Superior vena cava syndrome caused by invasive aspergillosis

G. Gartenberg, K. Einstein, J. Jagirdar

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A 37-year-old man with blastic crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia was admitted for chemotherapy. After treatment with an infusion of vincristine, he became leukopenic and febrile. Two episodes of gram-negative septicemia were treated with prolonged courses of antibiotics; however, fever persisted, and the patient developed the superior vena cava syndrome. Despite therapy with amphotericin B, the patient died. At autopsy a thrombus of Aspergillus was found completely occluding the superior vena cava.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-672
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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