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- Superior vena cava syndrome
- Cushing syndrome
- Refractory hyperglycemia
- Eaton-Lambert syndrome
Superior vena cava syndrome is a complication that may be seen in some patients with cancer, particularly those affecting the lungs and breasts. Superior vena cava syndrome develops when the vena cava is compressed by a tumor, which causes increased pressure in the head and neck. The patient may develop a cough and difficulty breathing, as well as swelling in the face and neck. The condition can quickly progress to life threatening without proper treatment.
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