Open surgical repair of retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) injuries can be technically difficult, usually requiring extensive hepatic mobilization and associated with significant morbidity. We report a case of uncontrolled hemorrhage from the retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC), which occurred during attempted resection of a large retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma, and was successfully managed using an endoluminal stent-graft. This case demonstrates that endoluminal grafts can be successfully applied to control life-threatening hemorrhage arising from lesions in the retrohepatic IVC that are otherwise extremely difficult or inaccessible to direct surgical repair.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine