Generalized Edema Above the Diaphragm


Generalized Edema Above the Diaphragm, Symmetric Arm Edema, Head and Neck Edema, Bilateral Upper Extremity Swelling, Facial Edema, Neck Edema

  • Causes
  • Infectious causes
  1. See Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  2. Thoracic aneurysm
  3. Mediastinal cancer
  4. Thrombosis secondary to upper extremity infection
  5. Intraluminal metastasis secondary to hypernephroma
  • Causes
  • Increased Capillary Permeability
  1. Acute nephritis
  2. Angioedema (Angioneurotic edema)
  3. Scleroderma
  • Causes
  • Miscellaneous