Superior vena caval obstruction. Is it a medical emergency?

  title={Superior vena caval obstruction. Is it a medical emergency?},
  author={Dean E Schraufnagel and Robert R. Hill and Judith A Leech and J P Par{\'e}},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={70 6},
With the question in mind is superior vena caval obstruction a medical emergency, we reviewed 107 cases of superior vena caval obstruction in adult patients. We sought details of the time duration between the onset of symptoms and the treatment, and examined the complication and survival of patients with this disorder. Fifteen percent of the cases developed… CONTINUE READING