A rare complication of hemodialysis catheters: superior vena cava syndrome

Hadim Akoglu, Rahmi Yilmaz, Bora Peynircioglu, Mustafa Arici, Alper Kirkpantur, Barbaros Cil, Bulent Altun, Cetin Turgan
Hemodialysis International 2007, 11 (4): 385-91
Central venous catheters in hemodialysis patients may result in superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. With the increasing use of these catheters, the SVC syndrome will probably be more common among hemodialysis patients. This report describes 3 cases of SVC syndrome due to central venous catheters that developed in hemodialysis patients with previous multiple catheter placements.

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