Promisloff RA, Pervall-Phillips GP. Superior vena cava syndrome caused by a benign retrosternal multinodular goiter. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1997;97(7):409. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19188.8.131.529.
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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.
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