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Superior vena cava syndrome

Superior vena cava syndrome is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Superior mediastinal tumor: lung, lymphoma, thyroid, thymoma, teratoma, synovial cell carcinoma, angiosarcoma
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Thrombophlebitis due to central venous catheter or pacemaker wires
  • Chronic fibrotic mediastinitis: idiopathic, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, pyogenic infection, drugs
  • Aortic arch aneurysm
  • Substernal goiter

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Superior Vena Cava Syndrome." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114135/all/Superior_vena_cava_syndrome.
Zeiger RF. Superior vena cava syndrome. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114135/all/Superior_vena_cava_syndrome. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Superior vena cava syndrome. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114135/all/Superior_vena_cava_syndrome
Zeiger RF. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114135/all/Superior_vena_cava_syndrome.
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