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  • SVCO is an obstructive emergency that may occur as the result of progression of a malignancy or may be the diagnostic symptom.

  • SVCO is caused by external pressure, thrombus or direct tumour invasion causing obstruction of the superior vena cava and occurs in 3% - 8% of patients with cancer.


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