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Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Umbrella: It looks a little like an umbrella. There are a lot of images on the internet.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Vena c filter comps: Need to be on anticoagulants Clot and legs swell. Clot and clot goes to lung. But depends on many other things and happy to discuss is detail. But be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Lung tumors are common causes of superior vena cava syndrome. The tumor can compress the SVC and lead to swelling of the face and head. Radiation trea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
IVC filter: IVC filter is usually placed to trap any dislodged clots from the leg in patients who can not or will not take warfarin. If your cause has been taken ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask the 1 who did it: Can't find a pic. I would c the vascular surgeon who put it in. If not available check with any vascular surgeon.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Vena cava: The inferior vena cava is the large vein which brings blood from the lower body to your heart. The vessel connects to the atrium of your heart. Durin ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The Pancoast tumor is related to obstruction of the superior vena cava in the chest.Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There is no known correlation between neck pain and vascular problems with the exception of vertebral artery compression in patients with disc problem ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Needs clarification: Persistent left superior vena cava ... what? Blockage? Enlargement? Syndrome? If you're talking syndrome/blockage, it causes backup of fluid into the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
Only via worry: Only if the loss of appetite is from the stress of worrying about the svc syndrome.

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