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SVC obstruction

  • Alternative Names

    Superior vena cava obstruction; Superior vena cava syndrome


    Prevention

    Prompt treatment of other medical disorders may reduce the risk of developing SVC obstruction.


    References

    Rice TW, Rodriguez MR, Light RW. The superior vena cava syndrome: clinical characteristics and evolving etiology. Medicine (Baltimore). 2006;85;1:37-42.

    Wilson LD, Detterbeck FC, Yahalom J. Superior vena cava syndrome with malignant causes. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:1862-1869.

    Ugras-Rey S, Watson M. Selected oncologic emergencies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2009:chap 121.