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Vascular Surgery

Blocked vena cava

08/04/2009

Question:

can a blocked vena cava from fibrosing mediatinitis be routed the blockage.

Answer:

Yes, the vena cava can be blocked from fibrosing mediastinitis. This typically occurs in the superior vena cava in the chest and can lead to swelling of the face, head and arms. Best of luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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