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Term:Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
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Accession:DOID:9000139 term browser browse the term
Definition:A condition that occurs when the obstruction of the thin-walled SUPERIOR VENA CAVA interrupts blood flow from the head, upper extremities, and thorax to the RIGHT ATRIUM. Obstruction can be caused by NEOPLASMS; THROMBOSIS; ANEURYSM; or external compression. The syndrome is characterized by swelling and/or CYANOSIS of the face, neck, and upper arms.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: superior vena cava obstruction;   superior vena cava thrombosis
 primary_id: MESH:D013479
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Symbol Object Name JBrowse Chr Start Stop Reference
G Pthlh parathyroid hormone-like hormone JBrowse link 4 181,663,425 181,674,181 RGD:11554173

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    disease of anatomical entity 15263
      cardiovascular system disease 4357
        vascular disease 3318
          Superior Vena Cava Syndrome 1
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