What are the symptoms of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Oct 06, 2012

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Common symptoms of SVCS include breathing problems and coughing.


The most common symptoms are these:

  • Problems breathing
  • Coughing
  • Swollen face, neck, upper body, and arms

Less common symptoms include the following:

  • Hoarse voice
  • Chest pain
  • Problems swallowing and/or talking
  • Coughing up blood
  • Swollen veins in the chest or neck
  • Bluish color to the skin
  • Drooping eyelid.


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