Category Archives: Superior Vena Cava syndrome

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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
  • Cough
  • 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.