Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Svc Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of superior vena cava syndrome begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with superior vena cava syndrome include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of superior vena cava syndrome

Tests that may be used to evaluate superior vena cava syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Svc Syndrome References
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