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Superior vena cava syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19447309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a common complication of malignancy. The epidemiology, presentation, and diagnostic evaluation of patients presenting with the syndrome are reviewed. Management options including chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) and the role of endovascular stents are discussed along with the evidence for each of the therapeutic options.
Jonathan F Wan; Andrea Bezjak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1558-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-18     Completed Date:  2009-06-04     Revised Date:  2010-05-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Emergency Service, Hospital
Neoplasms / complications*
Palliative Care
Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted
Referral and Consultation
Steroids / therapeutic use
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Steroids
Republished in:
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2010 Jun;24(3):501-13   [PMID:  20488350 ]

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