Surgical Treatment for Congenital Occlusion of the Inferior Vena Cava in its Diaphragmatic Portion
19 March 2008 (online)
This is a case report on a congenital occlusion of the inferior vena cava in its diaphragmatic part. Additionally, the proximal 10 cm within the retrohepatic portion of the vessel were highly stenotic. With exception of the vena hepatica brevis all larger hepatic veins were occluded. Correction was achieved using a 14 mm Gore-Tex® (Polytetrafluoroethylene) graft, which connected the abdominal part of the inferior vena cava to the right atrium.
Membranous occlusion of inferior vena cava