What is the role of chest radiography in the evaluation 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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Chest radiography may reveal a widened mediastinum or a mass in the right side of the chest. Only 16% of the patients studied by Parish et al in 1981 had normal findings on chest radiography. [14]


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