OSCAR B. RAGINS, M.D.; GEORGE C. COE, M.D.
Thrombosis of the superior vena cava is an unusual condition, but thrombosis of both the superior and inferior venae cavae is indeed rare. In an exhaustive review of the literature in 1936 Ochsner and Dixon1 collected 120 cases of superior vena cava thrombosis and added two of their own. Subsequently, individual cases have been reported by Szour and Berman,2 Blasingame,3 Buzzard,4 and Rutledge and Gray.5 In none of these, however, is any reference made to both superior and inferior venae cavae thrombosis.
We wish to report such a case, diagnosed antemortem and proved at autopsy, with several unusual findings not
RAGINS OB, COE GC. SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR VENAE CAVAE THROMBOSIS WITH POLYCYTHEMIA; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:496–501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-3-496
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(3):496-501.
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