STANLEY E. ROSENBLOOM, M.D.
Obstruction of the superior vena cava as a complication of primary cancer of the lung has not been adequately studied. References to this association in the literature are infrequent. Although a case of superior vena cava obstruction secondary to primary lung cancer was reported by Barth1 as early as 1853, Brown2 was able to collect only 39 such cases from the world literature up to 1930. Since then, only a few clinical and pathological reports on this condition have appeared.
This report is an analysis of eight instances of superior vena cava obstruction occurring among cases of primary lung cancer
ROSENBLOOM SE. SUPERIOR VENA CAVA OBSTRUCTION IN PRIMARY CANCER OF THE LUNG1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:470–478. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-3-470
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(3):470-478.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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