A multi-system, life-threatening condition, caused mainly by superantigen toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus). Read more about Toxic Shock Syndrome and its management.
The superior vena cava (SVC) is a major vein, carrying blood from the head, neck, upper chest and arms to the heart. SVCs occurs when a person’s superior vena cava is partially blocked or compressed. Cancer is usually the main cause of SVCs.
Read more on the anatomy, common causes, clinical features, what to look for and management of SVC obstruction.