Splenic rupture during occlusion of the porta hepatis in resection of tumors with vena caval extension

J. Baniel, R. Bihrle, G. R. Wahle, R. S. Foster

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Abstract

The surgical management of renal cell carcinoma with intraluminal extension into the vena cava is technically demanding. Although the curative merit of the procedure is well established, extension of tumor above the hepatic veins may cause potentially life threatening complications, including pulmonary embolus and exsanguination. To our knowledge we report the first 2 cases in which intraoperative splenic rupture occurred and discuss possible causes of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)992-994
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume151
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • carcinoma
  • intraoperative complications
  • renal cell
  • splenic rupture
  • vena cava

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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