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JCDR. 2012; 3(2): 135-137

Acute superior vena cava obstruction due to tight pericardial closure following congenital defect repair

Prashant N. Mohite, Sandip Singh Rana, Jitendeep Singh, Kunal D. Kotkar, G. D. Puri, S. K. Sodhi.


The obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) of acute onset nature following surgery is a rare and serious condition. The tight closure of the pericardium over the heart during surgical proc├ędures may cause external compression on the SVC. Echocardiography and Computedtomography (CT) scanaids in the diagnosis. Cutting open the pericardial stitches relieves the condition.

Key words: pericardium , SVC, Computedtomography .

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