Superior Vena Cava Obstruction

Sacha Mussot, Elie Fadel

Key Points

  • SVC obstruction may be caused by either benign or malignant diseases.
  • Collateral venous flow usually develops rapidly around SVC obstruction.
  • Endovascular interventions are available today to manage it in many cases.
  • Surgery is typically now indicated only for direct tumoral involvement.

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Last updated: April 17, 2023