Medical Dictionary

superior vena cava syndrome


Medical Definition of superior vena cava syndrome

  1. :  a condition characterized by elevated venous pressure of the upper extremities with accompanying distension of the affected veins and swelling of the face and neck and caused by blockage (as by a thrombus or an aneurysm) or compression (as by a tumor) of the superior vena cava

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