When are symptomatic treatments for 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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Oxygen supplementation may be provided if needed. Antiemetics may be provided as needed to prevent nausea and vomiting. If a patient has been started on steroids, the steroids should be tapered slowly, depending on the patient's condition.


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