Superior Vena Cava Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


Basics
Description

Partial or complete obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC):

90% extrinsic
90% from neoplasm (most frequently lung cancer)

Usual course: Acute; usually 2 weeks from onset of symptoms to diagnosis
Synonym(s): Superior mediastinal syndrome; Superior vena cava…

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