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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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GOMEZ, Jhon J; VALLEJO, Ernesto; PALMA, María A  and  ROJAS, Juan P. Successful management with stent in a premature infant with superior vena cava syndrome: A case report. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.4, pp.208-211. ISSN 0120-5633.

Superior vena cava syndrome in infancy is an unusual complication of the use of central venous catheters in neonatal intensive care unit. Other causes of this syndrome in children are surgery for congenital heart disease which accounts for most of the cases, and lymphomas, that constitute the second most common cause of obstruction. We describe the case of a premature infant born at 25 weeks with superior vena cava syndrome secondary to a central venous catheter for management of sepsis. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment is highlighted. We also report the successful management with stenting for superior vena cava syndrome.

Keywords : catheters; stent; veins.

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