Title

Superior vena caval thrombosis detected by transesophageal echocardiography.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1991

Abstract

Three patients with clinical suspicion of bacterial endocarditis, induced by either pacemaker or indwelling catheter, underwent transesophageal echocardiography. High short-axis cuts through the great vessels, however, revealed the presence of superior vena caval thrombus in all three patients. Transesophageal echocardiography is more sensitive in establishing the diagnosis of superior vena caval thrombus than surface echocardiography. Comparison of transesophageal echocardiography with other diagnostic modalities is needed in assessing its overall sensitivity and specificity.

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

189

Last Page

193

ISSN

0894-7317

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

2036232

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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