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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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  • Cancer-related SVC syndrome results from obstruction of blood flow through the SVC through invasion, external compression, or thrombosis in the setting of a malignancy.
  • The severity and rapidity of symptom onset depends on the rate at which the SVC is occluded and if there has been enough time for collateral venous drainage to develop.
  • Lung cancer, lymphomas, thymic neoplasms, germ cell tumors, mesothelioma, and other solid tumors that cause mediastinal involvement are the cancers that are commonly associated with SVC syndrome.

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Williams, Dominique, et al., editors. "Superior Vena Cava Syndrome." Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 35th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016. Washington Manual, www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602012/all/Superior_Vena_Cava_Syndrome.
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, et al, eds. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. 35th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602012/all/Superior_Vena_Cava_Syndrome. Accessed July 21, 2019.
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. (2016). In Williams, D., Ramgopal, R., Gdowski, M., Dretler, A., & Bhat, P. (Eds.), Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602012/all/Superior_Vena_Cava_Syndrome
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome [Internet]. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, Dretler A, Bhat P, editors. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. [cited 2019 July 21]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602012/all/Superior_Vena_Cava_Syndrome.
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