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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1812
Ossama M. RESLAN 1, Joseph D. RAFFETTO 2, 3, Cindy STURT 1, Bruce J. BRENER 1, Sadanand PALEKAR 4, Ravindra N. KARANAM 5
1 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA; 2 Department of Surgery, VA Boston HCS, West Roxbury, MA, USA; 3 Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 4 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA; 5 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
Superior vena cava syndrome is a result from the compression or occlusion of superior vena cava and most often due to malignant disease, or nonmalignant causes such as indwelling central venous catheterization and pacemaker placement. Various therapeutic options are available according to the underlying cause, and endovascular modalities and direct surgical reconstruction are the two main options for treatment. Herein, we describe a rare case of acute superior vena cava syndrome after cardiac surgery that repaired by extensive central venous reconstruction using CorMatrix patch and cryopreserved saphenous spiral vein allograft.