ROBERT EDGAR MITCHELL JR., M.D.; JACK L. GRINDLE, M.D.
Thrombosis or obstruction of the superior vena cava is not infrequently encountered in clinical medicine.4 Likewise, thrombosis, obstruction, or ligation of the inferior vena cava is also encountered. However, the occurrence of obstruction of both the superior and inferior venae cavae in the same individual presents such problems of venous return that the following case is presented in some detail.
A 32 year old Negro male bartender was referred to Charity Hospital of New Orleans with the chief complaints of "shortness of breath and swelling of the legs and abdomen."
In August, 1948, swelling of the abdomen and
MITCHELL RE, GRINDLE JL. OBSTRUCTION OF THE SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR VENAE CAVAE IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:936–948. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-936
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):936-948.
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