Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO), is usually the result of the direct obstruction of the superior vena cava by malignancies such as compression of the vessel wall by right upper lobe tumors or thymoma and/or mediastinal lymphadenopathy. The most common malignancy that causes SVCS is bronchogenic carcinoma

Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO), is usually the result of the direct obstruction of the superior vena cava by malignancies such as compression of the vessel wall by right upper lobe tumors or thymoma and/or mediastinal lymphadenopathy. The most common malignancy that causes SVCS is bronchogenic carcinoma

The most common causes of superior vena cava syndrome are extrinsic compression of the superior vena cava and intraluminal venous thrombosis

The most common causes of superior vena cava syndrome are extrinsic compression of the superior vena cava and intraluminal venous thrombosis

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome #inferior #vena #cava #location http://kitchens.nef2.com/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-inferior-vena-cava-location/  # The superior vena cava is a major vein in a person’s body. It carries blood from the head, neck, upper chest, and arms to the heart. Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) occurs when a person’s superior vena cava is partially blocked or compressed. Cancer is usually the main cause of SVCS. Relieving side effects such as SVCS is an important part of…

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome #inferior #vena #cava #location http://kitchens.nef2.com/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-inferior-vena-cava-location/ # The superior vena cava is a major vein in a person’s body. It carries blood from the head, neck, upper chest, and arms to the heart. Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) occurs when a person’s superior vena cava is partially blocked or compressed. Cancer is usually the main cause of SVCS. Relieving side effects such as SVCS is an important part of…

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. The photograph shows massive engorgement of collateral subcutaneous veins of the chest and abdomen in a 58-year-old man with partial obstruction of the superior vena cava caused by small-cell lung cancer.

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. The photograph shows massive engorgement of collateral subcutaneous veins of the chest and abdomen in a 58-year-old man with partial obstruction of the superior vena cava caused by small-cell lung cancer.

Superior vena cava syndrome: Relief with a modified saphenojugular bypass graft

Superior vena cava syndrome: Relief with a modified saphenojugular bypass graft

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome occurs when the SVC is compressed or obstructed by tumor growth. Signs and symptoms result from blockage of blood flow in the venous system of the head, neck, and upper trunk. Early s/s which generally occur in the morning, include edema of the face, especially around the eyes, and tightness of shirt collars. As condition worsens, the client experiences edema of the arms and hands, dyspnea, erythema of the upper body, and epistaxis.

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome occurs when the SVC is compressed or obstructed by tumor growth. Signs and symptoms result from blockage of blood flow in the venous system of the head, neck, and upper trunk. Early s/s which generally occur in the morning, include edema of the face, especially around the eyes, and tightness of shirt collars. As condition worsens, the client experiences edema of the arms and hands, dyspnea, erythema of the upper body, and epistaxis.

nurse-blog:  Superior vena cava syndrome. Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava. More than 90% of cases of superior vena cava obstruction are caused by cancer - most commonly bronchogenic carcinoma, typically a tumor outside the vessel compressing the vessel wall - but it can, sometimes, have a benign cause. Signs and symptoms: Shortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling due to excess of…

nurse-blog: Superior vena cava syndrome. Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava. More than 90% of cases of superior vena cava obstruction are caused by cancer - most commonly bronchogenic carcinoma, typically a tumor outside the vessel compressing the vessel wall - but it can, sometimes, have a benign cause. Signs and symptoms: Shortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling due to excess of…

Superior vena cava syndrome appearance

Superior vena cava syndrome appearance

Superior vena cava syndrome caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava Signs and symptoms Shortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling Following are frequent symptoms :  ~ Dyspnea ~ Headache ~ Facial edema ~ Venous distention in the neck and distended veins in the upper chest and arms Upper limb edema ~ Lightheadedness ~ Cough ~ Edema of the neck, called the collar of Stokes

Superior vena cava syndrome caused by obstruction of the superior vena cava Signs and symptoms Shortness of breath is the most common symptom, followed by face or arm swelling Following are frequent symptoms : ~ Dyspnea ~ Headache ~ Facial edema ~ Venous distention in the neck and distended veins in the upper chest and arms Upper limb edema ~ Lightheadedness ~ Cough ~ Edema of the neck, called the collar of Stokes

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