Delayed reconstruction with cryopreserved vein of an iatrogenically ligated inferior vena cava

Karan Garg, Daniel A. Riegel, Brittny H. Williams, Glenn R. Jacobowitz

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We report the case of delayed reconstruction of an iatrogenically transected inferior vena cava (IVC). A 47-year-old male underwent a laparoscopic right nephrectomy complicated by an unrecognized IVC transection. Postoperatively, he developed severe lower extremity edema, abdominal distension, and discomfort, prompting further investigation. A computed tomography scan showed a staple line extending across the IVC with thrombus extending distally to the level of the left renal vein. Repair of the suprarenal portion of the IVC was undertaken using a cryopreserved femoral vein allograft. The patient demonstrated clinical improvement with follow-up imaging demonstrating graft patency at 15 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Inferior Vena Cava
Veins
Renal Veins
Femoral Vein
Nephrectomy
Allografts
Lower Extremity
Edema
Thrombosis
Tomography
Transplants

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Delayed reconstruction with cryopreserved vein of an iatrogenically ligated inferior vena cava. / Garg, Karan; Riegel, Daniel A.; Williams, Brittny H.; Jacobowitz, Glenn R.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Vol. 2, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 74-76.

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