A case of fibrosing mediastinitis with obstruction of superior vena cava and downhill esophageal varices - A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage


Basaranoglu M., Ozdemir S., Celik A., Senturk H., Akin P.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.28, no.3, pp.268-270, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00004836-199904000-00021
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-270

Abstract

Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) is an excessive fibrotic reaction that occurs in the mediastinum and may lead to compression of mediastinal structures (especially vascular or bronchial). In the present study we describe the first case report of FM, in a patient who developed downhill esophagal varices and bleeding, which was secondary to superior vena cava obstruction.