How does the prevalence of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) vary by sex?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Todd A Nickloes, DO, FACOS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Malignant causes of SVCS are most commonly observed in males because of the high incidence of lung cancer in this population. In contrast, cases related to benign causes show no sex-related differences in frequency.


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