Superior vena cava syndrome


A condition caused by compression or obstruction to the normal circulation of the superior vena cava which carries deoxygenated blood from the body tissues back to the heart


* Distended face and neck veins * Face swelling * Neck swelling * Breathing difficulty * Orthopnea * Swallowing difficulty * Hoarseness * Nosebleed * Headache * Vertigo * Tinnitus * Somnolence * Fainting * Cyanosis of face * Cyanosis of neck * Cyanosis of shoulder * Cyanosis of arms * Shoulder swelling * Arm swelling * Suffused conjunctivae * Varicose veins over shoulder * Varicose veins over upper chest * Swollen mucous membranes in mouth * Swollen pharynx * Swollen larynx * Swollen hydrothorax * Hydropericardium * Cyanosis mucous membranes in mouth * Cyanosis pharynx * Cyanosis larynx * Cyanosis hydrothorax


* Sclerosing mediastinitis * Bronchogenic carcinoma * Radiotherapy * Goitre


* High Blood Pressure Testing - Blood Pressure Tests - Blood Pressure Monitors - Heart Tests * Heart Health Testing: - Heart Rate Monitors - Irregular Heartbeat Detection - Heart Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Cholesterol Tests


The 'prognosis' of Superior vena cava syndrome usually refers to the likely outcome of Superior vena cava syndrome. The prognosis of Superior vena cava syndrome may include the duration of Superior vena cava syndrome, chances of complications of Superior vena cava syndrome, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Superior vena cava syndrome, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Superior vena cava syndrome. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.