When is hospital admission indicated for the management 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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Answer

Admit the patient to the hospital if symptoms of SVCS are moderate to severe or if a patient requires the administration of thrombolytic therapy or anticoagulation. Transfer may be required for further diagnostic evaluation and surgical intervention.


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