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Descriptor English:   Superior Vena Cava Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de la Vena Cava Superior 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome da Veia Cava Superior 
Synonyms English:   Superior Vena Cava Obstruction
Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis  
Tree Number:   C14.907.800
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with the cause of the obstruction
History Note English:   86 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   19562 
Unique Identifier:   D013479 

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