Palliative effectiveness of radiation therapy in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome.

Abstract

A study was made of 34 patients concerning the palliation effect of radiation therapy in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). They were seen between 1986-1993, at the Department of Radiotherapy in Middelheim General Hospital, Belgium, Antwerp. All patients had a syndrome of superior vena cava obstruction secondary to malignancy. The… (More)

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