Oncologic Mechanical Emergencies.

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Oncologic Mechanical Emergencies.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;32(3):495-508

Authors: Khan UA, Shanholtz CB, McCurdy MT

Prevalence of cancer and its various related complications continues to rise. Increasingly these life-threatening complications are initially managed in the emergency department, making a prompt and accurate diagnosis crucial to effectively institute the proper treatment and establish goals of care. The following oncologic emergencies are reviewed in this article: pericardial tamponade, superior vena cava syndrome, brain metastasis, malignant spinal cord compression, and hyperviscosity syndrome.

PMID: 25060246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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