A case requiring tracheal stenting due to superior vena cava
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In case of impaired blood flow through the superior vena cava (SVC) to the right atrium due to external compression or intrinsic obstruction of the SVC, it is recommended that intravenous access should be secured in the lower rather than in the upper extremities for anaesthesia management. However, to the there is are few reports available that describes such patients developing SVC syndrome perioperatively. This article reports a patient who developed sustained hypotension during craniotomy; further, owing to a mediastinal mass, critical tracheal stenosis and brain edema were observed after craniotomy, despite the absence of preoperative symptomatic SVC syndrome...

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