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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

"Superior Vena Cava Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Superior Vena Cava Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Superior Vena Cava Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2013 and 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.