SVC Syndrome caused by distant history of central line
Superior Vena Cava (SVC) occlusion causing SVC Syndrome is most commonly caused by malignancy, but there are several benign etiologies. With the increased use of central venous catheters since the 1960’s, thrombus formation around the catheter has been an increasing cause of SVC occlusion. Most commonly, SVC occlusion happens while the catheter is in place. In this particular case, the SVC Syndrome was most likely the sequelae of a temporary central line placed and removed 16 years prior to diagnosis.