Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of superior vena cava. External compression caused by benign or malign processes is the most common physiopathology. We aim to present a 29-year-old man with non-productive cough, facial plethora and venous distention of the neck. Right apical tense bulla which was compress superior vena cava was detected and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery applied. Our extensive search found out that only one report of SVCS secondary to bulla is available on Medline.
- cardiothoracic surgery
- lung function
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Contributors GB, OU and SOK designed the study, developed the methodology, collected the data, performed the analysis and wrote the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.