Inferior vena cava endograft to control surgically inaccessible hemorrhage

Victor Z. Erzurum, Margo Shoup, Marc Borge, Peter G. Kalman, Heron Rodriguez*, Geoffrey M. Silver

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1437-1439
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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