Thorac cardiovasc Surg 1981; 29(3): 180-182
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1023472
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Surgical Treatment for Congenital Occlusion of the Inferior Vena Cava in its Diaphragmatic Portion

B. Reichart, W. Klinner, M. Becker1 , J. Eisenburg2 , F. Weber2 , W. O. Strik3
  • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 1Department of Surgery
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine III
  • University of Munich, Klinikum Großhadern
  • 3Missionsärztliche Klinik Würzburg
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Publication History

1981

Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)

Summary

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.