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Case Report  |   July 1997
Superior vena cava syndrome caused by a benign retrosternal multinodular goiter
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Case Report   |   July 1997
Superior vena cava syndrome caused by a benign retrosternal multinodular goiter
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1997, Vol. 97, 409. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.7.409
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1997, Vol. 97, 409. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.7.409
Abstract

Retrosternal thyroid accounts for a significant percentage of anterior mediastinal masses, but has been described very rarely as the cause of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Most cases of SVC syndrome occur as a complication of malignancy. The authors report the case of a patient with few respiratory symptoms, mild upper airway obstruction, and SVC syndrome caused by a benign retrosternal multinodular goiter.