Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
"Superior Vena Cava Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A condition that occurs when the obstruction of the thin-walled SUPERIOR VENA CAVA interrupts blood flow from the head, upper extremities, and thorax to the RIGHT ATRIUM. Obstruction can be caused by NEOPLASMS; THROMBOSIS; ANEURYSM; or external compression. The syndrome is characterized by swelling and/or CYANOSIS of the face, neck, and upper arms.
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