A 30-year-old man presented with respiratory distress syndrome and low-grade fever for a week. Physical examination found that he had facial edema and neck vein distention that were consistent with superior vena cava syndrome. Chest radiography demonstrated a large mediastinal mass and right pleural effusion. A mediastinal biopsy was obtained through mediastinoscopy (Figs. 50.1, 50.2, and 50.3). Test for serum alpha-fetoprotein was negative.


Hodgkin Lymphoma Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Nodular Sclerosing Surface Immunoglobulin Placental Alkaline Phosphatase 
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