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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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