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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Superior vena cava syndrome caused by Hodgkin’s lymphoma in an adolescent girl


A 14-year-old female patient presented to us with complaints of shortness of breath, swelling over upper body and dysphagia, prominent veins were visible on upper body. CT scan of chest revealed a large mediastinal mass compressing surrounding structures. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The patient was given a course of chemotherapy (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarabazine) and local radiotherapy. Presently she is doing well.

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