Superior Vena Cava Syndrome in a Patient with Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report

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Brzezniak, Christina; Oronsky, Bryan; Carter, Corey A.; Thilagar, Bennett; Caroen, Scott; Zeman, Karen;
  • Publisher: Karger Publishers
  • Journal: Case Reports in Oncology, volume 10, issue 1, pages 252-257 (issn: 1662-6575, eissn: 1662-6575)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1159/000464278, pmc: PMC5465747
  • Subject: Computed tomography scan | Thrombosis | Small-cell lung cancer | RC254-282 | Case Report | Superior vena cava syndrome | Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system

Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, a potential oncologic emergency, is closely associated with malignancy and right-sided lung cancer in particular. A case of SVC syndrome presenting with facial swelling, neck distension, and enlarged veins of the upper chest, which dev... View more
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