; Ebert, Mark D.; Fishman, Elliot K.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 194, No. 4, 04.2010.

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