What are complications of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Todd A Nickloes, DO, FACOS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Complications of SVCS may include the following:

  • Laryngeal edema
  • Cerebral edema
  • Decreased cardiac output with hypotension
  • Pulmonary embolism (when an associated thrombus is present)

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