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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C14.907.800
Unique ID
D013479
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013479
Annotation
coordinate with the cause of the obstruction
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Superior Vena Cava Obstruction
Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis
NLM Classification #
WG 625.V3
Previous Indexing
Thrombosis (1966-1985)
Vascular Diseases (1966-1985)
Vena Cava, Superior (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note
86
History Note
86
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/03/20
Revision Date
2009/07/06
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