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RGD uses the Human Disease Ontology (DO, for disease curation across species. RGD automatically downloads each new release of the ontology on a monthly basis. Some additional terms which are required for RGD's curation purposes but are not currently covered in the official version of DO have been added. As corresponding terms are added to DO, these custom terms are retired and the DO terms substituted in existing annotations and subsequently used for curation.

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
 xref: EFO:1001855

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Pthlh parathyroid hormone-like hormone ISO CTD Direct Evidence: marker/mechanism CTD PMID:12358896 NCBI chr 4:180,188,792...180,199,847
Ensembl chr 4:180,188,792...180,199,847
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  disease 21142
    syndrome 10749
      Superior Vena Cava Syndrome 1
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  disease 21142
    disease of anatomical entity 18190
      cardiovascular system disease 5392
        vascular disease 4001
          Superior Vena Cava Syndrome 1
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