SVC Obstruction

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.

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