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Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO) 

Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO)
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Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO)
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0015
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction 96

Presentation 96

Evaluation 96

Management 97

Direct invasion of the SVC or compression of the vessel wall by right upper lobe tumours and/or mediastinal lymphadenopathy is the most common mechanism by which this syndrome can arise. Thrombosis within the SVC (which can occur together with direct invasion) is less common....

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