Avicenna Journal of Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--92

Mediastinal lymphoma-induced superior vena cava syndrome and chylopericardium in a pregnant lady: A case report


Omar S Obeidat1, Bayan A Baniissa2, Zakaria W Shkoukani3, Abdullah N Alhouri3 
1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan
3 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah N Alhouri
Dawoud Alqura’an Street, Amman.
Jordan

Mediastinal malignancies are a commonly identified etiology in superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), and despite the known management of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination of both, this can prove to be a dilemma during pregnancy. Reported cases of SVCS management during pregnancy are scarce. Chylopericardium is a rare entity with a myriad of causes, the most common of which is a primary idiopathic origin. Initial management depends on the presence or absence of cardiac tamponade. Long-term therapy is a matter of serious debate, with some opting for conservative treatment, and others favoring a more invasive surgical approach. Cases reporting the occurrence of chylopericardium in association with pregnancy are also limited. In this report, we discuss the case of a 28-year-old pregnant woman who had both SVCS and chylopericardium as a result of a mediastinal lymphoma.


How to cite this article:
Obeidat OS, Baniissa BA, Shkoukani ZW, Alhouri AN. Mediastinal lymphoma-induced superior vena cava syndrome and chylopericardium in a pregnant lady: A case report.Avicenna J Med 2020;10:89-92


How to cite this URL:
Obeidat OS, Baniissa BA, Shkoukani ZW, Alhouri AN. Mediastinal lymphoma-induced superior vena cava syndrome and chylopericardium in a pregnant lady: A case report. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];10:89-92
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