Percutaneous stent placement as treatment of renal vein obstruction due to inferior vena caval thrombosis

Michael S. Stecker, Thomas Casciani, Paul Y. Kwo, Stephen G. Lalka

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Abstract

A patient who had undergone his third orthotopic liver transplantation nearly 9 years prior to presentation developed worsening hepatic and renal function, as well as severe bilateral lower extremity edema. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated vena caval thrombosis from the suprahepatic venous anastomosis to the infrarenal inferior vena cava, obstructing the renal veins. This was treated by percutaneous placement of metallic stents from the renal veins to the right atrium. At 16 months clinical follow-up, the patient continues to do well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Liver, transplantation
  • Renal veins, stenosis or obstruction
  • Stents and prostheses
  • Veins, thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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