Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Vena cava superior-syndrom

Engelsk definition

A condition that occurs when the obstruction of the thin-walled SUPERIOR VENA CAVA interrupts blood flow from the head, upper extremities, and thorax to the RIGHT ATRIUM. Obstruction can be caused by NEOPLASMS; THROMBOSIS; ANEURYSM; or external compression. The syndrome is characterized by swelling and/or CYANOSIS of the face, neck, and upper arms.

Svenska synonymer

Vena cava superior-trombos Vena cava superior-obstruktion

Engelska synonymer

Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis