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Longboat Key, FL
A 56-year-old female asked:

had a port a cath removed due to a blood clot in the superior vena cava. should this clot dissolve on its own ?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Blood clots in a major vein are often treated with anticoagulant medication. While it may dissolve on its own after port a cath removal, medical treatment is commonly recommended. Each person's conditions are different, however, and would need input from your doctor.
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 31 years experience
In a manner : Hopefully flow through the svc will be restored, but may never be normal again. The threat of embolization is minimal. Hopefully there are not other factors causing the clot.

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