Hybrid treatment of inferior vena cava obstruction after orthotopic heart transplantation

Gianluca Santise, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Roberto Baglini, Michele Pilato

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Abstract

Caval stenosis with subsequent thrombosis may occur after orthotopic heart transplantation (HT). Management of this complication may include a percutaneous approach or an open surgical one. Here, we report the case of an obstruction and severe thrombosis of the inferior vena cava, following orthotopic HT, that was managed in a hybrid fashion with surgical venous thrombectomy, inferior vena cava stenting, and atrio-caval patch-plasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-819
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Heart transplantation
  • Vena cava obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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