Diagnostic Snapshot

Mysterious Arm Swelling in a Patient With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Complicated by Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Jessica S. Jang, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, and Jeffrey S. Jang, BS

From (1)Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, California; (2)The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Authors’ disclosures of conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.

Correspondence to Jessica S. Jang, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305. E-mail: jess.jang@gmail.com


J Adv Pract Oncol 2022;13(1):87–92 | https://doi.org/10.6004/jadpro.2022.13.1.8 | © 2022 Harborside™


  

ABSTRACT

Hematologic malignancies often create difficult venous complications. Specifically, with lymphoma, the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is high, often requiring highly specialized accuracy in balancing this coagulopathy. This case study demonstrates a situation where the advanced practitioner participated in the differential diagnosis of VTEs, management, and workup of subsequent central venous complications in a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and superior vena cava syndrome.




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