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Doctor insights on: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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Is there a link between persistent left superior vena cava and neck discomfort?

No: There is no known correlation between neck pain and vascular problems with the exception of vertebral artery compression in patients with disc problems or spondylosis. ...Read more

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What is the link between persistent left superior vena cava and neck discomfort?

What is the link between persistent left superior vena cava and neck discomfort?

Needs clarification: Persistent left superior vena cava ... what? Blockage? Enlargement? Syndrome? If you're talking syndrome/blockage, it causes backup of fluid into the head and neck regions resulting in congestion & swelling. This would likely be the reason for the discomfort.Resolution of the blockage should eventually relieve the backed up fluid.Manual lymphatic drainage may be of some benefit. ...Read more

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Had a port a cath removed due to a blood clot in the superior vena cava. Should this clot dissolve on its own ?

Had a port a cath removed due to a blood clot in the superior vena cava.  Should this clot dissolve on its own ?

In a manner : Hopefully flow through the svc will be restored, but may never be normal again. The threat of embolization is minimal. Hopefully there are not other factors causing the clot. ...Read more

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