Persistent cervical cancer presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case report
Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Persistent cervical cancer presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case report

5th Asia Pacific Gynecology and Obstetrics Congress

August 22-23, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

Marella Antonio Bugarin

St. Lukes Medical Center-Quezon City, Philippines

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Gynecol Obstet

Abstract :

Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women globally and is the 2nd most frequent cancer in women in the Philippines. Metastasis of cervical cancer to the lungs is rare (2-6%). Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome is due to external compression and thrombosis of superior vena cava and is usually secondary to malignancies such as non-small cell lung cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. It is rarely associated with cervical cancer with only few documented cases in medical literature. This paper presents a case of persistence of cervical cancer stage 3B post treatment initially presenting with cough and dyspnea and on further workup showed lung metastasis causing superior vena cava syndrome. Management of superior vena cava syndrome involves clinical diagnosis and identifying life threatening symptoms with radiotherapy as treatment of choice. SVC stenting could be used to provide rapid relief for patients with life threatening symptoms.

Biography :

Marella Antonio Bugarin has obtained her Bachelor of Medicine in 2015 at St. Luke’s College of Medicine. She took the Physician Licensure exam and qualified in 2015. She is currently Resident of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines.

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