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Giant saccular superior vena cava aneurysm: a rare clinical case

  • Wan-Hong Liang1
  • Ling Zhao1
  • Jin Lin1

1Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhuhai Hospital of Integrated of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Zhuhai, GuangDong, P. R. China

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0112 Vol.17,Issue 2,March 2021 pp.228-230

Published: 08 March 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Wan-Hong Liang E-mail:


Background: Superior vena cava (SVC) aneurysm is a rare clinical disease. Only around 50 cases have been reported in the medical literature.

Case presentation: We report a 22-year-old man with SVC aneurysm with cardiac arrest as the first symptom accompanied by typical superior vena cava syndrome.

Conclusion: We suggest that patients with giant SVC aneurysm should avoid sudden changes in posture, and that surgical treatment should be implemented urgently.


Superior vena cava aneurysm; Cardiac arrest; Superior vena cava syndrome

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Wan-Hong Liang,Ling Zhao,Jin Lin. Giant saccular superior vena cava aneurysm: a rare clinical case. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(2);228-230.


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