SVCS – Caused by Obstruction
- Caused by direct obstruction of the superior vena cava
- Usually by malignancies of lung tumors, thymomas or mediastinal lymphadenopathies.
- Most common is Bronchiogenic carcinoma
Signs and Symptoms of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Facial Edema
- Venous distention in the neck
- Arm edema
- Bluish tint, not to be confused with Tyndall effect from Hyaluronic Dermal Filler injections
- development of facial flushing, distended neck veins when raising arms above head.