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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Below are the most recent publications written about "Superior Vena Cava Syndrome" by people in Profiles.
Endovascular Stenting in 2 Patients with Benign Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. Tex Heart Inst J. 2018 08; 45(4):264-269.
Innominate vein-right atrial bypass for relief of superior vena cava syndrome due to pacemaker lead thrombosis. J Card Surg. 2010 Nov; 25(6):752-5.
Transesophageal echocardiography during removal of central venous catheter associated with thrombus in superior vena cava. Am J Card Imaging. 1996 Oct; 10(4):266-9.