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Oncologic mechanical emergencies

Umar A Khan, Carl B Shanholtz, Michael T McCurdy
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2014, 32 (3): 495-508
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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.

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