Eli Glatstein

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Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome

1. Description of the problem SVC syndrome is caused by obstruction of blood flow through the SVC. This can be due to extrinsic compression of the vessel (tumor), intrinsic obstruction (thrombus), or a combination of the two. At one extreme, this disease process can be indolent, slowly progressing over a long period of time. On…

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