ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
“Right atrial-jugular vein graft bypass” for treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by protein S deficiency
Ali Vefa Özcan1, Mustafa Saçar1, Gökhan Önem1, İbrahim Gökşin1, Hülya Sungurtekin2, Ahmet Baltalarlı1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli
2Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Medicine Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli
Superior vena cava syndrome from protein S deficiency was diagnosed in a 32 year-old female. A three month period of medical treatment did not relieve her symptoms. We performed a “right atrial-jugular vein graft bypass” which relieved her symptoms within 10 days. The patient did not develop any complications in the 18 month postoperative period. We present this case with a review of the relevant literature.
Keywords : Protein S deficiency; superior vena cava syndrome; venous surgery
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