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.

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.

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

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome - can occur d/t obstruction from a tumor

Superior vena cava syndrome appearance

Superior vena cava syndrome appearance

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…

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Intensive Care Process Following Mitral Valve Surgery by Ibrahim Mungan*, Sema Turan, Mine Çavuş, Hayriye Cankar Dal, Sema Sarı and Ayşegül Özgök in Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR)  http://biomedres.us/fulltexts/BJSTR.MS.ID.000661.php

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Intensive Care Process Following Mitral Valve Surgery by Ibrahim Mungan*, Sema Turan, Mine Çavuş, Hayriye Cankar Dal, Sema Sarı and Ayşegül Özgök in Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR) http://biomedres.us/fulltexts/BJSTR.MS.ID.000661.php

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 - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology - YouTube

Superior vena cava syndrome - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology - YouTube

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care - Partial or complete obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC): 90% extrinsic 90% from neoplasm (most frequently lung cancer)   Read more: http://health.tipsdiscover.com/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-causes-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-ongoing-care/#ixzz2lvo94Rdg

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care - Health tips

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

Surgical & Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by nonmalignant disease

Open surgical and endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by nonmalignant disease

Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava (SVC). It is a medical emergency and most often manifests in patients with a malignant disease process within the thorax   Obstruction of the SVC may be caused by neoplastic invasion of the venous wall associated with intravascular thrombosis or more simply by extrinsic pressure of a tumor mass against the relatively thin-walled SVC. Complete SVC obstruction is the result of intravascular…

Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava (SVC). It is a medical emergency and most often manifests in patients with a malignant disease process within the thorax Obstruction of the SVC may be caused by neoplastic invasion of the venous wall associated with intravascular thrombosis or more simply by extrinsic pressure of a tumor mass against the relatively thin-walled SVC. Complete SVC obstruction is the result of intravascular…

Superior vena cava syndrome

Superior vena cava syndrome

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