oncologic emergencies

oncologic emergencies

[ong′kōloj′ik]
cancer-related disorders that require emergency medical or surgical care. An example is superior vena cava syndrome in which an expanding tumor mass compresses the thin-walled vena cava, causing obstruction in the venous blood flow from the upper part of the body. Other examples include cardiac tamponade, cerebral herniation syndrome, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression.

on·co·log·ic e·mer·gen·cies

(on'kŏ-loj'ik ē-mĕr'jĕn-sēz)
Life-threatening medical emergencies that result from cancer or cancer therapies. The emergencies can be obstructive (e.g., superior vena cava syndrome), metabolic (e.g., hypercalcemia), or infiltrative (e.g., carotid artery rupture).
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