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  1. The superior vena cava syndrome caused by malignant disease

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    Eren, Suat [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)]. E-mail: suateren@atauni.edu.tr; Karaman, Adem [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey); Okur, Adnan [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)

    2006-07-15

    Objective: The superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction by malignant diseases is either by direct invasion and compression or by tumour thrombus of the SVC. Whatever is its cause, obstruction of the SVC causes elevated pressure in the veins draining into the SVC and increased or reversed blood flow through collateral vessels. Severity of the syndrome depends on the collateral vascular system development. Therefore, imaging of the collateral veins with variable location and connection is important in determining the extension and management of the disease. Our aims are to describe collateral vessels of the superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) related with the malignant diseases and to assess the ability of multi-detector row CT with multiplanar and 3D volume rendering techniques in determining and describing collateral circulations. Materials and methods: We present CT angiography findings of seven patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung (n = 2), squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (n = 3), Hodgkin disease of the thorax (n = 1), and squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus (n = 1). The patients received contrast-enhanced CT scans of the chest and abdomen on a multi-detector row CT during breath holding at suspended inspiration. Results: CT images revealed the cause and level of the SVC obstruction in all patients with axial and multiplanar reconstructed images. The SVC showed total obstruction in five patients and partial obstruction in two patients. The most common experienced collateral vessels were azygos vein (6), intercostal veins (6), mediastinal veins (6), paravertebral veins (5), hemiazygos vein (5), thoracoepigastric vein (5), internal mammary vein (5), thoracoacromioclavicular venous plexus (5), and anterior chest wall veins (5). While one case showed the portal-systemic shunt, V. cordis media and sinus coronarius with phrenic veins were enlarged in two cases, and the left adrenal vein was enlarged in a patient. In one case, the azygos vein with reversed blood flow was drained into both inferior vena cava and hemiazygos vein with the left renal vein. Conclusion: Multi-detector row CT with multiplanar and 3D imaging is an effective tool in evaluation of the SVCS and has a greater advantage than the other imaging techniques. 3D volume rendering is a useful technique in determining and describing collateral circulations in addition to the primary disease process.

  2. Vena cava filter; Vena-cava-Filter

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    Helmberger, T. [Klinikum Bogenhausen, Institut fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Muenchen (Germany)

    2007-05-15

    Fulminant pulmonary embolism is one of the major causes of death in the Western World. In most cases, deep leg and pelvic venous thrombosis are the cause. If an anticoagulant/thrombotic therapy is no longer possible or ineffective, a vena cava filter implant may be indicated if an embolism is threatening. Implantation of the filter is a simple and safe intervention. Nevertheless, it is necessary to take into consideration that the data base for determining the indications for this treatment are very limited. Currently, a reduction in the risk of thromboembolism with the use of filters of about 30%, of recurrences of almost 5% and fatal pulmonary embolism of 1% has been reported, with a risk of up to 20% of filter induced vena cava thrombosis. (orig.) [German] Die fulminante Lungenembolie zaehlt zu den Haupttodesursachen in der westlichen Welt. In der Mehrzahl der Faelle sind tiefe Bein- und Beckenvenenthrombosen ursaechlich verantwortlich. Ist eine antikoagulative/-thrombotische Therapie nicht (mehr) moeglich oder unwirksam, kann bei drohender Emboliegefahr die Vena-cava-Filterimplantation indiziert sein. Die Filterimplantation ist eine einfache und sehr sichere Intervention. Dennoch muss bei der Indikationsstellung beruecksichtigt werden, dass die Datenlage zur Wirksamkeit sehr limitiert ist. So wird aktuell ueber eine Reduktion des Thrombembolierisikos um 30% bei Embolierezidiven von knapp 5% und fatalen Lungenembolien von 1% unter Filterprophylaxe berichtet, bei einem Risiko von bis zu 20% fuer die filterinduzierte Vena-cava-Thrombose. (orig.)

  3. Pseudodisplacements of superior vena cava catheter in the persistent left superior vena cava

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    Pseudodisplacement of a left sided superior vena cava catheter in a persistent superior vena cava may be expected in adults in 0,37% and in a group of children with congenital heart disease in 2,5%. Embryology, anatomy and clinical implications is discussed on the basis of our own cases. The vena cava superior sinistra persitents is depending on a sufficient calibre a suitable vessel for a superior cava catheter. (orig.)

  4. Anomalies of the vena cava inferior

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    Two cases of anomalous inferior vena cava are presented, with the emphasis on embryology. The firts patient was investigated by venography for a clinically proven varicocele as a probable cause of infertility. A double inferior vena cava was found during venography, and was confirmed by computed tomography (CT). In the second case a left-sided inferior vena cava was an incidental finding when a CT scan was done as a diagnostic procedure in a case of Hodgkin's disease. A short summary of the embryology and the significance of the variants is presented

  5. Therapeutic approach to "downhill" esophageal varices bleeding due to superior vena cava syndrome in Behcet's disease: a case report

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    Haghighi Mahshid; Asadi Mehrnaz; Tavakkoli Hamid; Esmaeili Abbas

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background One of the rare presentations of superior vena cava syndrome is bleeding of "downhill" esophageal varices (DEV) and different approaches have been used to control it. This is a case report whose DEV was eradicated by band ligation for the first time. Case presentation We report a 42-year-old man who is a known case of Behcet's disease. The patient's first presentation was superior vena cava syndrome due to thrombosis followed by bipolar ulcers and arthralgia. He received w...

  6. Vena cava superior syndrome associated with sarcoidosis

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    We report the first observation of clinical manifestations of vena cava superior syndrome (VCSS) associated with sarcoidosis. Twenty-four years after the first signs of the disease had been noted, mediastinal lymphomas penetrating the wall of the vena cava superior caused complete obstruction. It is most unusual for the vessel wall to be destroyed in this way, which explains why VCSS is often missed in sarcoidosis. The obstructed vessel was resected and successfully replaced by a Gore-Tex prosthesis. The importance of VCSS for the differential diagnosis is pointed out. Two further peculiarities are the simultaneous occurrence of elevated intraocular pressure and VCSS, and the familial incidence. (orig.)

  7. Sarcoma of the vena cava inferior

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    Authors present an infrequent case of a female patient with abdominal tumor a great superficial collateral circulation type cava-cava, the abdominal ultrasound, the transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram and the computerized axial tomography (CAT) identified a tumor of the vena cava inferior. The fine-needle aspiration cytology of lesion confirmed the presence of primary fusopleomorphous sarcoma of high degree of malignancy of vena cava inferior

  8. Hemodialysis through persistent left superior vena cava

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    Kute, V. B.; A V Vanikar; M. R. Gumber; Shah, P R; Goplani, K. R.; Trivedi, H. L.

    2011-01-01

    We report a case of end stage renal disease patient who displayed a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) after placement of hemodialysis (HD) catheter through left internal jugular vein, as revealed by routine post-procedure X-ray chest. The diagnosis of PLSVC was confirmed by arterial blood gas, two-dimensional echocardiography, computed tomography thorax and angiographic examination. This anomaly is rather rare; few studies on safety of PLSVC for HD have been reported. The catheter wa...

  9. Therapeutic approach to "downhill" esophageal varices bleeding due to superior vena cava syndrome in Behcet's disease: a case report

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    Haghighi Mahshid

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One of the rare presentations of superior vena cava syndrome is bleeding of "downhill" esophageal varices (DEV and different approaches have been used to control it. This is a case report whose DEV was eradicated by band ligation for the first time. Case presentation We report a 42-year-old man who is a known case of Behcet's disease. The patient's first presentation was superior vena cava syndrome due to thrombosis followed by bipolar ulcers and arthralgia. He received warfarin, prednisolone and azathioprine. The clinical course of the patient was complicated by one episode of hematemesis without abdominal pain when the patient's PT was in therapeutic range. After resuscitation and correction of PT with fresh frozen plasma transfusion, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was done. Prominent varices were seen in the upper third of the esophagus, tapering to the middle part without acute bleeding. Stomach and duodenum were normal. Color ultrasonography evaluation of the portal, hepatic and splenic veins was negative for thrombosis. Band ligation was done and the patient's bleeding did not recur. Conclusion Band ligation is a safe and effective method for controlling DEV bleeding in patients with uncorrectable underlying disorders.

  10. Catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias in a patient with surgically corrected congenital heart disease and inferior vena cava interruption.

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    Krishnamoorthy, Jaishankar; Shah, Ruchit A; Sankaradas, Mullasari Ajit

    2015-07-01

    A 15 year old girl who underwent surgical correction of ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus ligation in childhood presented with atrial tachycardia of crista terminalis origin and counterclockwise atrial flutter. She also had associated interruption of inferior vena cava which continued as azygous vein and left superior vena cava which drained via coronary sinus into the right atrium. She underwent radiofrequency ablation of both the tachycardias via internal jugular vein and azygous vein approach using 3D electroanatomical mapping system. PMID:26136634

  11. Bilateral breast swelling secondary to superior vena cava obstruction and subclavian vein thrombosis

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    Ariadne Mayumi Yamada

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava syndrome is defined by a set of signs and symptoms secondary to superior vena cava obstruction caused principally by malignant diseases. The present report describes the case of an unusual clinical manifestation of this syndrome with bilateral breast swelling, and emphasizes the relevance of knowledge on mammographic signs of systemic diseases.

  12. Superior vena cava syndrome in hemodialysis patient

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    Azeb Molhem

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Obstruction of blood flow in the superior vena cava (SVC results in symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. SVC obstruction can be caused either by invasion or external compression of the SVC by contagious pathologic processes involving the right lung, lymph nodes, and other mediastinal structures, or by thrombosis of blood within the SVC. Occasionally, both mechanisms co-exist. We hereby report a case of a 28-year-old male, Saudi patient who was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and was maintained on regular hemodiaysis via right jugular vein dual lumen catheter for ten months. Three years later, the patient presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of SVC obstruction that was successfully managed with SVC stenting.

  13. Experience with three percutaneous vena cava filters

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    Twenty-one Kimray-Greenfield, 33 bird's nest, and 19 Amplatz vena cava filters were placed percutaneously. The Kimray-Greenfield filter was the most difficult to insert. The major problem was the insertion site, which required venipuncture with a 24-F catheter. Minor hemorrhage was frequent, and femoral vein thrombosis occurred in four patients. No migration, caval thrombosis, or pulmonary emboli were seen after Kimray-Greenfield filter placement. The bird's nest filter was relatively easy to insert, although in two cases the filter prongs could not be adequately seated in the wall of the inferior vena cava. Three patients with bird's nest filters had thrombosis below the filter, and three filters migrated to the heart. One migrated filter could not be removed. One patient had multiple small pulmonary emboli at autopsy. No other pulmonary emboli after filter placement were noted. The Amplatz filter was the easiest of the three filters to insert. Only one patient with an Amplatz filter had thrombosis of the vena cava below the filter. No filter migrations were documented, and no recurrent pulmonary emboli were found on clinical or radiologic follow-up. The Amplatz vena cava filter is easier to place than percutaneous Kimray-Greenfield or bird's nest filters, has a low complication rate, and has proven to be clinically effective in preventing pulmonary emboli

  14. IgG4-Related Sclerosing Disease Involving the Superior Vena Cava and the Atrial Septum of the Heart

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    Song, Changho; Koh, Myoung Ju; Yoon, Yong-Nam; Joung, Boyoung; KIM, SE HOON

    2013-01-01

    A 55-year-old woman presented with frequent episodes of syncope due to sinus pauses. During ambulatory Holter monitoring, atrial fibrillation and first-degree atrioventricular nodal block were observed. Magnetic resonance imaging and CT scans showed a tumor-like mass from the superior vena cava to the right atrial septum. Open chest cardiac biopsy was performed. The tumor was composed of proliferating IgG4-positive plasma cells and lymphocytes with surrounding sclerosis. The patient was diagn...

  15. MULTIDETECTOR-ROW COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PRESUMED PREURETERAL VENA CAVA IN CATS.

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    Pey, Pascaline; Marcon, Oriana; Drigo, Michele; Specchi, Swan; Bertolini, Giovanna

    2015-01-01

    Preureteral vena cava (circumcaval ureter, retrocaval ureter) occurs in a third of the feline population and has been associated with ureteral strictures in humans. The aim of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to describe the contrast-enhanced multidetector row computed tomographic (MDCT) characteristics of presumed preureteral vena cava in a group of cats. Medical records from two institutions located in different continents were searched from 2010-2013 for cases with complete contrast-enhanced MDCT examinations of the abdomen (i.e. included the entire course of the ureters and prerenal and renal segments of the caudal vena cava) and a diagnosis of preureteral caudal vena cava. For cases meeting inclusion criteria, CT scan data were retrieved and characteristics of the preureteral caudal vena cava were recorded. Presence of concomitant renal or ureteral diseases was also recorded. A total of 272 cats had contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scans during the study period and of these, 68 cats (22.43 ± 4.96%) had a diagnosis of presumed preureteral vena cava. In all affected cats, a "reverse-J ureter" was observed, i.e. a ureter running medially at the level of L4-5, passing dorsally to the caudal vena cava and then exiting ventrally between the caudal vena cava and aorta returning to its normal position. Having a preureteral vena cava resulted in an increased risk for concurrent urinary signs (OR = 3.00; CI: 95%; 1.28-6.99; P = 0.01). Findings supported the use of contrast-enhanced MDCT for characterizing morphology of preureteral vena cava and its relation with ureters in cats. PMID:25786990

  16. Spiral CT in aplasia of the pre-renal inferior vena cava as a cause of phlebothrombosis from the femoral veins to the inferior vena cava

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    The case report focuses on the computed tomography of the thrombotic okklusion of the inferior vena cava, venae iliacae and femorales communes due to congenital interruption of the prerenal inferior vena cava. The embryology of the abnormality was discussed. (orig.)

  17. Radiographic evaluation of caudal vena cava size as a useful parameter for the diagnosis of heart disease in dairy cattle

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    To quantify the radiographic parameters of the caudal vena cava (CVC) in healthy cattle and demonstrate their clinical usefulness, the present study compared the ratios of the diameter of the thoracic CVC to the diameter of the aorta (Ao) and length of the thoracic vertebrae (VL), which are all positioned in the same intercostal space, in 81 healthy control cattle (43 growing, 38 adult) and 10 cattle with heart disease. The average diameter of the CVC (CVCave) was correlated with the size of the Ao and VL in the control cows. Although the diameter and pulsation index of the CVC differed significantly between the growing and adult cows, the ratios of CVC/Ao and CVC/VL were fixed values for both the growing and mature cattle. However, in the cattle with heart disease, the pulsation index of the CVC was significantly lower or there was absence of pulsation due to a dilated CVC, and the ratio of CVCave/Ao and CVCave/VL were significantly higher than those in the healthy cattle

  18. Computerized tomography angiography in preoperative assessment of intravenous leiomyomatosis extending to inferior vena cava and heart

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    Gui, Ting; Qian, Qiuhong; Cao, Dongyan; YANG, JIAXIN; Ping PENG; SHEN, KENG

    2016-01-01

    Background Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) extending to inferior vena cava and heart is one of the most challenging conditions for surgical treatment. We explored the use of computerized tomography angiography (CTA) in preoperative assessment for this disease. Methods A cohort of 31 patients with IVL extending to inferior vena cava and heart were reviewed from the year 2002 to 2014, focusing on the preoperative CTA imaging characteristics and the surgical procedures in clinical treatment. Re...

  19. Diagnosis by ultrasonography of congestion of the caudal vena cava secondary to thrombosis in 12 cows.

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    Braun, U; Flückiger, M; Feige, K; Pospischil, A

    2002-02-16

    This paper describes the clinical, ultrasonographic, radiographic and postmortem findings in 12 cows with thrombosis of the caudal vena cava. The principal clinical signs were chronic bronchopneumonia and fever in 11 cows; one cow had epistaxis and one cow bled from the mouth; eight cows had anaemia and leucocytosis, and the clotting time for the glutaraldehyde test was markedly decreased in all the cows; in nine of the cows the activity of gamma-glutamyltransferase was high, suggesting chronic hepatic congestion. The most important ultrasonographic finding was congestion of the caudal vena cava attributable to thrombosis of the vein. In all the cows the caudal vena cava was round to oval on cross-section, rather than the normal triangular shape. The hepatic, splenic and portal veins were dilated in five, three and one cow, respectively. The results of radiography and endoscopy supported a diagnosis of bronchopneumonia, but there were radiographic changes in the diaphragmatic lung lobes that supported a diagnosis of vena caval disease in only four cows. Postmortem there was a thrombosis of the caudal vena cava in all the cows, and the thrombi were located in the thoracic, subphrenic and abdominal part of the caudal vena cava at the level of the liver in four, one and seven cows, respectively. In three cows, the thrombus was situated where a hepatic abscess had broken into the caudal vena cava, and in one cow it was at the site of a diaphragmatic abscess. In another cow, there was a fistula between the major bronchus of the right diaphragmatic lung lobe and the caudal vena cava where the thrombus was situated. Three cows had liver abscesses that had not broken into the caudal vena cava. There was severe bronchopneumonia in 11 of the cows, some of which also had multiple pulmonary abscesses. PMID:11878438

  20. Evaluation of superior vena cava syndrome by axial CT and CT phlebography

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    Transverse axial computed tomography (CT) has been combined with CT digital phlebography to study nine patients with superior vena cava syndrome. Six were due to malignancy, two were secondary to benign disease, and one was a paraneoplastic manifestation. This combined CT approach successfully identified the abnormal morphology of the superior vena cava, demonstrating external compression, encasement, or intraluminal thrombus in all patients and the collateral venous channels in eight. This technique is a rapid, informative, and cost-effective method for the workup of superior vena cava syndrome. The CT digital phlebogram, however, is not successful in regularly and optimally opacifying the normal superior vena cava because of the limited amount of contrast material, dilution effect of the nonopacified incoming flow from the jugular and azygos veins, and the lack of image enhancement from the CT digital scanograms

  1. Evaluation of superior vena cava syndrome by axial CT and CT phlebography

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    Moncada, R.; Cardella, R.; Demos, T.C.; Churchill, R.J.; Cardoso, M.; Love, L.; Reynes, C.J.

    1984-10-01

    Transverse axial computed tomography (CT) has been combined with CT digital phlebography to study nine patients with superior vena cava syndrome. Six were due to malignancy, two were secondary to benign disease, and one was a paraneoplastic manifestation. This combined CT approach successfully identified the abnormal morphology of the superior vena cava, demonstrating external compression, encasement, or intraluminal thrombus in all patients and the collateral venous channels in eight. This technique is a rapid, informative, and cost-effective method for the workup of superior vena cava syndrome. The CT digital phlebogram, however, is not successful in regularly and optimally opacifying the normal superior vena cava because of the limited amount of contrast material, dilution effect of the nonopacified incoming flow from the jugular and azygos veins, and the lack of image enhancement from the CT digital scanograms.

  2. Right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium

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    The right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium is a rare malformation causing cyanosis and clubbing in patients in whom no other signs of congenital heart defect are present. Diagnosis may be difficult as cyanosis may be mild and the anomaly is not always easily detectable by echocardiography. For this reason we report a 13-month-old male in whom we confirmed the clinical and echocardiographic suspicion of anomalous drainage of the right superior vena cava using multidetector CT. This allowed successful surgical reconnection of the right superior vena cava to the right atrium. (orig.)

  3. Recurrent epistaxis revealing a non-catheter-related superior vena cava syndrome in a hemodialysis patient: Unmasking undifferentiated connective tissue disease

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    O Dahmani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of an 80-year-old Caucasian woman on maintenance hemodialysis for almost three years through a right-tunneled jugular catheter. She presented with recurrent epistaxis for which she was periodically blood transfused despite erythropoietin therapy. She continued manifesting epistaxis, which was progressively emerging as a sign related to superior vena cava syndrome due to mediastinal mass. Laboratory investigations revealed active immunological abnormalities thereafter. Malignant superior vena syndrome remains an uncommon com-plication in this population related to a history of or ongoing central vein catheterization. Pro-longed oozing from the vascular site was the first alerting sign of the existence of this syndrome. We conclude that sometimes the transformation of undifferentiated connective tissue disease in the presence of epidermoid carcinoma of the superior mediastinum may be revealed during the use of catheters in dialysis.

  4. Primary mediastinal pleomorphic liposarcoma involving the superior vena cava.

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    Chen, Gang; Qiu, Xiaoming; Liu, Yi; Qiao, Yanjie; Shi, Tao; Chen, Jun; Zhou, Qinghua

    2014-05-01

    Primary mediastinal liposarcomas are extremely rare. They are primarily diseases of adults; however, they may be encountered in children. They are characterized by their large size and variable histologic subtypes, which correlate with clinical behavior and prognosis. Although the overall prognosis is poor, it is dependent upon the histologic subtype and completeness of surgical excision. Herein we present a case of a primary mediastinal pleomorphic liposarcoma in a 49-year-old male who received an en-bloc resection and superior vena cava replacement with Gortex graft. The patient has been disease-free after surgery for over 14 months. PMID:26767011

  5. Radiological evaluation of inferior vena cava obstruction: pictorial essay

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    The clinical diagnosis of inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction is often difficult, since patients may present with a multitude of signs and symptoms. The clinical manifestations depend on several factors: the underlying cause, the level of obstruction, the adequacy of collateral circulation, the presence of intercurrent disease, and the organ system involved. Although the most common clinical manifestations are deep venous thrombosis in the legs, abdominal pain, low back pain, loin pain and hematuria, patients may present with unusual and varied pathologic conditions. IVC obstruction may resemble or be associated with such conditions as congestive cardiac failure, cirrhosis of the liver or renal disease. (author)

  6. Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava

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    Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and its tributaries are increasingly recognized in asymptomatic patients due to the more frequent use of cross-sectional imaging and computed tomography (CT) in particular. IVC development is a complex process involving formation of anastomoses between three pairs of embryonic veins in the 4th to 8th week of gestation. Various permutations occur in the basic venous plan of the abdomen and pelvis resulting in variants such as isolated left IVC, double IVC, and retroaortic left renal vein. The majority of these anomalies are asymptomatic but occasionally present clinically with thromboembolic complications. However, awareness of their existence is important to avoid important diagnostic pitfalls and in preoperative surgical and interventional radiological planning.

  7. Radiation therapy for superior vena cava syndrome

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    We studied the effect of such variables as the symptom improvement rate, survival and prognostic factors on the treatment results of radiation therapy for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS). From 1988 to 2003, seventy two patients with SVCS were treated with radiation therapy at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center. The patients' ages ranged from 10 to 83 years old with the median age being 61, and sixty four patients were male. For the causes of the SVCS, 64 patients had lung cancer, four had metastatic lung cancer, two had malignant lymphoma and two had thymoma. The radiotherapy was delivered with 6-MV X-ray and all patients received above 900 cGy up to 6,600 cGy, with the median dose being 4,000 cGy. The follow-up periods were from 1 to 180 months with a median of 5.6 months. The main clinical manifestations were dyspnea (84.7%), facial edema (81.9%), arm edema (22.2%), neck vein distension (25%), hoarseness (12.5%) and facial plethora (5.6%). Eighty percent of patients achieved excellent to good symptom improvement and 19.4% experienced minimal improvement. The median survival period was 5.1 months, and overall survival rates were 17.7% at 2 years (2YOS) and 14.8% at five years (5YOS) for all the patients. The median survival period, the two and five year disease free survival rates were 4.3 months, 16.7% and 13.4% for the lung cancer patients, respectively. The total tumor dose was a statistically significant survival factor on the univariate analysis for the patients with lung cancer (2YSR; > 30 Gy, 25.6%, ? 30 Gy 6.7%, ? 0.05). Radiation therapy for the patients with SVCS due to malignancy could be an effective treatment. We considered that radiation therapy above 30 Gy of the total tumor dose may improve survival for SVCS due to lung cancer

  8. Neoplasms of the inferior vena cava - pictorial essay

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    This pictorial essay reviews common and rare neoplasms affecting the inferior vena cava (IVC, Table 1), with a particular emphasis on the clinical implications and the role and efficacy of the various imaging techniques. (author)

  9. Mitral valve plasty in an adult patient without a right superior vena cava.

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    Kubota, Sayaka; Nakano, Kiyoharu; Kodera, Kojiro; Asano, Ryota; Kataoka, Go; Tatsuishi, Wataru

    2012-09-01

    Persistent left superior vena cava without a right superior vena cava is an extremely rare condition. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with this condition who underwent mitral valve plasty. During cardiac catheterization, the asymptomatic patient with mitral valve prolapse syndrome was found to have a persistent left superior vena cava without a right superior vena cava. During mitral valve plasty, cardiopulmonary bypass was established using bicaval drainage through the persistent left superior vena cava and the right atrium. A cannula was inserted into the persistent left superior vena cava to provide a large surgical field in the left atrium. We selected a technique that involved direct insertion of an L-shaped cannula into the persistent left superior vena cava and obtained a clear view of the surgical field. Proper assessment of the right superior vena cava is necessary when a persistent left superior vena cava is suspected. PMID:22945860

  10. A new Nitinol stent for use in superior vena cava syndrome

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    Andersen, Poul Erik; Midtgaard, A; Brenøe, Anne-Sofie; Elle, Bo; Duvnjak, Stevo

    2015-01-01

    time of stent deployment. RESULTS: All patients had superior vena cava obstruction and clinical superior vena cava syndrome caused by malignant expansive mediastinal disease (eight patients non-small cell lung cancer and four small cell lung cancer). The technical success with deployment of the stents...... syndrome with in all 21 Zilver Vena stents between March 2012 and October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. All cavographies and contrast enhanced CT related to the treatment and during follow-up were evaluated and the patients had clinical follow-up until dead. They were all in terminal state at the...

  11. Terapia endovascular en el sindrome de vena cava superior: caso clínico Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome: Report of one case

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    Camilo Boza W

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available The treatment of superior vena cava syndrome is usually oriented to the underlying cause, that can be too slow in emergency cases. We report a 49 years old woman with a multiple myeloma that was admitted due to a superior vena cava syndrome caused by a central venous catheter used for chemotherapy for 20 weeks. She was successfully treated with thrombolysis, angioplasty and stent placement. The patient died 7 months later due to the underlying disease. Long term catheters are the responsible for 20 to 30% of superior vena cava syndromes. Endovascular treatment of the syndrome is successful in 60 to 100% of cases with a symptomatic relapse in 4 to 45% of patients. (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 421-6

  12. Obstrucción maligna de la vena cava superior Malign obstruction of the superior vena cava

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    M.A. Domínguez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se revisan los síndromes de la vena cava superior malignos, sus manifestaciones clínicas, relacionadas con las características anatómicas del compartimento por donde discurre la vena cava superior, los requerimientos diagnósticos para abordar el tratamiento en las mejores condiciones y el conjunto de medidas que deben adoptarse para su manejo.The present paper offers a review of the malign syndromes of the superior vena cava, their clinical expressions related to the anatomical characteristics of the compartment where the superior vena cava runs, the diagnostic requirements for realising treatment under the best conditions and the ensemble of measures that must be adopted in dealing with this.

  13. [Tako-tsubo syndrome during an attempt of pacemaker implantation in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava].

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    Bonfantino, Massimo Vincenzo; Balzano, Angelo; Volpe, Carlo; Antonelli, Gianfranco; Santoro, Giuseppe; Corlianò, Leonardo

    2012-02-01

    Persistent left superior vena cava is a rare congenital abnormality. Cases of persistent left superior vena cava with an absent right superior vena cava or the presence of other congenital cardiovascular abnormalities have been rarely described. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a patient with persistent left superior vena cava, absent right superior vena cava and tako-tsubo syndrome observed during an attempt of pacemaker implantation. Such a condition was confirmed by means of contrast echocardiography and coronary angiography. PMID:22322554

  14. Multicentric pheochromocytoma and involvement of the inferior vena cava

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    Antonio Marmo, Lucon; Renato, Falci Júnior; José Nery, Praxedes; Marcel Cerqueira Cesar, Machado; Luis Balthazar, Saldanha; Marcelo Marcondes, Machado; Sami, Arap.

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Feocromocitoma com invasão de veia cava inferior é raro. Tumores multicêntricos são igualmente raros, estando presentes em até 10% dos casos. A cirurgia é o tratamento de escolha, uma vez que a sobrevida livre da doença é longa. TIPO DE ESTUDO: Relato de caso. RELATO DE CASO: Relatamos um [...] caso de feocromocitoma de adrenal direita com extensão para veia cava inferior supra-diafragmática, retirado cirúrgicamente através de tóraco-freno-laparotomia, sem a necessidade de circulação extra-corpórea. Após seis anos de seguimento, outro feocromocitoma foi achado no órgão de Zuckerkandl. A excisão cirúrgica completa do tumor foi realizada através de laparotomia mediana e dissecção retroperitoneal. Em ambos os casos, margens cirúrgicas livres do tumor e níveis pós-operatórios normais de catecolaminas garantiram remoção total do feocromocitoma. O estudo anatomopatológico revelou feocromocitoma maligno com margens livres de neoplasia em ambos os espécimes. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Extension of pheochromocytomas to the inferior vena cava is rare. Multicentric tumors are rare as well, being present in up to 10% of cases. Surgery is the treatment of choice because of the long-term survival free of disease. DESIGN: Case report. CASE REPORT: We report on a case of right a [...] drenal pheochromocytoma with extension to the supra-diaphragmatic vena cava, which underwent surgical excision through thoracophrenic laparotomy without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. In a 6-year follow-up, another pheochromocytoma was found in the infra-renal Zuckerkandl's organ. Complete surgical excision of the tumor was performed by a median laparotomy and complete retroperitoneal dissection. In both cases, the total removal of the pheochromocytoma has been guaranteed by having margins free of tumor and a normal post-operative level of catecholamines. The pathological study revealed a malignant pheochromocytoma with margins free of neoplasia in both specimens.

  15. Imaging evaluation of the inferior vena cava.

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    Smillie, Richard P; Shetty, Monisha; Boyer, Andrew C; Madrazo, Beatrice; Jafri, Syed Zafar

    2015-01-01

    The inferior vena cava (IVC) is an essential but often overlooked structure at abdominal imaging. It is associated with a wide variety of congenital and pathologic processes and can be a source of vital information for referring clinicians. Initial evaluation of the IVC is most likely to occur at computed tomography performed for another indication. Many routine abdominal imaging protocols may result in suboptimal evaluation of the IVC; however, techniques to assist in specific evaluation of the IVC can be used. In this article, the authors review the spectrum of IVC variants and pathologic processes and the relevant findings from magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, sonography, and positron emission tomography. Embryologic development of the IVC and examples of congenital IVC variants, such as absence, duplication, left-sided location, azygous or hemiazygous continuation, and web formation, are described. The authors detail IVC involvement in Wilms tumor, leiomyosarcoma, adrenal cortical carcinoma, testicular carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, and other neoplasms, as well as postsurgical, traumatic, and infectious entities (including filter malposition, mesocaval shunt, and septic thrombophlebitis). The implications of these entities for patient treatment and instances in which specific details should be included in the dictated radiology report are highlighted. Furthermore, the common pitfalls of IVC imaging are discussed. The information provided in this review will allow radiologists to detect and accurately characterize IVC abnormalities to guide clinical decision making and improve patient care. PMID:25763740

  16. Medical image of the week: persistent left superior vena cava

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. A 19 year old man with acute lymphocytic leukemia was admitted to the ICU with septic shock. Due to areas of cellulitis on the right side of the chest and neck and femoral venous thrombi, a left subclavian central access was attempted. The chest x-ray obtained after line placement is shown below (Figure 1. Blood gas done from the line was consistent with venous blood and venous tranduction was seen. A CT of the chest (Figure 2 confirmed the diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC. A persistent left superior vena cava is the most common congenital thoracic venous anomaly, seen in 0.3-0.5% of the population (1. Incidence is increased in patients with congenital heart disease to 5%. In most patients a right sided SVC is also present; hence the term SVC duplication has also been used. Embryologically a PLSVC is formed when the left anterior cardinal vein is ...

  17. Neuroimaging findings in neonates and infants from superior vena cava obstruction after cardiac operation

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    Extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus may develop after superior vena cava obstruction, an uncommon complication after cardiac surgery.Objective. To describe the neuroimaging findings in neonates and infants with superior vena cava thrombosis after cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease.Materials and methods. Between 1993 and 2001, 333 neonates and infants in our hospital underwent cardiac surgery, of whom 13 (3.9%) subsequently acquired superior vena cava syndrome. Eleven of these 13 children (7 boys, 4 girls) were evaluated by head ultrasound and computed tomography scans.Results. One child had normal findings on head ultrasound, and 10 children had extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus (EVOH). In 6 children, aggravation of the hydrocephalus was noted up to 11.4 months after cardiac surgery; in 3 of them, the hydrocephalus was shunted to the peritoneum. One child had thrombosis of the dural sinuses, and 1 had hemorrhagic infarction. Two children died during follow-up.Conclusion. EVOH is a common complication of superior vena cava thrombosis, and head ultrasound should be performed in all neonates and infants with superior vena cava thrombosis after cardiac surgery. Long-term follow-up is needed, as the hydrocephalus may worsen even months after surgery. (orig.)

  18. A Rare Vascular Anomaly: Isolated Congenital Superior Vena Cava Obstruction

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    Alper Hazım Gürsu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava obstruction is a rare but serious vascular abnormality. The majority of the cases are caused by an underlying malignancy. Pediatric cases are usually associated with previous cardiac surgeries. There is only one case of isolated congenital superior vena cava obstruction reported in literature to date. In clinical findings edema was present at the head, neck and upper extremities. It can be diagnosed by echocardiography. The treatment is based on surgery but baloon angioplasty and/or stent application can be tried. In this case report, we examined 8 months old girl with isolated congenital superior vena cava obstruction without any underlying etiology, diagnosed by echocardiography, who underwent baloon angioplasty and surgery. (The Jo­ur­nal of Cur­rent Pe­di­at­rics 2014;1:48-50

  19. Primary lung lymphoma involving the superior vena cava

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    Wei Sen

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Primary lung lymphoma (PLL presenting as a primary pulmonary lesion is rare and usually affects elderly people. Here we describe a 25-year-old Chinese man diagnosed with primary lung lymphoma, which presented as a huge lung tumor mimicking a primary lung cancer and involving the superior vena cava. He underwent double-sleeve reconstructions of bronchus and pulmonary arteries with right upper- and middle-lobe lobectomy along with replacement of the superior vena cava with a graft, and was then given standard chemotherapy of CHOP plus Rituximab. The patient has been well, showing no local recurrence or distal metastasis during a 27-month follow-up.

  20. Large hemangioma in a persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Hu, Wen; Wang, Xiang; Tan, Sichuang; Fan, Songqing; Liu, Jun; Yu, Fenglei; Tang, Jingqun

    2012-12-01

    Cardiac hemangiomas represent 1 to 2% of all detected benign heart tumors. Tumors in the coronary sinus have been reported; however, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of masses in a persistent left superior vena cava. We report here the first case of a 58-year-old man with a rare huge unicamerate cardiac hemangiomas in a persistent left superior vena cava. A communication vein between the coronary sinus and hemangiomas could be identified, and thrombus formation was found in the hemangiomas as well. PMID:23180384

  1. Hepatic and postrenal segment anomalies of inferior vena cava

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    Choe, Yeon Hyeon; Park, Jae Hyung; Yeon, Kyung Mo; Han, Man Chung [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1986-06-15

    Postrenal segment anomalies of inferior vena cava such as bilateral inferior vena cava and left-sided inferior vena cava can simulate lymphadenopathy on CT scan and these anomalous veins need consideration in retroperitoneal operations such as procedures for prevention of venous embolism, splenorenal shunt operation and aortic prosthetic replacement. Retrocaval ureter is a rare cause of obstructive uropathy or medical deviation of ureter. We analyzed 16 cases of postrenal segment anomalies diagnosed by CT, vena cavography, retrograde pyelography and ultrasonography including six rare positional anomalies at hepatic segment of inferior vena cava diagnosed by cardiac angiography. The results were as follows. 1. Postrenal segment anomalies were 6 cases of bilateral IVC, 8 cases of left-sided IVC and 2 cases of retrocaval ureters. On CT scan, 3 cases of bilateral IVC and 4 cases of left-sided IVC were accompanied by malignant tumors, but caval veins could be discriminated from enlarged nodes because of continuous tubular nature of vein on consecutive sections with homogeneous strong enhancement. Two cases of retrocaval ureters showed hydroureteronephrosis due to ureteral compression by IVC. 2. Hepatic segment anomalies were 6 cases. Five cases of IVC on left side of vertebra crossed midline at live to enter right-sided right atrium and one case of IVC on right side crossed midline to enter left-sided right atrium. Four cases of complex cardiac anomalies, 4 cases of annapolis and 2 cases of situs ambiguous were associated with these anomalies.

  2. Bilateral inferior vena cava filter insertion in a patient with duplication of the infrarenal vena cava.

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    Leong, S

    2010-06-19

    BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion is a commonly performed procedure for indications such as recurrent pulmonary emboli or contraindication to anticoagulation. Symptomatic duplication of the IVC is exceedingly rare with only a handful of cases being described in the literature. AIM: We report an unusual case of a patient with symptomatic duplication of the IVC. RESULT: A 53-year-old woman presented at our hospital for resection of a cerebral metastasis from a non-small cell lung cancer following a recent diagnosis of bilateral lower limb deep venous thrombosis. This required perioperative reversal of anticoagulation and IVC filter insertion. Conventional venography performed during filter insertion documented the existence of a duplicated IVC. CONCLUSION: We present a case of a symptomatic duplication of the IVC requiring filter insertion. We review the developmental anatomy of the IVC along with the diagnostic findings and management strategies available.

  3. Síndrome de veia cava superior Superior vena cava syndrome

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    SAMUEL ZUÍNGLIO DE BIASI CORDEIRO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available A obstrução ao fluxo sanguíneo na VCS e suas manifestações clínicas têm hoje como causa principal o câncer de pulmão. A história relata que no século XVIII a sífilis e a tuberculose eram responsáveis por 40% dos casos conhecidos. O conhecimento das alterações hemodinâmicas compreendidas nesta síndrome assim como a apuração das técnicas de diagnóstico de imagem e de citopatologia permitem hoje que o médico possa tratar de seu paciente com mais segurança e conforto do que há 10 anos. A TC contrastada e a RM auxiliam no diagnóstico de localização da obstrução e técnicas mais antigas como a cavografia puderam ser abandonadas. O diagnóstico de obstrução da VCS e o estudo por Doppler realizado à beira do leito em muito contribuem para a realização de procedimentos de desobstrução como a angioplastia transluminal percutânea nos casos de trombose ou estenose do vaso. Também a utilização de próteses como PTFE é de importância fundamental na condução de casos de lesão traumática da VCS durante cirurgias para câncer pulmonar ou mediastinal. No campo da radioterapia, a técnica de fracionamento permite que altas doses de irradiação sejam administradas aos pacientes portadores de neoplasias malignas, com benefícios em 70% dos casos.Lung cancer is now the main cause of blood flow obstruction in the superior vena cava and of its clinical manifestations. History tells that in the 18th Century, syphilis and tuberculosis were responsible for 40% of the known cases. The knowledge of hemodynamic changes seen in this syndrome and the improvement of diagnostic and cytopathologic techniques allow for a safer and more comfortable treatment of the patient than 10 years ago. Contrast CT and MR added to the identification and location of the obstruction, and older techniques such as cavography could be abandoned. SVC obstruction diagnosis and Doppler studies carried out at the bed of the patient contribute to deobstruction procedures such as transluminal percutaneous angioplasty in cases of thrombosis and venous stenosis. In addition, the use of prostheses is of great importance in the management of cases utilization of traumatic lesion to the SVC during lung or mediastinal cancer surgeries. In the realm of radiotherapy, the fractionating technique allows for the administration of high doses of irradiation to cancer patients with benefits to 70% of the cases on the average.

  4. The superior vena cava syndrom as emergency case in radiotherapy

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    Between 1983 and 1988 90 patients with bronchial neoplasms needed emergency irradiation to treat superior vena cava syndrome. Pathohistologically verified were 30 cases with squamous cell carcinoma, twelve with adenocarcinoma, five cases with large cell carcinoma, 30 with a small cell carcinoma, and non-differentiated in five others. No histological examination was carried out in eight cases. In 30 patients distant metastases were evident at the initial diagnosis. The average duration of follow-up was 118 days. The survival course proved to be independent of histopathological grading, previous treatment, and age. Similarly no influence of the fractionation employed could be seen. Very important to the prognosis however, were the stage of disease, the Karnofsky index, and dependent on that, the total reference dose applied. Patients with a Karnofsky index of 50% or lower survived on average only 17 days. (orig.)

  5. Retrieval of Cement Embolus from Inferior Vena Cava After Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

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    Percutaneous vertebroplasty is an accepted treatment for painful vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis and malignant disease. Venous leakage of cement and pulmonary cement embolism have been reported complications. We describe a paravertebral venous cement leak resulting in the deposition of a cement cast in the inferior vena cava and successful retrieval of the cement embolus.

  6. Advanced Techniques for Removal of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters

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    Iliescu, Bogdan; Haskal, Ziv J., E-mail: ziv2@mac.com [University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (United States)

    2012-08-15

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have proven valuable for the prevention of primary or recurrent pulmonary embolism in selected patients with or at high risk for venous thromboembolic disease. Their use has become commonplace, and the numbers implanted increase annually. During the last 3 years, in the United States, the percentage of annually placed optional filters, i.e., filters than can remain as permanent filters or potentially be retrieved, has consistently exceeded that of permanent filters. In parallel, the complications of long- or short-term filtration have become increasingly evident to physicians, regulatory agencies, and the public. Most filter removals are uneventful, with a high degree of success. When routine filter-retrieval techniques prove unsuccessful, progressively more advanced tools and skill sets must be used to enhance filter-retrieval success. These techniques should be used with caution to avoid damage to the filter or cava during IVC retrieval. This review describes the complex techniques for filter retrieval, including use of additional snares, guidewires, angioplasty balloons, and mechanical and thermal approaches as well as illustrates their specific application.

  7. Tratamiento endovascular del síndrome de vena cava superior Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

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    Michel Bergoeing R

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    Full Text Available Background: Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS is caused by the obstruction of venous drainage from the upper portion of the body. Common clinical findings are headache and cervical, facial and upper limb edema. Occasionally, clouding of consciousness appears. Aim: to report our experience with endovascular treatment of SVCS. Material and methods: Retrospective review of all patients with SVCS subjected to endovascular treatment between 1999 and 2005. Results: Eight patients were treated, all of them with malignancies. Six had a benign obstruction due to the presence of a chemotherapy catheter located in the superior vena cava, one had obstruction secondary to radiation therapy and one a tumor compression of the superior vena cava. Two patients underwent thrombolytic therapy. Angioplasty and stenting was performed in all patients. The chemotherapy catheter was removed to all patients and installed again in one. One patient had a hemothorax secondary to a simultaneous needle lung biopsy under video thoracoscopy. No patient died in relation to the procedure. Congestive signs and symptoms subsided in all patients within 24 hours after the procedure. During follow up, only one patient had symptoms related to vena cava obstruction and three died due to their malignant tumor. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of SVCS has a low rate of complications and provides immediate and mid-term symptom relief

  8. Spiral CT in aplasia of the pre-renal inferior vena cava as a cause of phlebothrombosis from the femoral veins to the inferior vena cava; Spiral-CT einer Aplasie der praerenalen Vena cava inferior als Ursache einer Phlebothrombose von den Oberschenkelvenen bis in die Vena cava inferior

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    Schweiger, U. [Strahlenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitaetsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany); Schedel, H. [Strahlenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitaetsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany); Thiede, U. [Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (Germany). Arbeitsgruppe Digitale Bildbearbeitung; Felix, R. [Strahlenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitaetsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)

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    The case report focuses on the computed tomography of the thrombotic okklusion of the inferior vena cava, venae iliacae and femorales communes due to congenital interruption of the prerenal inferior vena cava. The embryology of the abnormality was discussed. (orig.) [Deutsch] Anhand einer Fallstudie wurden die Moeglichkeiten der computertomographischen Diagnostik bei einer durch Teilplasie der `praerenalen` Vena cava inferior hervorgerufenen Thrombose der Vv. femorales superficiales et profundae, der grossen Beckenvenen und der Vena cava inferior erlaeutert. In der Diskussion wurde auf die Embryologie der Missbildung eingegangen. (orig.)

  9. MARCADORES SONOGRAFICOS DE CARDIOPATIAS CONGENITAS: PERSISTENCIA DE LA VENA CAVA SUPERIOR IZQUIERDA: NUESTRA EXPERIENCIA

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    Fernando Viñals L.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Consideramos marcadores de cardiopatías congénitas al grupo de lesiones que, pudiendo ser variantes normales, se asocian a defectos cardíacos. En esta segunda publicación destacamos la importancia del diagnóstico de la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda y su drenaje hacia el seno coronario, como un marcador de cardiopatías congénitas. En nuestra serie de cardiopatías congénitas (Cc, hemos diagnosticado 5 persistencias de la vena cava superior izquierda, 4 de ellas drenando hacia el seno coronario; 2 fueron anomalías aisladas, correspondiendo a variantes anatómicas. En otros 2 casos, los fetos eran portadores de cardiopatías congénitas mayores, uno de ellos actualmente vivo después de corrección quirúrgica y el restante fallecido. El quinto caso era un feto portador de anomalías múltiples, sospechándose una cromosomopatía, la que fue confirmada postparto como una trisomía 13. Reportamos los hallazgos in útero, el resultado postnatal de estos casos, la técnica más apropiada para su pesquisa y su asociación a CcWe consider markers of congenital heart disease a group of anomalies which could be a normal variant in general population but might be associated to structural defects of the fetal heart. One of those markers is the persistence of the left superior vena cava and his drainage to the coronary sinus. Among 5 persistence of the left superior vena cava diagnosed in our series, we found 2 associated with major congenital heart disease and another one with abnormal karyotype (trisomy 13. 2 other fetus were diagnosed as an isolated lesion. We discuss in utero abnormalities and fllow-up. We considered that the diagnosis of persistence of the left superior vena cava is a tool for the in utero detection of congenital heart disease

  10. Combined Double Sleeve Lobectomy and Superior Vena Cava Resection for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava.

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    Zhu, Daxing; Qiu, Xiaoming; Zhou, Qinghua

    2015-11-01

    A 65-year-old man with right central type of lung squamous carcinoma was admitted to our department. Bronchoscopy displayed complete obstruction of right upper lobe bronchus and infiltration of the bronchus intermedius with tumor. Chest contrast computed tomography revealed the tumor invaded right pulmonary artery, superior vena cava, and the persistant left superior vena cava flowed into the coronary sinus. The tumor was successfully removed by means of bronchial and pulmonary artery sleeve resection of the right upper and middle lobes combined with resection and reconstruction of superior vena cava (SVC) utilizing ringed polytetrafluoroethylene graft. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first report of complete resection of locally advanced lung cancer involving superior vena cava, right pulmonary artery trunk and main bronchus with persistant left superior vena cava. PMID:26582230

  11. Combined Double Sleeve Lobectomy and Superior Vena Cava Resection for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

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    Daxing ZHU

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A 65-year-old man with right central type of lung squamous carcinoma was admitted to our department. Bronchoscopy displayed complete obstruction of right upper lobe bronchus and infiltration of the bronchus intermedius with tumor. Chest contrast computed tomography revealed the tumor invaded right pulmonary artery, superior vena cava, and the persistant left superior vena cava flowed into the coronary sinus. The tumor was successfully removed by means of bronchial and pulmonary artery sleeve resection of the right upper and middle lobes combined with resection and reconstruction of superior vena cava (SVC utilizing ringed polytetrafluoroethylene graft. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first report of complete resection of locally advanced lung cancer involving superior vena cava, right pulmonary artery trunk and main bronchus with persistant left superior vena cava.

  12. Radiographic evaluation of caudal vena cava size in dogs

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    Dilation of the caudal vena cava (CVC) on lateral thoracic radiographs is often interpreted as suggestive of right-sided congestive heart failure, To quantitate the clinical utility of evaluating CVC size as an indicator of right-sided heart disease, we compared the ratio of the diameter of the CVC as measured on a left lateral thoracic radiograph to the descending aorta (Ao), length of the thoracic vertebra above the tracheal bifurcation (VL), and width of the right fourth rib (R4) in 35 dogs with right heart disease and 35 control dogs, Each CVC ratio(CVC/Ao, CVC/VL, CVC/R4) was statistically larger in dogs with right heart disease, Response operating characteristic curves and likelihood ratios were used to determine ratios helpful in identifying dogs with right heart disease. A CVC/Ao > 1.50, CVC/VL > 1.30, or CVC/R4 > 3.50 are strongly suggestive of a right-sided heart abnormality in a patient

  13. Modeling Flow Past a Tilted Vena Cava Filter

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    Singer, M A; Wang, S L

    2009-06-29

    Inferior vena cava filters are medical devices used to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) from deep vein thrombosis. In particular, retrievable filters are well-suited for patients who are unresponsive to anticoagulation therapy and whose risk of PE decreased with time. The goal of this work is to use computational fluid dynamics to evaluate the flow past an unoccluded and partially occluded Celect inferior vena cava filter. In particular, the hemodynamic response to thrombus volume and filter tilt is examined, and the results are compared with flow conditions that are known to be thrombogenic. A computer model of the filter inside a model vena cava is constructed using high resolution digital photographs and methods of computer aided design. The models are parameterized using the Overture software framework, and a collection of overlapping grids is constructed to discretize the flow domain. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved, and the characteristics of the flow (i.e., velocity contours and wall shear stresses) are computed. The volume of stagnant and recirculating flow increases with thrombus volume. In addition, as the filter increases tilt, the cava wall adjacent to the tilted filter is subjected to low velocity flow that gives rise to regions of low wall shear stress. The results demonstrate the ease of IVC filter modeling with the Overture software framework. Flow conditions caused by the tilted Celect filter may elevate the risk of intrafilter thrombosis and facilitate vascular remodeling. This latter condition also increases the risk of penetration and potential incorporation of the hook of the filter into the vena caval wall, thereby complicating filter retrieval. Consequently, severe tilt at the time of filter deployment may warrant early clinical intervention.

  14. Decompression of superior vena cava during bidirectional Glenn shunt

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    Kulkarni Venugopal; Mudunuri Ravikiran; Mulavisala Krishnaprasad; Byalal R

    2009-01-01

    Patients undergoing bi-directional Glenn shunt for various congenital anomalies of the heart will have their superior vena cava (SVC) clamped during the procedure. The duration of the procedure is variable, ranging from five to 30 minutes. This can affect the cerebral perfusion due to raised venous pressure [Cerebral blood flow = Mean arterial pressure − (Intracranial pressure + Central venous pressure)]. Shunting away the SVC blood is a well known technique to counter this probl...

  15. Characteristics of presystolic flow in the superior vena cava: new thoughts on a forgotten sound

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    Brecker, S J D; Xiao, H. B.; Mbaissouroum, M; Gibson, D. G.

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    Cross sectional, M mode, and Doppler echocardiography, apexcardiography, and phonocardiography were used to characterise presystolic cardiovascular sounds in three patients with ventricular disease. Although the aetiology was different (dilated cardiomyopathy, primary pulmonary hypertension, and chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease), in each case the presystolic sound was associated with a rapid change in acceleration of blood and with flow reversal in the superior vena cava, and could on...

  16. ICD Leads Extraction and Clearing of Access Way in a Patient With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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    Kiuchi, Márcio Galindo; Andrade, Ricardo Luiz Lima; da Silva, Gustavo Ramalho; Souto, Hanry Barros; Chen, Shaojie; Junior, Humberto Villacorta

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    Abstract Central vein disease is defined as at least 50% narrowing up to total occlusion of central veins of the thorax including superior vena cava, brachiocephalic, subclavian, and internal jugular vein. Thrombosis due to intravascular leads occurs in approximately 30% to 45% of patients early or late after implantation of a pacemaker by transvenous access. In this case, we report a male patient, 65-years old, hypertensive, type 2 diabetic, with atherosclerotic disease, coronary artery dise...

  17. Complications of stenting in superior vena cava syndrome

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    Objective: To investigate the incidence and causes of complication of stenting in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) for its proper prevetions. Methods: Thirty nine patients with SVCS due to various diseases were retrospectively analyzed. The location, extension and degree of the stenosis were identified on venography before stent placement. Lumen narrowing becoming less than 50% or 20% improvement after stenting was taken as effective. Complications after stenting were analyzed. Results: Thirty-five (89.7%, 35/39) patients relieved after stenting. Six patients (15.4%) had complications, including stents displacement due to mass lessened after chemotherapy in 1 cases, stents displacement and thrombogenesis due to lack of anticoagulant therapy and mass lessened after chemotherapy in 1 cases, restenosis due to mass growing into the screening of Gianturco Z-type stent in 1 cases, acute pericardial effusion in 1 cases, 1 of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in 1 cases and acute congestive right heart failure and relieved after treatment in 1 cases. Conclusions: Some complications of stenting in SVCS is serious. Proper procedure, stents selection and skillful handling can reduce the frequency of the complications. (authors)

  18. The initial experience of transjugular retrieval of Geunther Tulip inferior vena cava filters

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    Objective: To explore the indications and technical procedures of transjugular retrieval of Geunther Tulip inferior vena cava filters. Methods: Seventy-four patients (40 males and 34 females with a mean age of 45.8 years) with acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis encountered in our hospital from September 2007 to Mar 2009 were involved in this study. The onset of the disease was from one day to 14 days. Clinical symptoms included swelling, pain, cyanosis or pallescence of the affected limb with higher or normal skin temperature. Thirty-one patients who complicated with pulmonary embolism suffered from dyspnoea, chest pain, hemoptysis, etc. Implantation of Geunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filters through femoral or right internal jugular vein was carried out, which was followed by intravenous transcatheter thrombolysis. Vascular ultrasound and angiography showed no fresh or free thrombus in 12-80 days after initial treatment, then the Geunther Tulip filter was taken out from right internal jugular vein, and inferior vena cavography was performed again. All patients accepted anticoagulation and antibiotic treatment for 3-5 days after operation. A follow-up lasting for 4-12 months was made. Results: Successful implantation of Geunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter with only one session was obtained in all 74 patients. During implantation procedure one filter became tilted 25 degrees. Successful removal of Geunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter was achieved in 40 patients in 41.3 days (12-80 days) after the filter was delivered, and the procedure cost only 5.8 minutes (1-115 minutes) with a successful rate of 97.6% (40/41). Failure of retrieval of IVC filter due to compact adhesion of the filter to IVC wall happened in one patient. Inferior vena cavography again confirmed that there was no any sign of vascular perforation or rupture. Retrieval of IVC filter was not performed in other 33 patients and no clinical manifestations of pulmonary embolism or inferior vena cava occlusion emerged during follow-up period. Conclusion: For the treatment of acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis, interventional transjugular retrieval of Geunther Tulip IVC Filters has some advantages, including retrievable time, i.e. a long time window for thrombolysis therapy, high successful rate of retrieval and satisfactory clinical efficacy. (authors)

  19. A case of coarctation of the aorta associated with the patent ductus arteriosus and the persistent left superior vena cava

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    This is a case report of multiple congenital vascular anomalies in which coarctation of the aorta combined with the patent ductus arteriosus and the persistent left superior vena cava. The patient was a 15 year old girl and congenital heart disease was suspected during infancy. However, she heard the disease incurable, so she had been well with herb medicine until admission in our hospital. By physical examination and roentgenological studies including aortography, the diagnosis of the patent ductus arteriosus was detected and the coarctation of the aorta was suspected. The persistent left superior vena cava was found during surgery and it was proved roentgenologically by venography

  20. Computed tomographic diagnosis of calcified inferior vena cava thrombus in a child with Wilm's tumor

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    A calcified thrombus in the inferior vena cava of infants and children may be imaged by computed tomography. The precise location of the calcification within the inferior vena cava may be confirmed by computed tomographic scanning during injection of intravenous contrast material. (orig.)

  1. Widening of mediastinum with persistent left superior Vena cava - CT diagnosis

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    Described in this paper are radiographic findings recorded from a case of persistent left superior vena cava which grew manifest by widening of the left contour of the upper mediastinal region. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) was undertaken to clear up suspicion of mediastinal tumour and revealed double superior vena cava. The diagnosis was then confirmed by digital subtraction venography. (orig.)

  2. Kirurgisk radikal resektion af leiomyosarkom i retrohepatiske vena cava med intrakardial tumortrombosering

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    Arendrup, Henrik C; Larsen, Peter Nørgaard; Rasmussen, Allan; Pedersen, Christian Ross

    2005-01-01

    Sarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare clinical entity. Surgical treatment of IVC is associated with improved survival. This case report describes a 42-year-old woman with biopsy-proven leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with intracardial tumour growth. The primary tumour was onl...

  3. Roentgenologic diagnosis of pulmonary veins pathologically inflowing into vena cava inferior

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    The authors considered the problem of X-ray semiotics of the right inferior pulmonary vein pathologically inflowing in the vena cava inferior (4 patients) and the false syndrome of the ''Turkish sabre'' (1 patients). Among the patients there were 2 adults and 3 children. It was noted that the abnormal inflowing of the right lower lobe vein in the vena cava inferior was often combined with different types of heart diseases and defects of the major vessels, mainly with the defect of the interatrial septum, the open arterial canal and hypoplasia of the right pulmonary artery. Radiodiagnosis for this group of patients should incorporate, in addition to routine X-ray methods, angiographic investigation, and its volume in each case should be determined on an individual basis

  4. Permanent cardiac pacing in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and concomitant agenesis of the right-sided superior vena cava

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    Hassine, M.; Hamdi, S; Chniti, G.; Boussaada, M.; Bouchehda, N.; Mahjoub, M; Ben Hamda, K.; Betbout, F.; Maatouk, F; Gamra, H.

    2015-01-01

    Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) can be incidentally detected during pacemaker implantation from the left pectoral side. Optimal site pacing is technically difficult, and lead stability of the right ventricle (RV) can lead to such a situation. We describe a case of successful single-chamber pacemaker implantation in a 76-year-old woman with a PLSVC and concomitant agenesis of the right-sided superior vena cava, after failed attempts with the conventional procedure. The pacemaker had...

  5. Vessel Wall Reaction after Vena Cava Filter Placement

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    Purpose: To evaluate the interaction between the Cordis Keeper vena caval filter and vessel wall in aporcine model.Methods: Implantation of the filter was performed in five pigs. Radiologic data concerning inferior vena cava(IVC) diameter and filter patency, filter leg span, and stability were collected. At 2 or 6 months post-implantation, histopathologic analysis of the IVC wall was performed.Results: All filters remained patent with no evidence of migration. However, at 6 months follow-up, two legs of one filter penetrated the vessel wall and were adherent to the liver. These preliminary results suggest that with the observed gradual increase in the filter span, the risk of caval wall penetration increases with time, especially in a relatively small IVC(average diameter 16 mm).Conclusion: The Cordis Keeper filter was well tolerated, but seems to be prone to caval wall penetration in the long term

  6. Renal cell carcinoma with thrombus in the inferior vena cava: extracorporeal circulation and deep hypothermia without open-chest surgery

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    Carlos A. L. D'Ancona

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Renal cell carcinoma with thrombus in the inferior vena cava and no apparent metastasis requires immediate surgical treatment. Over the last few years, extracorporeal circulation with deep hypothermia and total circulatory arrest have played an increasingly important role in the treatment of diseases not associated with primary cardiovascular disorders, such as cavoatrial tumor thrombus in uterine tumors, adrenal tumors, Wilms' tumor, as well as renal cell carcinoma. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old patient with renal cell carcinoma and tumoral thrombus in the inferior vena cava and above the supra-hepatic veins underwent right radical nephrectomy and removal of the thrombus from the vena cava with extracorporeal circulation and deep hypothermia with total circulatory arrest without opening the chest. The patient presented good post-operative evolution.

  7. "The Scalpel or the Needle for Superior Vena Cava syndrome"?

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    Chandra, Deepak; Pothineni, Naga Venkata K; Meena, Nikhil

    2015-08-01

    Acute Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome from thrombosis is an increasingly recognized complication of intravascular devices. We present a 31 year old woman with an infusion port placed for chemotherapy who developed acute SVC obstruction. A computerized tomograpy (CT) of chest revealed an occlusive thrombus within the SVC extending into the right atrium. Catheter-guided thrombolysis and surgical thrombectomywere felt to impose prohibitive risks. Worsening symptoms led to the use of systemic thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) leading to dramatic improvement in symptoms. A repeat CT revealed a reduction of the right atrial thrombus and SVC occlusion had resolved. PMID:26376553

  8. A Novel Technique for Inferior Vena Cava Filter Extraction

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    Johnston, Edward William, E-mail: ed.johnston@doctors.org.uk; Rowe, Luke Michael Morgan; Brookes, Jocelyn; Raja, Jowad; Hague, Julian, E-mail: julian.hague@uclh.nhs.uk [University College Hospital, Multidisciplinary Endovascular Team (United Kingdom)

    2013-05-02

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are used to protect against pulmonary embolism in high-risk patients. Whilst the insertion of retrievable IVC filters is gaining popularity, a proportion of such devices cannot be removed using standard techniques. We describe a novel approach for IVC filter removal that involves snaring the filter superiorly along with the use of flexible forceps or laser devices to dissect the filter struts from the caval wall. This technique has used to successfully treat three patients without complications in whom standard techniques failed.

  9. Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Venous Thromboembolism

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are used as an alternative to anticoagulants for prevention of fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) in venous thromboembolic disorders. Retrievable IVC filters have become an increasingly attractive option due to the long-term risks of permanent filter placement. These devices are shown to be technically feasible in insertion and retrieval percutaneously while providing protection from PE. Nevertheless, there are complications and failed retrievals with these retrievable filters. The aim of the paper is to review the retrievable filters and their efficacy, safety, and retrievability

  10. Ectopic Triggers of Superior Vena Cava in Atrial Fibrillation

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    Jayasree Pillarisetti MD

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava (SVC triggers constitute 6- 8% of non-pulmonary vein (PV foci that initiate atrial fibrillation (AF.1 Since SVC cardiomyocytes originate from the right sinus horn they possess enhanced automacity and after-depolarization leading to arrhythmogenicity.2 In a recent study by Arruda et al. 12% of patients had SVC triggers and empiric adjunctive isolation of SVC-right atrium along with PVisolation resulted in higher long term success rate than the group that underwent PVI alone. They demonstrated that adjunctive isolation of SVC along with PV isolation (PVI is a safe and feasible strategy for ablation of AF.

  11. Vena cava filter options: what's on the horizon?

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    Lessne, Mark L; Rinaldi, Michael J; Sing, Ronald F

    2016-04-01

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are the mainstay for pulmonary embolic prophylaxis in patients with high venous thromboembolic (VTE) risk-in particular, patients with acute VTE (deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism) who have contraindication to therapeutic anticoagulation. Technology continues to evolve regarding IVC filters, with the most exciting changes over the past several decades including techniques of percutaneous insertion from laparotomy and retrieval of these devices. This paper will review current IVC filter designs and concepts and will discuss developments on the horizon. PMID:26776313

  12. Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava Confirmed by Aspiration Biopsy With a Catheter During Digital Subtraction Angiography.

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    Yakupoglu, Abdullah; Ulus, Sila; Cantasdemir, Murat

    2016-04-01

    Leiomyosarcoma of the vascular origin is a rare malignant tumor. It originates from the smooth muscle cells of the media with intra- or extraluminal growth, and in most cases it arises in the inferior vena cava. The diagnosis is often delayed because the clinical symptoms of this disease are often nonspecific. Accurate diagnosis of inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma (IVCLMS) needs histologic confirmation. We report a case of IVCLMS histologically confirmed by aspiration biopsy with a catheter during digital subtraction angiography presenting with pulmonary emboli in a 65-year-old man. PMID:27000390

  13. Left sided inferior vena cava duplication and venous thromboembolism: case report and review of literature

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    Butera James N

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The etiology of venous thromboembolism in young patients is frequently associated with hereditary coagulation abnormalities, immunologic diseases, and neoplasia. The advent of radiological advances, namely Computed Tomography (CT scans and venography has identified vena cava malformations as a new etiologic factor worthy of consideration. In this case report, we describe the unusual occurrence of venous thromboembolism in association with a duplicated inferior vena cava. Duplications of the inferior vena cava (IVC are seen with an incidence of 0.2% to 3.0% in the general population. Embryogenesis of the IVC is a complex process involving the intricate formation and regression of numerous anastomoses, potentially leading to various anomalies. We present a 23-year-old Caucasian woman with IVC duplication who developed a deep venous thrombosis and multiple pulmonary emboli. Anomaly of the IVC is a rare example of a congenital condition that predisposes to thromboembolism, presumably by favoring venous stasis. This diagnosis should be considered in patients under the age of 30 with spontaneous occurrence of blood clots.

  14. Safety and Efficacy of the Gunther Tulip Retrievable Vena Cava Filter: Midterm Outcomes

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    Hoffer, Eric K., E-mail: eric.k.hoffer@hitchcock.org; Mueller, Rebecca J.; Luciano, Marcus R.; Lee, Nicole N.; Michaels, Anne T.; Gemery, John M. [Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (United States)

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    PurposeTo evaluate of the medium-term integrity, efficacy, and complication rate associated with the Gunther Tulip vena cava filter.MethodsA retrospective study was performed of 369 consecutive patients who had infrarenal Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava filters placed over a 5-year period. The mean patient age was 61.8 years, and 59 % were men. Venous thromboembolic disease and a contraindication to or complication of anticoagulation were the indications for filter placement in 86 % of patients; 14 % were placed for prophylaxis in patients with a mean of 2.3 risk factors. Follow-up was obtained by review of medical and radiologic records.ResultsMean clinical follow-up was 780 days. New or recurrent pulmonary embolus occurred in 12 patients (3.3 %). New or recurrent deep-vein thrombosis occurred in 53 patients (14.4 %). There were no symptomatic fractures, migrations, or caval perforations. Imaging follow-up in 287 patients (77.8 %) at a mean of 731 days revealed a single (0.3 %) asymptomatic fracture, migration greater than 2 cm in 36 patients (12.5 %), and no case of embolization. Of 122 patients with CT scans, asymptomatic perforations were identified in 53 patients (43.4 %) at a mean 757 days.ConclusionThe Gunther Tulip filter was safe and effective at 2-year follow-up. Complication rates were similar to those reported for permanent inferior vena cava filters.

  15. Clinical results with a detachable temporary vena cava filter

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    Purpose: Evaluation of the feasibility of implantation and explantation and evaluation of the efficacy of a detachable and retrievable temporary vena cava filter. Materials and Method: The temporary vena cava filter ''OptEase'' (Cordis) is a nitinol filter derived from the ''TrapEase'' (Cordis) permanent filter, which is implantable transjugularly or transfemorally. In contrast to other temporary filters, this type can be detached and is not fixed on a catheter during implantation. Therefore, it is usable as a temporary as well as a permanent filter which can be retrieved up to 12 days after detachment with a special catheter using the loop technique. The ''OptEase'' filter was implanted in 11 patients ranging in age from 19 to 82 (mean age 30 years). In 10 patients the filter was transfemorally implanted and explanted. In 1 patient implantation was performed transjugularly prior to surgery and explantation was performed transfemorally after surgery. All patients had a deep vein thrombosis or iliac vein thrombosis. In 3 patients the filter was implanted prior to surgery. In 2 patients pulmonary embolism was identified. In 5 patients the filter was implanted prophylactically because of deep vein thrombosis according to interdisciplinary diagnosis. Results: No pulmonary embolism occurred during implantation. All filters were able to be retrieved without complications using the loop technique on the 6th, 8th, 12th and 13th day. No captured thrombus material was in the filter. (orig.)

  16. Adrenocortical carcinoma with extension to the inferior vena cava and right atrium: 20-month-old girl with TP53 mutation

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    Terry L. Levin, MD

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    Full Text Available A 20-month-old female presented with respiratory distress and a right adrenal mass extending into the inferior vena cava and right atrium. The mass was initially thought to be neuroblastoma. Pathology later revealed adrenocortical carcinoma. Inferior vena cava extension is far more common in adrenocortical carcinoma than neuroblastoma, and its presence should prompt clinical and laboratory evaluation for an adrenocortical tumor. The genetic findings in TP53 associated with this disease are discussed.

  17. Bilateral Breast Enlargement: An Unusual Presentation of Superior Vena Cava Obstruction in a Hemodialysis Patient with Fibrosing Mediastinitis

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    A 67-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease presented with profound edema of both breasts. The presence of a patent hemodialysis basilic transposition fistula and superior vena cava obstruction (SVC), due to fibrosing mediastinitis, was demonstrated by the use of fistulography. Endovascular treatment with a balloon and stent caused immediate resolution of the breast edema.

  18. Three cases of amoebic liver abscess causing inferior vena cava obstruction, with a review of the literature

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    Sarda, Anil K; Mittal, Rakesh; Basra, Baljeet K; Mishra, Anurag; Talwar, Nikhil

    2011-01-01

    Amoebic liver abscess is a common disease, especially in endemic areas, but it is a rare cause of inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction, with only a few cases appearing in the literature. We report three cases of amoebic liver abscess complicated with obstruction of the IVC and which responded to conservative treatment or radiological intervention.

  19. Clinical results with a detachable temporary vena cava filter; Erfahrungen mit einem abwerfbaren temporaeren Vena cava Filter

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    Adamus, R.; Bolte, R.; Loose, R. [Klinikum Nuernberg Nord (Germany). Inst. fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie

    2007-06-15

    Purpose: Evaluation of the feasibility of implantation and explantation and evaluation of the efficacy of a detachable and retrievable temporary vena cava filter. Materials and Method: The temporary vena cava filter ''OptEase'' (Cordis) is a nitinol filter derived from the ''TrapEase'' (Cordis) permanent filter, which is implantable transjugularly or transfemorally. In contrast to other temporary filters, this type can be detached and is not fixed on a catheter during implantation. Therefore, it is usable as a temporary as well as a permanent filter which can be retrieved up to 12 days after detachment with a special catheter using the loop technique. The ''OptEase'' filter was implanted in 11 patients ranging in age from 19 to 82 (mean age 30 years). In 10 patients the filter was transfemorally implanted and explanted. In 1 patient implantation was performed transjugularly prior to surgery and explantation was performed transfemorally after surgery. All patients had a deep vein thrombosis or iliac vein thrombosis. In 3 patients the filter was implanted prior to surgery. In 2 patients pulmonary embolism was identified. In 5 patients the filter was implanted prophylactically because of deep vein thrombosis according to interdisciplinary diagnosis. Results: No pulmonary embolism occurred during implantation. All filters were able to be retrieved without complications using the loop technique on the 6th, 8th, 12th and 13th day. No captured thrombus material was in the filter. (orig.)

  20. Implantation of a Resynchronization Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in a Patient with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

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    Dante Antonelli

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Implantation of resynchronization implantable cardioverter defibrillator was performed in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava. A dual coil defibrillation lead was inserted in the right ventricle apex via a small innominate vein. Left ventricular and atrial leads were implanted through persistent left superior vena cava. Left ventricular lead was easily implanted into the postero lateral vein. Pacing thresholds and sensing values were excellent and remained stable at 18 months follow-up. Presence of persistent left superior vena cava generally makes transvenous lead implantation difficult. However when a favorable coronary sinus anatomy is also present, it may facilitate left ventricular lead positioning in the coronary sinus branches.

  1. Treatment of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) Syndrome and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Thrombosis in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer: Combination of SVC Stenting and IVC Filter Placement to Palliate Symptoms and Pave the Way for Port Implantation

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    Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is a life-threatening complication in cancer patients leading to pulmonary embolism. These patients can also be affected by superior vena cava syndrome causing dyspnea followed by trunk or extremity swelling. We report the case of a 61-year-old female suffering from an extended colorectal tumor who became affected by both of the mentioned complications. Due to thrombus formation within the right vena jugularis interna, thrombosis of the inferior vena cava, and superior vena cava syndrome, a combined interventional procedure via a left jugular access with stenting of the superior vena cava and filter placement into the inferior vena cava was performed As a consequence, relief of the patient's symptoms, prevention of pulmonary embolism, and paving of the way for further venous chemotherapy were achieved.

  2. Ausência de veia cava inferior: relato de caso Absence of the inferior vena cava: case report

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    Elton Correia Alves

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A ausência congênita de veia cava inferior é achado incomum e ocasional durante exames complementares ou cirurgias do abdome. Em razão de a maioria dos pacientes sem outras malformações serem assintomáticos, há dificuldade em estimar a prevalência dessas anomalias. O objetivo deste trabalho foi relatar o caso de um paciente de 28 anos, sexo masculino, referido para radiografia de tórax devido a quadro de febre alta (39ºC não-responsiva à medicação. Radiografia de tórax sugeriu dilatação de veia ázigos. Em inquérito dirigido para sintomas cardiovasculares, referiu dor torácica (durante atividade física e em repouso e dispneia ocasionais durante o sono associada ao período em que intensificou a prática de exercícios. Realizada tomografia computadorizada sem contraste e, posteriormente, contrastada. As mesmas não esclareceram o caso, fazendo-se necessário angiotomografia, a qual evidenciou ausência de veia cava inferior torácica.The congenital absence of the inferior vena cava is a rare and occasional finding at complementary exams or abdominal surgeries. As the majority of patients without other malformations are asymptomatic, it is hard to estimate the prevalence of these anomalies. Our goal was to report a case of a 28-year-old patient, male, referred to thorax X-ray due to high fever state (39ºC, nonresponder to medication. The X-ray suggested azygos vein dilatation. The interview about cardiovascular symptoms revealed thoracic pain during both physical exercises and at rest, and occasional dyspnea during sleep related to the period of intensification of physical exercises. Computadorized tomography with and without contrast did not solve the case, what explain the request of an angiotomography, that showed absence of thoracic inferior vena cava.

  3. Inferior vena cava thrombosis: US and CT evaluation

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    Forty five patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis were studied with the use of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT). Thirty seven cases were caused by tumor extension and the primary neoplasms were hepatocellular Ca. (26 cases), renal cell Ca. (6 cases), Wilms tumor (1 case), IVC leiomyosarcoma (1 case) and retroperitoneal metastatic tumor (3 cases). Non-tumor thrombus were 8 cases which included 5 cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome and 3 cases of thrombophlebitis. US and CT both were good for the diagnosis of IVC thrombosis. Cranial extension was better demonstrated by US whereas CT yielded better delineation of the lower extension. Even though, differentiation of tumor from non-tumor thrombi by the echogenecity and density of the thrombus was not possible, the findings of adjacent tumor mass, complete obstructive thrombus within dilated lumen with bulging wall, and non tapered acute margin of thrombus made the possibility of tumor thrombus more likely

  4. Inferior vena cava thrombosis: US and CT evaluation

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    Cho, On Koo; Choi, Yoon Young; Kim, Yong Soo; Koh, Byung Hee; Seo, Heung Suk [Hanyang Unviersity Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Forty five patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis were studied with the use of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT). Thirty seven cases were caused by tumor extension and the primary neoplasms were hepatocellular Ca. (26 cases), renal cell Ca. (6 cases), Wilms tumor (1 case), IVC leiomyosarcoma (1 case) and retroperitoneal metastatic tumor (3 cases). Non-tumor thrombus were 8 cases which included 5 cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome and 3 cases of thrombophlebitis. US and CT both were good for the diagnosis of IVC thrombosis. Cranial extension was better demonstrated by US whereas CT yielded better delineation of the lower extension. Even though, differentiation of tumor from non-tumor thrombi by the echogenecity and density of the thrombus was not possible, the findings of adjacent tumor mass, complete obstructive thrombus within dilated lumen with bulging wall, and non tapered acute margin of thrombus made the possibility of tumor thrombus more likely.

  5. Abnormal draining of great cardiac vein into superior vena cava

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    Full text: A 47-year-old man presented with atypical chest pain in last three months. Physical examination findings were normal. ECG showed normal sinus rhythm. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed normal left and right ventricular systolic functions. ECG gated coronary CT angiography was performed. The patient's coronary CT angiography showed normal coronary arteries, however the great cardiac vein course was abnormal. The course of the vein was not in atrioventicular groove, bypassing the coronary sinus and draining to superior vena cava. The coronary sinus of patient is formed by posterior marginal vein, middle cardiac vein and lateral marginal vein and drained into the right atrium. We also observed subtle myocardial bridges on coronary arteries. Myocardial bridges appeared to explain patient's chest pain. With optimal medical therapy, the patient's symptoms resolved

  6. Simon nitinol vena cava filters: effectiveness and complications

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    Purpose: The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the clinical safety and effectiveness of the simon nitinol inferior vena cava filter (SNF) for prevention of pulmonary embolism. Patients and Methods: 117 patients (63 male, 54 female; aged 58.38 ± 14.59 years) underwent percutaneous implantation of an SNF from 1993 through 1999. Patient reports were retrospectively analysed for complications during and after implantation and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism before and after implantation. Helical-CT with contrast media and plain abdominal radiography were performed on 35 patients, helical-CT alone on two patients. We checked the position and configuration of the SNF and looked for a perforation of the filter legs through the wall of the inferior vena cava (IVC). The IVC and deep pelvic veins were analysed for patency. Results: During implantation 10 of 117 (9%) patients had minor complications, major complications were reported in 0.9% (1/117). There was no significant increase in thrombosis of the deep pelvic veins and the IVC after implantation. Pulmonary re-embolism (PE) was documented in 9 out of 117 patients (7.7%). One out of the 35 examined patients (2.9%) showed a single strut fracture of the SNF. Tilting more than 15 was seen in 7 out of 37 patients (19%). Dislocation of the SNF more than 10 mm occurred in one out of 35 patients (2.9%), perforation through the wall of the IVC in all 37 patients. We found no occlusion of the IVC. (orig.)

  7. [The surgical treatment of thoracic tumors, invading the upper vena cava and the pulmonary trunk].

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    Belov, Iu V; Parshin, V D; Komarov, R N; Cherniavski?, S V

    2012-01-01

    The actual problems of technique and tactics by surgical treatment of thoracic tumors, invading the upper vena cava and the pulmonary trunk are highlighted in the article. The thorough analysis of clinical cases is adduced. PMID:22810529

  8. Temporary vena cava filter for the thrombolytic treatment of venous thrombosis

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    Objective: To study the value of the temporary vena cava filter in the prevention of ectopic embolism formation in cases with thrombolytic therapy of venous thrombosis. Methods: Of 11 patients, 10 suffered from venous thrombosis of lower limb and 1 from thrombosis of right internal jugular vein with persistent truncus arteriosus were treated by inserting permanent or temporary vena cava filter via median vein. Results: In all 11 case control of symptoms followed this treatment occurred 7 to 15 days, thrombi were completely or partly dissolute, the blood vessels re-canalized, and finally removed the temporary vena cava filter. There were no complication and ectopic emboli related to thrombolytic therapy. Conclusions: The observation indicated that temporary vena cava filter insertion is safe and effective to prevent ectopic embolism in thrombolytic therapy of venous thrombosis

  9. Incidental Finding of Inferior Vena Cava Atresia Presenting with Deep Venous Thrombosis following Physical Exertion

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    Shalini Koppisetty; Alton G. Smith; Dhillon, Ravneet K.

    2015-01-01

    Inferior vena cava atresia (IVCA) is a rare but well described vascular anomaly. It is a rare risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), found in approximately 5% of cases of unprovoked lower extremity (LE) DVT in patients

  10. Congenital absence of the azygos vein with persistent left superior vena cava: A case report

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    Yim, Young Hee; Yi, Jeong Geun; Song, In Young; Park, Jeong Hee [Dept. of Radiology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-03-15

    Absence of the azygos vein is a very rare variant of venous tributary arrangement which has been reported only in few cases so far. We hereby introduce the chest radiographic and computed tomographic findings of the congenital absence of the azygos vein with bilateral superior vena cava, incidentally detected during a follow-up for rectal cancer. The hemiazygos vein is drained into persistent left superior vena cava via left superior intercostal vein, so called the 'aortic nipple'.

  11. A case series of duplicated inferior vena cava: mind the side, or fail to trap!

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    Tong, Zhu; Gu, Yongquan

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The incidence of duplicated inferior vena cava (IVC) ranges between 0.2-3%. Methods: The objective of this report is to showcase malformation of inferior vena cava in a series of authors’ own case studies. We also discuss the abnormal embryogenesis that results in this and the clinical management aspects of duplicated IVC. Results: Our findings suggest that it is important to recognize congenital anomaly such as duplicated IVC, especially prior to an invasive procedure.

  12. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Demonstrated by First-Pass Radionuclide Angiography.

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    Hu, Lien-Hsin; Lee, Chien-Ying; Ting, Chien-Hsin; Wu, Liang-Chih; Liu, Ren-Shyan

    2016-02-01

    Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a development variation of the embryonic thoracic venous system. It can be isolated or associated with congenital heart disease combined with shunting problems. Many image findings of PLSVC have been reported, but few mentioned findings in a first-pass radionuclide angiography. We report a case of PLSVC found incidentally in a first-pass radionuclide angiography with tracer injection through the left jugular vein. The right ventricular ejection fraction was underestimated. Injection via the right jugular or right cubital vein is recommended to obtain accurate ejection fractions in cases of PLSVC without shunting. PMID:26571439

  13. Superior vena cava obstruction in small-cell lung cancer

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    Purpose: To identify prognostic or treatment factors influencing the response of superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO), time to SVCO recurrence, and overall survival of SCLC patients with SVCO at presentation; and to assess the role of retreatment in patients with SVCO at recurrent or persistent disease. Methods and Materials: Between January 1983 and November 1993, 76 consecutive patients who had small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) with SVCO were treated in our institution. Analysis was done according to the disease status at diagnosis of SVCO. The first analysis concerned a group of 50 patients who had SVCO at initial presentation. The second analysis concerned a group who had SVCO as a manifestation of persistent or recurrent disease. Results: In the first analysis, 93% had significant improvement in symptoms of SVCO after chemotherapy and 94% after mediastinal radiation. Response is almost universal despite a wide range of radiation fractionation and total dose used. Seventy percent remained SVCO-free before death. Thirty percent developed recurrence of SVCO symptoms 1-16 months (median 8) after the start of initial treatment. Those who received combined chemotherapy and radiation had a longer time to SVCO recurrence (p = 0.018) compared to those who received chemotherapy alone. This effect is mainly seen in limited-stage patients. The presence of SVCO recurrence tends to have an adverse effect on the overall survival (p = 0.077) irrespective of the time when the recurrences occurred (p = 0.296). The median survival of this whole group of 50 patients in the first analysis was 9.5 months, and the 2-year survival was 10%. Stage was strongly predictive of survival (p < 0.001). Sixteen percent (3 of 19) of the patients with limited-stage diseases were long-term survivors (two patients survived 35 months and one survived 70 months). The early mortality from SVCO was 2%. In the second analysis, 85% had previously been treated with chemotherapy alone. The response rate of SVCO in the analysable patients (n = 39) was 77%. There was no significant difference in the response rate of SVCO to treatment comparing patients treated by chemotherapy first or mediastinal radiation first (p = 0.653), but most patients [82% (32 of 39)] received radiation as the initially treatment of SVCO. Ninety-three percent (38 of 41) received mediastinal radiation as a part of their ultimate retreatment regimen, and 68% (28 of 41) received mediastinal radiation as their sole retreatment regimen. Thirty-two percent (13 of 41) received chemotherapy as a part of their ultimate retreatment regimen, and only 7% received chemotherapy alone as their sole retreatment regimen. Eighty-three percent (25 of 30) of those whose SVCO responded remained free of SVCO before death, with a median survival of 3 months after recurrent or persistent disease documented. Conclusion: Chemotherapy or mediastinal radiation is very effective as an initial treatment in SCLC patients with SVCO at presentation and at recurrent or persistent disease. There is no obvious need to use big radiation fraction sizes for the first few radiation treatment as was previously believed. In patients with recurrent or persistent SCLC with SVCO, especially in those who previously received chemotherapy only, we have more experience in incorporating mediastinal radiation as a major component of the palliative regimen with highly effective and durable palliation achieved

  14. Stenting of the Superior Vena Cava and Left Brachiocephalic Vein with Preserving the Central Venous Catheter in Situ

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    Isfort, Peter; Penzkofer, Tobias; Goerg, Fabian; Mahnken, Andreas H. [University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen(Korea, Republic of)

    2011-10-15

    Stenting of the central veins is well established for treating localized venous stenosis. The techniques regarding catheter preservation for central venous catheters in the superior vena cava have been described. We describe here a method for stent implantation in the superior vena cava and the left brachiocephalic vein, and principally via a single jugular venous puncture, while saving a left sided jugular central venous catheter in a patient suffering from central venous stenosis of the superior vena cava and the left brachiocephalic vein.

  15. ICD Leads Extraction and Clearing of Access Way in a Patient With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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    Kiuchi, Márcio Galindo; Andrade, Ricardo Luiz Lima; da Silva, Gustavo Ramalho; Souto, Hanry Barros; Chen, Shaojie; Junior, Humberto Villacorta

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    Abstract Central vein disease is defined as at least 50% narrowing up to total occlusion of central veins of the thorax including superior vena cava, brachiocephalic, subclavian, and internal jugular vein. Thrombosis due to intravascular leads occurs in approximately 30% to 45% of patients early or late after implantation of a pacemaker by transvenous access. In this case, we report a male patient, 65-years old, hypertensive, type 2 diabetic, with atherosclerotic disease, coronary artery disease, underwent coronary artery bypass surgery in the past 10 years, having already experienced an acute myocardial infarction, bearer automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator for 8 years after an episode of aborted sudden death due to ischemic cardiomyopathy, presenting left superior vena cava syndrome. The use of clopidogrel and rivaroxaban for over a year had no benefit on symptoms improvement. After atrial and ventricular leads extraction, a new shock lead was positioned in the right ventricle using active fixation and a new atrial lead was positioned in the right atrium, passing inside of the stents. Two days after the procedure the patient was asymptomatic and was discharged. PMID:26402803

  16. Percutaneous placement of bird's nest inferior vena cava filter

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    To describe clinical experiences of the use of Bird's Nest inferior vena cava(IVC) filter. Between August 1991 and August 1997, IVC filter was percutaneously inserted in 51 patients with pulmonary embolism(PE) and deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities. Indications for the placement of this filter were contraindication to anticoagulation in 17 patients, prophylaxis of PE in 17, failed anticoagulation in 11, massive PE with residual floating thrombus in three and complications involving anticoagulation in 3. In order to delineate the location of renal vein and extension of deep vein thrombosis into the IVC, all patients under went inferior vena cavography before filter placement. Thirty filters were inserted through the right femoral vein, 19 through the right internal jugular vein and three through the left femoral vein. The patients involved were followed up for periods ranging from one week to six years (mean 10 months). A Bird's Nest IVC filter was placed in the infrarenal IVC in 44 patients and in the suprarenal IVC in 7. Certain complicatioins ensued. IVC penetration occurred in three patients(5.9%), and in seven(1.37%) the filter wire prolapsed. Except for transient pain, however, there were no serious IVC penetration-related complications and no evidence of recurrence of PE in the cases involving prolapse of the filter wire. During follow up, clinically suspected recurrent PE was noted in two patients(3.9%), but there was no evidence of newly developed occlusion of the IVC. In patients who under went follow up, Bird's Nest IVC filter effectively prevented the development and recurrence of PE, and there were no complications. To prevent of penetration of the IVC and prolapse of the filter, however, technical skill was needed

  17. Artifacts of vena cava filters ex vivo on MR angiography.

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    Honda, Minoru; Obuchi, Masao; Sugimoto, Hideharu

    2003-07-01

    We evaluated magnetic susceptibility artifacts of nine types of vena cava filters in MR angiography (MRA) at 1.0T ex vivo in order to assess the filters' compatibility with MRA. Each filter (tulip filter, tulip MReye filter, stainless Greenfield filter, titanium Greenfield filter, TrapEase filter, Simon filter, LGM Vena-Tech filter, Antheor temporary filter, and Bird's nest filter) was inserted into an acrylic tube (20 or 25 mm in diameter, 15 or 30 cm in length). Gd-DTPA was poured into each tube at a concentration of 1/500 and each was placed in a water-filled container for imaging. We evaluated artifacts of the filters according to the following criteria: signal void beyond the tube, 3+; signal void within the tube but at more than one-half the diameter of the tube, 2+; and signal void within the tube but at less than one-half the diameter of the tube, 1+. We evaluated artifacts originating at the tip, intermediate portion, and distal end of the filters. We judged the artifacts as follows: tulip (3+, 3+, 3+); tulip MReye (2+, 1+, 1+); stainless Greenfield (2+, 1+, 2+); titanium Greenfield (1+, 1+, 1+); TrapEase (1+, 2+, 1+); Simon (2+, 2+, 1+); LGM (2+, 2+, 1+); Antheor (2+, 2+, 2+); and Bird's nest (3+, 3+, 3+). The numbers in parentheses refer to the degree of signal void at the tip, intermediate portion, and distal end of the filter, respectively. The tulip filter and Bird's nest filter made of 304 stainless steel caused extensive signal voids beyond the areas defined by the filters. The signal voids in the remaining seven filters were limited to within the tube. We concluded that seven of the nine filters were compatible with MRA ex vivo. PMID:16210823

  18. Migration of central lines from the superior vena cava to the azygous vein

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    Haygood, T.M., E-mail: tamara.haygood@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); Malhotra, K., E-mail: kmalhotra@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); Ng, C., E-mail: cng@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); Chasen, B., E-mail: beth.chasen@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); McEnery, K.W., E-mail: kmcenery@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); Chasen, M., E-mail: mchasen@mdanderson.org [University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475, Houston, TX 77030 (United States)

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    Aim: To report 11 cases of central venous access catheters migrating from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein in order to raise radiologists' awareness of this possibility. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective review of the clinical history and imaging of 11 patients whose central line migrated from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein. The time course of migration, access route of the catheters, outcome, and depth of placement in the superior vena cava were evaluated. Results: All of these catheters were placed from the left; six through the subclavian vein, four as PICC lines, and one from the left internal jugular vein. Seven of the catheters were originally positioned in the superior vena cava. Four of the catheters were originally positioned in the azygos vein and were repositioned into the superior vena cava at the time of placement. The time to migration ranged from 2 to 126 days, average 43 days. In three cases, the migration was not reported at the first opportunity, resulting in a delay in diagnosis ranging from 10 to 27 days. All but one of the catheters extended at least 3.5 cm (range 1.8-7 cm) below the top of the right mainstem bronchus when in the superior vena cava. Conclusion: Risk factors for migration into the azygos vein include placement from a left-sided approach and original positioning in the azygos vein with correction at placement. The depth of placement in the superior vena cava was not a protective factor. It is important to recognize migration because of the elevated risk of complications when central lines are placed in the azygos vein.

  19. Migration of central lines from the superior vena cava to the azygous vein

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    Aim: To report 11 cases of central venous access catheters migrating from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein in order to raise radiologists’ awareness of this possibility. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective review of the clinical history and imaging of 11 patients whose central line migrated from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein. The time course of migration, access route of the catheters, outcome, and depth of placement in the superior vena cava were evaluated. Results: All of these catheters were placed from the left; six through the subclavian vein, four as PICC lines, and one from the left internal jugular vein. Seven of the catheters were originally positioned in the superior vena cava. Four of the catheters were originally positioned in the azygos vein and were repositioned into the superior vena cava at the time of placement. The time to migration ranged from 2 to 126 days, average 43 days. In three cases, the migration was not reported at the first opportunity, resulting in a delay in diagnosis ranging from 10 to 27 days. All but one of the catheters extended at least 3.5 cm (range 1.8–7 cm) below the top of the right mainstem bronchus when in the superior vena cava. Conclusion: Risk factors for migration into the azygos vein include placement from a left-sided approach and original positioning in the azygos vein with correction at placement. The depth of placement in the superior vena cava was not a protective factor. It is important to recognize migration because of the elevated risk of complications when central lines are placed in the azygos vein.

  20. Inferior vena cava filters: What radiologists need to know

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are a controversial mechanical adjunct in the prevention of pulmonary embolism, the most serious result of venous thromboembolism. Despite modern IVC filters being in clinical use for more than 45 years, there is still uncertainty amongst many radiologists about the indications for IVC filter placement and their removal, particularly the more recent prophylactic use in patients without confirmed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Recently published guidelines on filter use from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and other professional bodies are discussed. The vast majority of IVC filters in the UK are inserted by interventional radiologists, so radiologists may be the first point of contact for information requested by other clinicians. The increasing use of filters means that radiologists will encounter filters increasingly often during abdominal cross-sectional imaging. Awareness of common filter-related complications, such as tilting, thrombosis, and caval perforation, is useful to reassure or alert other clinicians. The potential role of filters in upper extremity DVT and requirement for concomitant anticoagulation is discussed

  1. Nursing care of the complications caused by vena cava filter placement and thrombolytic therapy

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    Objective: To discuss the nursing care and observation measures for the complications occurred after vena cava filter placement and thrombolytic therapy. Methods: During the period of July 2007-March 2010, vena cava filter placement and thrombolytic therapy were employed in 70 patients. The observation for the main procedure-related complications was made. The main complications included bleeding tendency, pulmonary embolism, filter migration or loss, thrombus formation within filter, IVC perforation due to filter, venous insufficiency and skin blisters of the affected lower extremity. Results: The total effective rate of thrombolytic treatment in 70 patients was 95.7%. As reasonable and effective nursing care measures were implemented, no major complications, such as pulmonary embolism, filter migration or loss,thrombus formation within filter, IVC perforation due to filter, infection, etc. occurred. The other complications developed in some patients,which included hematuria (n=4), bleeding at puncturing site (n=3), bleeding at abdominal incision (n=3), subcutaneous ecchymosis (n=3) and skin vesicles of diseased limb (n=3), all of which were cured after proper management. Conclusion: Postoperative nursing is a kind of prospective nursing care, the primary purpose of which is to prevent the occurrence of the potential complications after surgery. Therefore, solid fundamental knowledge, careful observation ability and strong consciousness of responsibility are most important.(authors)

  2. Study of 99Tcm-annexin V distribution in inferior vena cava thrombus models of rabbits

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    To study 99Tcm-Annexin V distribution in inferior vena cava thrombus models of rabbits and uptake of 99Tcm-Annexin V in fresh and old venous thrombus. Rabbits (n=15) were randomly grouped into 3 groups (the fresh thrombus group, old thrombus group, and control group). The rabbits of two thrombus groups developed inferior vena cava thrombus models by operations. The control group received sham operation. The fresh thrombus group and control group rabbits were injected 99Tcm-Annexin V after operating 1 d; the old thrombus group 14 d. After 1 h all rabbits were killed by injecting overdose pentobarbital sodium. The thrombus (or the inferior vena cava about 3 cm below inferior pole of right kidney level in the control group rabbits), blood, thrombus area inferior vena cava, head lateral inferior vena cava (except the control group), thigh muscle, stomach, myocardium, pulmonary, liver, kidney, spleen, bone and small intestine were obtained from all group rabbits. The ex tissue and blood were weighed and measured by a Well-type detector. The percentage of the injected dose per gram of ex tissue (or blood) was calculated by the above data. The thrombus to blood, thrombus area inferior vena cava, head lateral inferior vena cava and thigh muscle ratios were calculated by percentage of the injected dose per gram of ex tissue (or blood). The test was used to compare the fresh thrombus group and old thrombus group by SPSS 17.0. The percentage of' the injected dose per gram of thrombi (0.01894± 0.002 16% ID/g) in the fresh thrombus group was higher than the old thrombus group (0.00473±0.001 28% ID/g), P<0.05. The thrombus to blood, thrombus area inferior vena cava, head lateral inferior vena cava and muscle ratios (3.42±1.06, 26.32±13.60, 31.23 ±16.00, 111.62±52.23) in the fresh thrombus group were higher than the old thrombus group (0.98±0.09, 5.12±2.01, 6.25±2.38, 21.82±5.93), P<0.05 for all. All the thrombi of the fresh thrombus group were confirmed fresh mixed thrombi by Hematoxylin-eosin stains. All the thrombi of the old thrombus group were confirmed old mixed organized thrombi by Hematoxylin-eosin stains. 99Tcm-Annexin V may be used to venous thrombus imaging and discriminate fresh venous thrombus from old one by imaging. (authors)

  3. Ataques isquêmicos transitórios em paciente com síndrome da veia cava superior: relato de caso / Transient ischemic attacks in a patient with superior vena cava obstruction: case report

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    ANTÔNIO S., ANDRADE-FILHO; FREDERICO L.S., FIGUEIRÔA; CELSO L., SANTIAGO-FIGUEIRÔA; DANNILO B., SILVEIRA; YURI M., ANDRADE-SOUZA; EDUARDO R.V., BANDEIRA; A.P.Q.U., SOUZA; ANDRÉ G.P., SILVA.

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da veia cava superior (SVCS) é condição relativamente rara. Relatamos o caso de um paciente de 42 anos, masculino, hipertenso há 15 anos, que evoluiu com dor cervical e torácica há um um ano, sendo evidenciada oclusão de 95% da coronária direita. Submetido a angioplastia, porém com persis [...] tência da dor torácica. Posteriormente evoluiu com episódios recorrentes de hemiplegia à direita associados a crises hipertensivas, que melhoravam com medicamentos anti-hipertensivos. Pela presença de coloração vinhosa na face e acentuação durante os períodos de ataques isquêmicos transitórios, foi feita a suspeita diagnóstica de provável acometimento do sistema de drenagem venosa, confirmada à venografia pelo achado de dilatação da veia jugular direita e imagem de estreitamento importante na junção com a veia cava superior. Em conclusão, não foi possível definir com certeza a relação entre as duas patologias no caso aqui apresentado, porém chamou a atenção a melhora dos sintomas neurológicos após o controle da SVCS com o tratamento instituído. Abstract in english The superior vena cava obstruction is a relatively rare condition. We report the case of a 42 year old man suffering of hypertension for about fifteen years. He reported a cervical and thoracic pain for one year, that was related to a 95% of occlusion on the right coronary artery. An angioplasty has [...] been done but the patient still related the thoracic pain. Afterwards the patient had recurrent episodes of right hemiplegia and hypertensive emergencies that have been treated with anti-hypertensive agents. A venous disease was suspected because of cyanosis in the face especially when episodes of transient ischemic attacks occurred. A venography showed obstruction of the right jugular vein near the junction with the superior vena cava. In conclusion, it was not possible to define with certainty the relationship between the two pathologies presented by the patient, even so, we call attention to the improvement of the neurological symptoms after the control of superior vena cava obstruction with the treatment.

  4. Congenital Aortocaval Fistula from Right Subclavian Artery to Superior Vena Cava in an Adult with Tetralogy of Fallot

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    Full Text Available Congenital   aortocaval   fistula in association with complex congenital heart disease has never been described before. We represent an adult with tetralogy of fallot and an undiagnosed subclavian artery to superior vena cava fistula in previous catheterisms. He underwent surgical correction, successfully. After 8 months post operation he was doing well with improved functional capacity and no cyanosis.

  5. Computed tomographic diagnosis of calcified inferior vena cava thrombus in a child with Wilm's tumor

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    Kirks, D.R.; Ponzi, J.W.; Korobkin, M.

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    A calcified thrombus in the inferior vena cava of infants and children may be imaged by computed tomography. The precise location of the calcification within the inferior vena cava may be confirmed by computed tomographic scanning during injection of intravenous contrast material.

  6. Evaluation of the superior vena cava system in children with digital subtraction angiography

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    The authors report a new pediatric application of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) that is the evaluation of the superior vena cava system. 22 children have been explored. All of them had a history of previous central venous catheter placement for parenteral nutrition (13), hemodialysis (5), chemotherapy or antibiotic therapy (4). The aim of the examination was to obtain a venous mapping before a new catheter placement (14 cases) or to look for a venous thrombosis origin of superior vena cava syndrom or septicemia (8 cases). Except failure of two examinations because of absence of venous injection site, DSA showed thrombosis of one vein in 7 cases and of multiple veins in 11 cases. A pulmonary embolus was also discovered. The authors conclude that this non invasive method yields very valuable information on superior vena cava system

  7. Extension of adrenal tumors into the vena cava: results of magnetic resonance angiography

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    In rare cases, large adrenal masses with a suspicion of malignancy exhibit tumor extension into the adrenal vein and inferior vena cava. When planning surgery, the relationship of the extension to the inferior vena cava is of decisive improtance. We describe in two cases on the detection of a tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava arising from a malignant adrenal mass by means of MR angiography (TOF, coronary 2D GRE images [FLASH], 3 slices acquired during 15 second apnea). The angiograms correlated well with the results of DSA venacavography and with the intraoperative findings. Thus, MRA has been demonstrated to be suitable for the certain proof of a venous tumor thrombus not only in cases of renal cell carcinomas but also in cases of malignant adrenal masses. The method should be applied whenever there is evidence of a venous involvement in the adrenal MR images. (orig.)

  8. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement during Pregnancy: An Adjuvant Option When Medical Therapy Fails.

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    Valadares, Sara; Serrano, Fátima; Torres, Rita; Borges, Augusta

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    The authors present a case of a 27-year-old multiparous woman, with multiple thrombophilia, whose pregnancy was complicated with deep venous thrombosis requiring placement of a vena cava filter. At 15th week of gestation, following an acute deep venous thrombosis of the right inferior limb, anticoagulant therapy with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) was instituted without improvement in her clinical status. Subsequently, at 18 weeks of pregnancy, LMWH was switched to warfarin. At 30th week of gestation, the maintenance of high thrombotic risk was the premise for placement of an inferior vena cava filter for prophylaxis of pulmonary embolism during childbirth and postpartum. There were no complications and a vaginal delivery was accomplished at 37 weeks of gestation. Venal placement of inferior vena cava filters is an attractive option as prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism during pregnancy. PMID:23781361

  9. [Radical surgical resection of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with intracardial tumour growth].

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    Pedersen, Christian Ross; Larsen, Peter Nørgaard; Arendrup, Henrik C; Rasmussen, Allan

    2005-11-01

    Sarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare clinical entity. Surgical treatment of IVC is associated with improved survival. This case report describes a 42-year-old woman with biopsy-proven leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with intracardial tumour growth. The primary tumour was only 1 x 1 cm in the wall of the vena cava while the intracaval tumour was 12 cm long with a diameter of 5 cm and 1.5 cm in the right atrium. Using venovenous bypass with circulatory support, the tumour was excised in toto and the caval vein closed with a pericardial patch. The patient was discharged in good condition after 19 days. PMID:16277928

  10. Segmental variants of the inferior vena cava - typical findings correlated with embryological development for differential diagnosis; Segmentale Varianten der Vena cava inferior - Erscheinungsbild mit embryologischer Korrelation in Abgrenzung zum sekundaeren Vena-cava-Verschluss

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    Meyer, D.R. [Abt. fuer Radiologie, Guestrower Krankenhaus, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Univ. Rostock (Germany); Inst. fuer Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Krankenhaus am Urban, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Freien Univ. Berlin (Germany); Huggle, H.; Hueppe, T.; Friedrich, M. [Inst. fuer Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Krankenhaus am Urban, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Freien Univ. Berlin (Germany); Andresen, R. [Abt. fuer Radiologie, Guestrower Krankenhaus, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Univ. Rostock (Germany)

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    The vast variability of the overall rare congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are mostly detected by accident through different imaging modalities. These cannot be classed as pathological findings, and should not be confused with lymphomas and has to differ from secondary collateral venous pathways. Based on 656 CT examinations 10.5% known forms of IVC anomalies were found. According to the embryological development three main groups of IVC variants could be nosologically classified: agenesis of the suprarenal IVC, anomalies of the pars renalis and anomalies of the infrarenal IVC. Additionally three unusual anomaly complexes were found. For the understanding details of the embryology based on a simplified depiction are presented. (orig.) [German] Die grosse Variabilitaet der als insgesamt selten anzusehenden angeborenen Venenanomalien der Vena cava inferior werden meist zufaellig durch verschiedene bildgebende Untersuchungsverfahren entdeckt. Diese koennen nicht als Pathologien des venoesen Systems klassifiziert werden und sollten nicht mit Lymphomen oder sekundaeren venoesen Kollateralen verwechselt werden. Basierend auf 656 CT-Untersuchungen fanden sich insgesamt 10,5% an bekannten Vena cava inferior (VCI) Anomalien. Unter Beruecksichtigung der embryologischen Entwicklung konnten drei Hauptgruppen an VCI-Varianten nosologisch differenziert werden: Agenesie der suprarenalen VCI, Anomalien der Pars renalis und Anomalien der infrarenalen VCI. Zusaetzlich fanden sich drei ungewoehnliche Anomaliekomplexe. Fuer das Verstaendnis der VCI-Varianten wird eine schematisierte Embryologie praesentiert. (orig.)

  11. Adjunctive Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are sometimes placed as an adjunct to full anticoagulation in patients with significant pulmonary embolism (PE). We aimed to determine the prevalence of adjunctive IVC filter placement in individuals diagnosed with PE, as well as the effect of adjunctive filter placement on mortality in patients with right heart strain associated with PE. This was a retrospective study of patients with acute PE treated with full anticoagulation admitted to a single academic medical center. Information abstracted from patient charts included presence or absence of right heart strain and of deep-vein thrombosis, and whether or not an IVC filter was placed. The endpoint was in-hospital mortality. Over 2.75 years, we found that 248 patients were diagnosed with acute PE, with an in-hospital mortality rate of 4.4%. The prevalence of adjunctive IVC filter placement was 13.3% (33 of 248), and the prevalence of documented right heart strain was 27.0% (67 of 248). In-hospital mortality was 10.2% in the non-filter-treated group (5 of 49), whereas there were no deaths in the filter-treated group (0 of 18); however, the difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.37). Both the presence of deep-vein thrombosis and of right heart strain increased the likelihood that an adjunctive IVC filter was placed (P < 0.0001 and P < 0.001, respectively). At our institution, patients were treated with IVC filters in addition to anticoagulation in 13.3% of cases of acute PE. Prospective studies or large clinical registries should be conducted to clarify whether this practice improves outcomes.

  12. Retro-aortic left renal vein with left suprarenal vein draining into inferior vena cava

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    During a routine undergraduate dissection of abdomen of a 50-year-old male cadaver, a variant pattern of left renal and suprarenal veins was encountered. The left renal vein coursed behind the aorta to drain into inferior vena cava at the level of lower pole of left kidney. The left suprarenal vein coursed in front of aorta to drain directly into inferior vena cava instead of left renal vein. A knowledge of such patterns is important for renal surgeons operating for renal transplantation, ren...

  13. Reevaluation of transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy in diagnosing superior vena cava syndrome

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    Superior vena cava syndrome has various aetiologies but in the majority of cases it is caused by a malignant mass. Assessment of the underlying pathology as rapidly and reliably as possible is very important for proper therapy management. Dynamic computed tomography examination of the chest can differentiate patients in whom superior vena cava obstruction is caused by a mass, from those with a vascular aetiology. In patients with a mass, fine needle aspiration biopsy guided by the computed tomographic examination may provide cytological diagnosis in a fast and well tolerated manner. (orig.)

  14. Inferior vena cava CT pseudothrombus produced by rapid arm-vein contrast infusion

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    Laminar flow within the inferior vena cava can cause artifacts that may simulate thrombus if a foot-vein infusion is used. A pseudothrombus artifact within the suprarenal inferior vena cava produced by rapid infusion of contrast material through an arm vein is reported. This artifact wasa noted in 25 patients in a 6 month period and was believed to be from laminar flow of renal venous effluent of increased opacity around less opacified infrarenal caval contents. Differentiation from true thrombus can be made by the use of delayed scans as well as the increased density and relatively poor margination of the artifact

  15. Hepatic Veins and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis in a Child Treated by Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

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    We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with portal hypertension, due to Budd-Chiari syndrome, and retrohepatic inferior vena cava thrombosis, submitted to a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) by connecting the suprahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava directly to the portal vein. After 3 months, the withdrawal of anticoagulants promoted the thrombosis of the TIPS. At TIPS revision, thrombosis of the TIPS and the main portal vein and clots at the splenic and the superior mesenteric veins were found. Successful angiography treatment was performed by thrombolysis and balloon angioplasty of a severe stenosis at the distal edge of the stent.

  16. Intracranial hemorrhage due to intracranial hypertension caused by the superior vena cava syndrome

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    Bartek, Jiri; Abedi-Valugerdi, Golbarg; Liska, Jan; Nyström, Harriet; Andresen, Morten; Mathiesen, Tiit

    2013-01-01

    intracranial hemorrhage secondary to a superior vena cava syndrome. The condition appears to be caused by a reversible transient rise in intracranial pressure, as a result of compression of the venous return from the brain. Treatment consisted of surgery for the aortic pseudoaneurysm, which led to...... normalization of the intracranial pressure and resorption of the intracranial hemorrhage.......We report a patient with intracranial hemorrhage secondary to venous hypertension as a result of a giant aortic pseudoaneurysm that compressed the superior vena cava and caused obstruction of the venous return from the brain. To our knowledge, this is the first patient reported to have an...

  17. Nutcracker syndrome and deep venous thrombosis in a patient with duplicated inferior vena cava.

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    Yoshida, Ricardo de Alvarenga; Yoshida, Winston Bonetti; Costa, Renato Fanchiotti; Nacif, Marcelo Souto; Sobreira, Marcone Lima; Jaldin, Rodrigo Gibin

    2016-04-01

    Duplicated inferior vena cava is a rare anomaly, and thrombosis in one or both segments is even less frequent. We present a case of deep venous thrombosis of the left lower limb involving the popliteal, femoral, and iliac veins as well as the left segment of the duplicated vena cava and nutcracker syndrome. After catheter-directed thrombolysis complemented by mechanical thrombolysis, the compromised veins had complete revascularization; the nutcracker syndrome was treated with stent placement, followed by the use of anticoagulants. There was technical success and complete recovery of the patient. PMID:26993872

  18. Radiotherapeutic handling in the compression syndrome of the superior vena cava

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    Superior vena cava syndrome is an uncommon emergency occuring in bronchogenic carcionoma and lymphomas, and it is even less frequent in benign diseases. It requires rapid and effective treatment. Dramatic regression can be seen in a few days. This serie analyses clinical characteristics in 29 patients treated in our Department between 1981 and 1986. Four cases were excluded in the study of response. The total dose was around 6000 cGy/6 weeks given in high or standard daily initial doses. Responses were very satisfactory. Some patients were given chemotherapy before or during the radiation course and the results were compared to radiation alone. There was no advantage in combined therapy. Chemotherapy is viewed in the literature as the main choice when oat-cell carcinoma or lymphoma is the underlying disease. (author)

  19. Use of Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Thrombectomy in Acute Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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    Calhoun, Thomas R.; Wright, Robert M.; Cimo, Philip L.; Pai, Arvind; Windham, Pamela A.; Kitten, Clifford M.

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    An increasing incidence of nonmalignant, indwelling catheter cases has been reported in relation to superior vena cava syndrome. Such cases may be life-threatening, with rapid development of facial and neck edema and the production of respiratory distress. This is the first reported case of atrial and superior vena caval thrombectomy requiring cardiopulmonary bypass; it is only the second case reported in which operative thrombectomy has been used. Because of the problems associated with an i...

  20. Vena cava and aortic smooth muscle cells express transglutaminases 1 and 4 in addition to transglutaminase 2.

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    Johnson, Kyle B; Petersen-Jones, Humphrey; Thompson, Janice M; Hitomi, Kiyotaka; Itoh, Miho; Bakker, Erik N T P; Johnson, Gail V W; Colak, Gozde; Watts, Stephanie W

    2012-04-01

    Transglutaminase (TG) function facilitates several vascular processes and diseases. Although many of these TG-dependent vascular processes have been ascribed to the function of TG2, TG2 knockout mice have a mild vascular phenotype. We hypothesized that TGs besides TG2 exist and function in the vasculature. Biotin-pentylamide incorporation, a measure of general TG activity, was similar in wild-type and TG2 knockout mouse aortae, and the general TG inhibitor cystamine reduced biotin-pentylamine incorporation to a greater extent than the TG2-specific inhibitor Z-DON, indicating the presence of other functional TGs. Additionally, 5-hydroxytryptamine-induced aortic contraction, a TG-activity-dependent process, was decreased to a greater extent by general TG inhibitors vs. Z-DON (maximum contraction: cystamine = abolished, monodansylcadaverine = 28.6 ± 14.9%, and Z-DON = 60.2 ± 15.2% vehicle), providing evidence for the importance of TG2-independent activity in the vasculature. TG1, TG2, TG4, and Factor XIII (FXIII) mRNA in rat aortae and vena cavae was detected by RT-PCR. Western analysis detected TG1 and TG4, but not FXIII, in rat aortae and vena cavae and in TG2 knockout and wild-type mouse aortae. Immunostaining confirmed the presence of TG1, TG2, and TG4 in rat aortae and vena cavae, notably in smooth muscle cells; FXIII was absent. K5 and T26, FITC-labeled peptide substrates specific for active TG1 and TG2, respectively, were incorporated into rat aortae and vena cavae and wild-type, but not TG2 knockout, mouse aortae. These studies demonstrate that TG2-independent TG activity exists in the vasculature and that TG1 and TG4 are expressed in vascular tissues. PMID:22307675

  1. Persistent left superior vena cava draining to the left atrium: A case report and review of the literature

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    Persistent left superior vena cava is a rare but important congenital vascular anomaly. However, PLSVC with absent RSVC (isolated PLSVC) is a very rare venous malformation We report on a rare case of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (RSVC). This venous malformation was identified incidentally in a 69-year-old woman during chest multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). On chest MDCT, the SVC was noted on the left side. A bridging vein drained the right jugular and right subclavian veins and joined the left brachiocephalic vein in order to form the PLSVC, which descended on the left side of the mediastinum and drained into the left atrium (LA). The patient had no additional cardiac anomaly. Isolated PLSVC is usually asymptomatic but it can pose difficulties for establishing central venous access, pacemaker implantation and cardiothoracic surgery. This condition is also associated with an increased incidence of congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and conduction disturbances. A wide spectrum of clinicians should be aware of this anomaly, its variations and possible complications

  2. [A case of persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava found on the insertion of central venous catheter].

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    Taniguchi, Nami; Kai, Tetsuya; Kandabashi, Tadashi; Miyazaki, Ryohei; Hoka, Sumio

    2013-07-01

    A 77-year-old man was scheduled to undergo the resection of hepatoma. After the induction of general anesthesia, a central venous (CV) catheter was inserted from the right internal jugular vein under the echographic observation. Then, we noticed that the size of the vein was smaller than usual, which caused a little difficulty in the insertion. The post-insertion chest X-ray showed unusual placement of the catheter's tip toward the left side of the trachea. Re-evaluation of preoperative CT revealed the persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava. Post-operative examination with echography of the neck showed that the left internal jugular vein was much greater than the right. When noticing a small right internal jugular vein in pre-procedure echography, existence of PLSVC should be considered, and meticulous CV catheterization is necessary for safety. PMID:23905415

  3. Design Optimization of Vena Cava Filters: An application to dual filtration devices

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    Singer, M A; Wang, S L; Diachin, D P

    2009-12-03

    Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a significant medical problem that results in over 300,000 fatalities per year. A common preventative treatment for PE is the insertion of a metallic filter into the inferior vena cava that traps thrombi before they reach the lungs. The goal of this work is to use methods of mathematical modeling and design optimization to determine the configuration of trapped thrombi that minimizes the hemodynamic disruption. The resulting configuration has implications for constructing an optimally designed vena cava filter. Computational fluid dynamics is coupled with a nonlinear optimization algorithm to determine the optimal configuration of trapped model thrombus in the inferior vena cava. The location and shape of the thrombus are parameterized, and an objective function, based on wall shear stresses, determines the worthiness of a given configuration. The methods are fully automated and demonstrate the capabilities of a design optimization framework that is broadly applicable. Changes to thrombus location and shape alter the velocity contours and wall shear stress profiles significantly. For vena cava filters that trap two thrombi simultaneously, the undesirable flow dynamics past one thrombus can be mitigated by leveraging the flow past the other thrombus. Streamlining the shape of thrombus trapped along the cava wall reduces the disruption to the flow, but increases the area exposed to abnormal wall shear stress. Computer-based design optimization is a useful tool for developing vena cava filters. Characterizing and parameterizing the design requirements and constraints is essential for constructing devices that address clinical complications. In addition, formulating a well-defined objective function that quantifies clinical risks and benefits is needed for designing devices that are clinically viable.

  4. Retrograde non trans-septal balloon mitral valvotomy in mitral stenosis with interrupted inferior vena cava, left superior vena cava, and hugely dilated coronary sinus.

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    Nath, Ranjit Kumar; Soni, Dheeraj Kumar

    2015-12-01

    A 22-year-old woman with severe mitral stenosis was referred to us for further evaluation and management. She was found to have severe mitral stenosis, severe tricuspid regurgitation with dilated right atrium and right ventricle with persistent left superior vena cava and hugely dilated coronary sinus. Valve was suitable for balloon mitral valvotomy. Cardiac catheterization showed interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation to right atrium and large left superior vena cava draining to coronary sinus which was very much dilated. Right trans-jugular approach was tried for balloon mitral valvotomy, but was unsuccessful due to a very large right atrium and coronary sinus. Retrograde non trans-septal approach was used and balloon valvotomy was done successfully using a 24 mm × 40 mm TYSHAK balloon without any major complication. Reduction in the transmitral pressure gradient on cardiac catheterization data and transthoracic echocardiography confirmed successful procedure. Balloon mitral valvotomy can be done successfully in patients with the above unusual cardiac anatomy with no major procedural complications. PMID:26032663

  5. Prognostic factors in patients with inferior vena cava injuries.

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    Rosengart, M R; Smith, D R; Melton, S M; May, A K; Rue, L W

    1999-09-01

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) injuries are potentially devastating insults that continue to be associated with high mortality despite advances in prehospital and in-hospital critical care. Between 1987 and 1996, 37 patients (32 males and 5 females; average age, 30 years) were identified from the trauma registry as having sustained IVC trauma. Overall mortality was 51 per cent (n = 19), with 13 intraoperative deaths and five patients dying within the first 48 hours. Blunt IVC injuries (n = 8) had a higher associated mortality than penetrating wounds (63% versus 48%). Of the 29 patients with penetrating IVC trauma, the wounding agent influenced mortality (shotgun-100% versus gunshot-43% versus stab-0%). Anatomical location of injury was also predictive of death [suprahepatic (n = 3)-100% versus retrohepatic (n = 9)-78% versus suprarenal (n = 6)-33% versus juxtarenal (n = 2)-50% versus infrarenal (n = 15)-33%]. A direct relationship existed between outcome and the number of associated injuries: nonsurvivors averaged four and survivors averaged three. Eighty per cent of patients sustaining four or more associated injuries died, by contrast to a 33 per cent mortality in those suffering less than four injuries. Physiological factors were also predictive of outcome. Patients in shock (systolic blood pressure or = 4.0-59% versus or = 4, and or = 10-73%). Interestingly, neither time from injury to hospital arrival (47.4 minutes versus 33.0 minutes) nor time in the emergency department before surgery (45.6 minutes versus 42.6 minutes) differed between survivors and fatalities. Mortality remained high in the 34 patients who had operative control of their IVC injuries [lateral repair (n = 27)-44% versus ligation (n = 6)-66% versus Gortex graft (n = 1)-0%]. As wounding agent, anatomical location, associated injuries, and physiological status seem to most directly impact mortality, future efforts must focus both on establishing prevention programs directed at reducing the incidence of this injury, as well as on advancing the management of those who do survive to hospitalization, if we are to improve on the outcome of these devastating injuries. PMID:10484088

  6. Stenting in malignant obstruction of inferior vena cava

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    Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular deployment of homemade metallic Z-type self-expandable stent in treating the patients with malignant obstruction of inferior vena cava (IVC). Methods: Seventy-eight [66 men, 12 women, mean age (50.45 +- 11.81) years, age range 20-78 years] patients with IVC obstruction due to malignant compression were enrolled into this study, including 66 cases of primary hepatic carcinoma and 12 cases of metastatic hepatic carcinoma. Before therapy every patient underwent CT, MRI or color doppler ultrasound examination and the diagnosis of IVC obstruction was made. All patients' clinical signs and symptoms due to malignant IVC syndrome were classified and scored. The venography was performed via right femoral vein and homemade metallic Z-type self-expandable stent was placed across the stenotic segment of IVC. The diameter of stenotic segment and the scores of patients' IVC syndrome were compared before and after stent placement. The patency of IVC was followed by CT, color doppler ultrasound or venography every two months. The primary and secondary patency of IVC were calculated respectively. Data were analyzed by paired-sample rank sum test. Results: The length of IVC stenosis was 1.5-18.5 cm (median length was 7.2 cm) and 94 stents were precisely placed across the stenotic segment of patients' IVC. The length of stent in patients' IVC was 7.5 - 20.0 cm (median length was 10.0 cm). Technical successful rate of stent placement was 98%. The diameter of stenotic segment of IVC was increased from 0-0.5 cm (median 0.15 cm) to 0.3-1.6 cm (median 1 cm) (Z=-54.365, P < 0.0001) and scores of patients' IVC syndrome were declined from 4-5 (median 4) to 0-2 (median 0) (Z = -56.132, P < 0.0001). The difference showed statistical significance. There was no serious procedure-related complication except one patient experienced acute thrombosis in IVC on the second day after therapy. The primary and secondary patency of IVC was 83% and 93%, respectively. Conclusion: Endovascular deployment of homemade metallic Z-type self-expandable stent was an effective palliative treatment for patients with malignant obstruction of IVC

  7. Leiomioma benigno metastatizante de veia cava inferior: rara complicação tardia de histerectomia Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of inferior vena cava: a rare condition following hysterectomy

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    Marcos Filgueiras

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Large vessel tumors diagnosis is usually difficult. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma is a rare condition occurring inside peripheral vessels. There are few publications about this tumor inside inferior vena cava. A 54 years old female patient is presented with a previous hysterectomy for myomas. She complained of no specific symptoms 18 months after surgery. Computer tomography revealed a 7.5 x 3.5 x 4.0 cm mass at inferior vena cava and right psoas muscle. After surgical management and immunohistochemical screening biopsy, the diagnosis was benign metastasizing leiomyoma of inferior vena cava. The patient recovery was uneventful. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of inferior vena cava is a very rare condition, and must be suspected in patients with primary leiomyosarcoma, especially in women previously submitted to hysterectomy for leiomyomatosis.

  8. [Bilateral deep venous thrombosis and vena cava aplasia treated with local thrombolysis

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    Pelta, A.M.; Jørgensen, Maja; Just, Sven Richardt Lundgren; Jensen, Leif Pandora

    2008-01-01

    In this case report the treatment of a young man with bilateral iliaco-femoral DVT and vena cava aplasia is presented. The patient was treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis; the catheters were introduced in the thrombus of both legs via v. popliteae. The treatment led to almost complete thr...

  9. White matter change on CT associated with superior vena cava syndrome: a case report

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    Fukuda, M. (Department of Nephrology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)); Nagai, T. (Department of Neurology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)); Kamiyama, Y. (Department of Nephrology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)); Kawamura, K. (Department of Nephrology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)); Kawahara, K. (Department of Nephrology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan)); Honda, M. (Department of Nephrology, Metropolitan Kiyose Children' s Hospital, Tokyo (Japan))

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    An 11-year-old Japanese girl with nephrotic syndrome developed superior vena cava syndrome associated with hypercoagulability and an indwelling catheter. Cranial CT revealed diffuse low-density lesions in paraventricular white matter. Thrombectomy brought prompt relief of symptoms and correction of CT abnormalities. (orig.)

  10. Procedural and indwelling complications with inferior vena cava filters: frequency, etiology, and management.

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    Milovanovic, Lazar; Kennedy, Sean A; Midia, Mehran

    2015-03-01

    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are commonly used in select high-risk patients for the prevention of pulmonary embolism. Potentially serious complications can arise from the use of IVC filters, including thrombosis of the filter itself and filter fragment embolization. This article discusses the utility of IVC filters and reviews the management of two cases of filter-related complications. PMID:25762846

  11. White matter change on CT associated with superior vena cava syndrome: a case report

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    An 11-year-old Japanese girl with nephrotic syndrome developed superior vena cava syndrome associated with hypercoagulability and an indwelling catheter. Cranial CT revealed diffuse low-density lesions in paraventricular white matter. Thrombectomy brought prompt relief of symptoms and correction of CT abnormalities. (orig.)

  12. A case of pacing lead induced clinical superior vena cava syndrome: a case report

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    Singh, Mukesh; Talab, Sabry K

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Transvenous pacing is a relatively safe treatment with a low complication rate, but serious thromboembolic complications have been reported to occur in 0.6% to 3.5% of cases. Superior vena cava obstruction syndrome is generally an uncommon but serious complication occurring in

  13. The clinical application of the implantation of retrievable filters in superior vena cava

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    Objective: To investigate the safety of the placement of Tulip retrievable filter in superior vena cava and to discuss the prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE). Methods: Implantation of Tulip retrievable filter in superior vena cava was performed in ten patients (6 males and 4 females, aged 42-60 years) with acute or subacute deep venous thrombosis in upper extremity or cephalo-cervical region. After the placement of filter, the local via-catheter thrombolysis was conducted. The clinical results, such as the improvement of venous obstructed symptoms at upper extremity or cephalo-cervical region, were recorded. The filter's shape and location were checked. The possible occurrence of pulmonary embolism was observed. Results: The filter was successfully implanted in supper vena cava in all patients, and the deep venous thrombosis at upper extremity and cephalo-cervical region responded well to the local via-catheter thrombolysis. The filters showed no displacement or tilting. The swelling at upper extremity and cephalo-cervical region was markedly faded away. No symptomatic pulmonary embolism occurred. the filter was successfully retrieved via the femoral vein in four patients. Conclusion: Tulip filter can be safety implanted in superior vena cava and can be smoothly retrieved. The occurrence of pulmonary embolism can be effectively prevented if corresponding local via-catheter thrombolysis is carried out. (authors)

  14. Bird's Nest Filter Causing Symptomatic Hydronephrosis Following Transmural Penetration of the Inferior Vena Cava

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    We report a case of symptomatic hydronephrosis caused by transcaval penetration of a Bird's Nest filter. Perforation of the wall of the inferior vena cava (IVC) following insertion of a caval filter is a well-recognized complication. Whilst two cases of hydronephrosis have been described with Greenfield filters, no case involving a Bird's Nest filter has been reported previously

  15. Deep venous thrombosis and agenesis of the intrahepatic segment of inferior vena cava

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    We present a case of agenesis of the intrahepatic segment of inferior vena cava (IVC) with drainage through the azygos and hemiazygos systems. The presenting sign was deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in both lower extremities. The different imaging studies led to the diagnosis of both the congenital and acquired venous abnormalities, which are discussed. (Author) 14 refs

  16. Agenesia de veia cava inferior associada à trombose venosa profunda Agenesis of inferior vena cava associated with deep venous thrombosis

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    Clovis Luis Konopka

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A agenesia da veia cava inferior é uma anomalia congênita rara, que foi recentemente identificada como um importante fator de risco para o desenvolvimento e a recorrência de trombose venosa profunda de membros inferiores em jovens. O objetivo deste trabalho foi relatar o caso de uma paciente que apresentou trombose venosa profunda dois meses após a realização de cirurgia de varizes. A angiotomografia computadorizada demonstrou a presença de anomalia venosa complexa com ausência da veia cava inferior.The agenesis of the inferior vena cava is a rare congenital anomaly, which was recently identified as an important risk factor for the development and recurrence of deep venous thrombosis especially in young people. The goal of this work was to report the case of a patient who presented deep venous thrombosis approximately two months after varicose vein surgery. The computerized angiotomography demonstrated the presence of a complex venous anomaly with absence of the inferior vena cava.

  17. Inserción accidental de catéter para hemodiálisis en vena cava superior izquierda persistente Accidental implantation of hemodialysis catheter in persistent left superior vena cava

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    Jairo Cruz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La implantación de catéteres centrales para hemodiálisis en pacientes con falla renal es una práctica común. El acceso venoso por punción percutánea de la vena yugular interna es la ruta más recomendada debido a que genera el menor porcentaje de estenosis. La punción de la vena yugular interna derecha es la más conveniente por su trayecto vertical hacia la aurícula derecha, pero en ocasiones su canalización es imposible siendo necesario puncionar la vena yugular interna izquierda, la cual se continúa con la vena innominada desembocando en la cava superior, de ahí que su trayecto sea muy tortuoso. Se describen tres casos en los cuales el catéter yugular interno izquierdo que se insertó para realizar hemodiálisis, accidentalmente canalizó la vena cava superior izquierda anormalmente persistente. En todos los casos y antes de proceder con la hemodiálisis se demostró bien sea por gases del vaso puncionado, ecocardiograma o medio de contraste que el catéter se encontraba posicionado en el sistema venoso que drena en la aurícula derecha.The implantation of central catheters for hemodialysis in patients with renal failure is a common practice. The venous access to the internal jugular vein through percutaneous puncture is the most recommended procedure because it produces the lowest percentage of stenosis. The right internal jugular vein puncture is the most appropriate one because it goes directly in vertical direction into the right atrium, but in some cases its canalization is impossible making it necessary to puncture the left internal jugular vein, the one next to the innominated vein that ends in the superior cava, with the result that its path is much curved. 3 cases in which the left intern jugular catheter that was inserted to perform hemodialysis accidentally canalized the anomaly in the persistent left superior vena cava were presented. In all the cases and before proceeding with the hemodialysis it was demonstrated by the gases of the punctuated vessel, echocardiogram or contrast medium that the catheter was positioned in the venous system that drains in the right atrium.

  18. Patent abdominal subcutaneous veins caused by congenital absence of the inferior vena cava: a case report

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    Lipp Rainer W

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Patent paraumbilical and abdominal subcutaneous veins are found frequently as collaterals in patients due to portal hypertension mainly in liver cirrhosis. Case presentation For evaluation of portal hypertension in a 72-year-old Caucasian man without liver cirrhosis, magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium contrast-enhancement was performed and demonstrated a missing inferior vena cava. A blood return from the lower extremities was shown through enlarged collateral veins of the abdominal wall, vena azygos and hemiazygos continuation, and multiple liver veins emptying into the right cardiac atrium. We describe a rare case of abdominal subcutaneous wall veins as collaterals caused by a congenitally absent infrarenal inferior vena cava with preservation of a hypoplastic suprarenal segment. Conclusion Knowledge of these congenital variations can be of clinical importance and it is imperative for the reporting radiologist to identify these anomalies as they can have a significant impact on the clinical management of the patient.

  19. Stenting of the Superior Vena Cava and Left Brachiocephalic Vein with Preserving the Central Venous Catheter in Situ

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    Penzkofer, Tobias; Goerg, Fabian; Mahnken, Andreas H.

    2011-01-01

    Stenting of the central veins is well established for treating localized venous stenosis. The techniques regarding catheter preservation for central venous catheters in the superior vena cava have been described. We describe here a method for stent implantation in the superior vena cava and the left brachiocephalic vein, and principally via a single jugular venous puncture, while saving a left sided jugular central venous catheter in a patient suffering from central venous stenosis of the superior vena cava and the left brachiocephalic vein. PMID:21927566

  20. Agenesia de cava superior associada a bloqueio atrioventricular de 3º grau Agenesis of the right superior vena cava associated with total heart block

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    Gustavo J. Ventura Couto

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available A persistência de veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior é uma anomalia rara, principalmente quando associada a bloqueio atrioventricular de 3º grau. Relatamos o caso de uma paciente, na qual durante implante de marca-passo definitivo, para a correção de bloqueio atrioventricular total, foi detectada presença de veia cava superior esquerda com suspeição de ausência de veia cava superior, o que levou ao emprego de técnica diferenciada para fixação do eletrodo ventricular. Para confirmação da provável agenesia, foram realizados diversos exames complementares de imagem, demonstrando-se a dificuldade no diagnóstico da síndrome aqui descrita.The superior left vena cava with the absent superior vena cava is a rare abnormality, especially when associated with total heart block. We report a case of a patient in which the presence of superior left vena cava and the absence of the superior vena cava was detected during the implantation of a pacemaker for the correction of a total heart block, which led us to use a different technique for the fixation of the ventricular electrode. To confirm the supposed absence, several image exams were made showing the difficulty on the diagnosis of the described syndrome.

  1. Occlusion of inferior vena cava: features by radionuclide venography

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    Six adults with inferior vena caval obstruction are presented. Three were the results of surgical intervention, two were secondary to large thrombi, and one was due to pressure from a large renal-cell carcinoma and adjacent nodes. All underwent a modified approach of radionuclide venography, using a moderately large volume of sodium pertechnetate. Features characteristic of inferior vena caval obstruction were demonstrated in five of the six patients, and these various features are described and discussed

  2. Terapia de resincronización cardiaca en paciente con vena cava superior izquierda persistente: Caso clínico Placement of a biventricular resynchronization device in a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava: Report of one case

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    Ismael Vergara S

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Persistent left superior vena cava is the most common venous congenital malformation and is usually asymptomatic. Its presence could increase the difficulty for transvenous lead implantation. We report a 71-year-old woman with an idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation and heart failure that required biventri-cular resynchronization therapy. During the placement of the device a persistent left superior vena cava was detected. The device was placed without problems and the patient had a satisfactory postoperative evolution.

  3. Right-sided duplication of the inferior vena cava and the common iliac vein: hidden hinds in spiral-computed tomography; Rechtsseitige Dopplung der Vena cava inferior und Vena iliaca communis: Bildgebung mit der Spiral-Computertomographie

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    Meyer, D.R.; Friedrich, M. [Krankenhaus am Urban (Germany). Abt. fuer Roentgendiagnostik und Nuklearmedizin; Andresen, R. [Staedtisches Krankenhaus Zehlendorf, Behring (Germany). Abt. fuer Roentgendiagnostik und Nuklearmedizin

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    Duplications of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare variants of the abdominal vessels and are normally located on both sides of the abdominal aorta. The rare case of a rightsided infrarenal duplication of the IVC with involvement of the common iliac vein is reported. Details of the embryology are presented for the understanding of this IVC variant. The spiral CT with multiplanar reconstructions makes it possible to define the vascular morphology and to differentiate it from lymphoma. (orig.) [Deutsch] Duplikaturen der Vena cava inferior (VCI) sind seltene meist bilateral der Aorta abdominalis gelegene abdominelle Gefaessvarianten. Der ungewoehnliche Fall einer rechtsseitigen infrarenalen Dopplung der VCI mit Beteiligung der Vena iliaca communis wird dargestellt. Auf der Embryologie wird, soweit fuer das Verstaendnis der vorliegenden VCI-Variante notwendig, eingegangen. Die Spiral-CT mit multiplanaren Rekonstruktionen erlaubt die morphologische Beschreibung der Gefaesssituation und die Differenzierung gegenueber Lymphomen. (orig.)

  4. Thrombosis of the ileo-caval sector: puerperal thrombosis and agenesia thrombosis of the inferior vena cava

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    The thrombosis of the inferior vena cava account for around the 15% of the cases of deep venous thrombosis. This is the case of a puerperal primigravida with a cesarean section labor presenting with a thrombosis initially in the right ovarian vein and then extension to the inferior vena cava. Treatment included low molecular weight heparin in anticoagulant doses; rest with elevation of the extremities and elastic bandage. After a satisfactory process evolution with partial lysis of the thrombus, the oral anticoagulation with Acenocumarol for 6 months was started. The second patient, a man aged 73 with backgrounds of an operated hepatic hydatidosis, had a thrombosis of the infrarenal inferior vena cava and agenesia of retrohepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. The patient remains with anticoagulant treatment including Acenocumarol, elastic bandage and hygienic care. As sequela he had a postphlebitic syndrome and reworsening of the edema leading to its admission in two occasions.(author)

  5. Successful treatment by balloon venoplasty and stent insertion of obstruction of the superior vena cava by an endocardial pacemaker lead.

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    Lindsay, H S; Chennells, P M; Perrins, E. J.

    1994-01-01

    A 63 year old man with symptomatic obstruction of the superior vena cava associated with an indwelling pacemaker was successfully treated with balloon venoplasty and stent insertion. He was symptom free with normal pacemaker function nine months later.

  6. Stenting of the Superior Vena Cava and Left Brachiocephalic Vein with Preserving the Central Venous Catheter in Situ

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    Isfort, Peter; Penzkofer, Tobias; Goerg, Fabian; Mahnken, Andreas H

    2011-01-01

    Stenting of the central veins is well established for treating localized venous stenosis. The techniques regarding catheter preservation for central venous catheters in the superior vena cava have been described. We describe here a method for stent implantation in the superior vena cava and the left brachiocephalic vein, and principally via a single jugular venous puncture, while saving a left sided jugular central venous catheter in a patient suffering from central venous stenosis of the sup...

  7. Neuroblastoma presenting like a Wilms’ tumor with thrombus in inferior vena cava and pulmonary metastases: a case series

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    Gaetan, Genevieve; Ouimet, Alain; Lapierre, Chantale; Teira, Pierre; Sartelet, Herve

    2014-01-01

    Neuroblastomas and Wilms’ tumors are frequent pediatric solid tumors. The first is frequently detected in the adrenal gland and the second develops in the kidneys. The extension through the vena cava and the lung metastases are frequent in Wilms’ tumors and are rarely seen in neuroblastoma. We present the cases of three children with abdominal tumors with thrombus in the inferior vena cava and pulmonary metastases demonstrating a stage 4 neuroblastoma. The three male patients were between 23 ...

  8. Congenital inferior vena cava anomalies: a review of findings at multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

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    Yang, Catherine; Trad, Clovis Simao [Central de Diagnostico Ribeirao Preto (CEDIRP), SP (Brazil); Trad, Henrique Simao, E-mail: hstrad@terra.com.br [Central de Diagnostico Ribeirao Preto (CEDIRP), SP (Brazil); Universidade de Sao Paulo (HC-FMRPUSP), Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Hospital das Clinicas; Mendonca, Silvana Machado [Clinica de Diagnostico por Imagem (CDPI), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    Inferior vena cava anomalies are rare, occurring in up to 8.7% of the population, as left renal vein anomalies are considered. The inferior vena cava develops from the sixth to the eighth gestational weeks, originating from three paired embryonic veins, namely the subcardinal, supracardinal and postcardinal veins. This complex ontogenesis of the inferior vena cava, with multiple anastomoses between the pairs of embryonic veins, leads to a number of anatomic variations in the venous return from the abdomen and lower limbs. Some of such variations have significant clinical and surgical implications related to other cardiovascular anomalies and in some cases associated with venous thrombosis of lower limbs, particularly in young adults. The authors reviewed images of ten patients with inferior vena cava anomalies, three of them with deep venous thrombosis. The authors highlight the major findings of inferior vena cava anomalies at multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, correlating them the embryonic development and demonstrating the main alternative pathways for venous drainage. The knowledge on the inferior vena cava anomalies is critical in the assessment of abdominal images to avoid misdiagnosis and to indicate the possibility of associated anomalies, besides clinical and surgical implications. (author)

  9. Dialysis catheter-related superior vena cava syndrome with patent vena cava: Long term efficacy of unilateral viatorr stent-graft avoiding catheter manipulation

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    Quaretti, Pietro; Galli, Franco; Maramarco, Lorenzo Paplo; Corti, Riccardo; Leati, Giovanni; Fiorina, Ilaria; Maestri, Marcello [IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia (Italy)

    2014-06-15

    Central venous catheters are the most frequent causes of benign central vein stenosis. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman on hemodialysis through a twin catheter in the right internal jugular vein, presenting with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome with patent SVC. The clinically driven endovascular therapy was conducted to treat the venous syndrome with a unilateral left brachiocephalic stent-graft without manipulation of the well-functioning catheter. The follow-up was uneventful until death 94 months later.

  10. Dialysis catheter-related superior vena cava syndrome with patent vena cava: Long term efficacy of unilateral viatorr stent-graft avoiding catheter manipulation

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    Central venous catheters are the most frequent causes of benign central vein stenosis. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman on hemodialysis through a twin catheter in the right internal jugular vein, presenting with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome with patent SVC. The clinically driven endovascular therapy was conducted to treat the venous syndrome with a unilateral left brachiocephalic stent-graft without manipulation of the well-functioning catheter. The follow-up was uneventful until death 94 months later.

  11. Gianturco expandable wire stents for treatment of superior vena cava syndrome secondary to lung carcinoma

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    Two patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) secondary to lung carcinoma which recurred after maximum-dose radiation therapy were treated with placement of modified Gianturco expandable wire stents constructed in the authors' research laboratory. Symptoms of SVCS disappeared in 24 hours after stent placement, and the patients remained asymptomatic to their last follow-up, 2 1/2 months after the procedure (to the submission of this abstract). Both stents were widely patent at that time on superior vena cavograms and draining well the head, neck, and upper extremity circulation to the right atrium

  12. Fat collections related to the intrahepatic inferior vena cava: CT features

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    Purpose: To evaluate fat collections related to inferior vena cava, their causes, and to make a review of the literature about these benign incidental findings. Materials and Methods: Two thousands and one hundred thoracoabdominal CT scans were performed between May 2000 and March 2001. We used a PQ 5000 spiral CT scanner. The studies were performed with and without contrast media. Results: We found three cases of fat collections related to inferior vena cava (IVC). They were located posteromedial and anteromedial to IVC. Conclusion: Fat collections related to the IVC are benign incidental findings. The knowledge with regards to these findings should preclude erroneous diagnosis of intracaval thrombus, intracaval lipomas or secondary extensions of tumors. (author)

  13. Vena cava superior izquierda persistente asociada con cardiopatías congénitas

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    Florentino J. Vargas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda asociada con cardiopatías congénitas suele ser un hallazgo benigno, sin repercusión hemodinámica ni quirúrgica. Sin embargo, en ocasiones su presencia puede constituir una entidad fisiopatológica que requiere tratamiento o conducir a modificaciones en las técnicas quirúrgicas utilizadas para otras malformaciones. Estas situaciones en las que la presencia de la vena cava superior izquierda requiere un abordaje quirúrgico específico son motivo de revisión en el presente trabajo. Asimismo, se comenta una técnica quirúrgica original utilizada en estos pacientes, y recientemente comunicada por nuestro grupo, en relación con cada una de las diferentes presentaciones anatómicas.

  14. MR angiography of pelvic veins and of the inferior vena cava using 0,5 Tesla

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    The pelvic veins and/or the inferior vena cava were examined in 15 patients with pelvic vein thrombosis or retroperitoneal tumours, using phlebography or cavography and MR angiography. The latter was carried out using 0.5 Tesla with an inflow technique (TR/TE 30/8 ms, flip angle 70 ). 3-D projection angiograms were obtained from the 2-D angiograms in the coronary plane. Image quality was generally satisfactory and the veins up to the internal iliacs could be demonstrated in all cases; below this, the examination was unreliable. Comparison of the methods with reference to information of therapeutic relevance has shown that in two-thirds of all examinations (8/13) MR angiography and phlebography were of equal diagnostic value. In the presence of a renal cell carcinoma, MR angiography was unable to distinguish between thrombosis and infiltration of the vena cava. (orig.)

  15. Creating a Fontan fenestration in a child with dextrocardia and interrupted inferior vena cava

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    Pradeepkumar Charlagorla

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Plastic bronchitis is a rare life-threatening complication of the Fontan operation. Transcatheter Fontan fenestration can ameliorate symptoms by decompressing elevated venous pressures. Transcatheter creation of a fenestration can be technically challenging in cases with complex venous anatomy. We report a case of a 5-year-old boy with heterotaxy, dextrocardia with unbalanced atrioventricular canal (AVC, atrial and visceral situs inversus, left-sided superior vena cava (SVC, and left-sided interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC with azygos continuation. With few modifications to the equipment, a successful Fontan fenestration with stent implantation was performed via transjugular approach. At 2-year follow-up, his symptoms of plastic bronchitis improved significantly.

  16. Superior vena cava syndrome from an invasive thymoma with transcaval invasion to the right atrium.

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    Afzal, Ashwad; Wong, Ivan; Korniyenko, Aleksandr; Ivanov, Alex; Worku, Berhane; Gulkarov, Iosif

    2016-01-01

    Invasive thymoma with transcaval extension to the right atrium is a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome. We present a case on a 74-year-old female presenting with dyspnea on exertion, and facial and upper extremity swelling. Physical examination revealed mild facial swelling, non-pitting edema involving the upper extremities and distention of superficial veins of the anterior chest wall and jugular veins. An echocardiogram showed moderate right atrial dilation with a mobile mass in the atrial cavity prolapsing through the tricuspid valve. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 9.9 × 4.3 cm heterogeneous mass in the anterior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava and endovenously extending into the right atrium. Tissue biopsy of the mediastinal mass revealed a type B1 thymoma, further staged as a Masaoka IVa invasive thymoma that underwent successfulen blocresection followed by removal of intracaval and right atrial mass. PMID:27099229

  17. Entrapment of Guide Wire in an Inferior Vena Cava Filter: A Technique for Removal

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    Abdel-Aal, Ahmed Kamel, E-mail: akamel@uabmc.edu; Saddekni, Souheil [University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Radiology (United States); Hamed, Maysoon Farouk [University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Anesthesia (United States); Fitzpatrick, Farley [Radiology Specialists of Louisville (United States)

    2013-04-15

    Entrapment of a central venous catheter (CVC) guide wire in an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a rare, but reported complication during CVC placement. With the increasing use of vena cava filters (VCFs), this number will most likely continue to grow. The consequences of this complication can be serious, as continued traction upon the guide wire may result in filter dislodgement and migration, filter fracture, or injury to the IVC. We describe a case in which a J-tipped guide wire introduced through a left subclavian access without fluoroscopic guidance during CVC placement was entrapped at the apex of an IVC filter. We describe a technique that we used successfully in removing the entrapped wire through the left subclavian access site. We also present simple useful recommendations to prevent this complication.

  18. Retrograde Tempofilter IITM Placement within the Superior Vena Cava in a Patient with Acute Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: the Filter Stands on Its Head

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    The Tempofilter II is a widely used temporary vena cava filter. Its unique design, which includes a long tethering catheter with a subcutaneous anchor, facilitates the deployment and retrieval of the device. Despite this, the Tempofi lter II has been used only in the inferior vena cava of patients with lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. In this article, we present a case of superior vena cava filtering using the Tempofilter II in patients with upper extremity deep venous thrombosis

  19. Retrograde Tempofilter II{sup TM} Placement within the Superior Vena Cava in a Patient with Acute Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: the Filter Stands on Its Head

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    Yim, Nam Yeol [The Armed Forces Yangju Hospital, Yangju (Korea, Republic of); Chang, Nam Kyu; Lim, Jae Hoon; Kim, Jae Kyu [Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-02-15

    The Tempofilter II is a widely used temporary vena cava filter. Its unique design, which includes a long tethering catheter with a subcutaneous anchor, facilitates the deployment and retrieval of the device. Despite this, the Tempofi lter II has been used only in the inferior vena cava of patients with lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. In this article, we present a case of superior vena cava filtering using the Tempofilter II in patients with upper extremity deep venous thrombosis

  20. An elusive persistent left superior vena cava draining into left atrium

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    Soward, A.; Cate, Folkert; Fioretti, Paolo; Serruys, Patrick; Roelandt, Jos

    1986-01-01

    textabstractA case report of a persistent left superior vena cava draining into left atrium with a fibromuscular left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and a small atrial septal defect. The anomalous vessel escaped detection during two right and left heart catheterizations from the right arm and open heart surgery. It was an incidental finding during cardiac catheterization from the left arm and the anatomy was confirmed by contrast echocardiography.

  1. Persistent left superior vena cava: Review of embryologic anatomy and considerations for cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Hardey, David W.; White, M. Suzannah; Malloy, Kenneth P.; Hackett, Jane E.; Reed, Charles C.

    1980-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to alert the perfusionist to the anatomy of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and the intraoperative complications that this anomaly may present. The perfusionist should be able to devise a venous circuit that will accommodate three cannulae. He should also be aware that, during cardiopulmonary bypass, a copious volume of deoxygenated blood from the left heart sump, with simultaneous cerebral congestion, may signal the presence of undocumented PLSVC.

  2. An unusual clinical presentation resembling superior vena cava syndrome post heart surgery

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    Pellegrini Ronald; Kaczorowski David; López-Candales Angel

    2005-01-01

    Abstract Background An unusual sequence of post operative events heralded by hemodynamic deterioration followed by dyspnea and rapidly progressive dilatation of superficial neck and facial veins, resembling a superior vena cava syndrome, two days post surgical resection of filamentous aortic valve masses, closure of a patent foramen ovale, and performance of a modified Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation in a patient that presented with transient neurologic findings is presented. Case Pres...

  3. Inferior vena cava filters in cancer patients: to filter or not to filter

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    Hikmat Abdel-Razeq; Asem Mansour; Yousef Ismael; et al

    2011-01-01

    Hikmat Abdel-Razeq1, Asem Mansour2, Yousef Ismael1, Hazem Abdulelah11Department of Internal Medicine, 2Department of Radiology, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, JordanPurpose: Cancer and its treatment are recognized risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE); active cancer accounts for almost 20% of all newly diagnosed VTE. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are utilized to provide mechanical thromboprophylaxis to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) or to avoid bleeding from systemic anticoagu...

  4. Congenital absence of inferior vena cava and thrombosis: a case report

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    Iqbal Javaid; Nagaraju Eswarappa

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Introduction A congenitally absent Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is a rare anomaly that is recognised to be associated with idiopathic Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), particularly in the young. It may not be apparent until later in life. Retrospectively, as discussed in this case, there can be clues indicating the presence of such an anomaly from a young age. However, it is not clear whether early recognition of this condition would affect the prognosis and treatment. Case presentation A 54...

  5. Successful Venous Angioplasty of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome after Heart Transplantation

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    Thomas Strecker; Iris Zimmermann; Marco Heinz; Johannes Rösch; Abbas Agaimy; Michael Weyand

    2014-01-01

    Introduction. For patients with terminal heart failure, heart transplantation (HTX) has become an established therapy. Before transplantation there are many repeated measurements with a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) via the superior vena cava (SVC) necessary. After transplantation, endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is recommended for routine surveillance of heart transplant rejection again through the SVC. Case Presentation. In this report, we present a HTX patient who developed a SVC syndrome as...

  6. "Acute pseudo-pericardial tamponade": the compression of the thoracal inferior vena cava – a case report

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    Kaya Kaan

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We describe a case of 68-year-old woman which was admitted to our hospital for mitral valve replacement (MVR, in whom acute compresion of the vena cava inferior developed after repair of lacerated atrio-caval junction with hemostatic tissue sealant, biologic glue (BioGlue, Cryolife, ?nc, Kennesaw, Ga. Removal of the BioGlue relieved the unexpected problem.

  7. Lymphangiomatosis Involving the Inferior Vena Cava, Heart, Pulmonary Artery and Pelvic Cavity

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    Kim, Dong Hun; Seo, Hye Sun; Seo, Jon; Kim, Hee Kyung; Her, Keun [Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon (Korea, Republic of); Suk, Eun Ha [Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-02-15

    A 38-year-old woman who had undergone pelvic lymphangioma resection two months previously presented with cough and dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography and CT demonstrated the presence of a mixed cystic/solid component tumor involving the inferior vena cava, heart and pulmonary artery. Complete resection of the cardiac tumor was performed and lymphangioma was confirmed based on histopathologic examination. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of lymphangiomatosis with cardiac and pelvic involvement in the published clinical literature.

  8. The relationship between Doppler indices from inferior vena cava and hepatic veins in normal human fetuses.

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    Okura I; Miyagi Y; Tada K; Masaoka H; Akamatsu N; Kudo T

    2003-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine the gestational age-related reference range of the preload index [peak velocity during atrial contraction (A)/peak velocity during ventricular systole (S)] for the inferior vena cava (IVC), the right hepatic vein, the middle hepatic vein and the left hepatic vein. The slope and the intercept of the regression line for each preload index were compared among the 4 veins using analysis of covariance. Doppler measurements were obtained for the 4 veins of 316 ...

  9. Bilateral adrenal cystic neuroblastoma with superior vena cava syndrome and massive intracystic haemorrhage

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    Bilateral cystic adrenal tumours are a rare presentation of neuroblastoma. Intratumoural haemorrhage is a frequent finding in neuroblastoma, but is rarely symptomatic. We present an 11-month-old girl with predominantly cystic bilateral neuroblastomas and distant lymph-node metastasis. Massive intracystic haemorrhage and superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome were ominous prognostic factors, leading to death. Large tumours with intracystic haemorrhage might require a conservative approach. (orig.)

  10. Treatment of pacemaker-induced superior vena cava syndrome by balloon angioplasty and stenting.

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    Klop, B

    2011-01-01

    Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a rare but serious complication after pacemaker implantation. This report describes three cases of SVC syndrome treated with venoplasty and venous stenting, with an average follow-up of 30.7 (±3.1) months. These cases illustrate that the definitive diagnosis, and the extent and location of venous obstruction, can only be determined by venography.

  11. Importance of a persisting left vena cava superior in pacemaker therapy

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    Basing on the description of a specific case and a review of literature, the article discusses the relationship between persisting left vena cava superior and pacemaker therapy. The article covers the technical problems caused by the vascular anomaly, the complications which can be expected, the possibilities in respect of recognising the vascular anomaly, as well as the methods for coping with the special situation prevailing in a particular case. (orig.)

  12. Treatment of Pacemaker-Induced Superior Vena Cava Syndrome by Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting

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    Klop, B.; Scheffer, M.G.; McFadden, E.; Bracke, F.; de Gelder, B.

    2010-01-01

    Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a rare but serious complication after pacemaker implantation. This report describes three cases of SVC syndrome treated with venoplasty and venous stenting, with an average follow-up of 30.7 (±3.1) months. These cases illustrate that the definitive diagnosis, and the extent and location of venous obstruction, can only be determined by venography.

  13. Bilateral adrenal cystic neuroblastoma with superior vena cava syndrome and massive intracystic haemorrhage

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    Pinarli, Faruk Guclu [Department of Paediatric Oncology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun (Turkey); Medical Faculty, Samsun (Turkey); Danaci, Murat; Diren, Baris [Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun (Turkey); Tander, Burak; Rizalar, Riza [Department of Paediatric Surgery, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun (Turkey); Dagdemir, Ayhan; Acar, Sabri [Department of Paediatric Oncology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun (Turkey)

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    Bilateral cystic adrenal tumours are a rare presentation of neuroblastoma. Intratumoural haemorrhage is a frequent finding in neuroblastoma, but is rarely symptomatic. We present an 11-month-old girl with predominantly cystic bilateral neuroblastomas and distant lymph-node metastasis. Massive intracystic haemorrhage and superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome were ominous prognostic factors, leading to death. Large tumours with intracystic haemorrhage might require a conservative approach. (orig.)

  14. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement during Pregnancy: An Adjuvant Option When Medical Therapy Fails

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    Sara Valadares; Fátima Serrano; Rita Torres; Augusta Borges

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    The authors present a case of a 27-year-old multiparous woman, with multiple thrombophilia, whose pregnancy was complicated with deep venous thrombosis requiring placement of a vena cava filter. At 15th week of gestation, following an acute deep venous thrombosis of the right inferior limb, anticoagulant therapy with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) was instituted without improvement in her clinical status. Subsequently, at 18 weeks of pregnancy, LMWH was switched to warfarin. At 30th week...

  15. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava level II involvement: curative resection and reconstruction of renal veins

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    Wang Quan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVCL is a rare retroperitoneal tumor. We report two cases of level II (middle level, renal veins to hepatic veins IVCL, who underwent en bloc resection with reconstruction of bilateral or left renal venous return using prosthetic grafts. In our cases, IVCL is documented to be occluded preoperatively, therefore, radical resection of tumor and/or right kidney was performed and the distal end of inferior vena cava was resected and without caval reconstruction. None of the patients developed edema or acute renal failure postoperatively. After surgical resection, adjuvant radiation therapy was administrated. The patients have been free of recurrence 2 years and 3 months, 9 months after surgery, respectively, indicating the complete surgical resection and radiotherapy contribute to the better survival. The reconstruction of inferior vena cava was not considered mandatory in level II IVCL, if the retroperitoneal venous collateral pathways have been established. In addition to the curative resection of IVCL, the renal vascular reconstruction minimized the risks of procedure-related acute renal failure, and was more physiologically preferable. This concept was reflected in the treatment of the two patients reported on.

  16. 64-slice spiral CT appearance of congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava

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    Objective: To evaluate the imaging findings of congenital anomalies of inferior vena cava (IVC) with 64-slice spiral CT. Methods: Between January 2008 and May 2009, 6986 patients who had routine abdominal 64-row multi-detector computed tomography were retrospectively analyzed for congenital anomalies of IVC. Results: Among 6896 cases, 25 cases with congenital anomalies of IVC were identified. Six case were left IVC, showing IVC left to the aorta inferior to the renal hilum, Ten cases were double IVC, showing two IVC besides the aorta inferior to the renal hilum. Five cases were abnormal renal vein, showing retroaortic and circumaortic left renal vein. Two cases were IVC interruption with collateral circultion by azygous or hemiazygous vein, contrast-enhanced CT scan showing deficiency of t he IVC between hepatic and renal hilums, the enlarged azygos vein communicating with IVC at renal level and the hepatice vein draining into the right atrium. Venography showed that IVC draining into the superior vena cava through azygous or hemiazygous veins. One case was interruption of the IVC with portal vein continuation, contrast-enhanced CT scan showing the communication between the IVC and portal vein. One case was hemiazygos continuation of a left IVC, contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrating dilatation hemiazygos continuation of a left IVC and jointed the azygos vein. Conclusiong: The 64-slice spiral CT can be a diagnostic standard for congenital anomalies of inferior vena cava. (authors)

  17. Dilated coronary sinus in a dog with persistent left cranial vena cava

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    This paper describes the electrocardiographic, echocardiographic (two-dimensional, M-mode, contrast and Doppler) and non-selective angiocardiographic features in a 3 year old female Beagle with dilated coronary sinus due to persistent left cranial vena cava. Negative P waves in leads III and aVR and a positive P wave in lead aVL were seen, Echocardiographically, a hipoechoic circular structure was seen between the left atrium and the pericardium in the area where the coronary sinus islocated, A velocity pattern with two peaks was obtained, one systolicwith velocity = 0.44 +/- 0.05 m/sec and the other diastolic with velocity = 0.27 +/- 0.01 m/sec, By M-mode echocardiography, at level of the aorta and the left atrium, a linear structure was identified betweenthe left atrium and the pericardium; this structure was characterizedby phasic movements of the anterior wall during the cardiac cycle, Following a left cephalic vein injection of saline, bubbles were seen within the coronary sinus; when saline was injected into the right cephalic vein, bubbles were also seen within the coronary sinus and right atrium and ventricle, Non-selective angiocardiography confirmed a dilated coronary sinus with persistent left cranial vena cava, The right cranial vena cava was absent, The dog was clinically normal and the unusual vessel was an incidental finding

  18. Vena Cava Filter Behavior and Endovascular Response: An Experimental In Vivo Study

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    Purpose: To evaluate the behavior and endovascular response of a new nitinol permanent vena cava filter, the TrapEase. Methods: Percutaneous implantation of the filter was performed in six goats, with inferior vena cava (IVC)diameter close to that of man. Radiologic data concerning the IVC,filter diameter, patency and stability were collected. At 2, 4, 20 and 26 weeks post-implantation, histopathologic analysis of the IVC wall was performed at the site of filter distension, and distal and proximal to the filter. Results: All filters remained patent.There was no migration and no signs of biological incompatibility.Signs of neointimalization were seen at 2 weeks, with well-developed neointima at 4 weeks. No acute vessel wall perforation was detected by cavography at implantation. During follow-up histologic analysis at 26 weeks, perforation of some of the small fixation barbs was seen,causing minimal damage to the vessel wall and adjacent organ tissue without impairing organ function. These events were well tolerated, probably due to the gradual nature of the penetration of fixation barbsallowing reactive fibrous tissue development. At 26 weeks the parallel filter struts were well covered with neointima and did not perforate the vessel wall. There were no complications associated with the filter implantation. Conclusions: The TrapEase vena cava filter was well tolerated and is suitable for incorporation into the IVC wall of healthy animals without any apparent deleterious reaction due to biological incompatibility

  19. ICD Leads Extraction and Clearing of Access Way in a Patient With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Building A Tunnel.

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    Kiuchi, Márcio Galindo; Andrade, Ricardo Luiz Lima; da Silva, Gustavo Ramalho; Souto, Hanry Barros; Chen, Shaojie; Villacorta Junior, Humberto

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    Central vein disease is defined as at least 50% narrowing up to total occlusion of central veins of the thorax including superior vena cava, brachiocephalic, subclavian, and internal jugular vein. Thrombosis due to intravascular leads occurs in approximately 30% to 45% of patients early or late after implantation of a pacemaker by transvenous access.In this case, we report a male patient, 65-years old, hypertensive, type 2 diabetic, with atherosclerotic disease, coronary artery disease, underwent coronary artery bypass surgery in the past 10 years, having already experienced an acute myocardial infarction, bearer automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator for 8 years after an episode of aborted sudden death due to ischemic cardiomyopathy, presenting left superior vena cava syndrome. The use of clopidogrel and rivaroxaban for over a year had no benefit on symptoms improvement.After atrial and ventricular leads extraction, a new shock lead was positioned in the right ventricle using active fixation and a new atrial lead was positioned in the right atrium, passing inside of the stents. Two days after the procedure the patient was asymptomatic and was discharged. PMID:26402803

  20. Scintiangiographic Visualization of Systemic-Portal Venous Shunting as a Cause of 'hot Spot' in Superior Vena Cava Obstruction

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    A small number of pathologic entities such as Budd-Chiari Syndrome, cirrhosis, focal nodular hyperplasia, and superior and inferior vena cava obstruction has been reported to result in focal areas of increased uptake of radiocolloid on the hepatoscintigram. We recently studied a patient with focal accumulation of 99mTc-phytate at the inferior aspect of the liver, at the junction of the right and left lobe. The superior vena cava scintiangiogram was taken for the evaluation of the superior vena cava obstruction and collateral circulations. As a result of superior vena caval obstruction a considerable amount of blood flowed to the liver through the anterior parietal and periumblical venous channels. A certain fraction of radiocolloid delivered by the rete mirabile perfused to a localized area of the liver. This would explain the hot spot around the porta hepatis in this case.

  1. Prótese intracava provisória no tratamento de lesão da veia cava retro-hepática Temporary intracaval prothesis in treatment of retrohepatic vena cava injury

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    Dalmer Faria Freire

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available One of the most difficult challenges to surgeons is the treatment of wounds on the retro hepatic vena cava. The anatomic particularities of this venous segment make its approach and treatment difficult, contributing to a high morbidity and mortality. Several techniques have been described for the treatment of these types of lesions. In this particular case, authors have chosen the introduction of a fastened provisory intra caval prothesis, without primary suturing of the wounds. The provisory intra caval prothesis can be an option for the treatment of retro hepatic vena cava lesions.

  2. Management of Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Kidney with Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus.

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    Gupta, Sahil; Majumder, Kaustav; Chahal, Anurag; Saini, Ashish K; Gupta, Arjun

    2016-02-01

    Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are an aggressive group of small round cell tumors usually arising in the nervous system and affecting children. They have a tendency for local invasion, distant spread and formation of tumor thrombi. The kidney is a rare primary location for these tumors. Outcomes are frequently poor due to late diagnosis (Wilms tumor is a more common tumor in this population) and early spread. Immunohistochemistry is invaluable in making the diagnosis of PNET. We report a case of a primary renal PNET with extensive tumor thrombus into the inferior vena cava, and lung metastasis in a pediatric patient, and its successful management. Our 14-year-old patient with renal PNET was managed with radical nephrectomy, thrombectomy and chemotherapy and remains disease free to date. The diagnosis of renal PNETs should be considered in young adult patients who present with aggressive renal masses at initial presentations. Despite its aggressive nature, good outcomes can be achieved by a multimodality therapeutic strategy. PMID:26989372

  3. Situs inversus with levocardia, infrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava, and azygos continuation: a case report.

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    Del Prete, Alessandra; Cavaliere, Carlo; Di Pietto, Francesco; De Ritis, Rosaria

    2016-04-01

    Situs inversus incompletus is a rare congenital condition in which the major abdominal organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions. It is often associated with multiple congenital anomalies. We present the case of a 38-year-old woman with dyspnea and a clinical history of chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Echocardiography showed a right atrial mass, and analysis of multidetector computed tomography angiography revealed the interruption of the inferior vena cava with an increase of the azygos vein and azygos continuation. These congenital malformations are often associated with deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary thromboembolism and explained the occurrence of dyspnea. Cardiac magnetic resonance with contrast medium confirmed the presence of the right atrial mass, the characteristics of which were attributed to interatrial thrombus, which was further confirmed by the success of thrombolytic therapy and the remission of symptoms. In conclusion, we described a case of situs inversus with levocardia in association with infrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava, and azygos continuation with cardiac thrombus and chronic renal failure. PMID:25737490

  4. Role of cardiac output and the autonomic nervous system in the antinatriuretic response to acute constriction of the thoracic superior vena cava.

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    Schrier, R. W.; Humphreys, M. H.; Ufferman, R. C.

    1971-01-01

    Study of the differential characteristics of hepatic congestion and decreased cardiac output in terms of potential afferent stimuli in the antinatriuretic effect of acute thoracic inferior vena cava (TIVC) constriction. An attempt is made to see if the autonomic nervous system is involved in the antinatriuretic effect of acute TIVC or thoracic superior vena cava constriction.

  5. Leiomiosarcoma primario de mediastino que compromete el sistema de la vena cava superior: Resección quirúrgica asociada a reconstrucción venosa Primary leiomyosarcoma of the mediastinum involving the superior vena cava system: Surgical resection and venous reconstruction

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    ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ L

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Los tumores del mediastino pueden tener múltiples formas de presentación y diversos orígenes anato-mopatológicos. A veces alcanzan gran tamaño y pueden comprometer por compresión o infiltración el sistema de la vena cava superior. Presentamos el caso de un hombre de 48 años que consultó por disnea, cefalea y palpitaciones en decúbito de dos meses de evolución. En la radiografía y en la tomografía computada de tórax se demostró un tumor de mediastino anterior, el estudio anatomopatológico mediante biopsia trucut concluyó leiomiosarcoma. Se realizó tratamiento quirúrgico, se resecó la masa tumoral que comprometía el sistema de la vena cava superior, se ligó y resecó el tronco venoso braquiocefálico izquierdo o innominado y se reconstruyó parte de la vena cava superior con parche de pericardio autólogo. El nervio frénico derecho se encontraba rodeado por la masa tumoral y se resecó junto con el tumor. El paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y fue dado de alta al décimo primer día post operado. El estudio de anatomía patológica de la pieza operatoria confirmó un leiomiosarcoma G2 de 3.100 gramos. Se completó tratamiento con radioterapia post operatoria. A 15 meses post operado el paciente se encuentra en buenas condiciones generales, sin evidencias de recidiva y sin síndrome de vena cava superior.Mediastinal tumors have multiple presentation forms and various pathological origins. Sometimes they reach a large size and can involve the system of superior vena cava by compression or infiltration. We present a 48 year old man admited for dyspnea, headache and palpitations in decubitus, for the last two months. The X-ray and chest computed tomography showed an anterior mediastinal tumor and the tru-cut pathological study concluded leiomyosarcoma. He underwent surgical treatment; the tumor compromised the system of the superior vena cava and was resected with ligation and resection the left brachiocephalic trunk. Part of the superior vena cava was reconstructed with autologous pericardium. The right phrenic nerve was surrounded by the tumor mass and was resected in block. The patient recovered satisfactorily and was discharged on the eleventh day post surgery. The histopathologic study of the surgical specimen confirmed a leiomyosarcoma G2 (3,100 gr. Full adjuvant radiotherapy was done. At 15 months after surgery the patient is in good condition without evidence of recurrence or superior vena cava syndrome.

  6. Successful implantation of a permanent pacemaker through a persistent left superior vena cava by using a right subclavian approach

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    Jovi? Zoran

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Persistent left superior vena cava, a rare congenital abnormality, can complicate placement of pacemaker leads through the subclavian vein. A left-sided approach is usually preferable in such cases. Case report. We reported a case in which we began a single-chamber pacemaker implantation procedure via a right subclavian approach (because of scarring beneath the left clavicle and then discovered intraoperatively that the patient had a persistent left superior vena cava. After a few attempts, we succeeded in placing the head of the electrode in the septum, near the top of the right ventricle, and the rest of the procedure was completed without complication. Conclusion. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of pacemaker implantation, with passive electrode, through a persistent left superior vena cava via the right subclavian vein. This case demonstrates that such an approach, when necessary, can be used successfully.

  7. The Analysis of Postoperative Complications after Thrombectomy From Inferior Vena Cava in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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    Atduev V.A.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation is to analyze the results of thrombectomy from inferior vena cava in renal cell carcinoma to reveal the main prognostic factors of postoperative complications. Materials and Methods. Nephrectomy with thrombectomy from inferior vena cava was performed in 34 patients. Thrombus level Т3b was revealed in 27 patients (79.4% (thrombus length — 5.10±1.75 cm, Т3с — in 7 patients (20.6% (thrombus length — 14.80±0.98 см. Postoperative complications were analyzed according to Clavien–Dindo classification of surgical complications. Results. Blood loss volume in operation was on average 866 ml (250–4000 ml. 18 patients (52.9% had no complications. Two patients (5.9% had I degree complication (anemia. The II degree of complication was revealed in 11 patients (32.3%, after the operation they underwent blood transfusion. One patients (2.9% had IIIa degree of complications (after the operation he required pleural punctures and pericardium drainage under local anesthesia, and one patients had IIIв degree of complications (descending colon perforation — he underwent relaparotomy and colostomy. There were no IV degree complications. One patient (2.9% died (V degree from pulmonary embolism. Correlation analysis determined high (r=0.7 complications dependence of thrombus size and blood loss volume (r=0.6 and low dependence — of tumour size (r=0.44. There were revealed no complication dependence of patients age (r=0.1, status on Karnofsky scale (r=0.0. All 33 patients discharged from hospital had lived over 6 months after the operation. Conclusion. After nephrectomy with thrombectomy from inferior vena cava there is high risk of postoperative complications, the frequency and type of which to a greater degree depend on thrombus size and blood loss volume.

  8. Filtros de vena cava en pacientes con cáncer

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    Fernando A. Díaz Couselo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con tromboembolismo venoso (TEV y cáncer tienen más complicaciones vinculadas al tratamiento anticoagulante que la población general. Los filtros de vena cava constituyen una herramienta útil para el tratamiento del TEV y su utilización es controvertida en estadios avanzados de la enfermedad. En este trabajo se revisaron las indicaciones, complicaciones y frecuencia de retiro de los filtros de vena cava en una población de pacientes oncológicos con TEV. Se analizaron 27 pacientes a quienes se les había colocado filtros de vena cava. Veinticinco tenían tumores sólidos y dos linfomas no Hodgkin. Veinticinco estaban bajo tratamiento activo (cirugía y/o quimioterapia. Diecinueve se hallaban en estadio IV de su enfermedad. El motivo de su indicación fue profilaxis en el período perioperatorio en 14 casos (51.9%, hemorragia (n = 5, trombocitopenia (n = 4, metástasis en sistema nervioso central (n = 2, accidente cerebrovascular (n = 1 y neurocirugía previa no reciente (n = 1. Se retiraron 8 (29.6% filtros. La mediana del tiempo de permanencia fue 21 días (6-75. No hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la frecuencia de retiro entre los filtros colocados en el perioperatorio (6/14 y los colocados por otras contraindicaciones para la anticoagulación (2/13; p = 0.2087. No hubo fracasos ni complicaciones en los procedimientos de colocación y retiro.

  9. In situ quantification of endothelial cell damage caused by iodinated contrast media using a rat vena cava model

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    Purpose: Quantification of vascular endothelial cell damage induced by iodinated contrast media using an in situ perfused rat vena cava model. Materials and methods: The institutional review board approved this study protocol prior to the commencement of all studies. A laparotomy was performed in 90 rats divided into 18 groups of five, and an 18G-catheter was inserted into the abdominal vena cava (mean length: ca 8 mm). After sacrificing, a thoracotomy was done and the outflow perfusate was emitted via a polyethylene tube inserted into the thoracic vena cava through the right atrium for an open system. Iopamidol (300 or 370 mg I/mL, 50 or 100 mL) was injected via the abdominal vena cava at a rate of 1, 4, or 8 mL/s. The abdominal vena cava was removed for histological analysis (n = 5). Physiological saline was injected as a negative control. The detachment percentage of endothelial cells was calculated by measuring the circumference and detachment section of the endothelium. The difference of the detachment percentage and circumference between each group was compared with Tukey's range test. Results: In contrast media groups, the severity of damage to the vascular endothelial cell was direct proportional to the increase of injection rate. The detachment percentage at 4 or 8 mL/s was significantly higher than that at 1 mL/s. As a result, the correlation between the injection rate and severity of cell damage was significant; however, the detachment percentage among contrast media groups was not significant at any injection rate. Conclusion: The in situ vena cava model was able to quantify contrast media injection related endothelial damage based on histopathological endpoints. Moreover, our results indicate that mechanical shear stress besides physico-chemical properties such as osmolality or viscosity cause endothelial damage.

  10. Life-threatening Cerebral Edema Caused by Acute Occlusion of a Superior Vena Cava Stent

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    A71-year-old man with advanced lung cancer developed a life-threatening cerebral edema caused by the acute occlusion of a superior vena cava (SVC) stent and was successfully treated by an additional stent placement. Although stent occlusion is a common early complication, no life-threatening situations have been reported until now. Our experience highlights the fact that acute stent occlusion can potentially lead to the complete venous shutdown of the SVC, resulting in life-threatening cerebral edema, after SVC stent placement. Immediate diagnosis and countermeasures are required.

  11. Life-threatening Cerebral Edema Caused by Acute Occlusion of a Superior Vena Cava Stent

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    Sofue, Keitaro, E-mail: keitarosofue@yahoo.co.jp; Takeuchi, Yoshito, E-mail: yotake62@qg8.so-net.ne.jp; Arai, Yasuaki, E-mail: arai-y3111@mvh.biglobe.ne.jp [National Cancer Center Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Japan); Sugimura, Kazuro, E-mail: sugimura@med.kobe-u.ac.jp [Kobe University, Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine (Japan)

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    A71-year-old man with advanced lung cancer developed a life-threatening cerebral edema caused by the acute occlusion of a superior vena cava (SVC) stent and was successfully treated by an additional stent placement. Although stent occlusion is a common early complication, no life-threatening situations have been reported until now. Our experience highlights the fact that acute stent occlusion can potentially lead to the complete venous shutdown of the SVC, resulting in life-threatening cerebral edema, after SVC stent placement. Immediate diagnosis and countermeasures are required.

  12. Hybrid right-left cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation in persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Anselmino, Matteo; Marocco, Maria Cristina; Amellone, Claudia; Massa, Riccardo

    2009-04-01

    Persistence of the left superior vena cava (PLSVC), observed in 0.3% of the general population as established by autopsy, is an anatomic variation particularly relevant when occurring in patients in need of a transvenous pacing. In this report, we describe a hybrid right-left cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation approach in a patient with PLSVC. In our experience, the described approach proved feasible and safe, and may be considered an option in case of complex vein anatomy before referring for cardiac surgical implantation of a left ventricular lead. PMID:19112072

  13. Low-Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma with Inferior Vena Cava Extension: First Report in Korea

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    Kim, Mi-Hyeong; Jung, Chan-Kwon; Hwang, Jeong-Kye; Moon, In-Sung; Kim, Ji-Il

    2014-01-01

    Low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LGESS) with intravascular extension is very rare, with only 26 cases having been reported. We experienced a case of LGESS with inferior vena cava (IVC) extension. A 60-year-old female presented with left leg edema. She had a history of total hysterectomy, and was diagnosed of leiomyoma at that time. On imaging study, tumor masses were located around both common iliac veins (CIV), and within the CIV and IVC. The pelvic masses on both side and IVC mass wer...

  14. Cement embolus trapped in the inferior vena cava filter during percutaneous vertebroplasty

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    Li, Zhi; Ni, Rui Fang; Zhao, Xin; Yang, Chao; Li, Ming Ming [First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou (China)

    2013-06-15

    A 58-year-old female patient, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, underwent percutaneous vertebroplasty at the L4 vertebral body due to painful spinal metastases. Because of deep venous thrombosis of the left femoral and iliac veins, an inferior vena cava filter had been placed before vertebroplasty. Bone cement migrated into the venous bloodstream and then was being trapped within the previously placed filter. This case illustrates that caval filter could capture the bone cement and prevent it from migrating to the pulmonary circulation.

  15. Superior Vena Cava Stent Migration into the Pulmonary Artery Causing Fatal Pulmonary Infarction

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    Migration of superior vena cava (SVC) stents is a well-recognised complication of their deployment, and numerous strategies exist for their retrieval. To our knowledge, only three cases of migration of an SVC stent to the pulmonary vasculature have previously been reported. None of these patients developed complications that resulted in death. We report a case of SVC stent migration to the pulmonary vasculature with delayed pulmonary artery thrombosis and death from pulmonary infarction. We conclude that early retrieval of migrated stents should be performed to decrease the risk of serious complications.

  16. Permanent Pacemaker-Induced Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Successful Treatment by Endovascular Stent

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    The use of metallic stents in the management of benign and malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is well documented. Symptomatic stenosis or occlusion of the SVC is a rare complication of a transvenous permanent pacemaker implant. Suggested treatments have included anticoagulation therapy, thrombolysis, balloon angioplasty and surgery. More recently, endovascular stenting has evolved as an attractive alternative but the data available in the literature are limited. We describe a case in which venous stenting with a Wallstent endoprosthesis was used successfully. The patient remains symptom free and with normal pacemaker function 36 months later

  17. Duplication of the superior vena cava associated with atrial termination of the left hepatic vein.

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    Milisavljevic, M; Marinkovic, S; Radak, D; Cetkovic, M; Vucurevic, G; Trifunovic, D

    2013-10-01

    Duplication of the superior vena cava (SVC), associated with an aberrant left hepatic vein (LHV), was found in one of the 58 dissected specimens. The right SVC virtually showed a typical appearance. The persistent left SVC, which drained into the right atrium via the enlarged coronary sinus, was formed by the persistence of the left anterior cardinal vein. The LHV opened into the right atrium, due to the persistent left hepatocardiac channel. The left common carotid artery arose from the brachiocephalic trunk as a consequence of a regression of the embryonic aortic sac. The revealed venous and arterial variations seem to be the first reported vascular combination of this type. PMID:22865421

  18. Residual Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus Detected by Transesophageal Echocardiography After Resection of a Malignant Adrenal Mass.

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    Burbano, Nelson H; Vlah, Claudene; Argalious, Maged

    2015-10-15

    A 43-year-old woman with a history of the Cushing syndrome secondary to adrenocortical carcinoma presented to the operating room for right adrenalectomy, hepatectomy, nephrectomy, and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy. Initial intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) confirmed the presence of an IVC tumor below the hepatic veins. Total vascular exclusion of the liver was necessary to perform the operation. A repeat TEE showed a residual thrombus within the IVC prompting an additional cavotomy to successfully remove the entire mass. The remainder of the procedure finalized uneventfully. The case highlights the importance of TEE monitoring for noncardiac surgery with thrombotic involvement of the IVC. PMID:26466307

  19. Absent right superior caval vein (vena cava) with normal atrial arrangement.

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    Choi, J. Y.; Anderson, R H; Macartney, F J

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    Eight cases of absent right superior caval vein (vena cava) with normal atrial arrangement from the Great Ormond Street database were reviewed. In each case the right subclavian vein and jugular vein drained into a persistent left superior caval vein through a bridging vein. In six cases the left superior caval vein drained into the right atrium by way of the coronary sinus, and in two cases it drained into the left atrium directly because of the complete unroofing of the coronary sinus. The ...

  20. Pacemaker electrode implantation in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Zerbe, F; Bornakowski, J; Sarnowski, W.

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    Four out of 661 consecutive patients with permanent endocardial VVI pacing had the pacing lead introduced through a persistent left superior vena cava. It was difficult to introduce the lead from the right atrium into the right ventricle because the tip of the lead tended to be deflected away from the tricuspid orifice. This difficulty was overcome by shaping the lead into a pigtail with 3-4 cm wide loop. This avoided the risk of entering a branch of the coronary sinus in order to reach the r...

  1. Cement embolus trapped in the inferior vena cava filter during percutaneous vertebroplasty

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    A 58-year-old female patient, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, underwent percutaneous vertebroplasty at the L4 vertebral body due to painful spinal metastases. Because of deep venous thrombosis of the left femoral and iliac veins, an inferior vena cava filter had been placed before vertebroplasty. Bone cement migrated into the venous bloodstream and then was being trapped within the previously placed filter. This case illustrates that caval filter could capture the bone cement and prevent it from migrating to the pulmonary circulation.

  2. Gradient echo sequences in the diagnosis of inferior vena cava obstruction

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    The capability for studying noninvasively vessels has been dramatically improved with the use of gradient echo sequences. Twenty-one patients presenting a suspected inferior vena cava obstruction on cavography underwent MR examination with axial, sagittal and coronal gradient echo images. Eighteen patients were also imaged with ultrasound and/or CT. Gradient echo sequences visualized a thrombus in 19 cases and a normal vein in the remaining 2 cases. The potential MR pitfalls are illustrated and the two cases of false positive on cavography are discussed. Gradient echo sequences allow a fast and performant examination of the vessels

  3. Circulating microRNA profile in patients with membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava

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    SUN, GUI-XIANG; SU, YONG; LI, YING; ZHANG, YA-FENG; XU, LI-CHUN; ZU, MAO-HENG; HUANG, SHUI-PING; ZHANG, JIN-PENG; LU, ZHAO-JUN

    2016-01-01

    Membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava (MOVC) is a common type of Budd-Chiari syndrome. However, the pathogenesis of MOVC has not been fully elucidated. Recent studies demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are involved in multiple diseases. To the best of our knowledge, specific changes in the expression of miRNAs in MOVC patients have not been previously assessed. The present study used a microarray analysis, followed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) validation, with the aim to access the miRNA expression levels in the plasma of 34 MOVC patients, compared with those in healthy controls. The results revealed a total of 16 differentially expressed miRNAs in MOVC patients. Subsequently, RT-qPCR analysis verified the statistically consistent expression of 5 selected miRNAs (miR-125a-5p, miR-133b, miR-423-5p, miR-1228-5p and miR-1266), in line with the results of the microarray analysis. These 5 miRNAs, which were described as crucial regulators in numerous biological processes and vascular diseases, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of MOVC. Bioinformatics analysis of target genes of the differentially expressed miRNAs revealed that these predicted targets were significantly enriched and involved in several key signaling pathways important for MOVC, including the ErbB, Wnt, MAPK and VEGF signaling pathway. In conclusion, miRNAs may involve in multiple signaling pathways contributing to the pathological processes of MOVC. The present study offers an intriguing new perspective on the involvement of miRNAs in MOVC; however, the precise underlying mechanisms require further validation.

  4. Endovascular treatment of an iatrogenic superior vena cava perforation caused by the placement of a hemodialysis catheter: a case report

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    Kim, See Hyung; Kim, Young Hwan; Keum, Dong Yoon [Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-01-15

    The perforation of superior vena cava during the placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter, via the subclavian vein, is a rare complication, and is manifested by hemothorax or hemopericardium. The treatment of this complication requires an early diagnosis and open thoracic surgery. Herein, we report a patient with hemothorax due to the perforation of the superior vena cava during the placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter via the right subclavian vein which was successfully treated by embolization by way of a coil and histoacryl.

  5. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome with an unroofed coronary sinus without persistent left superior vena cava treated with catheter cryoablation

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    Andrei Catanchin

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Coronary sinus anomalies are rare congenital defects which are usually coexistent with a persistent left superior vena cava and may be associated with cardiac arrhythmias. We report an unroofed coronary sinus without persistent left superior vena cava diagnosed during a catheter ablation procedure for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Diagnostic and therapeutic options and outcomes are discussed. This condition is of relevance to electrophysiologists performing catheter-based procedures, as well as cardiologists implanting coronary sinus pacing leads, who may encounter this anomaly in their practice.

  6. Placement of a Retrievable Guenther Tulip Filter in the Superior Vena Cava for Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis

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    A retrievable Guenther Tulip caval filter(William Cook, Europe) was successfully placed and retrieved in the superior vena cava for upper extremity deep venous thrombosis in a 56-year-old woman. Bilateral subclavian and internal jugular venous thromboses thought secondary to placement of multiple central venous catheters were present. There have been reports of the use of permanent Greenfield filters and a single case report of a temporary filter in the superior vena cava. As far as we are aware this is the first reported placement and successful retrieval of a filter in these circumstances

  7. Combined Anomaly of the Right Hepatic Lobe Agenesis and Absence of the Inferior Vena Cava: a Case Report

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    Suh, Hee Jung; Kim, Wan Tae; Kim, Mi Young; Cho, Yun Ku [Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-07-15

    The absence of the inferior vena cava is an uncommon congenital anomaly that has recently been identified as an important risk factor contributing to the development of deep venous thrombosis. Congenital agenesis of the right hepatic lobe is a rare anomaly which is found incidentally in radiologic examinations. We present a case of a congenital absence of the infrarenal inferior vena cava, combined with agenesis of the right hepatic lobe in a 62-year-old man presented with symptoms of deep venous thrombosis

  8. Long-term follow-up of patients with inferior vena cava filters in the prevention of pulmonary embolism

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    Objective: To evaluate the long-term safety, efficacy and complications of placement vena cava filter in prevention of pulmonary embolism. Methods: Seventy-three patients with proven diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and (or) pulmonary embolism (PE) by Doppler ultrasonography, DSA, CT or MRI, received percutaneous inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) from January 1994 to June 2005. The clinical data and imaging findings were evaluated retrospectively. The patients underwent telephone interview or questionnaire, abdominal X-rays, Doppler ultrasonography, computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) or indirect CT venography (CTV) after a follow-up duration of 5 months to 11 years. Results: Seventy-eight vena cava filters were used. There was 1 case of incomplete filter opening when placing filter. In follow-up, thrombi were trapped in the filter in 2 cases, filter tilting happened in 1 case, and there were no filter migration, filter disruption, filter perforation. Five of 73 cases were lost in follow-up visit, 14 patients died after implantation (5 days to 41 months, average 14.5 months). Among the 54 living patients, the identified recurrent PE was not noted. Three cases of recurrent DVT, 1 case of inferior vena caval thrombosis and 1 case of thrombosed filters were seen in follow-up. Conclusion: Inferior vena cava filter is safe and effective for the long-term prevention pulmonary embolism, and the long-term major complications after filter placement are not frequent. (authors)

  9. Treatment of pulmonary embolism and prevention of recurrence by placement of vena cava filters in prevention of deep venous thrombosis: Case report

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    Vučićević-Trobok Jadranka

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    Full Text Available Introduction In patients with pulmonary thromboembolism it is clinical to suspect the disease, establish the diagnosis and initiate anticoagulation treatment as early as possible in order to prevent relapses, which may be fatal. Deep venous thrombosis of lower extremities is the most common site of origin, which initially may remain obscure. Case report Two weeks prior to admission the patient had right-sided chest pain accompanied with dyspnea, interpreted and treated as pleuropneumonia. Pulmonary thromboembolism was suspected due to clinical symptoms, chest X-ray, elevated enzyme levels findings, blood gas analysis with hypoxemia and ECG with right heart overload. The diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism confirmed by lung scintigraphy presented with perfusion defects. After twenty days of heparin therapy, the patient developed left leg edema. Ultrasound screening confirmed bilateral iliac-femoral popliteal vein thrombosis of iliacofemoropopliteal veins bilaterally. Phlebography performed via jugular vein disclosed thrombotic material in the right common iliac vein, as well as in the vena cava inferior. In the course of the procedure vena cava filter has been placed. Discussion Although the patient was receiving anticoagulation heparin therapy, he developed pulmonary thromboembolism relapse and deep venous thrombosis. In our patient, vena cava filter placement was aimed at preventing pulmonary thromboembolism relapse. Since a deficit of S protein was also established, the patient is unfortunately likely to develop thrombosis at other sites as well. Conclusion In our patient pulmonary thromboembolism was a consequence of deep venous thrombosis, and the diagnosis was established by ultrasound screening of the lower extremities and confirmed by phlebography. During phlebography vena cava filter was placed in order to prevent pulmonary thromboembolism.

  10. Inferior vena cava filters in cancer patients: to filter or not to filter

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    Hikmat Abdel-Razeq

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Hikmat Abdel-Razeq1, Asem Mansour2, Yousef Ismael1, Hazem Abdulelah11Department of Internal Medicine, 2Department of Radiology, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, JordanPurpose: Cancer and its treatment are recognized risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE; active cancer accounts for almost 20% of all newly diagnosed VTE. Inferior vena cava (IVC filters are utilized to provide mechanical thromboprophylaxis to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE or to avoid bleeding from systemic anticoagulation in high-risk situations. In this report, and utilizing a case study, we will address the appropriate utilization of such filters in cancer patients.Methods: The case of a 43-year-old female patient with rectal cancer, who developed deep vein thrombosis following a complicated medical course, will be presented. The patient was anticoagulated with a low molecular weight heparin, but a few months later and following an episode of bleeding, an IVC filter was planned. Using the PubMed database, articles published in English language addressing issues related to IVC filters in cancer patients were accessed and will be presented.Results: Many recent studies questioned the need to insert IVC filters in advanced-stage cancer patients, particularly those whose anticipated survival is short and prevention of PE may be of little clinical benefit and could be a poor utilization of resources.Conclusion: Systemic anticoagulation can be safely offered for the majority of cancer patients. When the risk of bleeding or pulmonary embolism is high, IVC filters can be utilized. However, placement of such filters should take into consideration the stage of disease and life expectancy of such patients.Keywords: anticoagulation, bleeding, chemotherapy

  11. Abdominal compartment syndrome caused by ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in vena cava

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    Filipovi? Aleksandar

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS is a rapid increase in intra-abdominal pressure associated with multi-organs dysfunction. It is caused mostly by abdominal bleeding und massive volume compensation. Case report. We reported a 76-year-old patient admitted to the hospital with aortic abdominal aneurysm, 13.7 cm in diameter, ruptured in vena cava, which caused intraabdominal hypertension, the liver and kidney dysfunction, as well as circulation, respiration and metabolic disorders. Intraabdominal pressure was measured by bladder manometry. Central venous pressure and systemic arterial pressure were monitored continuously. Clinical signs were thrill and typical abdominal bruit. Aorto-caval fistula was diagnosed by the use of contrast computerized tomography. Caval endoaneurysmatic suture and aortobiiliac bypass with 18 × 9 mm Dacron prothesis were performed. Haemodynamic changes were mostly corrected during the surgery. The complete correction of haemodynamics, liver, kidney, respiration and metabolic changes was established in the next few weeks. Conclusion. The ACS was caused by rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm in vena cava followed by edema of the abdominal organs, retroperitoneum, abdominal wall and ascites. Caval endoaneurysmatic suture and aortobiiliac bypass with 18 × 9 mm Dacron prothesis solved aortocaval fistula as well as all the organs and metabolic dysfunctions caused by ACS.

  12. Endovascular Treatment of Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Results and Predictive Factors of Clinical Efficacy

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    To demonstrate the effectiveness of endovascular treatment (EVT) with self-expandable bare stents for malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) and to analyze predictive factors of EVT efficacy. Retrospective review of the 164 patients with malignant SVCS treated with EVT in our hospital from August 1992 to December 2007 and followed until February 2009. Endovascular treatment includes angioplasty before and after stent placement. We used self-expandable bare stents. We studied results of this treatment and looked for predictive factors of clinical efficacy, recurrence, and complications by statistical analysis. Endovascular treatment was clinically successful in 95% of cases, with an acceptable rate of early mortality (2.4%). Thrombosis of the superior vena cava was the only independent factor for EVT failure. The use of stents over 16 mm in diameter was a predictive factor for complications (P = 0.008). Twenty-one complications (12.8%) occurred during the follow-up period. Relapse occurred in 36 patients (21.9%), with effective restenting in 75% of cases. Recurrence of SVCS was significantly increased in cases of occlusion (P = 0.01), initial associated thrombosis (P = 0.006), or use of steel stents (P = 0.004). Long-term anticoagulant therapy did not influence the risk of recurrence or complications. In malignancy, EVT with self-expandable bare stents is an effective SVCS therapy. These results prompt us to propose treatment with stents earlier in the clinical course of patients with SVCS and to avoid dilatation greater than 16 mm.

  13. Endovascular stenting in superior vena cava syndrome: utility of a through-and-through guidewire technique

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    Objective: To describe an ancillary technique when a conventional femoral approach to superior vena cava (SVC) stent placement is not feasible because of buckling of balloon catheters or stent-deployment systems during device advancement. Patients and methods: Three patients in whom device advancement across the SVC lesion from a femoral or axillary approach was unsuccessful were managed by accessing the right jugular vein; SVC lesions were crossed from an antegrade direction, and the jugular guidewire was secured at the femoral access site to create a through-and-through guidewire. Results: Countertraction on the through-and-through guidewire during stent placement and dilation permitted unhindered advancement of stent delivery systems and catheters across the SVC. Technical and clinical success was achieved in each patient with relief of SVC syndrome within 24-72 hours. Survival ranged from 26 to 137 days. Conclusion: A through-and-through guidewire technique is useful when stenting a highly stenotic or thrombosed SVC in patients with superior vena cava syndrome. (author)

  14. Development of a fluid resuscitation protocol using inferior vena cava and lung ultrasound.

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    Lee, Christopher W C; Kory, Pierre D; Arntfield, Robert T

    2016-02-01

    Appropriate fluid resuscitation has been a major focus of critical care medicine since its inception. Currently, the most accurate method to guide fluid administration decisions uses "dynamic" measures that estimate the change in cardiac output that would occur in response to a fluid bolus. Unfortunately, their use remains limited due to required technical expertise, costly equipment, or applicability in only a subset of patients. Alternatively, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become widely used as a tool to help clinicians prescribe fluid therapy. Common POCUS applications that serve as guides to fluid administration rely on assessments of the inferior vena cava to estimate preload and lung ultrasound to identify the early presence of extravascular lung water and avoid fluid overresuscitation. Although application of these POCUS measures has multiple limitations that are commonly misunderstood, current evidence suggests that they can be used in combination to sort patients among 3 fluid management categories: (1) fluid resuscitate, (2) fluid test, and (3) fluid restrict. This article reviews the pertinent literature describing the use of inferior vena cava and lung ultrasound for fluid responsiveness and presents an evidence-informed algorithm using these measures to guide fluid resuscitation decisions in the critically ill. PMID:26475100

  15. Hepatic extraskeletal chondroblastic osteosarcoma with unusual angioinvasion of the caudal vena cava in a dog.

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    Wiersma, L; Kuiper, R V; Gröne, A

    2010-12-15

    Extraskeletal osteosarcomas are rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasms that are able to directly produce osteoid, without requiring a cartilage template. The extraskeletal localization indicates that these neoplasms are not associated with pre-existing skeletal elements or periosteum. We describe the gross and histological findings of a 4-year-old male Rottweiler that presented with an extraskeletal chondroblastic osteosarcoma (also known as osteosarcoma of the chondroblastic subtype) originating from the liver and extending into the lumen of the caudal vena cava, passing through the right atrium and terminating in the right ventricle of the heart immediately below the pulmonary valve. In the liver, predominantly fusiform cells grew in loosely packed streams and whorls. In the vena cava, the neoplasm was multilobular with polygonal neoplastic cells scattered within lacunae in a chondroid matrix. In the cardiac lumen, neoplastic cells produced osteoid that showed multifocal mineralization. Immunohistochemical staining showed no cytokeratin and variable S-100 protein and vimentin immunoreactivity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a chondroblastic osteosarcoma arising in the liver and showing such extensive and unusual extension into the vasculature. PMID:21284251

  16. Endovascular stenting in superior vena cava syndrome: utility of a through-and-through guidewire technique

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    Clark, T.W.I. [Dalhousie Univ., Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Section of Interventional Radiology, Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, Halifax, NS (Canada)

    2000-08-01

    Objective: To describe an ancillary technique when a conventional femoral approach to superior vena cava (SVC) stent placement is not feasible because of buckling of balloon catheters or stent-deployment systems during device advancement. Patients and methods: Three patients in whom device advancement across the SVC lesion from a femoral or axillary approach was unsuccessful were managed by accessing the right jugular vein; SVC lesions were crossed from an antegrade direction, and the jugular guidewire was secured at the femoral access site to create a through-and-through guidewire. Results: Countertraction on the through-and-through guidewire during stent placement and dilation permitted unhindered advancement of stent delivery systems and catheters across the SVC. Technical and clinical success was achieved in each patient with relief of SVC syndrome within 24-72 hours. Survival ranged from 26 to 137 days. Conclusion: A through-and-through guidewire technique is useful when stenting a highly stenotic or thrombosed SVC in patients with superior vena cava syndrome. (author)

  17. Internal thoracic vein draining into the extrapericardial part of the superior vena cava: a case report

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    Venkata Ramana Vollala

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The internal thoracic veins are venae comitantes of each internal thoracic artery draining the territory supplied by it and usually unite opposite the third costal cartilage. This single vein enters the corresponding brachiocephalic vein. We present a variation of right internal mammary vein draining into superior vena cava in a 45-year-old male cadaver. Likely development and clinical significance of the vein are discussed.As veias torácicas internas são veias comitantes de cada artéria torácica interna drenando o território suprido por ela e geralmente se unem em frente à terceira cartilagem costal. Esta única veia entra na veia braquicefálica correspondente. Apresentamos uma variação da veia mamária interna direita drenando para a veia cava superior em um cadáver masculino de 45 anos. O provável desenvolvimento e a significância clínica da veia são discutidos.

  18. Endovascular Treatment of Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Results and Predictive Factors of Clinical Efficacy

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    Fagedet, Dorothee, E-mail: DFagedet@chu-grenoble.fr [CHU de Grenoble, Clinique universitaire de medecine interne, Pole Pluridisciplinaire de Medecine (France); Thony, Frederic, E-mail: FThony@chu-grenoble.fr [CHU de Grenoble, Clinique universitaire de radiologie et imagerie medicale, Pole d' Imagerie (France); Timsit, Jean-Francois, E-mail: JFTimsit@chu-grenoble.fr [CHU de Grenoble, Clinique universitaire de reanimation, Pole Medecine Aiguee Communautaire (France); Rodiere, Mathieu, E-mail: MRodiere@chu-grenoble.fr [CHU de Grenoble, Clinique universitaire de radiologie et imagerie medicale, Pole d' Imagerie (France); Monnin-Bares, Valerie, E-mail: v-monnin@chu-montpellier.fr [CHRU Arnaud de Villeneuve, Imagerie Medicale Thoracique Cardiovasculaire (France); Ferretti, Gilbert R., E-mail: GFerretti@chu-grenoble.fr [CHU de Grenoble, Clinique universitaire de radiologie et imagerie medicale, Pole d' Imagerie (France); Vesin, Aurelien; Moro-Sibilot, Denis, E-mail: DMoro.pneumo@chu-grenoble.fr [University Grenoble 1 e Albert Bonniot Institute, Inserm U823 (France)

    2013-02-15

    To demonstrate the effectiveness of endovascular treatment (EVT) with self-expandable bare stents for malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) and to analyze predictive factors of EVT efficacy. Retrospective review of the 164 patients with malignant SVCS treated with EVT in our hospital from August 1992 to December 2007 and followed until February 2009. Endovascular treatment includes angioplasty before and after stent placement. We used self-expandable bare stents. We studied results of this treatment and looked for predictive factors of clinical efficacy, recurrence, and complications by statistical analysis. Endovascular treatment was clinically successful in 95% of cases, with an acceptable rate of early mortality (2.4%). Thrombosis of the superior vena cava was the only independent factor for EVT failure. The use of stents over 16 mm in diameter was a predictive factor for complications (P = 0.008). Twenty-one complications (12.8%) occurred during the follow-up period. Relapse occurred in 36 patients (21.9%), with effective restenting in 75% of cases. Recurrence of SVCS was significantly increased in cases of occlusion (P = 0.01), initial associated thrombosis (P = 0.006), or use of steel stents (P = 0.004). Long-term anticoagulant therapy did not influence the risk of recurrence or complications. In malignancy, EVT with self-expandable bare stents is an effective SVCS therapy. These results prompt us to propose treatment with stents earlier in the clinical course of patients with SVCS and to avoid dilatation greater than 16 mm.

  19. CT of inferior vena cava filters: normal presentations and potential complications.

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    Georgiou, Nicholas A; Katz, Douglas S; Ganson, George; Eng, Kaitlin; Hon, Man

    2015-12-01

    With massive pulmonary embolism (PE) being the first or second leading cause of unexpected death in adults, protection against PE is critical in appropriately selected patients. The use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has increased over the years, paralleling the increased detection of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and PE by improved and more available imaging techniques. The use of IVC filters has become very common as an alternative and/or as a supplement to anticoagulation, and these filters are often seen on routine abdominal CT, including in the emergency setting; therefore, knowledge of the normal spectrum of findings of IVC filters by the radiologist on CT is critical. Additionally, CT can be used specifically to identify complications related to IVC filters, and CT may alternatively demonstrate IVC filter-related problems which are not specifically anticipated clinically. With multiple available IVC filters on the US market, and even more available outside of the USA, it is important for the emergency and the general radiologist to recognize the different models and various appearances and positioning on CT, as well as their potential complications. These complications may be related to venous access, but also include thrombosis related to the filter, filter migration and penetration, and problems associated with filter deployment. With the increasing number of inferior vena cava filters placed and their duration within patients increasing over time, it is critical for emergency and other radiologists to be aware of these findings on CT. PMID:26183040

  20. Early and Late Retrieval of the ALN Removable Vena Cava Filter: Results from a Multicenter Study

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    Retrieval of removable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in selected patients is widely practiced. The purpose of this multicenter study was to evaluate the feasibility and results of percutaneous removal of the ALN removable filter in a large patient cohort. Between November 2003 and June 2006, 123 consecutive patients were referred for percutaneous extraction of the ALN filter at three centers. The ALN filter is a removable filter that can be implanted through a femoral/jugular vein approach and extracted by the jugular vein approach. Filter removal was attempted after an implantation period of 93 ± 15 days (range, 6-722 days) through the right internal jugular vein approach using the dedicated extraction kit after control inferior vena cavography. Following filter removal, vena cavograms were obtained in all patients. Successful extraction was achieved in all but one case. Among these successful retrievals, additional manipulation using a femoral approach was needed when the apex of the filter was close to the IVC wall in two patients. No immediate IVC complications were observed according to the postimplantation cavography. Neither technical nor clinical differences between early and late filter retrieval were noticed. Our data confirm the safety of ALN filter retrieval up to 722 days after implantation. In infrequent cases, additional endovenous filter manipulation is needed to facilitate extraction.

  1. The Optional VenaTech™ Convertible™ Vena Cava Filter: Experimental Study in Sheep

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    Purpose: Retrieval of optional caval filters may be impaired by filter tilting, migration, fracture, or embedding in the IVC wall. The goal of this experimental study was to evaluate a new optional filter, convertible by unlocking and removing the filter head. Methods: Forty-nine Pre-Alp sheep (average weight, 55 kg) were anesthetized. IVC was catheterized via the right femoral vein (n = 46) or via the internal jugular vein (n = 3) with a 12.9-F sheath. VenaTech™ Convertible™ IVC filters were inserted as either permanent filters (n = 14) or as filters to be converted. Conversion was immediately after deployment (n = 19) or delayed after 1, 3, or 6 months (n = 20). Filter delivery, deployment, and conversion with measurement of migration and tilting were evaluated by cavography. Incorporation of the filter’s stabilizers and arms in the IVC wall was assessed by gross anatomy. Results: Delivery system insertion, filter release, and immediate conversion were successful in all cases. Delayed conversion was completed in all but one sheep, due to insufficient snare tension. Complimentary balloon-catheter inflation was required in 12 of 20 delayed conversions to achieve filter opening. In all 49 sheep, no thrombosis, migration, or significant tilting occurred. Within 4 weeks of conversion, the filter’s stabilizers and arms were incorporated into the IVC wall. Upon removal, the filter head was free of intimal growth. Conclusions: The VenaTech™ Convertible™ optional IVC filter was successfully implanted in all sheep with no migration or tilting. Conversion at various dates by filter head removal was feasible in all but one case.

  2. Elective stenting in superior vena cava syndrome caused by idiopathic fibrosing mediastinitis: use of self-expandable wallstent.

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    Mullasari, A S; Mody, Rohit; Pandurangi, Ulhas; Lakshmi, V

    2002-01-01

    We present a case of superior vena cava obstruction caused by idiopathic fibrosing mediastinitis treated with a self-expandable Wallstent. A Gortex jump graft had been used previously, which was totally occluded. This procedure relieved symptoms and alleviated the need for re-operation. PMID:12462674

  3. Dramatic response of follicular thyroid carcinoma with superior vena cava syndrome and tracheal obstruction to external-beam radiotherapy

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    We report a patient with follicular thyroid carcinoma progressing to superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and tracheal obstruction despite multiple doses of radioactive iodine therapy but subsequently responding dramatically to external-beam radiotherapy (RT). Although RT is not considered to be the treatment of choice for follicular carcinoma, RT in our patient produced unequivocal improvement of SVC syndrome and tracheal obstruction

  4. Azygos Vein Dialysis Catheter Placement Using the Translumbar Approach in a Patient with Inferior Vena Cava Occlusion

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    We describe percutaneous, translumbar placement of a 14-Fr dialysis catheter into an ascending lumbar vein to achieve tip position in an enlarged azygos vein. The patient had thrombosis of all traditional vascular sites, as well as the inferior vena cava. This catheter functioned well for 7 months before fatal catheter-related infection developed.

  5. Neuroblastoma presenting like a Wilms' tumor with thrombus in inferior vena cava and pulmonary metastases: a case series.

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    Gaetan, Genevieve; Ouimet, Alain; Lapierre, Chantale; Teira, Pierre; Sartelet, Herve

    2014-01-01

    Neuroblastomas and Wilms' tumors are frequent pediatric solid tumors. The first is frequently detected in the adrenal gland and the second develops in the kidneys. The extension through the vena cava and the lung metastases are frequent in Wilms' tumors and are rarely seen in neuroblastoma. We present the cases of three children with abdominal tumors with thrombus in the inferior vena cava and pulmonary metastases demonstrating a stage 4 neuroblastoma. The three male patients were between 23 to 48 months old. They presented an abdominal mass, near the superior pole of the kidney. Thrombus of the vena cava was showed on imaging studies in all cases and pulmonary metastases were always found. Catecholamine metabolites were present in the first case and negative in the two others. Two out of three patients had a radical nephrectomy. The pathological analysis always found a poorly differentiated or undifferentiated neuroblastoma without MYCN amplification and confirmed the vein tumoral thrombus in the second case. The evolution of the first two patients was unfavorable and the third is alive. Invasion of the inferior vena cava and pulmonary metastases in children with neuroblastoma is uncommon and can modify the surgical management. PMID:25077062

  6. CT demonstration of the extracardiac anastomoses of the coronary veins in superior vena cava or left brachiocephalic vein obstruction

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    CT scans in four cases of chronic superior vena cava or left brachiocephalic vein obstruction demonstrate a systemic-to-cardiac collateral venous pathway through anastomoses between the pericardial branches of systemic veins and the presumed adventitial veins of the ascending aorta and pulmonary trunk. These adventitial veins then drain into tributaries of the anterior cardiac veins or ventricular coronary veins.

  7. Primary mediastinal pleomorphic liposarcoma involving the superior vena cava

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    Chen, Gang; Xiaoming QIU; Liu, Yi; Qiao, Yanjie; Shi, Tao; Chen, Jun; Zhou, Qinghua

    2014-01-01

    Primary mediastinal liposarcomas are extremely rare. They are primarily diseases of adults; however, they may be encountered in children. They are characterized by their large size and variable histologic subtypes, which correlate with clinical behavior and prognosis. Although the overall prognosis is poor, it is dependent upon the histologic subtype and completeness of surgical excision. Herein we present a case of a primary mediastinal pleomorphic liposarcoma in a 49-year-old male who recei...

  8. Leiomiosarcoma endovascular en vena cava inferior con síndrome de Budd-Chiari asociado: a propósito de un caso Endovascular Leiomyosarcoma ofthe Inferior Vena Cava with Budd-Chiari syndrome: a case report

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    David Ibáñez Muñoz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 56 años de edad, que acude al Servicio de Urgencias de nuestro centro por un cuadro de distensión y dolor abdominal difuso con edemas en extremidades inferiores. En los estudios de imagen realizados (ecografía y TC se demostró la existencia de ocupación intraluminal de la vena cava inferior, por una masa que se extendía desde el drenaje de las venas renales hasta su confluencia en la aurícula derecha, con signos de obstrucción de las venas suprahepáticas. El diagnóstico anatomopatológico final fue de leiomiosarcoma con síndrome de Budd-Chiari asociado. El leiomiosarcoma de vena cava inferior es una patología poco frecuente y su asociación con síndrome de Budd-Chiari es aún más excepcional.We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who presented at our Emergency Department with symptoms ofdiffuse abdominal pain and distention with lower-extremity edema. Imaging studies (ultrasound and computed tomography showed an intraluminar inferior vena cava mass extending from the renal veins drain to their confluence at the right atrium, with signs of obstruction of the suprahepatic veins. The final pathology diagnosis was leiomyosarcoma with Budd-Chiari syndrome. The leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is an infrequent pathology and its association with Budd-Chiari syndrome is even rarer.

  9. Long-term success of endovascular treatment of benign superior vena cava occlusion with chylothorax and chylopericardium

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    The most likely etiology of benign obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) include fibrosing mediastinitis and iatrogenic etiologies such as sclerosis and obstruction caused by pacemakers and central venous catheter. Percutaneous stenting of SVC has been used with success both in malignant and benign superior vena cava syndrome; however, long-term follow-up of endovascular procedures is not well known. We present a case of a patient with complete occlusion of SVC of benign etiology, presenting dramatically with bilateral chylothorax and chylopericardium with cardiac tamponade, who underwent successful vena caval revascularization with thrombolytic therapy and placement of self-expanding metallic stent. The 42-month follow-up could encourage endovascular procedures even in SVC syndrome of benign etiology. (orig.)

  10. Implanted central venous catheter-related acute superior vena cava syndrome: management by metallic stent and endovascular repositioning of the catheter tip

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    We describe a case of a 49-year-old woman with stage-IIIB lung adenocarcinoma who experienced an acute superior vena cava syndrome related to an implanted central venous catheter without associated venous thrombosis. The catheter was surgically implanted for chemotherapy. Superior vena cava syndrome appeared after the procedure and was due to insertion of the catheter through a subclinical stenosis of the superior vena cava. Complete resolution of the patient's symptoms was obtained using stent placement and endovascular repositioning of the catheter tip. (orig.)

  11. Optease Vena Cava Filter Optimal Indwelling Time and Retrievability

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    The purpose of this study was to assess the indwelling time and retrievability of the Optease IVC filter. Between 2002 and 2009, a total of 811 Optease filters were inserted: 382 for prophylaxis in multitrauma patients and 429 for patients with venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. In 139 patients [97 men and 42 women; mean age, 36 (range, 17–82) years], filter retrieval was attempted. They were divided into two groups to compare change in retrieval policy during the years: group A, 60 patients with filter retrievals performed before December 31 2006; and group B, 79 patients with filter retrievals from January 2007 to October 2009. A total of 128 filters were successfully removed (57 in group A, and 71 in group B). The mean filter indwelling time in the study group was 25 (range, 3–122) days. In group A the mean indwelling time was 18 (range, 7–55) days and in group B 31 days (range, 8–122). There were 11 retrieval failures: 4 for inability to engage the filter hook and 7 for inability to sheathe the filter due to intimal overgrowth. The mean indwelling time of group A retrieval failures was 16 (range, 15–18) days and in group B 54 (range, 17–122) days. Mean fluoroscopy time for successful retrieval was 3.5 (range, 1–16.6) min and for retrieval failures 25.2 (range, 7.2–62) min. Attempts to retrieve the Optease filter can be performed up to 60 days, but more failures will be encountered with this approach.

  12. Acute wiiitis representing as thrombosis of the inferior vena cava and left pelvic veins.

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    Brodmann, M; Gary, T; Hafner, F; Eller, P; Deutschmann, H; Pilger, E; Seinost, G

    2015-08-01

    Deep venous thrombosis as a result of venous wall injury provoked by trauma is a common finding. It often occurs in patients with sportive overstraining, caused by over fatigue of the body structures. In 2007, the entity of "acute wiiitis" was first described in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. Acute wiiitis sums up all affections, mainly skeletal and muscle affections, provoked by playing Nintendo Wii, a very common and loved video-game system. Deep venous thrombosis as a consequence of Nintendo Wii has not been described so far. We present a patient with a massive free floating thrombus of the left pelvic veins originating from the gluteal veins and reaching into the inferior vena cava after playing Nintendo Wii. PMID:24681523

  13. Persistent left superior vena cava: a case report and review of literature

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    Verma Gita

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Persistent left superior vena cava is rare but important congenital vascular anomaly. It results when the left superior cardinal vein caudal to the innominate vein fails to regress. It is most commonly observed in isolation but can be associated with other cardiovascular abnormalities including atrial septal defect, bicuspid aortic valve, coarctation of aorta, coronary sinus ostial atresia, and cor triatriatum. The presence of PLSVC can render access to the right side of heart challenging via the left subclavian approach, which is a common site of access utilized when placing pacemakers and Swan-Ganz catheters. Incidental notation of a dilated coronary sinus on echocardiography should raise the suspicion of PLSVC. The diagnosis should be confirmed by saline contrast echocardiography.

  14. Superior vena cava syndrome after pulsatile bidirectional Glenn shunt procedure: Perioperative implications

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Bidirectional superior cavopulmonary shunt (bidirectional Glenn shunt is generally performed in many congenital cardiac anomalies where complete two ventricle circulations cannot be easily achieved. The advantages of BDG shunt are achieved by partially separating the pulmonary and systemic venous circuits, and include reduced ventricular preload and long-term preservation of myocardium. The benefits of additional pulsatile pulmonary blood flow include the potential growth of pulmonary arteries, possible improvement in arterial oxygen saturation, and possible prevention of development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. However, increase in the systemic venous pressure after BDG with additional pulsatile blood flow is known. We describe the peri-operative implications of severe flow reversal in the superior vena cava after pulsatile BDG shunt construction in a child who presented for surgical interruption of the main pulmonary artery.

  15. Thrombosis caused by polyurethane double-lumen subclavian superior vena cava catheter and hemodialysis

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    Wanscher, Maria Rørbæk; Frifelt, J J; Smith-Sivertsen, C; Andersen, A P; Rasmussen, A D; Sanchez Garcia, R; Køhler, F

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    During an 18-month period, 82 consecutive patients (37 women and 45 men), with a mean age of 50 yr (range 15 to 74), underwent hemodialysis with 91 polyurethane double-lumen subclavian superior vena cava catheters inserted via the right subclavian vein. Upon catheter removal, venograms were...... difference in the frequency of thrombosis between men and women. Two patients developed symptoms of subclavian vein occlusion after the creation of an arteriovenous fistula on the same side as a previous hemodialysis catheter. Overall, thrombosis was found in 23% and increased with longer catheter duration....... We recommend phlebography to exclude thrombosis before creating an arteriovenous fistula on the same side as the previous hemodialysis catheter. There was no case of clinical discernible pulmonary embolism....

  16. Surgical repair for giant ascending aortic aneurysm to superior vena cava fistula with positive syphilitic test.

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    Sekine, Yuji; Yamamoto, Shin; Fujikawa, Takuya; Oshima, Susumu; Ono, Makoto; Sasaguri, Shiro

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    Syphilitic aortitis is usually associated with thoracic aortic saccular aneurysm, aortic regurgitation and coronary ostial stenosis. However, syphilitic aneurysms have rarely been reported today. Here, we report a patient with ascending aortic aneurysm with aorta-superior vena cava (SVC) fistula with positive syphilitic test. A 52-year-old man was admitted to our institution with a giant ascending aortic aneurysm complicated with SVC syndrome. Computed tomography revealed a giant ascending aneurysm 79 mm in diameter. The result of serodiagnostic tests for syphilis had not been judged yet preoperatively. Total arch replacement concomitant with elephant trunk was performed. Intraoperatively, we detected the ascending aorta to SVC fistula. Postoperatively, we suspected the syphilitic aneurysm strongly, because preoperative serodiagnostic test was concluded to be positive. However, histological examination did not show typical syphilitic features. The patient remains asymptomatic 1 year later. Although extremely rarely today, syphilitic aneurysm should be still considered in the differential diagnosis of ascending aortic aneurysm. PMID:24000069

  17. Brachytherapy for the prevention of neointimal hyperplasia in the canine inferior vena cava after stent placement

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    Isota, Masayuki; Kaminou, Toshio; Sakai, Yukimasa; Nakamura, Kenji; Yamada, Ryusaku [Osaka City Univ. (Japan). Medical School

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of brachytherapy for preventing neointimal hyperplasia in the inferior vena cava (IVC) after stent placement. Sixteen beagles underwent Z-stent placement in the IVC and the aorta. For 8 of 16 beagles, irradiation (15 Gy) was delivered endoluminally to the stented segments of each vessel immediately after stent placement using the {sup 192}Ir. All animals were sacrificed after 6 weeks for morphometric and histopathologic examination. Morphometrically, neointimal thickness in the IVC of the radiation group was significantly decreased compared with the control group as well as that in the aorta (p<0.05). Histopathologic findings showed the neointima in the IVC of the control group contained markedly organization of thrombus and neovascularization though that in the IVC of the radiation group consisted mainly of smooth muscle cells without organization of thrombus and neovascularization. From these data intravenous irradiation may prevent clinical restenosis after stent placement. (author)

  18. Brachytherapy for the prevention of neointimal hyperplasia in the canine inferior vena cava after stent placement

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of brachytherapy for preventing neointimal hyperplasia in the inferior vena cava (IVC) after stent placement. Sixteen beagles underwent Z-stent placement in the IVC and the aorta. For 8 of 16 beagles, irradiation (15 Gy) was delivered endoluminally to the stented segments of each vessel immediately after stent placement using the 192Ir. All animals were sacrificed after 6 weeks for morphometric and histopathologic examination. Morphometrically, neointimal thickness in the IVC of the radiation group was significantly decreased compared with the control group as well as that in the aorta (p<0.05). Histopathologic findings showed the neointima in the IVC of the control group contained markedly organization of thrombus and neovascularization though that in the IVC of the radiation group consisted mainly of smooth muscle cells without organization of thrombus and neovascularization. From these data intravenous irradiation may prevent clinical restenosis after stent placement. (author)

  19. Renal Failure Secondary to Thrombotic Complications of Suprarenal Inferior Vena Cava Filter in Cancer Patients

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    Purpose: To evaluate renal function before and after suprarenal inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement.Methods: We describe, in a personal series of 13 consecutive cases (all of them stage IV cancer patients, one LGM filter, one Antheor filter, 11 Greenfield filters) in our institution, two cases of fatal renal vein thrombosis after placement of a suprarenal filter. Evaluation of renal function was based on serum urea (in mmol/L; normal 3.30-6.60), serum creatinine (in ?mol/L; normal <115.1), and calculation of serum creatinine clearance. Results and conclusion: This study suggests that in advanced-stage cancer patients who have a single functional kidney, renal functional insufficiency, or previous renal vein thrombosis, IVC filter placement above the renal veins may not be appropriate. Suprarenal filter placement should be performed only after analysis of predicted survival, after detailed discussions with the patient, and most importantly after renal function evaluation

  20. Segmental variants of the inferior vena cava - typical findings correlated with embryological development for differential diagnosis

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    The vast variability of the overall rare congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are mostly detected by accident through different imaging modalities. These cannot be classed as pathological findings, and should not be confused with lymphomas and has to differ from secondary collateral venous pathways. Based on 656 CT examinations 10.5% known forms of IVC anomalies were found. According to the embryological development three main groups of IVC variants could be nosologically classified: agenesis of the suprarenal IVC, anomalies of the pars renalis and anomalies of the infrarenal IVC. Additionally three unusual anomaly complexes were found. For the understanding details of the embryology based on a simplified depiction are presented. (orig.)

  1. Trombosis de vena cava inferior y endocarditis en un paciente prematuro: Caso clínico

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    Andrea Parra Buitrago

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La trombosis de la vena cava inferior corresponde a un porcentaje importante de las trombosis venosas en la etapa neonatal, generalmente asociado a factores de riesgo como el uso de catéter venoso central. La incidencia de endocarditis bacteriana en recién nacidos prematuros es baja. Objetivos: Caracterizar el caso de un neonato pretérmino en que se asociaron ambas patologías y detallar el espectro cambiante de esta enfermedad en la población neonatal y sus posibilidades terapéuticas. Caso clínico: Recién nacido prematuro de 31 + 5 semanas de gestación, que presentó bacteriemia por Enterococo faecalis, evolucionó con trombosis progresiva de la vena cava inferior y aurícula derecha secundaria al uso de catéter venoso umbilical, con posterior diagnóstico de endocarditis. Se manejó con anticoagulación con heparina de bajo peso molecular en forma subcutánea, dada evolución favorable, se decidió continuar manejo médico con terapia anticoagulante por 4-6 semanas, y al alta manejo con aspirina. Conclusiones: El neonato pretérmino con endocarditis infecciosa y trombo intracardiaco presentan un dilema interesante de manejo, por lo cual se debe individualizar el tratamiento según la evolución clínica y el perfil de seguridad de los agentes trombolíticos y/o anticoagulantes. La disponibilidad y las ventajas de la heparina de bajo peso molecular ha dado lugar a su uso como una alternativa de tratamiento en neonatos y niños con trombosis venosa profunda.

  2. Congenital absence of inferior vena cava and thrombosis: a case report

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    Iqbal Javaid

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction A congenitally absent Inferior Vena Cava (IVC is a rare anomaly that is recognised to be associated with idiopathic Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT, particularly in the young. It may not be apparent until later in life. Retrospectively, as discussed in this case, there can be clues indicating the presence of such an anomaly from a young age. However, it is not clear whether early recognition of this condition would affect the prognosis and treatment. Case presentation A 54 year old gentleman was admitted with 3 weeks of abdominal pain and localised swelling over the right flank. Examination revealed palpable 'snake-like' tortuous, tender lumps on the abdominal wall. Past history revealed chronic non-healing venous leg ulcers, and varicose veins necessitating varicose vein ligation at a very young age. The ulcers eventually needed skin grafting. During this, current admission he was investigated and diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT. CT scan, performed to search for intra-abdominal cancer, revealed absence of the Inferior Vena Cava with extensive thrombosed collaterals of the superficial abdominal and azygous veins and a congenitally atrophic left kidney. Conclusion This is a case of one of the oldest patient described in the literature to be diagnosed with absence of the IVC. It is thought that IVC anomalies are under-diagnosed, and may be commoner than once believed. However there were vital clues in his previous medical history suspicious for an underlying venous anomaly. Idiopathic DVT in a relatively young person with a past history of chronic leg ulceration or varicose veins should be investigated for congenital anomalies of the IVC. This is best achieved by CT scan of the abdomen.

  3. The Need for Anticoagulation Following Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement: Systematic Review

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    Purpose. To perform a systemic review to determine the effect of anticoagulation on the rates of venous thromboembolism (pulmonary embolus, deep venous thrombosis, inferior vena cava (IVC) filter thrombosis) following placement of an IVC filter. Methods. A comprehensive computerized literature search was performed to identify relevant articles. Data were abstracted by two reviewers. Studies were included if it could be determined whether or not subjects received anticoagulation following filter placement, and if follow-up data were presented. A meta-analysis of patients from all included studies was performed. A total of 14 articles were included in the final analysis, but the data from only nine articles could be used in the meta-analysis; five studies were excluded because they did not present raw data which could be analyzed in the meta-analysis. A total of 1,369 subjects were included in the final meta-analysis. Results. The summary odds ratio for the effect of anticoagulation on venous thromboembolism rates following filter deployment was 0.639 (95% CI 0.351 to 1.159, p = 0.141). There was significant heterogeneity in the results from different studies [Q statistic of 15.95 (p = 0.043)]. Following the meta-analysis, there was a trend toward decreased venous thromboembolism rates in patients with post-filter anticoagulation (12.3% vs. 15.8%), but the result failed to reach statistical significance. Conclusion. Inferior vena cava filters can be placed in patients who cannot receive concomitant anticoagulation without placing them at significantly higher risk of development of venous thromboembolism

  4. Superior vena cava obstruction presenting with epistaxis, haemoptysis and gastro-intestinal haemorrhage in two men receiving haemodialysis with central venous catheters: two case reports

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    Gopaluni Seerapani

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Superior vena cava (SVC obstruction secondary to central venous catheterization is an increasingly recognized complication. Case presentation We present two cases of superior vena cava obstruction secondary to indwelling central venous catheters used for haemodialysis access. One of the patients developed the unusual complications of torrential epistaxis and haemoptysis, which has been reported only once so far in the literature. The other patient developed melaena secondary to downhill oesophageal varices. We briefly discuss the pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, investigations and management of superior vena cava obstruction and thrombosis. Conclusion Increasing use of central venous access for haemodialysis will increase the incidence of central venous stenosis, thrombosis and exhaustion. Superior vena cava obstruction is likely to be an increasingly recognised complication of vascular access in the future.

  5. Accidental implantation of hemodialysis catheter in persistent left superior vena cava

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    The implantation of central catheters for hemodialysis in patients with renal failure is a common practice. The venous access to the internal jugular vein through percutaneous puncture is the most recommended procedure because it produces the lowest percentage of stenosis. The right internal jugular vein puncture is the most appropriate one because it goes directly in vertical direction into the right atrium, but in some cases its canalization is impossible making it necessary to puncture the left internal jugular vein, the one next to the innominated vein that ends in the superior cava, with the result that its path is much curved. 3 cases in which the left intern jugular catheter that was inserted to perform hemodialysis accidentally canalized the anomaly in the persistent left superior vena cava were presented. In all the cases and before proceeding with the hemodialysis it was demonstrated by the gases of the punctuated vessel, echocardiogram or contrast medium that the catheter was positioned in the venous system that drains in the right atrium.

  6. Computational Modeling of Blood Flow in the TrapEase Inferior Vena Cava Filter

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    Singer, M A; Henshaw, W D; Wang, S L

    2008-02-04

    To evaluate the flow hemodynamics of the TrapEase vena cava filter using three dimensional computational fluid dynamics, including simulated thrombi of multiple shapes, sizes, and trapping positions. The study was performed to identify potential areas of recirculation and stagnation and areas in which trapped thrombi may influence intrafilter thrombosis. Computer models of the TrapEase filter, thrombi (volumes ranging from 0.25mL to 2mL, 3 different shapes), and a 23mm diameter cava were constructed. The hemodynamics of steady-state flow at Reynolds number 600 was examined for the unoccluded and partially occluded filter. Axial velocity contours and wall shear stresses were computed. Flow in the unoccluded TrapEase filter experienced minimal disruption, except near the superior and inferior tips where low velocity flow was observed. For spherical thrombi in the superior trapping position, stagnant and recirculating flow was observed downstream of the thrombus; the volume of stagnant flow and the peak wall shear stress increased monotonically with thrombus volume. For inferiorly trapped spherical thrombi, marked disruption to the flow was observed along the cava wall ipsilateral to the thrombus and in the interior of the filter. Spherically shaped thrombus produced a lower peak wall shear stress than conically shaped thrombus and a larger peak stress than ellipsoidal thrombus. We have designed and constructed a computer model of the flow hemodynamics of the TrapEase IVC filter with varying shapes, sizes, and positions of thrombi. The computer model offers several advantages over in vitro techniques including: improved resolution, ease of evaluating different thrombus sizes and shapes, and easy adaptation for new filter designs and flow parameters. Results from the model also support a previously reported finding from photochromic experiments that suggest the inferior trapping position of the TrapEase IVC filter leads to an intra-filter region of recirculating/stagnant flow with very low shear stress that may be thrombogenic.

  7. Relationship between the impact of blood flow, diaphragm movement and the pathogenesis of membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava

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    Objective: To explore the relationship between the impact of blood flow (the flow from right atrium and hepatic vein), diaphragm movement and the pathogenesis of membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava (MOVC). Methods: Twenty cadavers were involved, measuring widths of inferior vena cava (IVC)at the diaphragmatic hiatus and the thoracic cage; and taking the IVC segment between the diaphragmatic hiatus and hepatic vein for tissue examination of IVC intimal thickness and type I collagen accumulation as group A and comparing with those of IVC above level of renal vein in Group B. Results: IVC intimal thickness and type I collagen distribution area of Group A were greater than those of group B, showing statistically significant difference (P<0.05); and no correlation existed with those of group A, regarding the widths of diaphragmatic hiatus. Conclusion: The pathogenesis of MOVC involves the impact role of blood flow and diaphragm movement; and the latter would be the main key. (authors)

  8. Therapeutic effect and prognostic analysis of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein and/or inferior vena cava tumor thrombus

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    HUANG Long

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveTo determine the efficacy and prognostic factors of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC with portal vein and/or inferior vena cava tumor thrombus. MethodsTwenty-three HCC patients with portal vein and/or inferior vena cava tumor thrombus received IMRT with an 8 MV linear accelerator at the Cancer Center of General Hospital of Armed Police Forces, Anhui Medical University, from April 2008 to August 2011. A single dose of 3 to 6 Gy was delivered at five fractions per week, with a total dose of 56 to 96 Gy and a median dose of 60 Gy. Survival time was recorded, and adverse reactions were evaluated. Survival rate calculation and survival analysis were performed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Comparison of categorical between two groups was made by chi-square test. ResultsOne patient did not complete radiotherapy due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Of 22 patients who completed IMRT, 4 achieved complete remission and 10 achieved partial remission, with an overall response rate of 63.7%. Our analysis showed that the type of tumor thrombus and tumor size were associated with tumor response rate and were significant prognostic factors (P?0.05. The median survival time was 13.4 months. The 1-, 2-, and 3-year survival rates were 59%, 27%, and 18%, respectively. The 22 patients who completed radiotherapy did not experience acute radiation injury or late adverse outcomes such as radiation-induced liver disease. ConclusionThis study suggests IMRT is a safe and effective treatment option for HCC patients with portal vein and/or inferior vena cava tumor thrombus.

  9. Posterior Nutcracker Syndrome Associated with Interrupted Left Inferior Vena Cava with Azygos Continuation and Retroaortic Right Renal Vein

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    Luo, Xiao Li; Zhou, Xiao Dong [Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Shaanxi (China); Qian, Gen Nian; Xiao, Hui; Zhao, Chun Lei [Fuzhou General Hospital, Fujian (China)

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    Various anatomic anomalies have been considered the causes of nutcracker syndrome (NCS). Posterior NCS refers to the condition, in which vascular narrowing was secondary to the compression of the retroaortic left renal vein while it is crossing between the aorta and the vertebral column. Here, we report an unusual case of posterior NCS associated with a complicated malformation of the interrupted left inferior vena cava with azygos continuation and retroaortic right renal vein, diagnosed by both color Doppler ultrasonography and CT angiography.

  10. Chemoembolization and stenting combined with iodine-125 seed strands for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with inferior vena cava obstruction

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    LI, WENHUI; DAI, ZHENYU; YAO, LIZHENG; LUO Jianjun; YAN, ZHIPING

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of stenting combined with radioactive iodine-125 seed strands following chemoembolization for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction. A retrospective analysis was conducted of 52 hepatocellular carcinoma patients with IVC obstruction. All patients received chemoembolization of tumor-supplying arteries and IVC stents, and 18 patients additionally received iodine-125...

  11. Idiopathic Thrombosis of the Inferior Vena Cava and Bilateral Femoral Veins in an Otherwise Healthy Male Soldier

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    2013-01-01

    Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is less common than deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, particularly in the absence of an obvious congenital caval abnormality or hypercoagulable state. We present a case of IVC thrombosis in an otherwise healthy and active 28-year-old male soldier secondary to dehydration and venous webbing. IVC thrombosis is an uncommon and underrecognized condition; in this case, the patient’s caval thrombosis was initially mistaken for acute back strain. P...

  12. Renal Artery Stump to Inferior Vena Cava Fistula: Unusual Clinical Presentation and Transcatheter Embolization with the Amplatzer Vascular Plug

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    Fistulous communication between the renal artery stump and inferior vena cava following nephrectomy is rare. We describe the case of a 52-year-old man with a fistula detected on investigation for hemolytic anemia in the postoperative period. The patient had had a nephrectomy performed 2 weeks prior to presentation for blunt abdominal trauma. The fistula was successfully occluded percutaneously using an Amplatzer vascular plug. The patient recovered completely and was discharged 2 weeks later.

  13. Transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis of inadvertant closure of Inferior Vena Cava opening during minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure

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    Kanwar A Baloria

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE is widely used in cardiac surgery. TEE provides important diagnostic and functional information before and after cardiopulmonary bypass thereby having a very important impact on perioperative clinical outcomes. We describe a case in which intraoperative TEE was instrumental in the timely diagnosis of inadvertant closure of the inferior vena cava (IVC opening during minimally invasive surgical closure of atrial septal defect.

  14. Current Status of the Retrieval Rate of Retrievable Vena Cava Filters in a Tertiary Referral Center in Korea

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    Park, Hyeongmin; Han, Ahram; Choi, Chanjoong; Min, Sang-il; Ha, Jongwon; Jung, In Mok; Lee, Taeseung; Kim, Hyo-Cheol; Jae, Hwan Joon; Min, Seung-Kee

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    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review the daily practice of inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) in a tertiary referral center in Korea and to reveal the retrieval rate and the methods for improving it. Materials and Methods: Through the electronic medical record system, a retrospective review was performed on 115 consecutive patients who underwent placement of retrievable IVCFs between February 2000 and January 2011 in Seoul National University Hospital. Results: IVCF placement was ...

  15. Repeat hepatectomy with inferior vena cava re-resection for colorectal liver metastases: case report and review of the literature.

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    Marangoni, Gabriele; Hakeem, Abdul; Khan, Atif; Rotimi, Olorunda; Lodge, J Peter

    2015-11-01

    Liver resection in patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) involvement is becoming more common with the adoption of vascular exclusion techniques and replacement of the IVC. Repeat hepatectomy and an aggressive surgical approach can offer satisfactory disease-free survival and a cure in selected patients. We herein describe a case of repeat hepatectomy with en bloc re-do IVC resection and reconstruction with Gore-Tex graft for recurrent colorectal liver disease. The patient had previously undergone non-anatomical right liver resection with IVC partial excision and reconstruction with a porcine pericardial patch. The patient is currently disease-free at 12 months' follow-up. Surgical treatment of liver tumors involving the IVC offers the only hope for prolonged survival. Re-do liver surgery with concomitant re-excision of the IVC is feasible and can be contemplated when macroscopic removal of the tumor is expected. Management of these complex cases by a specialist team with expertise in liver transplantation and vascular techniques is advised. PMID:25466296

  16. OptEase and TrapEase Vena Cava Filters: A Single-Center Experience in 258 Patients

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    We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the OptEase and TrapEase (both from Cordis, Roden, Netherlands) vena cava filters in the prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE). Between May 2004 and December 2008, OptEase (permanent/retrievable; n = 228) or TrapEase (permanent; n = 30) vena cava filters were placed in 258 patients (160 female and 98 male; mean age 62 years [range 22 to 97]). Indications were as follows: prophylaxis for PE (n = 239), contraindication for anticoagulation in the presence of PE or DVT (n = 10), and development of PE or DVT despite anticoagulation (n = 9). Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for indications, clinical results, and procedure-related complications during placement and retrieval. Clinical PE did not develop in any of the patients. However, radiologic signs of segmental PE were seen in 6 of 66 patients with follow-up imaging data. Migration or fracture of the filter or cava perforation was not seen in any of the patients. Except for a single case of asymptomatic total cava thrombosis, no thrombotic occlusion was observed. One hundred forty-one patients were scheduled to undergo filter removal; however, 17 of them were not suitable for such based on venography evaluation. Removal was attempted in 124 patients and was successful in 115 of these (mean duration of retention 11 days [range 4 to 23]). Nine filters could not be removed. Permanent/retrievable vena cava filters are safe and effective devices for PE prophylaxis and for the management of venous thromboembolism by providing the option to be left in place.

  17. Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of the “OptEase” Vena Cava Filter

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    Purpose: To assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of the OptEase inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Materials and Methods: In this Institutional Review Board-approved, retrospective study, we reviewed data of 71 patients who received an OptEase filter at our institution from 2002 to 2007. Thirty-nine (55%) patients had symptoms of venous thromboembolism before filter placement. The indications for filter included contraindication to anticoagulation in 31 (44%) patients, prophylaxis against pulmonary embolism (PE) in 29 (41%) patients, and failure of anticoagulation in 11 (15%) patients. Procedure-related complications, such as symptomatic post-filter PE, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), IVC occlusion, and incidental imaging-evident filter-related complications, were recorded. Safety was assessed by the occurrence of filter-related complications during placement and follow-up. Effectiveness was assessed by the occurrence of post-filter PE. Results: Sixty-five (92%) filters were placed under fluoroscopy, and 6 (8%) were placed using intravascular ultrasound guidance. Seventy (99%) filters were placed successfully. Seven (10%) filters were placed in the suprarenal cava. Retrieval was attempted in 14 (20%) patients, and 12 filters were successfully retrieved. Clinical follow-up was available for 20 ± 21 months. Symptoms of postfilter PE and DVT occurred in 15% (n = 11) and 10% (n = 7) patients, respectively. None of these patients had computed tomography (CT)-proven PE, and only one had ultrasound-proven new DVT. One patient had symptomatic IVC occlusion. Follow-up abdominal CT in 20 patients showed thrombus in the filter in two of them. There were no instances of filter migration, filter tilt, or caval wall penetration. Conclusion: The OptEase filter appears to have an acceptable long-term safety profile. The filter was effective against PE.

  18. Implante profilático e temporário de filtro de veia cava inferior no trauma Prophylactic and temporary inferior vena cava filter implant in trauma

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    Fábio Augusto Cypreste Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O tromboembolismo pulmonar (TEP é importante causa de óbito no trauma e esse, na maioria das vezes, contraindica a principal farmacoterapia na prevenção e no tratamento do TEP: a anticoagulação. Relatamos um caso de paciente politraumatizado, com risco elevado de embolia pulmonar, submetido ao implante preventivo e temporário de filtro de veia cava inferior (FVC.Pulmonary embolism (PE is a major cause of death in trauma and that, on most cases, the main contraindication for pharmacotherapy in the prevention and treatment of PE: the anticoagulation. We report a case of multiple trauma patient at high risk of pulmonary embolism, preventive and implant subjected to temporary inferior vena cava filter (VCF.

  19. Failed Retrieval of an Inferior Vena Cava Filter During Pregnancy Because of Filter Tilt: Report of Two Cases

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    Thromboembolic disease during pregnancy is an important cause of obstetric morbidity and mortality. Pregnant patients with venous thromboembolism are usually managed by conventional anticoagulation. However, this must be discontinued during vaginal or caesarian delivery to avoid haemorrhage and to reduce the risk of possible epidural haematoma. Retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) offer protection against pulmonary embolism during this high-risk period, when anticoagulation is discontinued, while avoiding potential long-term sequelae of a permanent IVCF. Here we report two patients who presented in the third trimester of pregnancy with floating ileofemoral deep vein thrombosis. Both patients were initially treated with standard anticoagulation; however, shortly before delivery both patients had a retrievable IVCF placed in a suprarenal position. In both patients, retrieval failed at 28 days after insertion because of filter tilt. The timing and mechanism of filter tilt remains uncertain. We believe that a number of factors could have been involved, including change in the anatomic configuration with lateral displacement of the IVCF as a result of the gravid uterus as well as forceful uterine contractions during labour, which modified the shape and diameter of the IVC. We showed that failure to retrieve the IVCF has had considerable implications for the two young patients regarding long-term anticoagulation and have highlighted the need for further clinical trials regarding the safe use of retrievable IVCFs during pregnancy.

  20. Downhill oesophageal varices resulting from superior vena cava graft occlusion after resection of a thymoma†

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    Inoue, Yoshimasa; Sakai, Shoji; Aoki, Teruhiro

    2013-01-01

    Downhill oesophageal varices (DEV) may occur as a rare complication of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction. DEV are usually associated with SVC obstruction caused by systemic vasculitis or mediastinal tumours. In this report, we describe a very rare case of DEV resulting from SVC graft occlusion after resection of a thymoma. A 66-year old man with an invasive thymoma was treated by radical resection and bypass grafting from the right brachiocephalic vein to the right atrium. Occlusion of the SVC graft was diagnosed postoperatively; however, the patient could be managed conservatively. Although there had been no significant findings in the oesophagus in previous endoscopic examinations, grade F2 varices were found in the proximal oesophagus in the 19th postoperative month, and DEV caused by SVC graft occlusion was diagnosed. Until now, 2 years since the diagnosis, no apparent symptoms or deterioration of the DEV have been observed. The possible development of DEV should be borne in mind during the follow-up of patients with postoperative SVC graft occlusion. PMID:23686892

  1. An unusual clinical presentation resembling superior vena cava syndrome post heart surgery

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background An unusual sequence of post operative events heralded by hemodynamic deterioration followed by dyspnea and rapidly progressive dilatation of superficial neck and facial veins, resembling a superior vena cava syndrome, two days post surgical resection of filamentous aortic valve masses, closure of a patent foramen ovale, and performance of a modified Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation in a patient that presented with transient neurologic findings is presented. Case Presentation Although both clinical findings and hemodynamic derangements completely resolved following tricuspid valve repair aimed to correct the new onset severe tricuspid regurgitation noted post operatively; a clear mechanism was not readily obvious and diagnostic testing data somewhat conflictive. We present a careful retrospective examination of all clinical data and review possible clinical entities that could have been implicated in this particular case and recognize that transesophageal echocardiographic findings were most useful in identifying the best course of action. Conclusion After reviewing all clinical data and despite the inconclusive nature of test results; the retrospective examination of transesophageal echocardiographic findings proved to be most useful in identifying the best course of action. We postulate that in our case, resolution of the suspected pulmonary embolism with anticoagulation and reestablishment of a normal right ventricular geometry with tricuspid valve repair worked in unison in restoring normal hemodynamics and resolving both dyspnea and venous dilatation.

  2. Predictors of Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Injuries Surviving to the Operating Room.

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    Maciel, James D; Plurad, David; Gifford, Edward; deVirgilio, Christian; Koopmann, Matt; Neville, Angela; Putnam, Brant; Kim, Dennis Y

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) injuries are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To identify clinical factors associated with mortality in patients undergoing operative intervention for penetrating IVC injuries, a retrospective review of 98 patients was performed, excluding blunt injuries (n = 20) and deaths before surgery (n = 16). The overall mortality was 58 per cent. Nonsurvivors more commonly presented with hypotension (50% vs 23%, P = 0.03) and underwent resuscitative thoracotomy more frequently (42% vs 4%, P = 0.01). Retrohepatic injuries were more common among nonsurvivors (P = 0.04). There was no difference in the use of ligation (7% vs 17%, P = 0.29) or the massive transfusion protocol (35% vs 25%, P = 0.41). On multivariate analysis, after controlling for mechanism of injury, admission hypotension, Glasgow Coma Scale score , preoperative cumulative fluids, resuscitative thoracotomy , absence of spontaneous tamponade, and location of IVC injury, the only independent predictor of mortality was the absence of spontaneous tamponade at the time of laparotomy (odds ratio = 5.4, 95% confidence interval: 1.11-25.95; P = 0.04). Penetrating IVC injuries continue to be associated with a high mortality, particularly among patients with free intraabdominal hemorrhage at laparotomy. Large multicenter studies are required to define the optimal resuscitative and operative management techniques in these severely injured patients. PMID:26463297

  3. Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Inferior Vena Cava and Right Atrial Tumors

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    Advanced hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC) with invasion of venous systems usually indicates not only a poor prognosis but also a contraindication for transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). This study evaluated the feasibility of TACE for advanced HCC with inferior vena cava (IVC) and right atrium (RA) tumors and, also, to search for the ideal embolization particle size. Twenty-six patients who had HCC invasion into the IVC included five patients with coexistent RA tumors that were treated with TACE. The chemoembolization method was cisplatin, doxorubicin, and mitomycin C mixed with Lipiodol and Ivalon. The selection of Ivalon particles was divided into two groups based on their size: (A) >180 ?m, N = 9; and (B) 47-180 ?m, N = 17. The overall response rate was 53.8% (14/26). Based on the response to TACE, the median survival period of the entire group was 4.2 months (range, 1.5 to 76.7 months). The median survival period of the 14 responders was 13.5 months (1.5-76.7 months), and that of the 12 nonresponders, 3.3 months (2.1 to 24.3 months) (p 180 ?m).

  4. The Guenther temporary inferior vena cava filter for short-term protection against pulmonary embolism

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    Purpose. To evaluate clinically the Guenther temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Methods. Eleven IVC filters were placed in 10 patients. Indications for filter placement were surgical pulmonary embolectomy in seven patients, pulmonary embolism in two patients, and free-floating iliofemoral thrombus in one patient. Eight filters were inserted from the right femoral approach, three filters from the left. Follow-up was by plain abdominal radiographs, cavography, and duplex ultrasound (US). Eight patients received systemic heparinization. Follow-up, during 4-60 months after filter removal was by clinical assessment, and imaging of the lungs was performed when pulmonary embolism (PE) was suspected. Patients received anticoagulation therapy for at least 6 months. Results. Ten filters were removed without complications 7-14 days (mean 10 days) after placement. One restless patient pulled the filter back into the common femoral vein, and a permanent filter was placed. In two patients a permanent filter was placed prior to removal. One patient developed sepsis, and one an infection at the insertion site. Clinically no recurrent PE developed with the filter in place or during removal. One patient had recurrent PE 7 months after filter removal. Conclusion. The Guenther temporary IVC filter can be safely placed for short-term protection against PE. The use of this filter is not appropriate in agitated or immunocompromised patients

  5. The relationship between Doppler indices from inferior vena cava and hepatic veins in normal human fetuses.

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    Okura I

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine the gestational age-related reference range of the preload index [peak velocity during atrial contraction (A/peak velocity during ventricular systole (S] for the inferior vena cava (IVC, the right hepatic vein, the middle hepatic vein and the left hepatic vein. The slope and the intercept of the regression line for each preload index were compared among the 4 veins using analysis of covariance. Doppler measurements were obtained for the 4 veins of 316 normal fetuses at 22-40 weeks of gestation. A and S values were measured from the recorded flow velocity waveform of each vein and the A/S ratio was calculated as the preload index. The regression lines for the preload index of the 4 veins decreased gradually throughout gestation. Analysis of covariance revealed no significant differences in the slopes of the regression lines for the 4 veins. However, the intercepts of the regression lines for all hepatic veins were significantly higher than that of the regression line for the IVC (P<0.0001, with the difference ranging from 0.024 to 0.033. There were no significant differences among the intercepts of the regression lines for different hepatic veins. We concluded that the relationship between the preload index and the duration of gestation was statistically similar for all hepatic veins, and strongly resembled that for the IVC.

  6. Optimizing the value of measuring inferior vena cava diameter in shocked patients.

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    Abu-Zidan, Fikri M

    2016-02-01

    Point-of-care ultrasound has been increasingly used in evaluating shocked patients including the measurement of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter. Operators should standardize their technique in scanning IVC. Relative changes are more important than absolute numbers. We advise using the longitudinal view (B mode) to evaluate the gross collapsibility, and the M mode to measure the IVC diameter. Combining the collapsibility and diameter size will increase the value of IVC measurement. This approach has been very useful in the resuscitation of shocked patients, monitoring their fluid demands, and predicting recurrence of shock. Pitfalls in measuring IVC diameter include increased intra-thoracic pressure by mechanical ventilation or increased right atrial pressure by pulmonary embolism or heart failure. The IVC diameter is not useful in cases of increased intra-abdominal pressure (abdominal compartment syndrome) or direct pressure on the IVC. The IVC diameter should be combined with focused echocardiography and correlated with the clinical picture as a whole to be useful. PMID:26855888

  7. Radiological diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with right superior vena cava

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    Objective: To evaluate radiographic diagnosis in total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with right superior vena cava (RSVC-TAPVC) and analyze the variant of its pulmonary venous connection and the influence on surgical operation. Methods: In 11 patients who were diagnosed by angiocardiography and confirmed by surgical operation, all chest radiographs were studied retrospectively and compared with their angiocardiography and surgical results. The variant of pulmonary venous connection was analyzed and the influence on surgical operation was also discussed. Results: 6 patients showed 'right hemi-snowman sign' in posteroanterior view and 3 showed a pre-tracheal density on the lateral view or other sign caused by drainage vein. 6 of 9 angio-cardiographs showed pulmonary or drainage venous stenosis. There were 2, 4 and 3 cases respectively whose right pulmonary veins connected with common pulmonary or drainage veins in one, two, and three branches. 2 of 3 died cases were caused by mistaken ligation of right superior pulmonary vein during the operation. Conclusion: About 82% cases of the RSVC-TAPVC can be diagnosed by chest radiograph because of the 'right hemi-snowmen sign' and other supplementary signs. In about 78% cases, the right pulmonary veins join right drainage (or connecting) vein in two or more branches at separate levels and this variant has surgical implications

  8. Inferior vena cava injury caused by an anteriorly migrated cage resulting in ligation: case report.

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    Ariyoshi, Dai; Sano, Shigeo; Kawamura, Naohiro

    2016-03-01

    Anterior dislodgement of the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) cage is one of the severe complications seen in this procedure, which may cause an intraoperative major vessel injury. The objective of this report is to present a rare case of inferior vena cava (IVC) injury during revision surgery for removal of the anteriorly migrated cage. The authors describe a case of 74-year-old woman with lumbar spinal canal stenosis and degenerative scoliosis. During the TLIF surgery, an inserted titanium cage at the L4-5 level dislodged anteriorly to the retroperitoneal space without massive bleeding from the disc space. In the second surgery, which was performed via an anterior retroperitoneal approach to remove the migrated cage, massive torrential bleeding occurred because of IVC injury. The laceration in the posterior wall of the IVC necessitated ligation of this vessel and both common iliac veins by a vascular surgeon. Postoperative edema of the lower extremities after ligation of the vessels was well tolerated, and the patient showed almost full recovery. For removal surgery of an anteriorly migrated cage, the surgeon should be well prepared for the risk of IVC injury, including requesting the attendance of a vascular surgeon. Ligation of the infrarenal IVC is an acceptable solution in irreparable IVC injury. PMID:26637062

  9. Histology of Tissue Adherent to OptEase Inferior Vena Cava Filters Regarding Indwelling Time

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    The purpose of this paper is to report on the histology of tissues found on retrieved filters with regard to indwelling time. Between February 2006 and January 2007, 28 Optease inferior vena cava filters (Cordis Europa, Roden, The Netherlands) were retrieved from 27 patients. Twenty-two filters were inserted prophylactically for trauma patients and six for patients with venous thromboembolism. Cavography was performed both before and after filter removal to evaluate the presence of thrombi or wall damage. Filters were retrieved with the snare and sheath method. All material adherents to the filters were examined histologically.The mean indwelling time of the filters was 24.9 days (range, 6-69 days). Red tissue fragments were seen on all the filters, consistent microscopically with clots and fibrin. On five filters (18%; mean indwelling time, 45.4 days) white tissue consistent with vascular intima was found. All postprocedure cavographies were normal. We conclude that most material adherent to the retrieved filters is thrombi, while vascular intima can be found in the minority of filters with a longer indwelling time.

  10. Malignant inferior vena cava obstruction involving right atrium. Palliative treatment with self expandable metallic stent

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    Objective: To investigate the safety and efficacy of placement of self-expandable metallic stent within right atrium and inferior vena cava (ICV) in patients with malignant ICV obstruction involving right atrium. Methods: There were 5 male patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, aged from 42 to 65 years (mean 56.3 years). The malignancies invaded right atrium and ICV simultaneously, and caused obstruction of ICV. These patients presented symptoms and signs of obstruction of ICV such as hepatomegaly, ascites, edema of lower extremities. 'Z' type stainless steel stents (7.5-10.0 cm in length and 2.5 cm in diameter) were selected for these patients. Part (1.0-3.0 cm in length) of stent was placed in right atrium and the rest was in ICV. Results: All of stents were placed successfully and obstructed ICV reopened. The symptoms of obstruction of ICV relieved or disappeared. There were no recurrence of symptoms of obstruction of ICV and any cardiac complication related to placement of stents in follow-up period (67-188 days). Conclusion: Placement of self-expandable metallic stent within right atrium and ICV in treatment of patients with malignant ICV obstruction involving right atrium is one of the safe and effective methods

  11. Bird's nest versus the Kimray-Greenfield inferior vena cava filter: Randomized clinical study

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    A randomized clinical study was conducted comparing the percutaneously introduced bird's nest inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and the Kimray-Greenfield IVC filter. Study end points included recurrent pulmonary embolism, new or worse leg venous stasis symptoms, IVC thrombosis, and ease of filter introduction. Of the 109 patients in the study, 58 were randomly assigned to the BN and 51 to the KG filter. Demographic factors were comparable between the two groups. Follow-up entailed cavography, noninvasive assessment of the femoral veins, and standardized telephone interviews. The follow-up period was extended to 1 year after filter insertion. Results for the bird's nest versus the Kimray-Greenfield filter respectively were as follows: death due to massive pulmonary embolism, 3% versus 5%; recurrent pulmonary embolism, 1.5% versus 7.5%; filter migration, 1.1% versus 0.0%; IVC thrombosis, 6% versus 2.5%; new or worse leg edema, 28.5% versus 22%; ease of introduction (qualitative), maximal versus minimal; patient discomfort (qualitative), minimal versus maximal. The authors conclude the bird's nest filter is better than the Kimray-Greenfield filter in terms of prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism and ease of introduction. In terms of venous stasis, the bird's nest filter is not better and may be worse than the Kimray-Greenfield filter. Filter migration is a problem with the bird's nest filter

  12. Endovascular treatment of stenoses in the superior vena cava syndrome caused by non-tumoral lesions

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    We report our experience in percutaneous treatment of non-tumoral superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) between December 1998 and July 2001. During a period of 2.5 years, 9 patients (age range 27-84 years, mean age 50 years) were treated percutaneously for significant non-tumoral SVCS. Symptomatic SVCS were due to dialysis catheters (7), central line (1) and radiation therapy (1). In thrombotic occlusions and severe stenosis, a preliminary in situ thrombolysis was achieved before angioplasty. Patients were followed by echo-Doppler, computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), or phlebography. Complete recanalization of the veins and immediate resolution of symptomatic SVCS were obtained in all patients, with no procedure-related complication. Thirteen stents were placed in 9 patients with a mean clinical follow-up of 9.1 months (range 2-23 months). One hundred percent patency at 6 months was obtained. Two patients recurred twice and were treated with new stent placement. At 12 months the patency was 67% and assisted patency was 100%. Stent placement in benign symptomatic SVCS is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, with no technical and clinical complications in our experience. It allowed immediate relief of symptoms, and in dialysed patients could provide continued use of hemodialysis access. Close clinical surveillance is mandatory to assess stent patency. (orig.)

  13. Endovascular treatment of stenoses in the superior vena cava syndrome caused by non-tumoral lesions

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    Bornak, A.; Ris, H.-B.; Probst, H.; Corpataux, J.-M. [Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne (Switzerland); Wicky, S. [Department of Radiodiagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne (Switzerland); Milesi, I. [Department of Angiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne (Switzerland)

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    We report our experience in percutaneous treatment of non-tumoral superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) between December 1998 and July 2001. During a period of 2.5 years, 9 patients (age range 27-84 years, mean age 50 years) were treated percutaneously for significant non-tumoral SVCS. Symptomatic SVCS were due to dialysis catheters (7), central line (1) and radiation therapy (1). In thrombotic occlusions and severe stenosis, a preliminary in situ thrombolysis was achieved before angioplasty. Patients were followed by echo-Doppler, computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), or phlebography. Complete recanalization of the veins and immediate resolution of symptomatic SVCS were obtained in all patients, with no procedure-related complication. Thirteen stents were placed in 9 patients with a mean clinical follow-up of 9.1 months (range 2-23 months). One hundred percent patency at 6 months was obtained. Two patients recurred twice and were treated with new stent placement. At 12 months the patency was 67% and assisted patency was 100%. Stent placement in benign symptomatic SVCS is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, with no technical and clinical complications in our experience. It allowed immediate relief of symptoms, and in dialysed patients could provide continued use of hemodialysis access. Close clinical surveillance is mandatory to assess stent patency. (orig.)

  14. The application of GxA8xB9nther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter in interventional treatment for acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity

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    Objective: To discuss the therapeutic efficacy and manipulation skill of Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter in interventional treatment for acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity. Methods: From September 2007 to April 2008, a total of 36 patients with acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity were treated in our hospital. The time of the onset of disease ranged from 1 day to 12 days. The precipitation causes included prolonged lying in bed due to surgery or bone fracture (n = 18) and postpartum (n = 5), while no obvious precipitation causes could be found in 13 patients. Pulmonary embolism was coexisted in 12 cases. Clinically, the affected limb was swelling and painful, the skin was cyan-purple or pale in color with higher skin temperature. The circumferential length of the affected thigh was 3-10 cm longer than that of normal side. Patients with coexisted pulmonary embolism had the clinical presentation of dyspnea, chest pain, hemoptysis, etc. Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter was implanted via femoral venous access or via right internal jugular venous access, which was followed by intravenous transcatheter thrombolysis. Vascular ultrasonography and angiography were performed 45-75 days after the treatment to confirm that there was no fresh or free thrombus in the veins of lower limb or in the pulmonary arteries. When it was confirmed, Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter was taken out via right internal jugular venous access, which was followed by inferior venacavography. After the procedure anticoagulation and antibiotic medication were employed for 3-5 days. A follow-up for 4-10 months was made. Results: A total of 36 Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filters were successfully implanted by one procedure, the average time cost for the filter delivery was 1.5 minutes (0.5-5 minutes). During the delivery procedure, the amplitude of elastic displacement of filter was less than 2 mm. One filter was implanted with a tilt of 25 degrees, and no newly-developed clinical manifestations of pulmonary embolism appeared after filter implant. In twelve patients Gunther Tulip filters were successfully retrieved by single manipulation in 45-75 days after filter delivery, and the retrieval procedure took the mean time of 4.4 minutes (2-15 minutes). Inferior venacavography confirmed that no vascular perforation or rupture occurred. In the remaining 24 patients the filters were kept in inferior vena cava and no clinical symptoms related to pulmonary embolism or inferior vena cava occlusion were observed during the follow-up period. Conclusion: Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter has many advantages in clinical use. The filter can be accurately placed to the scheduled position, it is very powerful in capturing the thrombus, it can be hold in the inferior vena cava for long time (long time window for thrombolysis therapy) before it is planed to be retrieved, and its retrieval success is very high. Moreover, with high technical successful rate the implantation of Gunther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter is very safe and effective for the interventional treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity. (authors)

  15. Recurrent bilateral pleural effusions secondary to superior vena cava obstruction as a complication of central venous catheterization.

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    Dhande, V; Kattwinkel, J; Alford, B

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    Five babies (birth weight 730 to 1,120 g) who developed bilateral pleural effusions as a complication of the use of central venous catheters are described. The effusions occurred seven to 19 days after initial placement or change of a central venous catheter. All required repeated thoracenteses to remove fluid accumulation of up to 200 mL/kg/d. The fluid was a clear transudate, but it became chylous when feedings were given. Venograms and autopsies demonstrated obstruction of the superior vena cava with drainage occurring through collaterals to the azygous vein and inferior vena cava. Silastic gas-sterilized catheters implanted in animals for four and 24 hours showed fibrin deposition when scanned by electron microscopy. No deposition occurred on autoclaved catheters after four hours and there was minimal deposition after 24 hours. It may be concluded that the pleural effusions resulted from obstruction of thoracic lymph flow into the venous system. Vena caval thrombosis may have been enhanced by 2-chloroethanol or ethylene oxide residues from gas sterilization of Silastic catheters. PMID:6408592

  16. Superior vena caval syndrome caused by the tumor of the left hilum in a patient with unilateral persistent left superior vena cava diagnosed with multislice spiral computed tomography-a case report

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    Unilateral persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is an infrequent finding with incidence of 18-20% among the individuals with PLSVC. The persistence of the left-sided superior vena cava is an effect of disturbances in development of the connection between the precardinal veins (anterior cardinal veins) and formation of the sinus venosus in early stages of embryogenesis. The paper presents a case of a 62-year-old patient with a mass lesion of the left hilum, which caused left-sided superior vena caval syndrome in the presence of unilateral SVC. Developmental mechanisms of superior vena caval syndrome are discussed. The evolution of changes related to infiltration and occlusion of PLSVC is shown on the basis of three selected MSCT examinations. (author)

  17. Correlation between Central Venous Pressure and Inferior Vena Cava Sonographic Diameter; Determining the Best Anatomic Location

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The correlation of central venous pressure (CVP with inferior vena cava (IVC sonographic diameter has been reported in several studies. However, few studies have attempted to find the best anatomic location of measurement. Therefore, the purpose of this study was determining the best anatomic location to find precise correlation between CVP and IVC diameter using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE. Methods: In the present diagnostic accuracy study, patients in need of central venous catheterization and TEE were enrolled. Maximum diameter of IVC were measured during expiratory phase of respiratory cycle at the level of diaphragm, 2cm above the diaphragm and at the point of entry into the right atrium using SonoSite TEE device. CVP was measured using an electronic transducer connected to the central venous line. The best location for sonography was determined via calculating and comparing area under the receiver operating characteristics (ROC curve (AUC. Results: 39 patients were enrolled (53.8% female. Mean CVP was 6.8 ± 1.4 mmHg and 25 (64.1% patients had normal CVP, while 14 (35.9% showed elevated CVP (> 6 mmHg. Evaluating AUC showed that IVC diameter (p = 0.01, aorta diameter (p = 0.01 and IVC / aorta ratio (p = 0.004 had acceptable correlation with CVP. Point of entry of IVC into the right atrium with AUC of 0.98 (95% CI: 0.95 – 1.00 was the location of highest correlation with CVP. Conclusion: Based on the present findings, the IVC sonographic diameter and IVC / aorta ratio had acceptable correlation with CVP at the level of IVC entry into the right atrium.

  18. Interruption or congenital stenosis of the inferior vena cava: Prevalence, imaging, and clinical findings

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    Koc, Zafer [Baskent University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Adana (Turkey)]. E-mail: koczafer@gmail.com; Oguzkurt, Levent [Baskent University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Adana (Turkey)

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    Objective: To present the prevalence, clinical, and imaging findings of interruption or congenital stenotic lesions of the inferior vena cava (IVC), associated malformations, and their clinical relevance. Materials and methods: Between March 2004 and March 2006, 7972 patients who had undergone consecutive routine abdominal multidetector row computed tomography were analyzed for interruption or stenotic lesion of the IVC. Results: Prevalence of interruption (n = 8) or congenital stenosis (n = 4) of the IVC occurred in 12 (0.15%) of 7972 patients. Four patients with interruption and four patients with congenital stenosis of the IVC were symptomatic with DVT (n = 4), leg swelling (n = 4), leg pain (n = 2), lower extremity varices (n = 2), hepatic vein thrombosis (n = 1), and hematochezia (n = 1). All four of the asymptomatic patients were from the interruption group, and these patients had interrupted IVC with well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation. Eight symptomatic patients did not have a well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation, and drainage of lower extremity was mainly from collateral veins. Additional findings in eight symptomatic patients were abdominal venous collaterals (n = 8), venous aneurysm (n = 2), lower extremity varices (n = 2), varicocele (n = 2), and pelvic varices (n = 1). Conclusion: Interruption or stenosis of the IVC are rare on routine abdominal CT examinations and may cause different clinical findings depending on the variant drainage patterns or collaterals. Interrupted IVC is commonly asymptomatic if associated with well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation, whereas commonly symptomatic if well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation is not present.

  19. Interruption or congenital stenosis of the inferior vena cava: Prevalence, imaging, and clinical findings

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    Objective: To present the prevalence, clinical, and imaging findings of interruption or congenital stenotic lesions of the inferior vena cava (IVC), associated malformations, and their clinical relevance. Materials and methods: Between March 2004 and March 2006, 7972 patients who had undergone consecutive routine abdominal multidetector row computed tomography were analyzed for interruption or stenotic lesion of the IVC. Results: Prevalence of interruption (n = 8) or congenital stenosis (n = 4) of the IVC occurred in 12 (0.15%) of 7972 patients. Four patients with interruption and four patients with congenital stenosis of the IVC were symptomatic with DVT (n = 4), leg swelling (n = 4), leg pain (n = 2), lower extremity varices (n = 2), hepatic vein thrombosis (n = 1), and hematochezia (n = 1). All four of the asymptomatic patients were from the interruption group, and these patients had interrupted IVC with well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation. Eight symptomatic patients did not have a well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation, and drainage of lower extremity was mainly from collateral veins. Additional findings in eight symptomatic patients were abdominal venous collaterals (n = 8), venous aneurysm (n = 2), lower extremity varices (n = 2), varicocele (n = 2), and pelvic varices (n = 1). Conclusion: Interruption or stenosis of the IVC are rare on routine abdominal CT examinations and may cause different clinical findings depending on the variant drainage patterns or collaterals. Interrupted IVC is commonly asymptomatic if associated with well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation, whereas commonly symptomatic if well-developed azygos/hemiazygos continuation is not present

  20. Physiologic Effect of Stent Therapy for Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Due to Malignant Liver Tumor

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    Purpose. To understand systemic the influence of stent therapy for inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction due to advanced liver tumor. Methods. Seven patients with symptomatic IVC obstruction due to advanced primary (n 4) or secondary (n = 3) liver tumor were subjected to stent therapy. Enrollment criteria included high IVC pressure over 15 mmHg and the presence of edema and ascites. Z-stents were deployed using coaxial sheath technique via femoral venous puncture. Physiologic and hematobiochemical parameters were analyzed. Results. All procedures were successful, and the stents remained patent until patient death. Promptly after stent placement, the IVC flow recovered, and the venous blood pressure in the IVC below the obstruction level showed a significant decrease from 20.8 ± 1.2 mmHg (mean ± SE) to 10.7 ± 0.7 mmHg (p 0.6) with the urine volume increase, and with the decreased volume of edema and ascites. The urine volume increase correlated well with the decrement of edema, but not with that of ascites. Improvements for various durations in the levels of blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, lactate dehydrogenase, fibrinogen, and platelet count were found (p < 0.05). These hematobiochemical changes were well correlated with each other and with the decrement of ascites. Two patients showed a low blood sodium level of 128.5 mEq/l after intensive natriuresis, and one of them died on day 21 with hepatic failure, which was interpreted as maladaptation aggravation. The mean survival time was 94.1 ± 34.1 days (mean ± SD), ranging from 21 to 140 days after stent treatment. Conclusion. The stent therapy for IVC obstruction due to malignant liver tumors was followed by a series of physiologic and hematobiochemical consequences, most of them favorable but some possibly unfavorable. Rational interpretations and predictions of sequelae based on physiologic science including cardiology, hepatology, and nephrology would facilitate the best management of stent therapy for malignant IVC obstruction

  1. The interventional therapy of symptomatic inferior vena cava thrombosis developed after filter implantation

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    Objective: To evaluate the effect and safety of transcatheter thrombolysis in treating symptomatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis occurred after filter implantation in IVC. Methods: During the period from October 2005 to September 2009, transcatheter thrombolysis was carried out in four patients with symptomatic IVC thrombosis which developed after filter implantation in IVC. A total of eight lower extremities were involved. IVC filter was implanted via right internal jugular vein, which was followed by recanalization of the occluded IVC with the help of guide wire and catheter, then, subsequent transcatheter intravenous thrombolysis was conducted. IVC filters were retrieved through femoral or right internal jugular vein after thrombus was sufficiently dissolved. Technical and clinical success rate, complications and the occurrence of postprocedural pulmonary embolism were observed and recorded. Results: A total of four retrievable filters were implanted into IVC, and all the four filters together with a previously implanted filter were successfully retrieved. Both technical and clinical success of recanalization and thrombolysis were achieved in all four patients and eight symptomatic lower limbs. The mean time for filter implantation and retrieval operation was 2.0 minutes (in the range of 1-3 minutes) and 7.6 minutes (in the range of 1-20 minutes), respectively. The average thrombolysis duration was 11.75 days (8-14 days). The average filter dwelling time was 40.4 days (range of 14-73 days). No complications such as massive bleeding occurred. During clinical follow-up period, no clinically detectable signs of pulmonary embolism were observed. Conclusion: For the treatment of symptomatic IVC thrombosis occurred after filter implantation in IVC, endovascular recanalization and transcatheter thrombolysis is effective, safe and feasible in clinical practice. (authors)

  2. The implantation of retrievable superior vena cava filter: report of 6 cases

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    Objective: To discuss the techniques and clinical value of the placement of retrievable superior vena cava (SVC) filter. Methods: Under DSA guidance, the placement of retrievable SVC filter was performed in 6 patients with jugular vein thrombosis or upper extremity deep vein thrombosis. The diagnoses were proved by colour Doppler ultrasound and venography. All patients were affected with malignancy. The venous thrombosis was caused by the insertion of PICC (n=3) or by the compression or invasion of tumor (n=3). Catheterization was carried out via the right femoral vein. After venography of SVC, the delivery system of SVC filter was inserted into SVC, and the filter was placed at the site slightly below the confluence of brachiocephalic veins. The retrieval of the filter was performed through the femoral vein route. Results: The retrievable filter was successfully placed in SVC in all cases. No dislodgement or migration of the filters occurred during the procedure. The filter was successfully retrieved via the femoral vein in two cases at 15 days and 28 days after the placement respectively as color Dopper ultrasound showed that the venous thrombus disappeared. The remaining 4 patients were unwilling to take the procedure of filter retrieval. All the patients were followed up periodically. During the follow-up course, five patients died of some causes (deterioration of the tumor, etc.) unrelated to filter placement in 2-16 months after the procedure. No serious complications such as SVC thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, migration of filter, vascular perforation, etc. occurred. Conclusion: The placement of retrievable SVC filter is technically simple, clinically feasible and safe, and the filter can be retrieved easily. This technique is very useful for preventing both the pulmonary embolism caused by jugular vein or upper extremity deep vein thrombosis and the complications related to long-term retention of the filter within SVC. (authors)

  3. British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry

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    Purpose: The British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry was produced to provide an audit of current United Kingdom (UK) practice regarding placement and retrieval of IVC filters to address concerns regarding their safety. Methods: The IVC filter registry is a web-based registry, launched by the BSIR on behalf of its membership in October 2007. This report is based on prospectively collected data from October 2007 to March 2011. This report contains analysis of data on 1,434 IVC filter placements and 400 attempted retrievals performed at 68 UK centers. Data collected included patient demographics, insertion and retrieval data, and patient follow-up. Results: IVC filter use in the majority of patients in the UK follows accepted CIRSE guidelines. Filter placement is usually a low-risk procedure, with a low major complication rate (9 weeks versus those with a shorter dwell time. New lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or IVC thrombosis was reported in 88 patients following filter placement, there was no significant difference of incidence between filter types. Conclusions: This registry report provides interventional radiologists and clinicians with an improved understanding of the technical aspects of IVC filter placement to help improve practice, and the potential consequences of IVC filter placement so that we are better able to advise patients. There is a significant learning curve associated with IVC filter insertion, and when a filter is placed with the intention of removal, procedures should be in place to avoid the patient being lost to follow-up

  4. Idiopathic Thrombosis of the Inferior Vena Cava and Bilateral Femoral Veins in an Otherwise Healthy Male Soldier

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    Gordon, Sarah; Kerns, Tamie; Londeree, William; Ching, Brian

    2013-01-01

    Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is less common than deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, particularly in the absence of an obvious congenital caval abnormality or hypercoagulable state. We present a case of IVC thrombosis in an otherwise healthy and active 28-year-old male soldier secondary to dehydration and venous webbing. IVC thrombosis is an uncommon and underrecognized condition; in this case, the patient's caval thrombosis was initially mistaken for acute back strain. Prompt recognition is necessary to minimize long-term sequelae. PMID:24187556

  5. Two Stage Complex Embolization of an Arteriovenous Fistula between the Right Common Iliac Artery and the Inferior Vena Cava

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    We  present an interesting case of a symptomatic high flow AV fistula between the right common iliac artery (CIA and the inferior vena cava (IVC, successfully treated by endovascular coil embolization. The patient was found to have a right lower polar renal artery crossing the ipsilateral ureter arising from the CIA, causing pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ obstruction and recurrent pyelonephritis.  It is hypothesized that this fistula arising from the lower polar renal artery and entering the IVC, may have occurred as a result of trauma during a previous pyeloplasty, or a pathologically induced process of angiogenesis stemming from recurrent pyelonephritis.

  6. A case of primary mediastinal Ewing′s sarcoma /primitive neuroectodermal tumor presenting with initial compression of superior vena cava

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Ewing′s sarcomas and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (ES/PNETs are high grade malignant neoplasms. These malignancies are characterized by a chromosome 22 rearrangement, arise from bone or soft tissue, predominantly affect children and young adults, and are grouped in the Ewing family of tumors. Multimodality treatment programs are the treatment of choice. Primary localization of ES/PNET in the mediastinum is extremely rare. We describe a case of ES/PNET presenting as a mediastinal mass with tracheal compression and initial signs of superior vena cava in a 66-year-old woman.

  7. CT Findings of Intrarenal Yolk Sac Tumor with Tumor Thrombus Extending into the Inferior Vena Cava: A Case Report

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    Lin, Shao Chun; Li, Xue Hua; Sun, Can Hui; Feng, Shi Ting; Peng, Zhen Peng; Huang, Si Yun; Li, Zi Ping [Dept. of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou (China)

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    Yolk sac tumor (YST) is a rare germ cell neoplasm of childhood that usually arises from the testis or ovary. The rare cases of YST in various extragonadal locations have been reported, but the primary intrarenal YST is even more uncommon. Here, we report a case of a primary intrarenal YST with tumor thrombus of the inferior vena cava and left renal vein in a 2-year-old boy, with an emphasis on the CT features. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an intrarenal YST with intravascular involvement.

  8. Limitations of using synthetic blood clots for measuring in vitro clot capture efficiency of inferior vena cava filters

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    Robinson RA

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Ronald A Robinson, Luke H Herbertson, Srilekha Sarkar Das, Richard A Malinauskas, William F Pritchard, Laurence W GrossmanOffice of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USAAbstract: The purpose of this study was first to evaluate the clot capture efficiency and capture location of six currently-marketed vena cava filters in a physiological venous flow loop, using synthetic polyacrylamide hydrogel clots, which were intended to simulate actual blood clots. After observing a measured anomaly for one of the test filters, we redirected the focus of the study to identify the cause of poor clot capture performance for large synthetic hydrogel clots. We hypothesized that the uncharacteristic low clot capture efficiency observed when testing the outlying filter can be attributed to the inadvertent use of dense, stiff synthetic hydrogel clots, and not as a result of the filter design or filter orientation. To study this issue, sheep blood clots and polyacrylamide (PA synthetic clots were injected into a mock venous flow loop containing a clinical inferior vena cava (IVC filter, and their captures were observed. Testing was performed with clots of various diameters (3.2, 4.8, and 6.4 mm, length-to-diameter ratios (1:1, 3:1, 10:1, and stiffness. By adjusting the chemical formulation, PA clots were fabricated to be soft, moderately stiff, or stiff with elastic moduli of 805 ± 2, 1696 ± 10 and 3295 ± 37 Pa, respectively. In comparison, the elastic moduli for freshly prepared sheep blood clots were 1690 ± 360 Pa. The outlying filter had a design that was characterized by peripheral gaps (up to 14 mm between its wire struts. While a low clot capture rate was observed using large, stiff synthetic clots, the filter effectively captured similarly sized sheep blood clots and soft PA clots. Because the stiffer synthetic clots remained straight when approaching the filter in the IVC model flow loop, they were more likely to pass between the peripheral filter struts, while the softer, physiological clots tended to fold and were captured by the filter. These experiments demonstrated that if synthetic clots are used as a surrogate for animal or human blood clots for in vitro evaluation of vena cava filters, the material properties (eg, elastic modulus and dynamic behavior of the surrogate should first be assessed to ensure that they accurately mimic an actual blood clot within the body.Keywords: blood clot, elastic modulus, polyacrylamide hydrogel, in vitro testing of vena cava filters

  9. Use of a Trellis Device for Endovascular Treatment of Venous Thrombosis Involving a Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava

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    Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are increasingly recognized with CT and venography techniques. Although many patients with IVC anomalies are asymptomatic, recent studies have suggested an association with venous thromboembolism. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with extensive venous clot involving the infrarenal segment of a duplicated left IVC who underwent pharmacomechanical thrombectomy and tissue plasminogen activator catheter-directed thrombolysis with complete deep venous thrombosis resolution. To our knowledge this is the first reported case in the English literature of the use of a Trellis thrombectomy catheter in the setting of duplicated IVC

  10. Trapping of massive thrombus in an inferior vena cava filter: treatment with additional filter placement and aspiration thrombectomy

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    Choi, Jin Soo; Kim, Young Whan; Cho, Won Hyun; Kim, Hyong Tae; Koo, Ja Hyun; Woo, Seong Ku [Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-08-15

    For the patients suffering from extensive deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in conjunction with anticoagulant therapy has been used to prevent pulmonary embolisms. However, for the patients who anticoagulant is contraindicated or if this is complicated, the use of an IVC filter without concurrent anticoagulation may become the sole treatment for pulmonary embolisms. In this situation, the thrombi trapped in the IVC filter may cause significant clinical problems. We report here on a case of IVC filter thrombosis that was successfully treated by aspiration thrombectomy after placing another filter proximal to the previous filter.

  11. Superior vena cava syndrome associated with right-to left shunt through systemic-to-pulmonary venous collaterals

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    Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is associated with the gradual development of venous collaterals. We present a rare form of systemic-to-pulmonary subpleural collateral pathway that developed in the bridging subpleural pulmonary veins in a 54-year-old woman with complete SVC obstruction. This uncommon collateral pathway represents a rare form of acquired right-to-left shunt due to previous pleural adhesions with an increased risk of stroke due to right-to-left venous shunting, which requires lifelong anticoagulation.

  12. Use of a Trellis Device for Endovascular Treatment of Venous Thrombosis Involving a Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava

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    Saettele, Megan R., E-mail: SaetteleM@umkc.edu [University of Missouri, Kansas City, Department of Radiology, Saint Luke' s Hospital (United States); Morelli, John N., E-mail: dr.john.morelli@gmail.com [Texas A and M University Health Science Center, Department of Radiology, Scott and White Clinic and Hospital (United States); Chesis, Paul; Wible, Brandt C. [University of Missouri, Kansas City, Department of Interventional Radiology, Saint Luke' s Hospital (United States)

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    Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are increasingly recognized with CT and venography techniques. Although many patients with IVC anomalies are asymptomatic, recent studies have suggested an association with venous thromboembolism. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with extensive venous clot involving the infrarenal segment of a duplicated left IVC who underwent pharmacomechanical thrombectomy and tissue plasminogen activator catheter-directed thrombolysis with complete deep venous thrombosis resolution. To our knowledge this is the first reported case in the English literature of the use of a Trellis thrombectomy catheter in the setting of duplicated IVC.

  13. Pseudo interruption of the inferior vena cava complicating the device closure of patent ductus arteriosus: Case report and short review of venous system embryology

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A nineteen-month-old girl was taken up for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA device closure. A diagnostic catheter from the right femoral venous access entered the superior vena cava (SVC, through the azygos vein suggesting interruption of inferior vena caval with azygos continuity. Therefore, the PDA device was closed from the right jugular venous access. However, a postprocedure echocardiogram (echo showed a patent inferior vena caval connection into the right atrium. An angiogram from femoral veins showed communication between the iliac veins and the azygos system, in addition to normal drainage into the inferior vena cava (IVC. Congenital communication between the iliac veins and the azygos system can mimic IVC interruption. An attempt to theoretically explain the embryological origin of the communication has been made.

  14. Follow-Up of 6 Patients with Permanent ; Vena Cava Filters in the Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Venous thromboembolic disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE are a spectrum of a single disease entity. In most clinical situations, anticoagulation is the preferred form of therapy .IVC filter placement when using anticoagulation therapy is contraindicated or proves ineffective. The placement of an IVC filter is considered standard preventive treatment for PE. The aim of this study was follow up of patients with permanent vena cava filters in the prevention of pulmonary embolism after six months. Materials & Methods: In this cross sectional study 6 patients with IVC filter were followed up after 6 months. They were examined about having emboli, reccurent DVT, edema, varicosis, bleeding, misplacement, and fracture of filter. Data were analyzed with SPSSV17. Results: 6 patients having a mean age of 58.6 years were evaluated. There was no difference in sex . The reason of admission in all cases was DVT. Doppler sonography was done for all the patients. In 66.66% anticoagulation therapy was done before surgery. The filter was placed percutaneously in all cases. After 6 months in 5 cases there were no signs of DVT, PE, edema, and varicosis. In addition one patient died because of respiratory arrest due to encephalopathy. No complications were seen during admission period. Conclusion: Although IVC filter increases the risk of recurrent DVT in the long term ,it remarkablely decreases the risk of PE.IVC filter is a useful and effective treatment in patients with contraindication of using anticoagulation therapy especially in patients with cancer. (Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2011;18(2:29-32

  15. Computer tomographic demonstration of so-called azygos continuation in the absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava

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    Jaschke, W.; Kempmann, G.; van Kaick, G.

    1981-09-01

    Dilatation of the azygos vein is usually due to increased pressure or flow, rarely is it idiopathic. Another cause is so-called continuation of the azygos in cases of absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. The method of choice for the investigation of azygos dilatation nowadays is computer tomography. Anomalies of the inferior vena cava can be recognised in this way unequivocally by a non-invasive method. Computer tomography frequently shows important additional abnormalities (e.g. situs inversus, polysplenia), since it demonstrates all organs situated in the plane of section.

  16. Computer tomographic demonstration of so-called azygos continuation in the absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava

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    Dilatation of the azygos vein is usually due to increased pressure or flow, rarely is it diopathic. Another cause is so-called continuation of the azygos in cases of absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. The method of choice for the investigation of azygos dilatation nowadays is computer tomotgraphy. Anomalies of the inferior vena cava can be recognised in this way unequivocally by a non-invasive method. Computer tomography frequently shows important additional abnormalities (e.g. situs inversus, polysplenia), since it demonstrates all organs situated in the plane of section. (orig.)

  17. Malformação de veia cava inferior e trombose venosa profunda: fator de risco de trombose venosa em jovens Inferior vena cava malformation and deep venous thrombosis: a risk factor of venous thrombosis in the young

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    Renan Roque Onzi

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A ausência da veia cava inferior, alteração no processo de formação embriológica que ocorre entre a sexta e a oitava semanas de gestação, é uma rara anomalia congênita. Porém, recentemente foi confirmada como sendo um fator de risco importante para o desenvolvimento de trombose venosa profunda, especialmente em jovens. Apresentamos um caso de trombose em veias cava inferior, ilíacas, femorais e poplíteas num jovem de 16 anos com agenesia de um segmento de veia cava infra-renal e veia renal esquerda retroaórtica.Absence of inferior vena cava, caused by aberrant development within the sixth to eighth weeks of gestation, is a rare congenital anomaly. However, it has been recently confirmed as a major risk factor for the development of deep venous thrombosis, especially in young patients. We report a case of inferior vena cava, iliac, femoral and popliteal vein thrombosis in a 16-year-old patient with inferior vena cava agenesis and retroaortic left renal vein.

  18. Transient right-sided heart failure after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of Membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava: a case report

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    We experienced a case of transient right-sided heart failure after angioplasty of membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava confirmed by sonography and an inferior vena cavogram. Angioplasty involved the use of a self-expandable metallic stent, but after successful recanalization of the obstruction, the patient became dyspneic. Chest radiography revealed mild cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestion, but this was resolved spontaneously. For the prevention of serious heart failure, we recommend preprocedural evaluation of cardiac function. (author)

  19. Cerebral tissue oxygenation index and superior vena cava blood flow in the very low birth weight infant.

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    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) flow assesses blood flow from the upper body, including the brain. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides information on brain perfusion and oxygenation. AIM: To assess the relationship between cerebral tissue oxygenation index (cTOI) and cardiac output measures in the very low birth weight (VLBW) infant in the first day of life. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study. Neonates with birth weight less than 1500 g (VLBW) were eligible for enrollment. Newborns with congenital heart disease, major congenital malformations and greater than Papile grade1 Intraventricular Haemorrhage on day 1 of life were excluded. Echocardiographic evaluation of SVC flow was performed in the first 24 h of life. Low SVC flow states were defined as a flow less than 40 mL\\/kg\\/min. cTOI was measured using NIRO 200 Hamamatsu. RESULTS: Twenty-seven VLBW neonates had both echocardiography and NIRS performed. The median (range) gestation was 29\\/40 (25 + 3 to 31 + 5 weeks) and median birth weight was 1.2 kg (0.57-1.48 kg). The mean (SD) TOI was 68.1 (7.9)%. The mean (SD) SVC flow was 70.36(39.5) mLs\\/kg\\/min. The correlation coefficient of cerebral tissue oxygenation and SVC flow was r = 0.53, p-value 0.005. There was a poor correlation between right and left ventricular output and cTOI which is not surprising considering the influence of intra- and extracardiac shunts. CONCLUSION: There is a positive relationship between cerebral TOI values and SVC flow in the very low birth infant on day one of life.

  20. Experimental investigation of the effects of inserting a bovine venous valve in the inferior vena cava of Fontan circulation

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    Santhanakrishnan, Arvind; Johnson, Jacob; Kotz, Monica; Tang, Elaine; Khiabani, Reza; Yoganathan, Ajit; Maher, Kevin

    2012-11-01

    The Fontan procedure is a palliative surgery performed on patients with single ventricle (SV) congenital heart defects. The SV is used for systemic circulation and the venous return from the inferior vena cava (IVC) and superior vena cava (SVC) is routed to the pulmonary arteries (PA), resulting in a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). Hepatic venous hypertension is commonly manifested in the Fontan circulation, leading to long-term complications including liver congestion and cirrhosis. Respiratory intrathoracic pressure changes affect the venous return from the IVC to the PA. Using a physical model of an idealized TCPC, we examine placement of a unidirectional bovine venous valve within the IVC as a method of alleviating hepatic venous hypertension. A piston pump is used to provide pulsatility in the internal flow through the TCPC, while intrathoracic pressure fluctuations are imposed on the external walls of the model using a pair of linear actuators. When implanted in the extrathoracic position, the hepatic venous pressure is lowered from baseline condition. The effects of changing caval flow distribution and intrathoracic pressure on TCPC hemodynamics will be examined.

  1. Correlation of inferior vena cava (ivc) diameter and central venous pressure (cvp) for fluid monitoring in icu

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    To determine intravascular fluid status in critically ill patients using inferior vena cava diameter and correlating it with central venous pressure. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Intensive care department, Military Hospital Rawalpindi from Jan 2013 to Aug 2013. Material and Methods: We included 115 adult patients of both genders in age range of 18 to 87 years by consecutive sampling admitted in intensive care unit. Ultrasound guided IVC diameter was assessed in supine patients. Data was simultaneously collected from the CVP catheter. Variables included in study were age, gender, CVP, IVC diameter. Results: CVP ranged from -4 to 26 cm H/sub 2/O with mean of 8 cm H/sub 2/O (SD = 6.24). Mean IVC diameters increased with increase in CVP. Correlation between CVP and max IVC diameter was moderate and significant (r = 0.53, p < 0.001). Correlation between CVP and min IVC diameter was also moderate and significant (r = 0.58, p < 0.001). Conclusion: A simple bedside sonography of inferior vena cava diameter correlates well with extremes of CVP values and can be helpful in assessing intravascular fluid status in these patients. (author)

  2. Scimitar syndrome of atypical, rare drainage of venous vessel to the superior vena cava. A case report

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    Scimitar syndrome is a rare and complex congenital anomaly characterized by partial or complete anomalous pulmonary venous return from the right or left lung into the inferior vena cava, through drainage into the hepatic vein, right atrium or left atrium. The syndrome is commonly associated with hypoplasia of the right lung and right pulmonary artery. We present an 11-year-old female with atypical and rare type of scimitar syndrome. The girl has had cough for 2 months before admission, without fever or abnormalities on medical examination. X-ray films revealed inflammatory and atelectatic changes with mediastinal shift to the right. CT and CT angiography – hypoplasia of the right lung with no visible interlobar fissures. No areas of consolidation in the pulmonary parenchyma. Mediastinum shifted to the right. Single wide venous vessels draining the upper part of the right lung entering the superior vena cava. In our patient, clinical symptoms are mild, but a thorough physical examination could have helped diagnose the syndrome earlier

  3. Endovascular treatment of intrahepatic inferior vena cava obstruction from malignant hepatocellular tumor thrombus utilizing Luminexx self-expanding nitinol stents

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    Stambo, Glenn W. [Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph' s Hospital and Medical Center, 4516 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 (United States)], E-mail: xraydoc2@yahoo.com; Leto, John [Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph' s Hospital and Medical Center, 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 (United States); George, Christopher [Department of Hematology and Oncology, St. Joseph' s Hospital and Medical Center, 4301 W. Habana Avenue, Suite 1, Tampa, FL 33607 (United States); Van Epps, Kelly; Woeste, Troy; Berlet, Mathew [Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph' s Hospital and Medical Center, 4516 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 (United States)

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction is a well-described clinical entity. Most IVC obstructions from malignant neoplasms are a direct result of tumor compression [Oviedo J, Cerda S. Vascular invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125: 454-5; Furui S, Sawada S, et al. Gianturco stent placement in malignant caval obstruction: analysis of factors for predicting the outcome. Radiology 1995;195:147-52; Fletcher WS, Lakin PC, et al. Results of treatment of inferior vena cava syndrome with expandable metallic stents. Arch Surg 1998;133:935-8]. The symptoms of IVC obstruction include progressive ascites, scrotal edema and lower body edema. These constellations of symptoms are described as IVC syndrome and are devastating to a patient with end-stage cancer. We describe a palliative therapy utilizing Luminexx nitinol self-expanding stents to treat intracaval hepatoma thrombus obstructing the IVC. The procedure is rapidly performed, technically reliable, and has essentially no morbidity or mortality. This procedure can be performed in the interventional radiology suite with excellent results resolving the IVC syndrome soon after placement of the stents. We believe endovascular stenting as an excellent palliative therapy for patients with IVC syndrome and should be the treatment of choice for caval obstructions due to intraluminal tumor thrombus.

  4. Endovascular treatment of intrahepatic inferior vena cava obstruction from malignant hepatocellular tumor thrombus utilizing Luminexx self-expanding nitinol stents

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction is a well-described clinical entity. Most IVC obstructions from malignant neoplasms are a direct result of tumor compression [Oviedo J, Cerda S. Vascular invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125: 454-5; Furui S, Sawada S, et al. Gianturco stent placement in malignant caval obstruction: analysis of factors for predicting the outcome. Radiology 1995;195:147-52; Fletcher WS, Lakin PC, et al. Results of treatment of inferior vena cava syndrome with expandable metallic stents. Arch Surg 1998;133:935-8]. The symptoms of IVC obstruction include progressive ascites, scrotal edema and lower body edema. These constellations of symptoms are described as IVC syndrome and are devastating to a patient with end-stage cancer. We describe a palliative therapy utilizing Luminexx nitinol self-expanding stents to treat intracaval hepatoma thrombus obstructing the IVC. The procedure is rapidly performed, technically reliable, and has essentially no morbidity or mortality. This procedure can be performed in the interventional radiology suite with excellent results resolving the IVC syndrome soon after placement of the stents. We believe endovascular stenting as an excellent palliative therapy for patients with IVC syndrome and should be the treatment of choice for caval obstructions due to intraluminal tumor thrombus

  5. Upper terminal of the inferior vena cava and development of the heart atriums: a study using human embryos

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    Hwang, Si Eun; Rodríguez-Vázquez, José Francisco; Murakami, Gen; Cho, Baik Hwan

    2014-01-01

    In the embryonic heart, the primitive atrium is considered to receive the bilateral sinus horns including the upper terminal of the inferior vena cava (IVC). To reveal topographical anatomy of the embryonic venous pole of the heart, we examined horizontal serial paraffin sections of 15 human embryos with crown-rump length 9-31 mm, corresponding to a gestational age of 6-7 weeks or Carnegie stage 14-16. The IVC was often fixed to the developing right pulmonary vein by a mesentery-like fibrous tissue. Rather than the terminal portion of the future superior vena cava, the IVC contributed to form a right-sided atrial lumen at the stage. The sinus venosus or its left horn communicated with the IVC in earlier specimens, but in later specimens, the left atrium extended caudally to separate the sinus and IVC. In contrast, the right atrium consistently extended far caudally, even below the sinus horn, along the IVC. A small (or large) attachment between the left (or right) atrium and IVC in adult hearts seemed to be derived from the left (or right) sinus valve. This hypothesis did not contradict with the incorporation theory of the sinus valves into the atrial wall. Variations in topographical anatomy around the IVC, especially of the sinus valves, might not always depend on the stages but partly in individual differences. PMID:25548721

  6. Gunther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement During Treatment for Deep Venous Thrombosis of the Lower Extremity

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    Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Gunther tulip retrievable vena cava filter (GTF) implantation to prevent pulmonary embolism during intravenously administered thrombolytic and anticoagulation therapy and interventional radiological therapy for occlusive or nonocclusive deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremity. Methods. We evaluated placement of 55 GTFs in 42 patients with lower extremity DVT who had undergone various treatments including those utilizing techniques of interventional radiology. Results. Worsening of pulmonary embolism in patients with existing pulmonary embolism or in those without pulmonary embolism at the time of GTF insertion was avoided in all patients. All attempts at implantation of the GTF were safely accomplished. Perforation and migration experienced by one patient was the only complication. Mean period of treatment for DVT under protection from pulmonary embolism by the GTF was 12.7 ± 8.3 days (mean ± SD, range 4-37 days). We attempted retrieval of GTFs in 18 patients in whom the venous thrombus had disappeared after therapy, and retrieval in one of these 18 cases failed. GTFs were left in the vena cava in 24 patients for permanent use when the DVT was refractory to treatment. Conclusion. The ability of the GTF to protect against pulmonary embolism during treatment of DVT was demonstrated. Safety in both placement and retrieval was clarified. Because replacement with a permanent filter was not required, use of the GTF was convenient when further protection from complicated pulmonary embolism was necessary

  7. Intra-cardiac echocardiography-guided stent implantation into stenosed superior vena cava in a patient with a history of contrast anaphylaxis.

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    Yoshimoto, Hironaga; Suda, Kenji; Kishimoto, Shintaro; Kudo, Yoshiyuki

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    A 37-year-old patient, who suffered from a repeated superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, was scheduled for stent implantation into SVC, but suffered from contrast anaphylaxis. To monitor the procedure, we used intra-cardiac echocardiography and successfully implanted a stent. Placing an intra-cardiac echocardiographic catheter in the main pulmonary artery and facing towards the right, we could readily visualize stenosis in the SVC and inflation of the stent. Also looking up from right atrium, we noted proximal obstruction of the stent and confirmed the relief of obstruction after additional balloon dilation. This report leads to new application of intra-cardiac echocardiography for intervention of structural and vascular diseases other than inter-atrial septum. PMID:25605657

  8. Safety and efficacy of interventional treatment for occlusion of the entire inferior vena cava

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    Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of interventional treatment of occlusion of the entire inferior vena cava (IVC). Methods: The clinical data of 6 patients with entire IVC occlusion were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were diagnosed by color Doppler ultrasound and DSA. Venography was performed under local anesthesia via internal jugular vein and femoral vein approach. The occlusion of IVC and hepatic vein were treated with balloon dilatation and/or stent placement. Follow-up examination with color Doppler ultrasound was taken 1, 3, 6, 12 months after treatment and annually thereafter to assess the patency of IVC and hepatic vein. The pressure gradient of hepatic vein-right atrium and IVC-right atrium before and after interventional treatment were compared with paired t test. Results: In 5 cases, both IVC and 1 hepatic vein were recanalized successfully. In 1 case,recanalization of IVC failed,but the right hepatic vein was recanalized successfully. The mean pressure gradient of hepatic vein-right atrium decreased from (23.2 ± 2.0) cmH2O (1 cmH2O =0.098 kPa) before treatment to (8.7 ± 3.2) cmH2O after treatment in 6 cases (t=21.6, P<0.05). The mean pressure gradient of IVC-right atrium decreased from (26.6 ± 2.7) cmH2O before treatment to (9.4 ± 1.1) cmH2O after treatment (t=16.1, P<0.05). Abdominal pains occurred in 3 patients after stent implantation which disappeared in 24 hours. No other complications such as bleeding and death occurred. During a mean follow-up of (42 ± 27) months (16 to 90 months), hepatic vein patency was maintained in 6 cases and IVC patency was maintained in 5 cases. Conclusion: Interventional treatment of occlusion of the entire IVC is a safe and effective method. (authors)

  9. Inferior vena cava filters and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis.

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    Kaw, Roop; Pasupuleti, Vinay; Wayne Overby, D; Deshpande, Abhishek; Coleman, Craig I; Ioannidis, John P A; Hernandez, Adrian V

    2014-01-01

    Background: Pulmonary embolism(PE)accounts for almost 40% of perioperative deaths after bariatric surgery.Placement of prophylactic inferior vena cava(IVC) filter before bariatric surgery to improve outcomes has shown varied results. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate post- operative outcomes associated with the preoperative placement of IVC filters in these patients. Methods: A systematic review was conducted by three investigators independently in PubMed, EMBASE, the Web of Science and Scopus until February 28,2013.Our search was restricted to studies in adult patients undergoing bariatric surgery with and without IVC filters. Primary outcomes were postoperative deep vein thrombosis(DVT),pulmonary embolism (PE),and postoperative mortality. Meta-analysis used random effects models to account for heterogeneity,and Sidik- Jonkman method to account for scarcity of outcomes and studies. Associations are shown as Relative Risks(RR) and 95% Confidence Intervals(CI). Results: Seven observational studies were identified (n=102,767), with weighted average inci- dences of DVT(0.9%),PE(1.6%),and mortality(1.0%)for a follow-up ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. Use of IVC filters was associated with an approximately 3-fold higher risk of DVT and death that was nominally significant for the former outcome, but not the latter (RR2.81,95%CI 1.33-5.97, p=0.007; and RR 3.27,95%CI0.78-13.64, p=0.1, respectively);there was no difference in the risk of PE(RR1.02,95%CI0.31-3.77,p=0.9). Moderate to high heterogeneity of effects was noted across studies. Conclusions: Placement of IVC filter before bariatric surgery Is associated with higher risk of postoperative DVT and mortality. A similar risk of PE inpatients with and without IVC filter placement cannot exclude a benefit, given the potential large imbalance in risk at baseline.Ran- domized trials are needed before IVC placement can be recommended. (SurgObesRelatDis 2015;11:268-269.) r 2015 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. PMID:25224168

  10. British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry

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    Uberoi, Raman, E-mail: raman.Uberoi@orh.nhs.uk; Tapping, Charles Ross [Oxford University Hospitals, John Radcliffe Hospital, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom); Chalmers, Nicholas [Manchester Royal Infirmary, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom); Allgar, Victoria [University of York, Hull and York Medical School (United Kingdom)

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: The British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry was produced to provide an audit of current United Kingdom (UK) practice regarding placement and retrieval of IVC filters to address concerns regarding their safety. Methods: The IVC filter registry is a web-based registry, launched by the BSIR on behalf of its membership in October 2007. This report is based on prospectively collected data from October 2007 to March 2011. This report contains analysis of data on 1,434 IVC filter placements and 400 attempted retrievals performed at 68 UK centers. Data collected included patient demographics, insertion and retrieval data, and patient follow-up. Results: IVC filter use in the majority of patients in the UK follows accepted CIRSE guidelines. Filter placement is usually a low-risk procedure, with a low major complication rate (<0.5 %). Cook Gunther Tulip (560 filters: 39 %) and Celect (359 filters: 25 %) filters constituted the majority of IVC filters inserted, with Bard G2, Recovery filters, Cordis Trapease, and OptEase constituting most of the remainder (445 filters: 31 %). More than 96 % of IVC filters deployed as intended. Operator inexperience (<25 procedure) was significantly associated with complications (p < 0.001). Of the IVC filters initially intended for temporary placement, retrieval was attempted in 78 %. Of these retrieval was technically successful in 83 %. Successful retrieval was significantly reduced for implants left in situ for >9 weeks versus those with a shorter dwell time. New lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or IVC thrombosis was reported in 88 patients following filter placement, there was no significant difference of incidence between filter types. Conclusions: This registry report provides interventional radiologists and clinicians with an improved understanding of the technical aspects of IVC filter placement to help improve practice, and the potential consequences of IVC filter placement so that we are better able to advise patients. There is a significant learning curve associated with IVC filter insertion, and when a filter is placed with the intention of removal, procedures should be in place to avoid the patient being lost to follow-up.

  11. Pseudoaneurisma de aorta como causa de síndrome da veia cava superior: relato de caso Aortic pseudoaneurysm as cause of superior vena cava syndrome: a case report

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    Katsuro Harada Júnior

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome da veia cava superior representa o conjunto de sinais e sintomas decorrentes da sua obstrução. A síndrome tem como principais etiologias tumores malignos, como o carcinoma broncogênico, o linfoma e a metástase mediastinal. O câncer de pulmão é responsável por 80% dos casos, os linfomas mediastinais por 15%, e 5% correspondem às demais causas. Este relato de caso objetiva apresentar um caso incomum dessa síndrome, ocorrido em um paciente do sexo masculino após ferimento penetrante no tórax, resultando em pseudoaneurisma de arco aórtico e a síndrome da veia cava superior.The superior vena cava syndrome represents the set of signs and symptoms resulting from obstruction of superior vena cava. The syndrome has as main causes malignant tumors such as bronchogenic carcinoma, lymphoma and mediastinal metastases. Lung cancer accounts for 80% of cases, mediastinal lymphomas by 15% and 5% correspond to other causes. This case report aims to present an unusual case of this syndrome, which occurred in a male patient after penetrating wound in the chest, which developed a pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch and superior vena cava syndrome.

  12. Noncontact mapping guided ablation of right ventricular outflow tract ectopy in a patient with interruption of the inferior vena cava and azygos continuation.

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    Valverde, Irene; Arya, A; Ben-Simon, Ron; McCready, Jack M; Herrey, Anna; Lambiase, Pier D

    2013-05-01

    A 58-year-old woman with symptomatic multiple monomorphic premature ventricular beats of a right ventricular outflow tract origin was referred for ablation. An inferior vena cava interruption with azygos continuation was discovered during catheter placement. This case describes positioning of the noncontact mapping array and successful radiofrequency ablation in this challenging anatomy. PMID:21418244

  13. Apparent obstruction of the superior vena cava and a continuous murmur: signs of a fistula between a vein graft aneurysm and the right atrium

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    Richardson, Mark P; Thuraisingham, Surendran I; Dunning, John

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    A previously undescribed complication of a saphenous vein aortocoronary bypass graft, namely formation of a fistula between a vein graft aneurysm and the right atrium is reported. A patient presented with a continuous murmur and a combination of signs suggesting superior vena cava obstruction. This pathology was shown by both echocardiography and angiography. Surgical treatment was attempted.

  14. Retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter in the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients with acute deep venous thrombosis in perinatal period

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    Koecher, Martin [Department of Radiology, University Hospital, I.P. Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc (Czech Republic)], E-mail: martin.kocher@seznam.cz; Krcova, Vera [Department of Hematooncology, University Hospital, I.P. Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc (Czech Republic); Cerna, Marie [Department of Radiology, University Hospital, I.P. Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc (Czech Republic); Prochazka, Martin [Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, I.P. Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc (Czech Republic)

    2009-04-15

    Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter in the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients with acute deep vein thrombosis in the perinatal period and to discuss the technical demands associated with the filter's implantation and retrieval. Methods: Between 1996 until 2007, eight women (mean age 27.4 years, range 20-42 years) with acute deep iliofemoral venous thrombosis in the perinatal period of pregnancy and increased risk of pulmonary embolism during delivery were indicated for retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter implantation. All filters were inserted and removed under local anesthesia from the jugular approach. Results: The Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter was implanted suprarenally in all patients on the day of caesarean delivery. In follow-up cavograms performed just before planned filter removal, no embolus was seen in the filter in any patient. In all patients the filter was retrieved without complications on the 12th day after implantation. Conclusions: Retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filters can be inserted and removed in patients during the perinatal period without major complications.

  15. Retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter in the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients with acute deep venous thrombosis in perinatal period

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    Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter in the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients with acute deep vein thrombosis in the perinatal period and to discuss the technical demands associated with the filter's implantation and retrieval. Methods: Between 1996 until 2007, eight women (mean age 27.4 years, range 20-42 years) with acute deep iliofemoral venous thrombosis in the perinatal period of pregnancy and increased risk of pulmonary embolism during delivery were indicated for retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter implantation. All filters were inserted and removed under local anesthesia from the jugular approach. Results: The Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filter was implanted suprarenally in all patients on the day of caesarean delivery. In follow-up cavograms performed just before planned filter removal, no embolus was seen in the filter in any patient. In all patients the filter was retrieved without complications on the 12th day after implantation. Conclusions: Retrievable Guenther Tulip Vena Cava Filters can be inserted and removed in patients during the perinatal period without major complications.

  16. CT-Guided Percutaneous Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Inferior Vena Cava Wall: A Posterior Coaxial Approach

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    A 72-year-old man was referred to our department with an incidentally diagnosed bronchogenic carcinoma of the right upper lobe. Positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (PET-CT) revealed an unexpected hot spot in the ventral wall of the infrarenal segment of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Diagnostic biopsy of this lesion was performed under CT guidance with semiautomated 20G fine-needle aspiration (FNA) through a 19G coaxial needle. Cytology revealed few carcinoma cells, which led to the remarkable diagnosis of a distant metastasis to the IVC wall. Both the immediate postinterventional CT control and the further surveillance period of the patient were unremarkable; in particular, no signs of bleeding complications were detected. We conclude that coaxial FNA of an IVC wall lesion is technically feasible and may even help diagnose distant metastasis.

  17. Superior vena cava (SVC reconstruction using autologous tissue in two cases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma presenting with SVC syndrome

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    Uchida Keiichi

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Herein, we report two extremely rare cases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC with extended tumor thrombus or mediastinum lymph node metastasis (LNM involving the superior vena cava (SVC, causing SVC syndrome. Both of these patients were successfully treated with radical resection and reconstruction of the SVC using autologous tissue instead of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE graft. The left brachiocephalic vein was used to reconstruct the SVC in a papillary thyroid carcinoma patient with mediastinum LNM and a pericardial patch was used in a follicular thyroid carcinoma patient with tumor thrombus. Our search of the English-language literature found sporadic reports of SVC resection with reconstruction by vascular graft (ePTFE, interposed between the brachiocephalic vein and the right atrium. However, SVC reconstruction using autologous tissue in thyroid carcinoma has not been reported to date. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing such an unusual technique in DTC patients.

  18. Streptococcus constellatus Causing Septic Thrombophlebitis of the Right Ovarian Vein with Extension into the Inferior Vena Cava.

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    Haidar, Abdallah; Haddad, Amy; Naqvi, Amir; Onyesoh, Ngozi U; Malik, Rushdah; Williams, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. Streptococcus constellatus collectively with Streptococcus anginosus and Streptococcus intermedius constitute the Streptococcus anginosus (formerly Streptococcus milleri) group. Though they are commonly associated with abscesses, bacteremia with subsequent septic thrombophlebitis is extremely rare, and resulting mortality is infrequent. Case Presentation. We report a case of a previously healthy 60-year-old African American female who presented with Streptococcus constellatus bacteremia associated with septic thrombophlebitis to the right ovarian vein extending into the inferior vena cava. She was urgently treated with antibiotics and anticoagulation. Conclusion. Septic thrombophlebitis has a clinical presentation that is often misleading. Therefore, a high clinical index of suspicion and the use of appropriate imaging modalities (computed tomography) are essential in recognizing and confirming this diagnosis. Prompt treatment is warranted. Surgical thrombectomies have been successfully replaced by a combination of antibiotics and anticoagulation therapy. PMID:26171262

  19. Diabetes alters vascular mechanotransduction: pressure-induced regulation of mitogen activated protein kinases in the rat inferior vena cava

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    Preston Deborah L

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for increased vein graft failure after bypass surgery. However, the cellular and molecular mechanism(s underlying vessel attrition in this population remain largely unexplored. Recent reports have suggested that the pathological remodeling of vein grafts may be mediated by mechanically-induced activation of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK signaling pathways and the MAPK-related induction of caspase-3 activity. On the basis of these findings, we hypothesized that diabetes may be associated with alterations in how veins "sense" and "respond" to altered mechanical loading. Methods Inferior venae cavae (IVC from the non-diabetic lean (LNZ and the diabetic obese (OSXZ Zucker rats were isolated and incubated ex vivo under basal or pressurized conditions (120 mmHg. Protein expression, basal activation and the ability of increased pressure to activate MAPK pathways and apoptosis-related signaling was evaluated by immunoblot analysis. Results Immunoblot analyses revealed differential expression and activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2, p38 and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK MAPKs in the IVCs of diabetic rats as compared to non-diabetic rats. In particular, the expression and basal phosphorylation of p38?- (52.3 ± 11.8%; 45.8 ± 18.2%, JNK 1- (21.5 ± 9.3%; 19.4 ± 11.6% and JNK3-MAPK (16.8 ± 3.3%; 29.5 ± 17.6% were significantly higher (P Conclusion These data suggest that diabetes is associated with significant alteration in the ability of the vena cava to activate MAPK- and apoptosis-related signaling. Whether these changes are associated with the increased vein graft attrition seen in the diabetic population will require further investigation.

  20. Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis in a male child with renal vein thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava: a Case Report

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    Kotasthane Vaishali D

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We present a case of Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN in a male child with renal vein thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava. This is a rare presentation. XGPN is a rare type of renal infection characterised by granulomatous inflammation with giant cells and foamy histiocytes. The peak incidence is in the sixth to seventh decade with a female predominance. XGPN is rare in children. Case presentation An 11 year old male child presented with a history of high grade fever and chills, right flank pain and progressive pyuria for two months. He had a history of vesical calculus for which he was operated four years back. In our case, a subcapsular right nephrectomy was performed. The surgical specimens were formalin fixed and paraffin embedded. The sections were stained with routine Hematoxylin & Eosin stain. Grossly; the kidney was enlarged with adherent capsule and thickening of the perinephric tissue. The pelvicalyceal system was dilated and was filled with a cast of pus. Histological evaluation revealed diffuse necrosis of the renal parenchyma and perinephric fat. Neutrophils, plasma cells, sheets of foamy macrophages and occasional multinucleate giant cells were seen. The renal vein was partially occluded by an inflammatory thrombus with fibrin, platelets and mixed inflammatory cells. The thrombus was focally adherent to the vein wall with organization. Conclusions The clinical presentation and the macroscopic aspect, together with the histological pattern, the cytological characteristics addressed the diagnosis towards XGPN with a vena caval thrombus. Our case illustrates that the diagnosis of XGPN should be considered even in paediatric age group when renal vein and vena caval thrombi are present.

  1. Reproduction of a new inferior vena cava thrombosis model and study of the evolutionary process of thrombolysis in rats

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    Jian FU

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective?To investigate the reproduction of a new model of thrombosis of inferior vena cava (IVC, and explore the natural process of thrombolysis and its mechanism in rats. Methods?Forty-eight SD rats were randomly classified into experimental group and control group. In the experimental group, the lumen of the vena cava was blocked by about 80%-90% with a ligature of IVC below the left renal vein, and then the animals were redivided into three subgroups (n=12, each. In group A, the IVC endothelium was damaged and its tributaries were ligated. In group B, the IVC endothelium was damaged and its tributaries were not ligated. In group C, no damage was done to the endothelium of the IVC but all its tributaries were ligated. A sham-operated group served as control. The length and weight of the vinous thrombus and the percentage of the IVC luminal area were compared after operation to determine the optimum animal model of venous thrombosis. According to the best mode to establish the model, the thrombus specimens were collected and detected by HE and Masson staining, and the ED-1 expressions were examined by immunohistochemical staining after thrombus formation in 30 rats. The natural evolution of intravenous thrombolysis was analyzed dynamically and the cell types involved in this process were observed. Results?Gross observation showed that the experimental group was successfully induced thrombus formation. The thrombus length and weight in group A was significantly higher than that in group B and group C, and no difference between group B and C. The thrombus area in group A was significantly higher than that in groups B and group C, which identified the group A was the optimal model group of venous thrombosis. In the group reproduced by the best mode of the model, HE and Masson staining results showed that new capillaries and the components of collagen and extracellular matrix increased gradually with the passage of time in the process of thrombus resolution. ED-1 staining indicated a massive infiltration with macrophages during the thrombus resolution. The results of inferior vena cavography showed that natural resolution of the IVC thrombus and complete revascularization needed 3 or 4 weeks. Conclusions?The morphological changes in venous thrombus induced by narrow lumen combined with ligation and vessel injury of the IVC in rats are similar to those in human being, which could be a preferred method to establish animal model of deep venous thrombosis. The evolution of natural thrombus resolution comprises angiogenesis and the macrophages play an important role in this process. DOI: 10.11855/j.issn.0577-7402.2015.08.02

  2. Septic Pulmonary Embolism Case Report: Optimal Outcome after Insertion of an Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia

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    Dinis da Gama

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A 14-year-old patient presented with bilateral pneumonia and pleural effusions, septic arthritis of the hip, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary thromboembolism. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus containing the Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL genes was isolated. Contraindication to anticoagulation prompted inferior vena cava filter placement. He completed 4 weeks of treatment with flucloxacillin, with good clinical outcome. S. aureus containing PVL genes should be sought in cases of necrotizing pneumonia as it seems to increase the risk of severe multifocal infection and thrombotic complications. There are few reports of placement of filters during S. aureus sepsis and bacteraemia. This case highlights that when anticoagulation is not feasible, an inferior vena cava filter can be inserted safely, even in patients with active sepsis and high risk for seeding of the filter. Long-term follow-up confirmed a successful outcome with sterilization of the septic thrombosis with no further pulmonary embolism or additional sepsis episodes.

  3. The Comparison of Vena Cava Inferior Diameter Measurement and Hemoglobin Level Follow-Up for the Assessment of Traumatic Patient in Emergency Service

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    Mücahit Avcil

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In trauma patients determining and excluding occult bleeding is a difficult and error-prone work in emergency services. Material and Methods: The vena cava inferior diameters were measured by ultrasound at reference time, first hour and third hour, in sixty patients who were admitted to our university hospital and suffered multiple trauma. Their hemoglobin levels and vital signs were observed simultaneously. Follow-up results were compared to each other. Results: No serious bleeding was found in our patient population. The reference time vena cava inferior diameter mean value of our study group was 16.84±3.93 mms. This value was 16.79±3.74 mms for the first hour and 16.49±3.23 mms for the third hour. In the statistical evaluation of data there was no significant difference between the measurements (Pillai analyse p=0.29. In contrast, there was a decrease-mean of 0.68±0.91 mg/dl in hemoglobin values particularly between the reference and the third time and it was statistically significant (p=0.000. During this time a decrease in hemoglobin level was observed at gretaer than1 mg/dl and in 30% of patients. These changes in measuring hemoglobin levels were not correlated with fluid given to the patients. During all time intervals vena cava inferior measurement’s specivity was determined as approximately 95% and was 70% for hemoglobin level follow-up. Conclusion: Vena cava inferior serial measurements with ultrasound may be more beneficial to hemogram follow up for excluding occult bleeding in trauma patients.

  4. Entrapment of J-Tip Guidewires by Venatech and Stainless-Steel Greenfield Vena Cava Filters During Central Venous Catheter Placement: Percutaneous Management in Four Patients

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    We present four patients in whom bedside placement of a central venous catheter was complicated by entrapment of a J-tip guidewire by a previously placed vena cava (VC) filter. Two Venatech filters were fragmented and displaced into the superior VC or brachiocephalic vein during attempted withdrawal of the entrapped wire. Two stainless-steel Greenfield filters remained in place and intact. Fluoroscopically guided extraction of both wires entrapped by Greenfield filters was successfully performed in the angiography suite

  5. Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava involving bilateral renal veins: Surgical challenges and reconstruction with upfront saphenous vein interposition graft for left renal vein outflow

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    Nayyar, Rishi; Panda, Sabyasachi; Saini, Ashish; Seth, Amlesh; Chaudhary, Shiv Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava (IVC) involving bilateral renal veins presents a surgical challenge. Herein, we report the successful management of two such cases using restoration of left renal venous outflow by saphenous vein interposition graft as first step of surgery. Then radical resection of tumor and right kidney was done. IVC was lastly reconstructed using Gore-Tex graft. This report highlights the surgical challenges to ensure radical resection. Furthermore, the importance of r...

  6. Reconstruction Using a Pericardial Tube and Ringed Gore-Tex Graft for Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Report of Two Cases.

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    Po-Jen Ko; Yun-Hen Liu; Pyng Jing Lin; Hung-Chang Hsieh

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    Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome caused by malignant tumors in the upper mediastinumis not uncommon. Radiation therapy or endovascular treatment with stenting is thefirst choice of treatment to relieve symptoms. However, surgical treatment may be consideredwhen the less invasive treatment modalities failed. In this report, we present two casesof severe symptomatic SVC syndrome as a result of invasive thymomas, which were treatedsuccessfully using a composite graft made by pericardial tube an...

  7. Simultaneous removal of a tumour of the right atrium and inferior vena cava and coronary bypass-grafting in a patient with recurrent clear renal cell carcinoma

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    Pietrzyk, Edward; Głuszek, Stanisław; Michta, Kamil; Kot, Marta; Wożakowska-Kapłon, Beata

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    Metastatic cardiac tumours are the most common malignant cardiac tumours. In the early stages they are usually asymptomatic, but their consequences can be very serious, and the prognosis is poor. We present a patient with recurrent renal cell carcinoma as a tumour of the right atrium and the vena cava inferior in whom cancerous masses were removed with simultaneously coronary artery bypass-grafting. PMID:26855653

  8. Right-sided duplication of the inferior vena cava and the common iliac vein: hidden hinds in spiral-computed tomography

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    Duplications of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare variants of the abdominal vessels and are normally located on both sides of the abdominal aorta. The rare case of a rightsided infrarenal duplication of the IVC with involvement of the common iliac vein is reported. Details of the embryology are presented for the understanding of this IVC variant. The spiral CT with multiplanar reconstructions makes it possible to define the vascular morphology and to differentiate it from lymphoma. (orig.)

  9. Marcapasso bi-atrial epicárdico subxifóide na obstrução da veia cava superior Bi-atrial subxiphoid epicardial pacemaker in superior vena cava syndrome

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    Roberto Costa

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    Full Text Available Um paciente portador de marcapasso definitivo bi-atrial-ventricular por fibrilação atrial paroxística e bradicardia sinusal, em uso crônico de anticoagulante oral, apresentou sinais clínicos da síndrome da veia cava superior. A venografia por subtração digital mostrou obstrução total do tronco braquiocefálico venoso direito e grande dificuldade de fluxo sangüíneo da veia inominada para a veia cava superior. A abordagem terapêutica constou da remoção completa do sistema transvenoso seguida de reimplante do sistema bi-atrial-ventricular por técnica epimiocárdica pela via subxifóide assistida por fluoroscopia.A patient with a bi-atrial-ventricular permanent pacemaker due to paroxystic atrial fibrillation associated to sinus bradycardia, in chronic use of oral anticoagulant, presented clinical signs of superior vena cava syndrome. Digital subtraction venography showed total obstruction of the right brachiocephalic venous trunk and severe stenosis of the connection of the left trunk to the superior vena cava. The therapeutic approach consisted of complete removal of transvenous system followed by re-implant of the bi-atrial-ventricular system using an epicardial subxiphoid access with fluoroscopic assistance

  10. Diagnosis of Icenko-Cushing's disease and syndrome by angiography and the determination of the content of hormones in blood samples from the adrenal vein and vena cava inferior

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    The paper is concerned with the procedure of a comprehensive examination of patients with hypercorticoidism including angiography of the adrenals and the determination of the hydrocortisone level in the blood. The results of the studies on 32 patients with Icenko-Cushing's syndrome and 95 patients with Icenko-Cushing's disease are presented. X-ray appearance of the focal and diffuse adrenal disorders is described. The authors provide some data on the concentration of hydrocortisone in blood samples and on the content of corticotropin The importance of these data for diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Icenko-Cushing's disease and syndrome is shown. In the authors' opinion, the chief method in this diagnostic complex should be selective adrenal venography

  11. Iodine-125 Seeds Strand for Treatment of Tumor Thrombus in Inferior Vena Cava: An Experimental Study in a Rabbit Model

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    Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish an animal model of implanted inferior vena cava tumor thrombus (IVCTT) and to evaluate the effect of linear iodine-125 seeds strand in treating implanted IVCTT. Methods: Tumor cell line VX2 was inoculated subcutaneously into New Zealand rabbit to develop the parent tumor. The tumor strip was inoculated into inferior vena cava (IVC) to establish the IVCTT model. The IVCTT was confirmed by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) after 2 weeks. Twelve rabbits with IVCTT were randomly divided into two groups. Treatment group (group T; n = 6) underwent Iodine-125 seeds brachytherapy, and the control group (group C; n = 6) underwent blank seeds strand. The blood laboratory examination (including blood routine examination, hepatic and renal function), body weight, survival time, and IVCTT volume by MDCT were monitored. All rabbits were dissected postmortem, and the therapeutic effects were evaluated on the basis of histopathology. The proliferating cell nuclear antigen index (PI) and apoptosis index (AI) of IVCTT were compared between two groups. T test, Wilcoxon rank test, and Kaplan–Meier survival curve analysis were used. Results: The success rate of establishing IVCTT was 100 %. The body weight loss and cachexia of rabbits in group C appeared earlier than in group T. Body weight in the third week, the mean survival time, PI, AI in groups T and C were 2.23 ± 0.12 kg, 57.83 ± 8.68 days, (16.73 ± 5.18 %), (29.47 ± 7.18 %), and 2.03 ± 0.13 kg, 43.67 ± 5.28 days, (63.01 ± 2.01 %), (6.02 ± 2.93 %), respectively. There were statistically significant differences between group T and group C (P < 0.05). The IVCTT volume of group T was remarkably smaller than that of group C. Conclusions: Injecting and suspensory fixing VX2 tumor strip into IVC is a reliable method to establish IVCTT animal model. The linear Iodine-125 seeds strand brachytherapy was a safe and effective method for treating IVCTT in rabbit model

  12. Budd-chiari syndrome by membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava: comparison of sonography and computed tomography

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    Membranous obstruction of the hepatic inferior vena cava (MOVC) is one of the common causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome. The aim of this study is to ascertain and compare the characteristic sonographic and CT findings of Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by MOVC. We studied 10 patients of Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by MOVC thorough sonography and CT. MOVC was confirmed by operation and/or inferior vena cavography. The cases included 9 men and one woman. With sonography, IVC obstruction was diagnosed in 9 cases. The cause of IVC obstruction was web in 5 cases and fibrous cord in 3 cases. The cause was unspecified in one case. Obliteration of the hepatic veins and intrahepatic collateral vessels were delineated in 9 cases. With color doppler sonography, the directions of blood flow of the hepatic veins through the intervenous communication were fairly well demonstrated in all 5 cases. With CT, IVC obstruction was diagnosed in 7 cases. The obliteration of the hepatic segment of the IVC were segmental in 6 cases and diffuse in one case. CT demonstrated communicating vessels between the hepatic veins in 3 cases. Furthermore, systemic collateral vessels (azygos and hemiazygos veins, veins along the abdominal wall, and internal mammary veins) were demonstrated in all cases. Liver cirrhosis was combined in all cases and hepatoma developed in 4 cases. Sonography is useful to detect the MOVC and to demonstrate hepatic venous obstruction and intrahepatic collateral vessels. Color doppler sonography is easily performed to show the direction of the blood flow through interconnecting vessels. CT shows the obliterated segment of the IVC clearly and multiple prominent systemic collaterals. In conclusion, Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by MOVC is accurately diagnosed by combined color doppler sonography and CT

  13. Clinical Application of Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle 
Aspiration Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Syndrome

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    Xionghuai HUA

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    Full Text Available Background and objective Mediastinal lymphoma or right upper lung cancer is a common cause of superior vena cava obstruction syndrome (SVCOS. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA biopsy is applied for the diagnosis of mediastinal mass disease. The aim of this study is to explore the safety and feasibility of EBUS-TBNA biopsy under general anesthesia for the clinical diagnosis of SVCOS. Methods Twenty-five cases of SVCOS received EBUS-TBNA under general anesthesia between June 2012 and June 2013. The group consisted of 16 male and 9 female patients aged 33 years to 76 years, with a median age of 62.5. Results Twenty-four cases were confirmed to be of malignant pathology, and one case failed to yield a clear pathological diagnosis. No patient experienced any complications related to the operation, such as heavy bleeding and pneumothorax. Conclusion For patients presenting with SVCOS, EBUS-TBNA under general anesthesia is a safe and reliable inspection method of high diagnostic yield. This method can be used for routine examination when other means cannot obtain clear pathological diagnosis.

  14. Proton beam therapy for a patient with a giant thymic carcinoid tumor and severe superior vena cava syndrome

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    Kaori Sugawara

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    Full Text Available Surgical resection is the first choice for treatment of a thymic carcinoid tumor and radiotherapy is often performed as adjuvant therapy. Here, we report a case of an unresectable and chemoresistant thymic carcinoid tumor that was treated successfully using standalone proton beam therapy (PBT. The patient was a 66-year-old woman in whom surgical resection of the tumor was impossible because of cardiac invasion. Therefore, chemotherapy was administered. However, the tumor grew to 15 cm in diameter and she developed severe superior vena cava (SVC syndrome. She was referred to our hospital and received PBT at a dose of 74 GyE in 37 fractions. PBT was conducted without severe early toxicities. After PBT, the tumor mildly shrunk to 13 cm in diameter and SVC syndrome almost disappeared. Subsequently, the tumor has continued to decrease in size slowly over the last 2 years and late toxicities have not been observed. Our experience with this case suggests that PBT may be effective for an unresectable thymic carcinoid tumor.

  15. Efficacy of chemo- and radiotherapeutic methods for therapy of the superior vena cava compression syndrome in small cell lung carcinoma

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    The superior vena cava compression syndrome (SVCCS) was detected in 340 patients with small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC); in 44 - during establishing primary diagnosis (the primary syndrome), in 10 - after courses of chemo- or radiotherapy (the secondary syndrome). In 32 patients with the primary SVCCS therapy was started with chemotherapy courses, a complete clinical effect was noted in 20 (62.5%) of them, on an average, in 11.7 days. Radiotherapy or chemo- and radiotherapy were given to 312 patients: to 12 patients as kind of primary therapy to 12 pateinets after a partial effect of chemotherapy, and to 8 patients with the secondary SVCCS. A complete clinical effect was noted in 28 (87.5%) patients, on an average, in 23 days. Complete and partial tumor regression (an objective effect) were noted in 30% of the patients after chemotherapy and in 75% - after radiotherapy or chemo- and radiotherapy. marked responses to therapy were noted in single administration of chemotherapeutic drugs at large doses (leukopenia below 2000 cells/μl, vomiting) or in irradiation of the thoracic cavity at single doses of 3-6 Gy (esophagitides). Planning chemo and radiotherapy at mean doses in patients with the primary SVCCS, in a localized process or distant metastases, not threatening the patient's life is recommended. In the secondary SVCCS developing after chemotherapy, a method of choice is radiotherapy using single doses of 4-6 Gy, 5-8 fractions

  16. Covered stent placement for the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome: Is unilateral covered stenting and effective?

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    Cho, Young Hoon; Gwon, Dong Il; Ko, Gi Young; Ko, Heung Kyu; Kim, Jin Hyoung; Shin, Ji Hoon; Yoon, Hyun Ki; Sung, Kyu Bo [Dept. of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of unilateral covered stent placement in patients with malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Between October 2008 and November 2012, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent placement for malignant SVC syndrome was performed in 40 consecutive patients (35 men and five women; mean age, 61.4 years; range, 35-81 years). All covered stents were unilaterally placed within the SVC or across the venous confluence when needed to relieve venous obstruction and prevent tumor overgrowth, regardless of patency of contralateral brachiocephalic veins. Stent placement was technically successful in all patients. There were no major complications. Of the 37 patients symptomatic prior to stent placement, 34 (92%) experienced complete symptomatic relief 1-8 days after stent placement. Of the 29 patients who underwent covered stent placement across the venous confluence, nine patients had patent contralateral brachiocephalic veins prior to stent placement. However, no sign of SVC obstruction or contralateral upper extremity venous thrombosis was observed during the follow-up period. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed median patient survival of 163 days. Stent occlusion occurred in four (10%) of 40 patents. Cumulative stent patency rates at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months were 95%, 92%, 86%, and 86%, respectively. Unilateral covered stent placement appears to be a safe and effective method for treating malignant SVC syndrome, despite the location of SVC occlusion.

  17. Repair of a simple total anomalous pulmonary venous connection coexisting with a persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Iwase, Tomoyuki; Koizumi, Junichi; Okabayashi, Hitoshi; Ikai, Akio

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    A simple total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) coexisting with a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is extremely rare. Connection of the PLSVC with the coronary sinus behind the left atrium induces coronary sinus dilatation. This reduces the free posterior wall space to which the common pulmonary vein is anastomosed for repairing the anomalous connection. Postoperative recurrent pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO) is the most important complication. To prevent PVO, sufficient tension-free anastomosis is necessary. When dilated, the coronary sinus becomes an obstacle for obtaining sufficient incision length in the left atrial cavity. We encountered two cases of a simple TAPVC with a PLSVC in infants weighing 1.8 and 2.9 kg, respectively. To obtain sufficient incision length, we extended the incision line to the right atrium for an atypical supracardiac TAPVC and incised from the left atrium to the coronary sinus via the right atrium for an infracardiac TAPVC. Moreover, we recreated the atrial septum with a rightward shift using a tanned pericardium in both cases. The postoperative courses were uneventful, without recurrent PVO. PMID:26362628

  18. Covered stent placement for the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome: Is unilateral covered stenting and effective?

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    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of unilateral covered stent placement in patients with malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Between October 2008 and November 2012, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent placement for malignant SVC syndrome was performed in 40 consecutive patients (35 men and five women; mean age, 61.4 years; range, 35-81 years). All covered stents were unilaterally placed within the SVC or across the venous confluence when needed to relieve venous obstruction and prevent tumor overgrowth, regardless of patency of contralateral brachiocephalic veins. Stent placement was technically successful in all patients. There were no major complications. Of the 37 patients symptomatic prior to stent placement, 34 (92%) experienced complete symptomatic relief 1-8 days after stent placement. Of the 29 patients who underwent covered stent placement across the venous confluence, nine patients had patent contralateral brachiocephalic veins prior to stent placement. However, no sign of SVC obstruction or contralateral upper extremity venous thrombosis was observed during the follow-up period. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed median patient survival of 163 days. Stent occlusion occurred in four (10%) of 40 patents. Cumulative stent patency rates at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months were 95%, 92%, 86%, and 86%, respectively. Unilateral covered stent placement appears to be a safe and effective method for treating malignant SVC syndrome, despite the location of SVC occlusion.

  19. Convective Leakage Makes Heparin Locking of Central Venous Catheters Ineffective Within Seconds: Experimental Measurements in a Model Superior Vena Cava.

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    Barbour, Michael C; McGah, Patrick M; Ng, Chin H; Clark, Alicia M; Gow, Kenneth W; Aliseda, Alberto

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    Central venous catheters (CVCs), placed in the superior vena cava (SVC) for hemodialysis or chemotherapy, are routinely filled while not in use with heparin, an anticoagulant, to maintain patency and prevent thrombus formation at the catheter tip. The heparin-locking procedure, however, places the patient at risk for systemic bleeding, as heparin is known to leak from the catheter into the blood stream. We provide evidence from detailed in vitro experiments that shows the driving mechanism behind heparin leakage to be convective-diffusive transport due to the pulsatile flow surrounding the catheter. This novel mechanism is supported by experimental planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) and particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements of flow velocity and heparin transport from a CVC placed inside a model SVC inside a pulsatile flow loop. The results predict an initial, fast (<10 s), convection-dominated phase that rapidly depletes the concentration of heparin in the near-tip region, the region of the catheter with side holes. This is followed by a slow, diffusion-limited phase inside the catheter lumen, where the concentration is still high, that is insufficient at replenishing the lost heparin concentration in the near-tip region. The results presented here, which are consistent with previous in vivo estimates of 24 hour leakage rates, predict that the concentration of heparin in the near-tip region is essentially zero for the majority of the interdialytic phase, rendering the heparin locking procedure ineffective. PMID:26418203

  20. Frequency of common bile duct motion artifacts caused by inferior vena cava pulsation on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

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    We assessed the frequency of common bile duct (CBD) motion artifacts caused by inferior vena cava (IVC) pulsation on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). We retrospectively evaluated CBD motion artifacts in 4 MRCP sequences from each of 115 consecutive patients. We observed 37 (32.2%) ghost artifacts at the ventral and dorsal aspects of the CBD on transaxial, half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE-ax) images; no such artifacts were observed on transaxial T2-weighted turbo spin-echo images. In 10 patients, we observed 9 (7.8%) pseudo-defects of the CBD on 3-dimensional T2-weighted turbo spin-echo with navigator-triggered prospective acquisition correction technique MRCP and 6 (5.2%) pseudo-defects on single-shot rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement MRCP. Pseudo-defects were significantly more frequent in patients with ghost artifacts than without (9 of 37 [24.3%] versus one of 78 [1.3%]; P<0.01, McNemar test). Although uncommon, pseudo-defects of the CBD caused by IVC pulsation are observed on MRCP. MRCP interpretation that includes comparison with HASTE-ax images can diminish the potential misinterpretation of such CBD motion artifact as bile duct tumor or biliary stone. (author)

  1. Ecocardiografia transesofágica e diagnóstico intraoperatório de veia cava superior esquerda persistente Ecocardiografía transesofágica y diagnóstico intraoperatorio de vena cava superior izquierda persistente Transesophageal echocardiography and intraoperative diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda ocorre isoladamente em 0,5% da população normal, porém nos pacientes com cardiopatia congênita chega a estar presente em 3% a 10% dos casos. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso de diagnóstico intraoperatório com o auxílio da ecocardiografia transesofágica e ressaltar a importância da sua utilização rotineira em intervenções cirúrgicas para correção de cardiopatia congênita. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 16 anos, ASA II, com diagnóstico prévio de comunicação interatrial (CIA tipo seio venoso superior com drenagem anômala parcial de veias pulmonares em programação para correção cirúrgica da cardiopatia. Após indução da anestesia geral foi realizado ecocardiograma transesofágico (ETE. O exame inicial mostrou dilatação das câmaras cardíacas direitas, CIA tipo seio venoso superior de 17 milímetros, drenagem anômala da veia pulmonar superior direita desembocando na veia cava superior (VCS direita e dilatação do seio coronário, o que aventou a possibilidade da persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Para a confirmação da suspeita foram injetados no acesso venoso do braço esquerdo 10 mL de solução fisiológica a 0,9% (faz o papel de "contraste" no exame ecocardiográfico e imediatamente após foram visualizadas as microbolhas passando pelo seio coronário, teste positivo para o diagnóstico de VCS superior esquerda persistente. CONCLUSÕES: A ecocardiografia transesofágica rotineira no intraoperatório de pacientes com cardiopatia congênita tem fundamental importância como método auxiliar não só ao cirurgião, muitas vezes influenciando diretamente na técnica cirúrgica empregada, como também para o anestesiologista, que pode extrair do exame uma série de informações úteis no manuseio hemodinâmico do paciente.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda ocurre de forma aislada en 0,5% de la población normal, sin embargo, en los pacientes con cardiopatía congénita llega a estar presente de un 3% a un 10% de los casos. El objetivo de este relato, fue presentar un caso de diagnóstico intraoperatorio con la ayuda de la ecocardiografía transesofágica y resaltar la importancia de su utilización de rutina en intervenciones quirúrgicas para la corrección de cardiopatía congénita. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 16 años, ASA II, con diagnóstico previo de comunicación interatrial (CIA, tipo seno venoso superior, con drenaje anómalo parcial de venas pulmonares, programado para la corrección quirúrgica de la cardiopatía. Después de la inducción de la anestesia general, se realizó el ecocardiograma transesofágico (ETE. El examen inicial mostró lo siguiente: dilatación de las cámaras cardiacas derechas, CIA tipo seno venoso superior de 17 milímetros, drenaje anómalo de la vena pulmonar superior derecha desembocando en la vena cava superior (VCS derecha, y dilatación del seno coronario, vislumbrándose así la posibilidad de la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Para la confirmación de la sospecha, se inyectaron en el acceso venoso del brazo izquierdo, 10 mL de solución fisiológica a 0,9% (haciendo el papel de "contraste" en el examen ecocardiográfico, e inmediatamente después, se visualizaron las micro burbujas pasando por el seno coronario, test positivo para el diagnóstico de VCS superior izquierda persistente. CONCLUSIONES: La ecocardiografía transesofágica de rutina en el intraoperatorio de pacientes con cardiopatía congénita, tiene una fundamental importancia como método auxiliar no solo para el cirujano, que muchas veces está influenciando directamente la técnica quirúrgica usada, sino también para el anestesiólogo, que puede extraer del examen una serie de informaciones útiles en el manejo hemodinámico del paciente.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Isolated persistent left superior vena cava has an incidence of 0.5% in the normal population, but in patients with congenital cardiopathy its incidence ranges from 3% to 10%. The objective of this report was to present a case of intraoperative diagnosis with transesophageal echocardiography and to emphasize the importance of its routine use in surgical procedures for correction of congenital cardiopathies. CASE REPORT: This is a 16-year old male patient, ASA II, with a diagnosis of superior sinus venosus interatrial communication (IAC with partial anomalous drainage of the pulmonary veins scheduled for the surgical correction of the cardiopathy. After induction of general anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE showed initially a dilation of the right cardiac chambers, a 17-mm superior sinus venosus IAC, anomalous drainage of the right superior pulmonary vein draining into the right superior vena cava (SVC, and dilation of the coronary sinus raising the possibility of persistent left superior vena cava. To confirm this suspicion, 10 mL of NS (works as a contrast in echocardiography were injected in the venous access of the left arm, and microbubbles crossing the coronary sinus were observed immediately afterwards confirming the diagnosis of persistent left superior vena cava. CONCLUSIONS: Routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in patients with congenital cardiopathy is a fundamental auxiliary method, not only for the surgeon, often having direct influence on the surgical technique used, but also for the anesthesiologist, who can get useful information for the hemodynamic management of the patient.

  2. Efficacy and Safety of Endovascular Intervention for the Management of Primary Entire-Inferior Vena Cava Occlusion

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    PurposeThis study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovascular intervention for the treatment of primary entire-inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion.MethodsEndovascular interventions were performed in six patients for the treatment of primary entire-IVC occlusion. IVC and hepatic venography were performed via the jugular and femoral veins. Balloon angioplasty was used to revascularize the hepatic vein and IVC and a stent was placed in the IVC to maintain patency. Postoperative color Doppler ultrasonography was performed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and then annually, to monitor the patency of the hepatic vein and IVC.ResultsThe IVC and one or two hepatic veins were successfully revascularized in five patients. Revascularization was successful in the right and left hepatic veins in one patient; however, IVC patency could not be established in this patient. Eleven Z-type, self-expanding stents were placed into the IVCs of five patients (three stents in two patients, two stents in two patients, and one stent in one patient). There were no instances of postoperative bleeding or mortality. Follow-up was conducted for 18–90 months (42.8 ± 26.5 months). None of the five patients suffered restenosis of the IVC or hepatic veins. However, there was one of the six cases of right hepatic vein restenosis at 18 months postprocedure that was revascularized after a second balloon dilatation.ConclusionsEndovascular intervention is safe and efficacious for the treatment of primary entire-IVC occlusion

  3. Impact of intra-abdominal pressure on retrohepatic vena cava shape and flow in mechanically ventilated pigs

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    Conflicting results have been found regarding correlations between right atrial pressure (RAP) and inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter in mechanically ventilated patients. This finding could be related to an increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). This study was designed to clarify whether variations in IVC flow rate caused by positive pressure ventilation are associated with changes in the retrohepatic IVC cross-section (ΔIVC) during major changes in volume status and IAP. Nine pigs were anesthetized, mechanically ventilated and equipped. IAP was set at 0, 15 and 30 mmHg during two conditions, i.e. normovolemia and hypovolemia, generated by blood removal to obtain a mean arterial pressure value lower than 60 mmHg. At each IAP increment, cardiac output, IVC flow and surface area were respectively assessed by flowmeters and transesophageal echocardiography. At normal IAP, even in presence of respiratory changes in IVC flows, no ΔIVC were observed during the two conditions. At high IAP, neither ΔIVC nor modulations of IVC flow were observed whatever the volemic status. The majority of animals with an IVC area of less than 0.65 cm2 showed evidence of IAP greater than RAP values. Negative RAP–IAP pressure gradients were found to occur with an IVC area of less than 0.65 cm2, suggesting that IVC dimensions determined using standard ultrasound techniques may indicate the direction of the RAP–IAP gradient. The clinical relevance of the present findings is that volume status should not be estimated from retrohepatic IVC dimensions in cases of high IAP. (paper)

  4. Social and Demographic Factors Influencing Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval at a Single Institution in the United States

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    Smith, S. Christian, E-mail: csmith@aemrc.arizona.edu; Shanks, Candace, E-mail: Candace.Shanks@osumc.edu; Guy, Gregory, E-mail: Gregory.Guy@osumc.edu; Yang, Xiangyu, E-mail: Xiangyu.Yang@osumc.edu; Dowell, Joshua D., E-mail: Joshua.Dowell@osumc.edu [The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology (United States)

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    PurposeRetrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are associated with long-term adverse events that have increased interest in improving filter retrieval rates. Determining the influential patient social and demographic factors affecting IVCF retrieval is important to personalize patient management strategies and attain optimal patient care.Materials and MethodsSeven-hundred and sixty-two patients were retrospectively studied who had a filter placed at our institution between January 2011 and November 2013. Age, gender, race, cancer history, distance to residence from retrieval institution, and insurance status were identified for each patient, and those receiving retrievable IVCFs were further evaluated for retrieval rate and time to retrieval.ResultsOf the 762 filters placed, 133 were permanent filters. Of the 629 retrievable filters placed, 406 met the inclusion criteria and were eligible for retrieval. Results revealed patients with Medicare were less likely to have their filters retrieved (p = 0.031). Older age was also associated with a lower likelihood of retrieval (p < 0.001) as was living further from the medical center (p = 0.027). Patients who were white and had Medicare were more likely than similarly insured black patients to have their filters retrieved (p = 0.024).ConclusionsThe retrieval rate of IVCFs was most influenced by insurance status, distance from the medical center, and age. Race was statistically significant only when combined with insurance status. The results of this study suggest that these patient groups may need closer follow-up in order to obtain optimal IVCF retrieval rates.

  5. Efficacy of Lower-Extremity Venous Thrombolysis in the Setting of Congenital Absence or Atresia of the Inferior Vena Cava

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    Purpose: A rare but described risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), predominately in the young, is congenital agenesis or atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC). The optimal management for DVT in this subset of patients is unknown. We evaluated the efficacy of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) followed by systemic anticoagulation in the treatment of acute lower-extremity DVT in the setting of congenital IVC agenesis or atresia. Materials and Methods: Between November of 2005 and May of 2010, six patients (three women [average age 21 years]) were referred to our department with acute lower-extremity DVT and subsequently found to have IVC agenesis or atresia on magnetic resonance imaging. A standardized technique for PCDT (the Angiojet Rheolytic Thrombectomy System followed by the EKOS Microsonic Accelerated Thrombolysis System) was used for all subjects. Successful thrombolysis was followed by systemic heparinization with transition to Coumadin or low molecular-weight heparin and compression stockings. Subjects were followed-up at 1, 3, and then every 6 months after the procedure with clinical assessment and bilateral lower-extremity venous ultrasound. Results: All PCDT procedures were technically successful. No venous stenting or angioplasty was performed. The average thrombolysis time was 28.6 h (range 12–72). Two patients experienced heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and one patient developed a self-limited knee hemarthrosis, No patients were lost to follow-up. The average length of follow-up was 25.8 ± 20.2 months (range 3.8–54.8). No incidence of recurrent DVT was identified. There were no manifestations of postthrombotic syndrome. Conclusions: PCDT followed by systemic anticoagulation and the use of compression stockings appears to be safe and effective in relatively long-term follow-up treatment of patients who present with acute DVT and IVC agenesis or atresia.

  6. IVC CLAMP: infrahepatic inferior vena cava clamping during hepatectomy - a randomised controlled trial in an interdisciplinary setting

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intraoperative haemorrhage is a known predictor for perioperative outcome of patients undergoing hepatic resection. While anaesthesiological lowering of central venous pressure (CVP by fluid restriction is known to reduce bleeding during transection of the hepatic parenchyma its potential side effects remain poorly investigated. In theory it may have negative effects on kidney function and tissue perfusion and bears the risk to result in severe haemodynamic instability in case of profound intraoperative blood loss. The present randomised controlled trial evaluates efficacy and safety of infrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC clamping as an alternative surgical technique to reduce CVP during hepatic resection. Methods/Design The proposed IVC CLAMP trial is a single-centre randomised controlled trial with a two-group parallel design. Patients and outcome-assessors are blinded for the treatment intervention. Patients undergoing elective hepatic resection due to any reason are enrolled in IVC CLAMP. All patients admitted to the Department of General-, Visceral-, and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg for elective hepatic resection are consecutively screened for eligibility and written informed consent is obtained on the day before surgery. The primary objective of this trial is to assess and compare the amount of blood loss during hepatic resection in patients receiving surgical CVP reduction by clamping of the IVC as compared to anaesthesiological CVP without infrahepatic IVC clamping reduction. In addition to blood loss a set of general as well as surgical variables are analysed. Discussion This is a randomised controlled patient and observer blinded two-group parallel trial designed to assess efficacy and safety of infrahepatic IVC clamping during elective hepatectomy. Trial registration ClinicalTrials NCT00732979

  7. Effect of Antithrombotic Agents on the Patency of PTFE-Covered Stents in the Inferior Vena Cava: An Experimental Study

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    Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of antithrombotic agents in the prevention of stenosis of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stents in the venous system. Methods: Spiral Z stents covered with PTFE (PTFE-covered stents) were placed in the inferior vena cava (IVC) of 34 dogs. Nineteen dogs, used as a control group, were sacrificed at 2, 4, and 12 weeks. Fifteen dogs, previously given antithrombotic agents [cilostazol (n= 5), warfarin potassium (n= 5), cilostazol plus warfarin potassium (n= 5)] were sacrificed at 4 weeks, and then examined angiographically and histopathologically. The effect of the antithrombotic agents was compared between groups. Results: The patency rate of the antithrombotic agent group was 93% (14/15), which was higher than the control group rate of 63% (12/19). The mean stenosis rate of the patent stent at both ends and at the midportion was lower at 4 weeks in the antithrombotic agent group than in the control group. In particular, the mean stenosis rate in the cilostazol plus warfarin potassium group was significantly lower than the control group (Tukey's test, p < 0.05). The mean neointimal thickness of the patent stent at both ends and at the midportion was thinner at 4 weeks in the antithrombotic agent group than in the control group. In particular, the thickness of the neointima in the cilostazol plus warfarin potassium group was significantly decreased when compared with the control group (Tukey's test p < 0.05). At 4 weeks, endothelialization in the antithrombotic agent group tended to be almost identical to that in the control group. Conclusion: The present study suggests that administration of an antithrombotic agent is an effective way of preventing the stenosis induced by a neointimal thickening of PTFE-covered stents in the venous system

  8. Effect of antithrombotic agents on the patency of PTFE-Covered stents in the inferior vena cava: An experimental study

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    Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of antithrombotic agents in the prevention of stenosis of polytetrafluororethylene (PTFE)-covered stents in the venous system.Methods: Spiral Z stents covered with PTFE (PTFE-covered stents) were placed in the inferior vena cava (IVC) of 34 dogs. Nineteen dogs, used as a control group, were sacrificed at 2, 4, and 12 weeks. Fifteen dogs, previously given antithrombotic agents [cilostazol (n=5), warfarin potassium (n=5), cilostazol plus warfarin potassium (n=5)] were sacrificed at 4 weeks, and then examined angiographically and histopathologically. The effect of the antithrombotic agents was compared between groups.Results: The patency rate of the antithrombotic agent group was 93% (14/15), which was higher than the control group rate of 63% (12/19). The mean stenosis rate of the patent stent at both ends and at the midportion was lower at 4 weeks in the antithrombotic agent group than in the control group. In particular, the mean stenosis rate in the cilostazol plus warfarin potassium group was significantly lower than the control group (Tukey's test, p < 0.05). The mean neointimal thickness of the patent stent at both ends and at the midportion was thinner at 4 weeks in the antithrombotic agent group than in the control group. In particular, the thickness of the neointima in the cilostazol plus warfarin potassium group was significantly decreased when compared with the control group (Tukey's test p < 0.05). At 4 weeks, endothelialization in the antithrombotic agent group tended to be almost identical to that in the control group.Conclusion: The present study suggests that administration of an antithrombotic agent is an effective way of preventing the stenosis induced by a neointimal thickening of PTFE-covered stents in the venous system.

  9. The electrolytic inferior vena cava model (EIM) to study thrombogenesis and thrombus resolution with continuous blood flow in the mouse

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    Diaz, Jose A.; Alvarado, Christine M.; Wrobleski, Shirley K.; Slack, Dallas W.; Hawley, Angela E.; Farris, Diana M.; Henke, Peter K.; Wakefield, Thomas W.; Myers, Daniel D.

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    Summary Previously, we presented the electrolytic inferior vena cava (IVC) model (EIM) during acute venous thrombosis (VT). Here, we present our evaluation of the EIM for chronic VT time points in order to determine whether this model allows for the study of thrombus resolution. C57BU6 mice (n=191) were utilised. In this model a copper-wire, inserted into a 25-gauge needle, is placed in the distal IVC and another subcutaneously. An electrical current (250 µAmp/15 minutes) activates the endothelial cells, inducing thrombogenesis. Ultrasound, thrombus weight (TW), vein wall leukocyte counts, vein wall thickness/fibrosis scoring, thrombus area and soluble P-selectin (sP-sel) were performed at baseline, days 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 and 14, post EIM. A correlation between TW and sP-sel was also determined. A thrombus formed in each mouse undergoing EIM. Blood flow was documented by ultrasound at all time points. IVC thrombus size increased up to day 2 and then decreased over time, as shown by ultrasound, TW, and sP-sel levels. TW and sP-sel showed a strong positive correlation (r=0.48, p<0.0002). Vein wall neutrophils were the most common cell type present in acute VT (up to day 2) with monocytes becoming the most prevalent in chronic VT (from day 6 to day 14). Thrombus resolution was demonstrated by ultrasound, TW and thrombus area. In conclusion, the EIM produces a non-occlusive and consistent IVC thrombus, in the presence of constant blood flow, allowing for the study of VT at both acute and chronic time points. Thrombus resolution was demonstrated by all modalities utilised in this study. PMID:23571406

  10. Mechanism for the tilting of Geunther Tulip inferior vena cava filter inserted via femoral vein: an experimental study in vitro

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    Objective: To clarify the mechanism causing the tilting of Geunther Tulip inferior Vena Cava filter (GTF) which is inserted via femoral vein access by means of the experiment in vitro. Methods: The caval model was established by placing one 25 mm × 10 cm Dacron graft and two 10 mm × 20 cm Dacron grafts into a transparent bifurcate glass tube. The study consisted of two groups: right straight group (GRS) (n=100) and left straight group (GLS) (n=100). The distance (DCH) between the caval right wall and the hook was measured. The degree of tilting (DT) was classified into 5 grades and the data were recorded. Before and after the GTF was released, the angle (ACM1,2) between the axis of IVC and the metal mount, the distance (DCM1,2) between the caval right wall and the metal mount, the angle (ACF) between the axis of IVC and the axis of the filter and the diameter of IVC (DIVC) were measured separately. Results: The degree of GTF tilting in each group revealed a divergent tendency. In Group RS, the apex of the filter tended to be grade ? compared that in Group LS (59% vs 36%, P=0.003). The differences in most variables between GRS and GLS were considered as statistical significance. Significant positive correlation existed between ACM1 and ACF, ACM1-ACM2 and DCH1-DCH2 in each group, respectively, while significant negative association was also existed between DCH1 and ACF in each group. Conclusion: The tilting angle of GTF filter axis before it is released is a major cause of the occurrence of femoral GTF filter tilting. (authors)

  11. Efficacy and Safety of Endovascular Intervention for the Management of Primary Entire-Inferior Vena Cava Occlusion

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    Zhang, Qingqiao, E-mail: 1427286069@qq.com; Huang, Qianxin, E-mail: 18705206105@163.com; Shen, Bin, E-mail: 753021357@qq.com; Sun, Jingmin, E-mail: 383937658@qq.com; Wang, Xiaolong, E-mail: 781198238@qq.com; Liu, Hongtao, E-mail: hongtao6@vip.sina.com [The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Department of Interventional Radiology and Vascular Surgery (China)

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    PurposeThis study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovascular intervention for the treatment of primary entire-inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion.MethodsEndovascular interventions were performed in six patients for the treatment of primary entire-IVC occlusion. IVC and hepatic venography were performed via the jugular and femoral veins. Balloon angioplasty was used to revascularize the hepatic vein and IVC and a stent was placed in the IVC to maintain patency. Postoperative color Doppler ultrasonography was performed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and then annually, to monitor the patency of the hepatic vein and IVC.ResultsThe IVC and one or two hepatic veins were successfully revascularized in five patients. Revascularization was successful in the right and left hepatic veins in one patient; however, IVC patency could not be established in this patient. Eleven Z-type, self-expanding stents were placed into the IVCs of five patients (three stents in two patients, two stents in two patients, and one stent in one patient). There were no instances of postoperative bleeding or mortality. Follow-up was conducted for 18–90 months (42.8 ± 26.5 months). None of the five patients suffered restenosis of the IVC or hepatic veins. However, there was one of the six cases of right hepatic vein restenosis at 18 months postprocedure that was revascularized after a second balloon dilatation.ConclusionsEndovascular intervention is safe and efficacious for the treatment of primary entire-IVC occlusion.

  12. Serum cortisol values, superior vena cava flow and illness severity scores in very low birth weight infants.

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    Miletin, J

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests that high cortisol concentrations are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Neonatal illness severity and mortality risk scores are reliable in predicting morbidity and mortality. The objectives were (i) to assess the correlation between serum cortisol levels and clinical assessment of multi-organ dysfunction\\/illness severity scores (CRIB II, SNAPPE-II and neonatal multiple organ dysfunction score (NEOMOD)) in first 24 h in VLBW infants and (ii) to assess the relationship between surrogates of end organ blood flow and serum cortisol levels. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study. Neonates with birth weight <1500 g were eligible for enrollment. Echocardiography evaluation of superior vena cava (SVC) flow was carried out in the first 24 h life. Cortisol levels were measured simultaneously and appropriate clinical scores were calculated. RESULT: A total of 54 VLBW neonates were enrolled following parental consent. Two patients were excluded because of congenital malformations. In 14 babies the cortisol value was not simultaneously obtained. The mean birth weight was 1.08 kg, mean gestational age was 27.8 weeks. There was a significant correlation between cortisol and NEOMOD score (P=0.006). There was no correlation between cortisol and CRIB II score (P=0.34), SVC flow (P=0.49) and mean arterial blood pressure respectively (P=0.35). CONCLUSION: There was no correlation between SVC flow and cortisol values or between cortisol and mean blood pressure values. There was a significant correlation between cortisol levels and neonatal organ dysfunction score evaluated suggesting that stressed VLBW infants do mount a cortisol response.

  13. Social and Demographic Factors Influencing Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval at a Single Institution in the United States

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    PurposeRetrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are associated with long-term adverse events that have increased interest in improving filter retrieval rates. Determining the influential patient social and demographic factors affecting IVCF retrieval is important to personalize patient management strategies and attain optimal patient care.Materials and MethodsSeven-hundred and sixty-two patients were retrospectively studied who had a filter placed at our institution between January 2011 and November 2013. Age, gender, race, cancer history, distance to residence from retrieval institution, and insurance status were identified for each patient, and those receiving retrievable IVCFs were further evaluated for retrieval rate and time to retrieval.ResultsOf the 762 filters placed, 133 were permanent filters. Of the 629 retrievable filters placed, 406 met the inclusion criteria and were eligible for retrieval. Results revealed patients with Medicare were less likely to have their filters retrieved (p = 0.031). Older age was also associated with a lower likelihood of retrieval (p < 0.001) as was living further from the medical center (p = 0.027). Patients who were white and had Medicare were more likely than similarly insured black patients to have their filters retrieved (p = 0.024).ConclusionsThe retrieval rate of IVCFs was most influenced by insurance status, distance from the medical center, and age. Race was statistically significant only when combined with insurance status. The results of this study suggest that these patient groups may need closer follow-up in order to obtain optimal IVCF retrieval rates

  14. Efficacy of Lower-Extremity Venous Thrombolysis in the Setting of Congenital Absence or Atresia of the Inferior Vena Cava

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    Ganguli, Suvranu, E-mail: sganguli@partners.org; Kalva, Sanjeeva; Oklu, Rahmi; Walker, T. Gregory; Datta, Neil [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Vascular Imaging and Intervention, Department of Imaging (United States); Grabowski, Eric F. [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics (United States); Wicky, Stephan [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Vascular Imaging and Intervention, Department of Imaging (United States)

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: A rare but described risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), predominately in the young, is congenital agenesis or atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC). The optimal management for DVT in this subset of patients is unknown. We evaluated the efficacy of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) followed by systemic anticoagulation in the treatment of acute lower-extremity DVT in the setting of congenital IVC agenesis or atresia. Materials and Methods: Between November of 2005 and May of 2010, six patients (three women [average age 21 years]) were referred to our department with acute lower-extremity DVT and subsequently found to have IVC agenesis or atresia on magnetic resonance imaging. A standardized technique for PCDT (the Angiojet Rheolytic Thrombectomy System followed by the EKOS Microsonic Accelerated Thrombolysis System) was used for all subjects. Successful thrombolysis was followed by systemic heparinization with transition to Coumadin or low molecular-weight heparin and compression stockings. Subjects were followed-up at 1, 3, and then every 6 months after the procedure with clinical assessment and bilateral lower-extremity venous ultrasound. Results: All PCDT procedures were technically successful. No venous stenting or angioplasty was performed. The average thrombolysis time was 28.6 h (range 12-72). Two patients experienced heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and one patient developed a self-limited knee hemarthrosis, No patients were lost to follow-up. The average length of follow-up was 25.8 {+-} 20.2 months (range 3.8-54.8). No incidence of recurrent DVT was identified. There were no manifestations of postthrombotic syndrome. Conclusions: PCDT followed by systemic anticoagulation and the use of compression stockings appears to be safe and effective in relatively long-term follow-up treatment of patients who present with acute DVT and IVC agenesis or atresia.

  15. Peripartum Primary Prophylaxis Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement in a Patient with Stage IV B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting with a Pathologic Femur Fracture

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    David M. Sherer

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background  -Pulmonary embolus (PE remains a leading etiology of maternal mortality in the developed world. Increasing utilization of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC filter placement currently includes pregnant patients. Case - A 22-year-old woman at 27 weeks' gestation was diagnosed with Stage IV high-grade malignant B cell lymphoma following pathologic femur fracture. Significant risk factors for PE led to placement of primary prophylaxis IVC filter before cesarean delivery, open reduction and internal fixation of the fractured femur, and chemotherapy. Conclusion - This case supports that primary prophylaxis placement of IVC filters in highly selected pregnant patients may assist in decreasing PE-associated maternal mortality.

  16. [Presurgical treatment of axitinib reduced operation risk by downsizing the vena cava tumor thrombus in advanced renal cell carcinomas: two case reports].

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    Hamada, Akihiro; Yamasaki, Toshinari; Negoro, Hiromitsu; Kobayashi, Takashi; Terada, Naoki; Sugino, Yoshio; Matsui, Yoshiyuki; Inoue, Takahiro; Kamba, Tomomi; Yoshimura, Koji; Ogawa, Osamu

    2014-12-01

    In cases of advanced renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus, surgical resection of both tumor and thrombus contributes to the improvement of patient's prognosis, but the risk of perioperative complication is still high. We experienced two cases of advanced renal tumors with IVC tumor thrombus down-sized by presurgical treatment of axitinib. Axitinib treatment showed a marked tumor reduction effect without any severe adverse event. We could remove both tumor and thrombus without perioperative complications. In these two cases, downsizing of IVC thrombus enabled us to reduce the extent of the surgery. PMID:25602478

  17. Frequent neurally mediated reflex syncope in a young patient with dextrocardia: Efficacy of catheter ablation of the superior vena cava-aorta ganglionated plexus.

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    Suenaga, Hidetaka; Murakami, Masato; Tani, Tomoyuki; Saito, Shigeru

    2015-06-01

    Neurally mediated reflex syncope is the most common cause of syncope in young individuals without cardiac or neurological pathology. We report a case of successful catheter ablation in a 17-year-old male with neurally mediated syncope (NMS) of the cardioinhibitory type. The patient had dextrocardia situs inversus totalis with a mirror-image reversal of the thoracic and abdominal organs. Because he experienced multiple syncope episodes despite pharmacological intervention, we performed endocardial ablation of the superior vena cava-aorta ganglionated plexus. Shortly afterwards, his heart rate increased from 40 to 76 beats per minutes. He has not experienced syncope during the 1-year follow-up. PMID:26336554

  18. Brain Abscess Associated with Isolated Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into the Left Atrium in the Absence of Coronary Sinus and Atrial Septal Defect

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    A previously healthy 12-year-old girl presented with severe headache for 2 weeks. On physical examination, there was finger clubbing without apparent cyanosis. Neurological examination revealed only papiledema without focal neurologic signs. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging showed the characteristic features of brain abscess in the left frontal lobe. Cardiologic workup to exclude a right-to-left shunt showed an abnormality of the systemic venous drainage: presence of isolated left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium in the absence of coronary sinus and atrial septal defect. This anomaly is rare, because only a few other cases have been reported

  19. Transient sinus node dysfunction following sinus node artery occlusion due to radiofrequency catheter ablation of the septal superior vena cava-right atrium junction.

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    Kitamura, Takeshi; Fukamizu, Seiji; Arai, Ken; Hojo, Rintaro; Aoyama, Yuya; Komiyama, Kota; Sakurada, Harumizu; Hiraoka, Masayasu

    2016-01-01

    We performed catheter ablation to septal superior vena cava (SVC)-right atrium (RA) junction rapid firing in a 57-year-old man with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He later experienced transient sinus node dysfunction resulting from injury to the sinus node artery (SNA), which branched only from the proximal region of the left circumflex artery. The direction of the SNA should be considered during catheter ablation at the septal SVC-RA junction, especially if the sinus node is supplied by only one SNA from the right coronary artery or the left circumflex artery. PMID:26607406

  20. Hubungan Diameter Vena Cava Inferior Dengan Nilai N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (Nt-Probnp) Pada Pasien Gagal Jantung Kronik Tidak Terkompensasi Akibat Penyakit Jantung Koroner Dan Penyakit Jantung Hipertensi di RSUP H. Adam Malik Medan

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    The inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter and degree of inspiratory collapse areused as echocardiographic indices in the estimation of right atrial pressure. N-terminal pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) are established biomarkers of myocardial wall stress. There is no informationavailable regarding the association between the IVC diameterand NT-ProBNPs in patients with Decompensated Chronic heart failure. The purpose of this investigationis to analyse the correlation of inferior vena c...

  1. Suction against resistance: a new breathing technique to significantly improve the blood flow ratio of the superior and inferior vena cava

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    Optimal contrast within the pulmonary artery is achieved by the maximum amount of contrast-enhanced blood flowing through the superior vena cava (SVC), while minimum amounts of non-contrasted blood should originate from the inferior vena cava (IVC). This study aims to clarify whether ''suction against resistance'' might optimise this ratio. Phase-contrast pulse sequences on a 1.5T MRI magnet were used for flow quantification mean flow (mL/s), stroke volume (Vol) in the SVC and IVC in volunteers. Different breathing manoeuvers were analysed repeatedly: free breathing; inspiration; expiration; suction against resistance, and Valsalva. To standardise breathing commands, volunteers performed suction and Valsalva manoeuvers with an MR-compatible manometer.??Suction against resistance was associated with a significant drop of the IVC/SVC flow quotient (1.63 [range 1.3-2.0] p 0.05).??Suction against resistance caused a significant drop in the IVC/SVC quotient. Theoretically, this breathing manoeuver might significantly improve the enhancement characteristics of CT angiography. (orig.)

  2. Large cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma masquerading as renal carcinoma with inferior vena cava thrombosis: a case report

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Many cancers are associated with inferior vena cava (IVC obstruction, but very few cancers have the ability to propagate within the lumen of the renal vein or the IVC. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common of these cancers. Renal cancer with IVC extension has a high rate of recurrence and a low five year survival rate. Case presentation A 62-year-old Caucasian woman previously in good health developed the sudden onset of severe reflux symptoms and right-sided abdominal pain that radiated around the right flank. A subsequent ultrasound and CT scan revealed a right upper pole renal mass with invasion of the right adrenal gland, liver, left renal vein and IVC. This appeared to be consistent with stage III renal cancer with IVC extension. Metastatic nodules were believed to be present in the right pericardial region; the superficial anterior abdominal wall; the left perirenal, abdominal and pelvic regions; and the left adrenal gland. The pattern of these metastases, as well as the invasion of the liver by the tumor, was thought to be atypical of renal cancer. A needle biopsy of a superficial abdominal wall mass revealed a surprising finding: The malignant cells were diagnostic of large-cell, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The lymphoma responded dramatically to systemic chemotherapy, which avoided the need for nephrectomy. Conclusion Lymphomas only rarely progress via intraluminal vascular extension. We have been able to identify only one other case report of renal lymphoma with renal vein and IVC extension. While renal cancer would have been treated with radical nephrectomy and tumor embolectomy, large-cell B-cell lymphomas are treated primarily with chemotherapy, and nephrectomy would have been detrimental. It is important to remember that, rarely, other types of cancer arise from the kidney which are not derived from the renal tubular epithelium. These may be suspected if an atypical pattern of metastases or unusual invasion of surrounding organs is present. A preoperative or intraoperative biopsy may be helpful in these cases.

  3. Suprarenal inferior vena cava filter placement prior to transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of a renal cell carcinoma with large renal vein tumor thrombus: Prevention of pulmonary tumor emboli after TAE

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    To prevent embolization of necrotic renal vein tumor after transcatheter embolization of a left renal cell carcinoma, we placed a suprarenal Bird's nest inferior vena cava filter. The patient tolerated the procedure well and had extensive tumor infarction including the tumor thrombus on 6-month follow-up computed tomography

  4. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Appearing Like Angioedema: Report of Two Cases

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    Bahar Sevimli Dikicier

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available SVCS may present with periorbital and facial edema just like angioedema, especially at early stages. SVCS, which is frequently associated with malignancies like lung cancer and lymphoma, may be overlooked, patients may be diagnosed and treated as angioedema and the underlying disease is omitted. Our patients were referred to dermatology department as having angioedema but the diagnosis turned out to be SVCS associated with underlying malignancies.

  5. Estudo da resposta tissular à endoprótese recoberta de jugular bovina em veia cava inferior de suínos Bovine jugular covered stent-graft implanted in swine inferior vena cava - a study of tissue response

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    Cristina Ribeiro Riguetti Pinto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a resposta tissular a uma endoprótese, com cobertura biológica heteróloga, implantada em veia cava inferior de suínos. MÉTODO: Desenvolvemos uma endoprótese auto-expansível, revestida com um segmento de jugular bovina, conservada por processo L-hydro e suturada em um stent de aço inoxidável 316L. O dispositivo introdutor utilizado foi a bainha de liberação da endoprótese aórtica Taheri-Leonhardt (Flórida, EUA. Foram implantadas endopróteses em 10 suínos, todas na veia cava infra-renal. Os animais foram submetidos à flebografia peroperatória. À necropsia, após 2 meses, cada endoprótese foi retirada em bloco e analisada macroscopicamente, visando a avaliação da perviedade, aderência aos tecidos vizinhos e incorporação à parede venosa; e, histopatologicamente, visando a resposta histológica ao enxerto. RESULTADOS: Na análise macroscópica, todas as endopróteses encontravam-se pérvias e totalmente incorporadas à parede venosa, porém seis apresentavam trabeculações grosseiras no seu interior e quatro algum grau de fibrose perivascular. Três animais desenvolveram linfocele, uma retroperitoneal e as outras na parede abdominal. No estudo histopatológico, observamos reação inflamatória granulomatosa tipo corpo estranho em todos os casos, sendo predominante na camada média (80%. CONCLUSÃO: O modelo estudado apresentou baixa trombogenicidade, corroborando com a eficácia do meio de conservação e material escolhidos; porém, baixa biocompatibilidade, provavelmente pelo obstáculo imunológico dos xenoenxertos e resposta tissular exagerada do território venoso.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tissue response to a bovine jugular vein covered stent when implanted in the swine inferior vena cava. METHOD: We developed a self-expanding stent, using a segment of L-hydro conserved bovine jugular vein, which was trimmed and sutured to a 316L stainless steel stent. We used the Taheri-Leonhardt delivery system for aortic stent-graft deployment (Florida, USA. Ten handmade stent-grafts were implanted in 10 swine inferior venae cavae. All animals were submitted to perioperative venography. At necropsy, 2 months later, the stent-grafts were removed en bloc and histopathologic analysis was undertaken, in order to analyze its patency, adherence to neighboring tissues and incorporation to the venous wall, as well as tissue response. RESULTS: All stent-grafts were patent and adherent to venous wall, but six presented with gross trabeculation and four had some degree of perivascular fibrosis at macroscopy. Three animals developed lymphocele, one in the retroperitoneal space and the others in the abdominal wall. At histopathology, we observed chronic inflammatory reaction with foreign body granulomatous response in all cases, with prevalence of the tunica media (80%. CONCLUSION: The model presented low thrombogenicity, which corroborates the efficacy of the chosen means of preservation and material. However, there was low compatibility, probably due to the immunological obstacle of xenografts and exaggerated tissue response of the venous territory.

  6. Tumor thrombus of inferior vena cava in patients with renal cell carcinoma – clinical and oncological outcome of 50 patients after surgery

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    Kocot Arkadius

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To evaluate oncological and clinical outcome in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC and tumor thrombus involving inferior vena cava (IVC treated with nephrectomy and thrombectomy. Methods We identified 50 patients with a median age of 65 years, who underwent radical surgical treatment for RCC and tumor thrombus of the IVC between 1997 and 2010. The charts were reviewed for pathological and surgical parameters, as well as complications and oncological outcome. Results The median follow-up was 26 months. In 21 patients (42% distant metastases were already present at the time of surgery. All patients underwent radical nephrectomy, thrombectomy and lymph node dissection through a flank (15 patients/30%, thoracoabdominal (14 patients/28% or midline abdominal approach (21 patients/42%, depending upon surgeon preference and upon the characteristics of tumor and associated thrombus. Extracorporal circulation with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB was performed in 10 patients (20% with supradiaphragmal thrombus of IVC. Cancer-specific survival for the whole cohort at 5 years was 33.1%. Survival for the patients without distant metastasis at 5 years was 50.7%, whereas survival rate in the metastatic group at 5 years was 7.4%. Median survival of patients with metastatic disease was 16.4 months. On multivariate analysis lymph node invasion, distant metastasis and grading were independent prognostic factors. There was no statistically significant influence of level of the tumor thrombus on survival rate. Indeed, patients with supradiaphragmal tumor thrombus (n = 10 even had a better outcome (overall survival at 5 years of 58.33% than the entire cohort. Conclusions An aggressive surgical approach is the most effective therapeutic option in patients with RCC and any level of tumor thrombus and offers a reasonable longterm survival. Due to good clinical and oncological outcome we prefer the use of CPB with extracorporal circulation in patients with supradiaphragmal tumor thrombus. Cytoreductive surgery appears to be beneficial for patients with metastatic disease, especially when consecutive therapy is performed. Although sample size of our study cohort is limited consistent with some other studies lymph node invasion, distant metastasis and grading seem to have prognostic value.

  7. Phlegmasia Caerulea Dolens in a Patient With an Inferior Vena Cava Filter: Treatment of Massive Iliocaval Thrombosis Using Local Intravenous Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis

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    Cookson, Daniel, E-mail: danielthomascookson@yahoo.co.uk [Middlemore Hospital, Department of Radiology (New Zealand); Caldwell, Stuart, E-mail: stuart.caldwell@middlemore.co.nz [Middlemore Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (New Zealand)

    2012-10-15

    Phlegmasia caerulea dolens (PCD) is a potentially disastrous complication of inferior vena cava filter insertion, and its optimum management has not been clearly established. We present a case report of a patient with pulmonary embolism and acute adrenal haemorrhage who developed PCD secondary to massive iliocaval thrombosis after insertion of a Cook Celect removable filter. Local intravenous catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), followed by systemic anticoagulation, achieved limb salvage and virtual resolution of symptoms at 3 months without complications. CDT can be a successful primary treatment of filter-associated PCD and can be safe in selected patients with acute nontraumatic haemorrhage. Systemic anticoagulation may subsequently restore complete venous patency and may therefore be a useful approach to postthrombolysis management of residual iliocaval thrombus when filter removal is indicated.

  8. Reconstruction Using a Pericardial Tube and Ringed Gore-Tex Graft for Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: Report of Two Cases.

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    Po-Jen Ko

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava (SVC syndrome caused by malignant tumors in the upper mediastinumis not uncommon. Radiation therapy or endovascular treatment with stenting is thefirst choice of treatment to relieve symptoms. However, surgical treatment may be consideredwhen the less invasive treatment modalities failed. In this report, we present two casesof severe symptomatic SVC syndrome as a result of invasive thymomas, which were treatedsuccessfully using a composite graft made by pericardial tube and ringed polytetrafluorethylene(PTFE graft. Symptoms soon subsided after operation. The patients were symptomfree at 8 months and 24 months after the surgical management, respectively. In this report,we also reviewed reports in the literature relating to the surgical management in SVC syndrome.Based on our limited experience in these cases, we think that bypass with pericardialtube could be an effective palliative treatment technique offering durable clinical symptomrelief for SVC symptoms caused by malignant tumors in certain cases.

  9. Cirugía con circulación extracorpórea e hipotermia en tumores con extensión a vena cava: 20 años de experiencia de la Clínica Universitaria de Navarra / Extracorporeal circulation and hypothermy surgery in tumors with vena cava extension: 20 years experience at the University Clinic Of Navarra

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    J., Rioja Zuazu; F., Rodríguez-Rubio Cortadellas; J.J., Zudaire Bergera; A., Saiz Sansi; D., Rosell Costa; J.E., Robles García; G., Rábago; J.M., Berián Polo.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Presentamos 20 años de experiencia en pacientes con tumores con extensión a vena cava en los que se realizaron circulación extracorpórea, hipotermia, parada cardiaca y exanguinotransfusión (CEC-H-PC-E) para que junto con la resección tumoral se resecara el trombo tumoral en su totalidad. M [...] aterial y Métodos: Entre los años 1985 y 2005 se trataron 28 tumores retroperitoneales: 25 tumores renales, un tumor de Wilms, un rabdomiosarcoma paratesticular y un feocromocitoma. Todos ellos presentaban extensión en forma de trombo en la vena cava por encima de las venas suprahepáticas. A todos se les realizó CEC-H-PC-E para la extracción del trombo tumoral. Se realiza una descripción de la serie así como un análisis de la supervivencia de Kaplan-Meier. Resultados: Se presentaron complicaciones quirúrgicas en 10 pacientes (35%), con una mortalidad quirúrgica de dos pacientes (7%): intraoperatoria por embolismo pulmonar masivo en un paciente y al 4º día postquirúrgico por embolismo pulmonar. La supervivencia actuarial global fue de 29,1±10% a tres años y 17,5±8% a cinco años. Analizando por separado aquellos que tienen que no presentan lesiones metastásica ni ganglionares en el diagnóstico su supervivencia fue a tres años del 50,9±16,3% y del 38,2±16% a cinco años. Mientras aquellos que presentan algún tipo de lesión a distancia presentaron una supervivencia a tres y cinco años de 20,8±12% y 10,4±9% respectivamente. Conclusiones: La utilización de técnicas quirúrgicas con CEC-H-PC-E en patologías tumorales que se asocian a trombo en vena cava, esta justificada y su utilización no empeora la supervivencia; está indicada por sus resultados, permitiendo una resección tumoral de una manera segura y reproductible. Abstract in english Objective: We present our 20 years experience treating patients with vena cava extension in whom an extracorporeal circulation, hypothermia, cardio circulatory arrest (ECC-H-CCA) in order to perform, together with a tumoral resection, a thrombus resection. Material and Methods: From 1985 to 2005 a t [...] otal of 28 retroperitoneal tumor were treated: 25 renal cancers, a Wilms tumor, a paratesticular rabdomiosarcoma, and a pheocromocitoma. All of them had an extension by means of thrombus above the suprahepatics veins. All of them were treated by means of ECC-H-CCA for thrombus extraction. A descriptive study of the serie is performed as well as a Kaplan Meyer survival study. Results: Surgical complications were present within 10 patients (35%), with a surgical mortality of two patients (7%): one intra-operatively because a massive embolism of the lungs and the other because of a lung embolism on the 4th post-operative day. Global actuarial survival was 29.1±10% at three years and 17,5±8% at five years. Analyzing only who do not have metastatic lesions, nor lymph nodes at diagnosis their three year survival was 50,9±16,3% and 32,2±16% at five years. Mean while those who have any metastatic lesion at diagnosis their three and five years survival was 20,8±12% and 10,4±9% respectively. Conclusions: The employ of surgical techniques with ECC-H-CCA with in oncological pathology associated with vena cava thrombus is justified and its employment does not worsen the survival; it is indicated because its results, allowing a complete tumoral resection in a safe and reproducible fashion.

  10. Suction against resistance: a new breathing technique to significantly improve the blood flow ratio of the superior and inferior vena cava

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    Gutzeit, Andreas [Clinical Research Unit of St. Anna Hospital Luzern, Institute of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Luzern (Switzerland); Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Department of Radiology, Salzburg (Austria); Cantonal Hospital, Department of Radiology, Winterthur (Switzerland); Roos, Justus E. [Duke University, Department of Radiology, Durham, NC (United States); Hergan, Klaus [Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Department of Radiology, Salzburg (Austria); Weymarn, Constantin von; Reischauer, Carolin; Froehlich, Johannes M. [Clinical Research Unit of St. Anna Hospital Luzern, Institute of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Luzern (Switzerland); Cantonal Hospital, Department of Radiology, Winterthur (Switzerland); Waelti, Stephan [Cantonal Hospital, Department of Radiology, Winterthur (Switzerland)

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    Optimal contrast within the pulmonary artery is achieved by the maximum amount of contrast-enhanced blood flowing through the superior vena cava (SVC), while minimum amounts of non-contrasted blood should originate from the inferior vena cava (IVC). This study aims to clarify whether ''suction against resistance'' might optimise this ratio. Phase-contrast pulse sequences on a 1.5T MRI magnet were used for flow quantification mean flow (mL/s), stroke volume (Vol) in the SVC and IVC in volunteers. Different breathing manoeuvers were analysed repeatedly: free breathing; inspiration; expiration; suction against resistance, and Valsalva. To standardise breathing commands, volunteers performed suction and Valsalva manoeuvers with an MR-compatible manometer.??Suction against resistance was associated with a significant drop of the IVC/SVC flow quotient (1.63 [range 1.3-2.0] p < 0.05 at -10 mmHg and 1.48 [1.1-1.9] p < 0.01 at -20 mmHg) corresponding to increased blood flow from SVC and diminished flow originating from the IVC. The remaining breathing commands (free breathing 2.2; inspiration 2.4; expiration 2.4; Valsalva 10 mmHg 2.3; Valsalva 20 mmHg 2.6; and Valsalva 30 mmHg 2.2) showed no differences (p > 0.05).??Suction against resistance caused a significant drop in the IVC/SVC quotient. Theoretically, this breathing manoeuver might significantly improve the enhancement characteristics of CT angiography. (orig.)

  11. Síndrome de Cushing secundario a carcinoma de la glándula suprarrenal izquierda con metástasis hepáticas y trombosis tumoral masiva de la vena cava / Cushing´s syndrome due to a left adrenal cortical carcinoma with metastasis to the liver and a massive vena cava tumor thrombus

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    Martha Alejandra, Casallas; Carlos Mauricio, Calderón.

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 47 años con cuadro clínico de siete meses de evolución caracterizado por aumento progresivo de peso, hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus de reciente aparición, hirsutismo facial y en tórax, alopecia frontal, alteraciones en la menstruación e hipopotasiemia. [...] Se consideró el diagnóstico de síndrome de Cushing, por lo cual se iniciaron estudios e extensión para establecer su etiología. Durante su hospitalización presentó una evolución tórpida y falleció. En la autopsia clínica se encontró un carcinoma de la glándula suprarrenal izquierda, de 400 g, aproximadamente, con metástasis a hígado y trombosis masiva de la vena cava, lo que finalmente produjo su muerte. Abstract in english A 47-year-old woman with a seven-month history of increasing weight, hypertension and recently diagnosed diabetes presented features of hirsutism, frontal baldness, amenorrhea and hypokalemia. These characteristics were considered diagnostic of Cushing´s syndrome, and studies were initialized to ide [...] ntify its etiology. During hospitalization, the patient presented a torpid evolution resulting in death. Clinical autopsy revealed a 400 g carcinoma in the left adrenal gland, liver metastasis and a massive vena cava tumor thrombus which was the final cause of death.

  12. In Vivo Evaluation of the Effects of Gravitational Force (+Gz) on Over-the-Wire Stainless Steel Greenfield Inferior VenaCava Filter in Swine

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    This study was done to determine the effect of exposure to gravitational force (acceleration stress) on invivo over-the-wire stainless steel Greenfield inferior vena cavafilters. Fifteen pigs underwent venous cut down and placement of a stainless steel Greenfield filter. A 4-week observation period simulated realistic convalescence and allowed sufficient time for epithelialization. Ten pigs were exposed to acceleration stress in a centrifuge (3G run for 15 sec followed by rest until return to baseline heart rate, then a 9G run for 15 sec), with inertial loading in ahead-to-tail direction (+Gz). Fluoroscopy during acceleration stress allowed assessment for filter migration. Five pigs were not exposed to acceleration stress. AP and lateral abdominal radiographs were obtained at post-filter placement, convalescence, and centrifuge exposure to determine the position and integrity of the filter. All 15 IVCs were resected and evaluated for gross or histological injury to the vessel wall. IVC filter placement was technically successful in all 15 pigs.Radiographic measurements were limited secondary to differences in pig positioning. Fluoroscopy showed no filter migration. All filters were securely attached to the vena cava by the hooks without gross evidence of perforation or hemorrhage. There were varying degrees of fibroplasia involving the hooks and tip of the filters in both the control and experimental groups. Histologically, there was evidence of prior hemorrhage at the level of the hooks, which was similar between the control and experimental groups. It is concluded that Greenfield filter position and vena caval integrity at the implantation site is unaffected by high acceleration stress

  13. Robot-assisted hepatic mobilization and control of suprahepatic infradiaphragmatic inferior vena cava for level 3 vena caval thrombectomy: An IDEAL stage 0 study.

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    Sood, Akshay; Jeong, Wooju; Barod, Ravi; Bahnson, Eamonn; Kirura, Parfait; Abdollah, Firas; Bhandari, Mahendra; Bahnson, Robert; Menon, Mani

    2015-12-01

    Robot-assisted level 1/2 inferior vena caval (IVC) thrombectomy techniques have been recently described for clinical use. Following the IDEAL recommendations on safe surgical innovation, we here describe a robotic approach for level 3 IVC thrombectomy in fresh frozen cadavers (IDEAL stage 0). In all cadavers (n?=?3), hepatic mobilization with control of short hepatic veins, contralateral renal vein, infrarenal IVC and suprahepatic-infradiaphragmatic IVC could be achieved successfully, without converting to open surgery. Clinical feasibility of our technique remains to be tested. J. Surg. Oncol. 2015;112:741-745. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26265131

  14. Prophylaxis of Pulmonary Embolism With Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient With Tetraplegia in Chronic Stage

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    Ümüt GÜZELKÜÇÜK; ?ltekin DUMAN; Levent TEK?N; Bilge YILMAZ; Tan, Arif Kenan

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    Spinal kordyaralanmal? (SKY) hastalarderinventrombozu (DVT) vepulmoner emboli (PE) geli?imiiçin en riskli hasta gruplar?ndanbiriniolu?turmaktad?r. Günümüzde DVT proflaksisindefarmakolojikolarakdü?ükmoleküla??rl?kl? heparin, mekanikolarakiseelastikbandaj, varisçorab?veintermittanpnömotikkompresyoncihazlar?kullan?lmaktad?r.SKY’lihastalarda, profilaksiile DVT ve PE riskiazalmaklabirliktedevametmektedir (1,2).Sadece PE proflaksisindekullan?labilecekdi?erbirmekanikyöntemise vena kava inferiora (VK...

  15. Prophylaxis of Pulmonary Embolism With Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient With Tetraplegia in Chronic Stage

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Spinal kordyaralanmal? (SKY hastalarderinventrombozu (DVT vepulmoner emboli (PE geli?imiiçin en riskli hasta gruplar?ndanbiriniolu?turmaktad?r. Günümüzde DVT proflaksisindefarmakolojikolarakdü?ükmoleküla??rl?kl? heparin, mekanikolarakiseelastikbandaj, varisçorab?veintermittanpnömotikkompresyoncihazlar?kullan?lmaktad?r.SKY’lihastalarda, profilaksiile DVT ve PE riskiazalmaklabirliktedevametmektedir (1,2.Sadece PE proflaksisindekullan?labilecekdi?erbirmekanikyöntemise vena kava inferiora (VK? filtreyerle?tirilmesidir.

  16. The Optional VenaTech{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Convertible{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Vena Cava Filter: Experimental Study in Sheep

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    Le Blanche, Alain F., E-mail: le_blanche.alain@chu-amiens.fr [University of Picardie-Jules Verne (France); Ricco, Jean-Baptiste [University of Poitiers (France); Bonneau, Michel [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (I.N.R.A.) and Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (APHP), Centre of Research in Interventional Imaging - CRII (France); Reynaud, Philippe [Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou (HEGP) APHP, Department of Respiratory Diseases (France)

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: Retrieval of optional caval filters may be impaired by filter tilting, migration, fracture, or embedding in the IVC wall. The goal of this experimental study was to evaluate a new optional filter, convertible by unlocking and removing the filter head. Methods: Forty-nine Pre-Alp sheep (average weight, 55 kg) were anesthetized. IVC was catheterized via the right femoral vein (n = 46) or via the internal jugular vein (n = 3) with a 12.9-F sheath. VenaTech{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Convertible{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} IVC filters were inserted as either permanent filters (n = 14) or as filters to be converted. Conversion was immediately after deployment (n = 19) or delayed after 1, 3, or 6 months (n = 20). Filter delivery, deployment, and conversion with measurement of migration and tilting were evaluated by cavography. Incorporation of the filter's stabilizers and arms in the IVC wall was assessed by gross anatomy. Results: Delivery system insertion, filter release, and immediate conversion were successful in all cases. Delayed conversion was completed in all but one sheep, due to insufficient snare tension. Complimentary balloon-catheter inflation was required in 12 of 20 delayed conversions to achieve filter opening. In all 49 sheep, no thrombosis, migration, or significant tilting occurred. Within 4 weeks of conversion, the filter's stabilizers and arms were incorporated into the IVC wall. Upon removal, the filter head was free of intimal growth. Conclusions: The VenaTech{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Convertible{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} optional IVC filter was successfully implanted in all sheep with no migration or tilting. Conversion at various dates by filter head removal was feasible in all but one case.

  17. Real-time flow - determination of vena cava inferior on two different levels via 'RACE' pulse sequence in MR

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    A new and simple parameter for quantiative evaluation of liver perfusion is outlined: Post-sinusoidal quantitative measurement of the entire liver venous flow: This is a result of the differences in evaluated flow volumes at two different levels in the inferior V.cava. The first level is the height of diaphragm, and the second is situated just cranial of the renal vessels. Normal values obtained from a group of healthy volunteers are presented. A gradient-echo pulse sequence called RACE, enabling flow measurements in real-time, is outlined. (orig.)

  18. Effect of utilization of veno-venous bypass vs. cardiopulmonary bypass on complications for high level inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy and concomitant radical nephrectomy

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Purpose: To determine if patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC with levels III and IV tumor thrombi are receive any reduction in complication rate utilizing veno-venous bypass (VVB over cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB for high level (III/IV inferior vena cava (IVC tumor thrombectomy and concomitant radical nephrectomy. Materials and Methods: From May 1990 to August 2011, we reviewed 21 patients that had been treated for RCC with radical nephrectomy and concomitant IVC thrombectomy employing either CPB (n =16 or VVB (n=5. We retrospectively reviewed our study population for complication rates and perioperative characteristics. Results: Our results are reported using the validated Dindo-Clavien Classification system comparing the VVB and CPB cohorts. No significant difference was noted in minor complication rate (60.0% versus 68.7%, P=1.0, major complication rate (40.0% versus 31.3%, P=1.0, or overall complication rate (60.0% versus 62.5%, P=1.0 comparing VVB versus CPB. We also demonstrated a trend towards decreased time on bypass (P=0.09 in the VVB cohort. Conclusion: The use of VVB over CPB provides no decrease in minor, major, or overall complication rate. The use of VVB however, can be employed on an individualized basis with final decision on vascular bypass selection left to the discretion of the surgeon based on specifics of the individual case.

  19. Superior vena cava syndrome due to intravascular thrombosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis without antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: Is rheumatoid arthritis a separate hypercoagulable state

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We report a 60 year male with long history of joint pain later diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis (RA who presented with dyspnoea and swelling over neck& upper chest. A clinical diagnosis of superior vena cava (SVC syndrome was made. Patient fulfilled criteria for definite rheumatoid arthritis supported with positive serology. Contrast enhanced computerized tomography (CECT scan of chest revealed thrombosis in SVC. Patient was investigated for the cause of SVC thrombosis. Anti nuclear antibody (ANA test was negative. Anti cardiolipin antibody was done to rule out antiphospholipid antibody (APLA syndrome which has a known association with rheumatoid arthritis to cause intravascular thrombosis but was negative. Digital rectal examination (DRE and prostate specific antigen (PSA levels were normal. Further investigations as a part of thrombophilia work up were normal. There are case reports where RA is associated with SVC syndrome but only when it is associated mediastinal lymphadenopathy or SVC thrombosis due to APLA Syndrome. This case suggests RA per se as hypercoagulable state.

  20. Diagnosis of an infected central venous catheter with ultrasound and computed tomography; Diagnose eines infizierten Thrombus der Vena cava inferior mit Sonographie und Computertomographie

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    Tacke, J. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik; Adam, G. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik; Sliwka, U. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Neurologische Klinik; Klosterhalfen, B. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Inst. fuer Pathologie; Schoendube, F. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Thorax- Herz- und Gefaesschirurgie

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    The authors report the case of a 16-year-old male patient, who suffered from meningitis and Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. After initial improvement in the intensive care unit, he developed septic temperatures, caused by an infected thrombus of a central venous catheter in the inferior vena cava, Color-coded ultrasound showed hyperechogenic signals and missing flow detection at the catheter tip. Computed tomography showed air bubbles in the thrombosed catheter tip and confirmed the diagnosis. Vasuclar surgery was done and an infected, 17-cm-long infected thrombus was removed. (orig./VHE) [Deutsch] Die Autoren berichten ueber den Fall eines 16jaehrigen Patienten, dem wegen einer Meningitis und der Zeichen eines Waterhouse-Friderichsen-Syndroms ein femoralvenoeser Zentralkatheter gelegt wurde. Nach initialer Entfieberung entwickelte sich eine Sepsis, deren Ursache in einem infizierten Thrombus des Zentralvenenkatheters lag. Die Diagnose wurde sonographisch gestellt und nachfolgend computertomographisch bestaetigt. In beiden Verfahren wiesen Lufteinschluesse im Katheterthrombus auf die Injektion hin. Der Befund wurde durch eine gefaesschirurgische Thrombektomie bestaetigt und therapiert. (orig./VHE)

  1. Thrombolysis for treating deep venous thrombosis by high-dose urokinase: the usefulness of preventive placement of inferior vena cava filter

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    Objective: To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of high-dose urokinase thrombolysis for treating lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. Methods: Thirteen patients of venographically proved DVT underwent preventive IVC filter placement for thrombolysis by high-dose urokinase. Antegrade infusion of high-dose urokinase was performed via the dorsalis pedis vein of the involved lower limb. The total dose of urokinase was 9 000 000 ∼ 16 000 000 units, and the procedure of thrombolysis was performed in ICU ward where the patients were closely monitored clinically and laboratorially. Results: A total of 13 IVC filters were successfully deployed without disposition and migration. The therapeutic effects were divided into four scales as follows: complete disappearance of the venous thrombosis and clinically asymptomatic (n = 2); remarkable recovery characterized by markedly improved clinical symptoms and venographically proved patent lumen in which the diameter was larger than 70% (n = 9); effective treatment indicating improved symptoms to some degrees and venographically proved patent lumen in which the diameter was smaller than 70% ( n = 2); and ineffective treatment (n = 0). No pulmonary embolism and hemorrhage occurred during the procedure of thrombolysis. Conclusion: High-dose urokinase for treating DVT is safe and effective after preventive placement of IVC filter

  2. Follow-up Results of 71 Patients Undergoing Metallic Stent Placement for the Treatment of a Malignant Obstruction of the Superior Vena Cava

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    Purpose. To retrospectively clarify the utility of metallic stent placement for the treatment of the malignant obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) in 71 patients with VC syndrome (SVCS) on the basis of long-term follow-up data. Materials and Methods. Seventy-one patients underwent stent placement and were followed until death. The applicability of the spiral Z-stent (S-Z-stent) mainly used the initial and follow-up results, stent placement for bilateral BCV obstruction and the value of concurrent anticancer therapy were studied. Results. The technical success rate was 100%, the initial clinical success rate was 87% (62/71), the primary clinical patency rate was 88% (57/65), and the secondary clinical patency rate was 95% (62/65). The obstruction rate of the stent was 12% (8/65), and an additional stent was useful for relief of recurrent SVCS. Survival of 57 patients in whom there was no recurrence of SVCS until death ranged from 1 week to 29 months (mean, 5.4 months and the S-Z-stent appeared to be suitable for the treatment of the malignant obstruction of SVC. Unilateral stent placement was effective for relief of SVCS with bilateral BCV obstruction. Patients who received concurrent anticancer therapy survived 2 months longer than those who did not. Conclusion. Stent placement is an effective treatment for SVCS. Further, the utility of S-Z-stent for SVCS, an additional stent for recurrence, unilateral stent for patients with bilateral BCV obstruction, and anticancer therapy after stent placement were verified

  3. Prosthetic graft interposition of the brachiocephalic veins or superior vena cava combined with resection of malignant tumours: graft patency and risk factors for graft occlusion

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    Lee, Geun Dong; Choi, Se Hoon; Kim, Yong-Hee; Kim, Dong Kwan; Park, Seung-Il

    2016-01-01

    Background We aimed to assess graft patency in patients undergoing prosthetic graft interposition of the brachiocephalic veins (BCVs) or the superior vena cava (SVC) combined with resection of malignant tumours. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted on 16 patients who underwent prosthetic graft interposition of the BCVs or the SVC between 1998 and 2012. Results Among a total of 20 grafts in 16 patients (unilateral graft interposition in 12, bilateral graft interposition in 4), 8 grafts were occluded in 8 patients. Overall graft patency rate was 64.6%, 42.4% at the 2- and 5-year follow-up. Graft patency rate of the left BCV was significantly lower than that of the right BCV or the SVC (2-year patency, 38.1% vs. 81.8%, P=0.024). In univariate analysis, the superior anastomosis site [left BCV vs. right BCV; hazard ratio (HR) =2.312; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.015–5.265; P=0.046], the inferior anastomosis site (right atrial appendage vs. SVC; HR =2.409; 95% CI, 1.124–5.161; P=0.024), and interruption of warfarin (HR =5.015; 95% CI, 1.106–22.734; P=0.037) were significant risk factors for graft occlusion. Graft occlusive symptoms were identified in 4 patients who underwent unilateral graft interposition. Conclusions Prosthetic graft interposition between the left BCV and the right atrial appendage resulted in a significant rate of graft occlusion. Prosthetic graft interposition of the bilateral BCVs and long-term warfarin therapy may be necessary to prevent graft occlusive symptoms.

  4. Long-term Outcomes of Percutaneous Venoplasty and Gianturco Stent Placement to Treat Obstruction of the Inferior Vena Cava Complicating Liver Transplantation

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    Lorenz, Jonathan M., E-mail: jlorenz@radiology.bsd.uchicago.edu; Beek, Darren van; Funaki, Brian; Ha, Thuong G. Van; Zangan, Stephen; Navuluri, Rakesh; Leef, Jeffery A. [University of Chicago (United States)

    2013-05-11

    PurposeEvaluation of long-term outcomes of venoplasty and Gianturco stents to treat inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction after liver transplantation.MethodsWe retrospectively analyzed records from 33 consecutive adult patients referred with the intent to treat suspected IVC obstruction after liver transplantation. Treatment was performed for occlusion or stenosis with a gradient exceeding 3 mmHg. The primary treatment was venoplasty and, if refractory, Gianturco stent placement. Recurrence prompted repeat venoplasty or stent placement.ResultsOf the 33 patients, 25 (aged 46.9 ± 12.2 years) required treatment at a mean of 2.3 years (14 days to 20.3 years) after transplantation. For technically successful cases, primary treatment was venoplasty alone (14) or with stent placement (10). Technical success was 96 % (24 of 25) reflecting failure to cross one occlusion. Clinical success was 88 % (22 of 25) reflecting the technical failure and two that died of unrelated complications within 5 weeks. Cumulative primary patencies were 57.1 % at 6 months (n = 21) and 51.4 % at 1 (n = 10), 3 (n = 7), 5 (n = 6), and 7 (n = 5) years. Cumulative primary assisted patency was 95.2 % at 6 months (n = 21) and at 1 (n = 15), 3 (n = 9), 5 (n = 8), and 7 (n = 8) years. The 17 patients stented for refractory (n = 10) or recurrent (n = 7) stenosis had cumulative primary and primary assisted patencies of 86.0 and 100 %, respectively, from 6 months (n = 14) to 7 years (n = 3). No major complications occurred; one fractured stent was observed after 11.6 years.ConclusionFor IVC obstruction following liver transplantation, excellent long-term outcomes can be achieved by venoplasty and Gianturco stent placement.

  5. Placement and retrieval of a Guenther tulip filter in patients with a free floating thrombus in inferior vena cava

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    Seong, Min Hyun; Kim, Young Hwan; Lee, Sang Kwon; Choi, Jin Soo; Kim, Mi Jeong; Koo, Ja Hyun; Kim, Hyoung Tae; Cho, Won Hyun [Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Seong, Nak Kwan [Daegu Catholic School of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-07-15

    We wanted to assess the technical feasibility and clinical efficacy of the placement and retrieval of a Guenther Tulip filter for the prevention of fatal pulmonary embolism during the management of patients with a free floating thrombus in their inferior vena ca va (IVC). Six patients having a free floating thrombus in their IVC (three patients with an isolated free floating thrombus in the IVC that resulted from immobilization due to traumatic liver injury or cerebral infarction, two patients with coexisting deep vein thrombosis in the left lower extremity that was caused by May-Thurner syndrome, and one patient with coexisting deep vein thrombosis in the right lower extremity that was due to nephrotic syndrome and immobilization after hip joint replacement) underwent placement and retrieval of a Guenther Tulip filter. The placement of the filter was performed through the right internal jugular vein to prevent the risk of detachment of the thrombus during the procedure. Retrieval of filter was performed after the free floating thrombus of the IVC had disappeared on follow-up CT because of anticoagulation therapy, aspiration thrombectomy or catheter directed Urokinase thrombolysis. The Guenther Tulip filter was successfully placed in the IVC in all six patients and it was retrieved after the management of the free floating thrombus. The mean duration of the placement of the filter was 11 days (range:7-25 days). Two patients underwent placement of an iliac vein stent for the management of May-Thurner syndrome. Detachment of the free floating thrombus in the IVC and the subsequent thrombus entrapment in the filter were documented during aspiration thrombectomy or Urokinase thrombolysis in four patients. Recurrent thrombus didn't occur during the follow-up period (range:3-20 months) in five of the six patients. In one patient, a recurrent thrombus due to the discontinuance of anticoagulation therapy was identified at the filter detachment site of the IVC on the follow-up CT 10 days after the filter retrieval, but it disappeared 15 days after proper anticoagulation therapy was done. Temporary Guenther Tulip filter placement is technically feasible and efficacious for the prophylaxis of pulmonary embolism in those patients with a free floating thrombus in the IVC, and particularly in those patients who will have subsequent aspiration thrombectomy or catheter directed Urokinase thrombolyis performed.

  6. Rare case of primary inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma on F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan: Differentiation from nontumor thrombus in a background of procoagulant state

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    We report a rare case of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in which F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan provided vital evidence, which led to its diagnosis, in a background of procoagulant state of the patient, where previous ultrasound-Doppler and echocardiography studies were nonspecific and revealed bilateral lower limb deep vein thrombosis with thrombus in IVC. The whole body F-18 FDG PET-CT scan was done in view of no significant improvement in clinical status of the patient over few months in spite of appropriate medical management. FDG PET-CT scan revealed high grade uptake in a large mass lesion occupying the right atrium, extending superiorly into terminal superior vena cava, inferiorly into dilated IVC and probably into hepatic veins. CT guided biopsy of this F-18 FDG avid mass was consistent with the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma, which however was not amenable to surgery at this stage. F-18 FDG PET-CT accurately differentiated tumor mass from bland thrombus and further had a significant impact on the management, since aggressive surgery combined with adjuvant therapy offers the best outcome for patients with leiomyosarcoma of the IVC

  7. Malignant thrombosis of the superior vena cava caused by non-small-cell lung cancer treated with radiation and erlotinib: a case with complete and prolonged response over 3 years

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    Full Text Available Jianyang Wang,1 Jun Liang,1 Wenqing Wang,1 Han Ouyang,2 Luhua Wang11Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital and Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Cancer Hospital and Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of ChinaAbstract: Most cases of superior vena cava (SVC syndrome resulting from neoplasm, especially from lung cancer, remain a serious challenge to treat. Here, for the first time as far as we are aware, we report the case of a non-small-cell lung cancer patient with a massive SVC malignant thrombosis who was treated with thoracic irradiation and erlotinib. The treatment regimen consisted of erlotinib 150 mg/day and a total dose of 66 Gy/33 fractions delivered to the tumor, malignant thrombosis, and metastasis mediastinal lymph nodes. The malignant thrombosis responded dramatically and the combined regimen was well tolerated. After discharge, the erlotinib was prescribed as maintenance therapy. The patient was followed closely for the next 3 years. During this time, positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans and serum tumor marker screens were undertaken. By 6 months, the primary tumor showed complete response and by 9 months, the SVC thrombosis had disappeared. No sign of relapse has been found to date.Keywords: superior vena cava syndrome, radiotherapy, thoracic irradiation, neoplasm

  8. Factors Associated with Advanced Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removals: A Single-Center Retrospective Study of 203 Patients Over 7 Years

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    PurposeTo identify factors associated with advanced inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) retrieval to raise awareness on technical considerations, retrieval efficiency, and patient safety.Materials and MethodsA single-center retrospective review was performed of 203 consecutive retrievable IVC filters placed between 2007 and 2014. Attempted retrievals were classified as advanced if the routine “snare and sheath” technique was initially unsuccessful after multiple attempts, or an alternate endovascular maneuver or access site was utilized. Patient and filter characteristics were recorded.Results203 attempted retrievals were reviewed (48.7 % male, 51.2 % female, mean age 52.7 years, mean dwell time 109 days). Advanced retrievals were observed in 20 patients (9.8 %) (15 females, 5 males). Fluoroscopy time (p ≤ 0.01, 34.3 ± 21.1 and 5.3 ± 4.5 min for advanced retrievals and routine retrievals respectively, same below), gender (p = 0.031), and retrieval tilt angle (p ≤ 0.01, 5.7 ± 5.10° vs. 11.9 ± 11.03°) were associated with advanced retrievals. Females were 3.16 times more likely to have an advanced retrieval performed than males with a significantly higher tilt angle in those with advanced retrieval. History of cancer (p = 0.502), dwell time (p = 0.916), retrieval caval diameter (p = 0.053), placement caval diameter (p = 0.365), filter type (p = 0.710), strut perforation (p = 0.506), placement tilt angle (p = 0.311), and age (p = 0.558) were not found significantly associated with advanced retrievals.ConclusionsWomen are at increased risk for advanced filter retrieval secondary to a significant change in filter tilt over time compared to men, independent of filter type or competing demographic or filter risks, likely placing them at increased risk for higher procedural fluoroscopy times

  9. Percutaneous biopsy for small lymphadenopathy around the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava using the modified coaxial technique under CT guidance

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    Song, Chi Sung [Boramae Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-03-15

    The author wanted to report the accuracy and safety of performing percutaneous biopsy of a small lymphadenopathy around the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava (IVC) with using the modified coaxial technique (MCT) under CT guidance. Thirty-six cases of CT-guided biopsy using MCT were performed in 35 patients (15 men and 20 women, aged 21-80 years, mean age:56.5 years), who had small lymphadenopathy around the abdominal aorta and IVC. The maximum diameters of the target nodes were 11-20 mm in 21 cases, 21-30 mm in 14 cases and 31-40 mm in 1 case (mean diameter: 19.8 mm). The locations of the target lesions were the left or posterior side of the aorta (n=22), between the aorta and IVC (n=7), and the right or posterior side of the IVC (n=7). Using the modified coaxial technique, a guiding cannula was introduced precisely to the border of the target lesion. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed through the cannula and this was followed by multiple core biopsies (6-8 cores) using an automated biopsy gun. The pathologic results and complications were reviewed. The clinical course after biopsy and the histopathologic diagnosis were reviewed by following up the medical records. From examining the 36 biopsies, a definitive pathologic diagnosis was made in 33 cases (92%). The etiologies were as follows; 16 (44%) metastatic tumors, 11 (31%) lymphomas and 6 cases (17%) of tuberculosis with positive acid-fast bacilli (AFB). Two cases were reported as chronic granulomatous inflammation due to suspected tuberculosis, and they were treated with tuberculosis medication. One case was reported as chronic inflammation and so re-biopsy was performed; this resulted in the diagnosis of tuberculosis with positive AFB. Serious complications such as rupture of major vessels or bowel perforation did not occur. It is considered that performing percutaneous biopsy for small lymphadenopathy around the abdominal aorta and IVC with using the modified coaxial technique under CT guidance is an accurate and safe procedure.

  10. Factors Associated with Advanced Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removals: A Single-Center Retrospective Study of 203 Patients Over 7 Years

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    Dowell, Joshua D., E-mail: Joshua.Dowell@osumc.edu; Wagner, Daniel, E-mail: Daniel.Wagner@osumc.edu; Elliott, Eric, E-mail: Eric.Elliott@osumc.edu [The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology (United States); Yildiz, Vedat O., E-mail: Vedat.Yildiz@osumc.edu; Pan, Xueliang, E-mail: Jeff.Pan@osumc.edu [The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Center for Biostatistics (United States)

    2016-02-15

    PurposeTo identify factors associated with advanced inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) retrieval to raise awareness on technical considerations, retrieval efficiency, and patient safety.Materials and MethodsA single-center retrospective review was performed of 203 consecutive retrievable IVC filters placed between 2007 and 2014. Attempted retrievals were classified as advanced if the routine “snare and sheath” technique was initially unsuccessful after multiple attempts, or an alternate endovascular maneuver or access site was utilized. Patient and filter characteristics were recorded.Results203 attempted retrievals were reviewed (48.7 % male, 51.2 % female, mean age 52.7 years, mean dwell time 109 days). Advanced retrievals were observed in 20 patients (9.8 %) (15 females, 5 males). Fluoroscopy time (p ≤ 0.01, 34.3 ± 21.1 and 5.3 ± 4.5 min for advanced retrievals and routine retrievals respectively, same below), gender (p = 0.031), and retrieval tilt angle (p ≤ 0.01, 5.7 ± 5.10° vs. 11.9 ± 11.03°) were associated with advanced retrievals. Females were 3.16 times more likely to have an advanced retrieval performed than males with a significantly higher tilt angle in those with advanced retrieval. History of cancer (p = 0.502), dwell time (p = 0.916), retrieval caval diameter (p = 0.053), placement caval diameter (p = 0.365), filter type (p = 0.710), strut perforation (p = 0.506), placement tilt angle (p = 0.311), and age (p = 0.558) were not found significantly associated with advanced retrievals.ConclusionsWomen are at increased risk for advanced filter retrieval secondary to a significant change in filter tilt over time compared to men, independent of filter type or competing demographic or filter risks, likely placing them at increased risk for higher procedural fluoroscopy times.

  11. Axitinib for preoperative downstaging of renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid differentiation and direct invasion of the duodenum and inferior vena cava: a case report

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    Yuki H

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Hideo Yuki,1,* Takao Kamai,1,* Keiichi Kubota,2 Hideyuki Abe,1 Daisaku Nishihara,1 Tomoya Mizuno,1 Akinori Masuda,1 Hironori Betsunoh,1 Masahiro Yashi,1 Yoshitatsu Fukabori,1 Ken-Ichiro Yoshida1 1Department of Urology, 2Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan *These authors contributed equally to this manuscript Background: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC with sarcomatoid differentiation is invasive, refractory to treatment, and has a higher mortality. Therefore, systemic therapy is still challenging, and the curative resection of localized or locally advanced RCC with sarcomatoid differentiation is very important. Axitinib is a potent and selective second-generation vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor with improved safety and tolerability. Axitinib is generally recommended as second-line therapy for advanced RCC because the phase III axitinib versus sorafenib in advanced RCC (AXIS trial demonstrated that it achieved longer progression-free survival than sorafenib in patients with metastatic RCC after failure of an approved first-line regimen. Methods: We present a 73-year-old man who had a large (13 cm in diameter right RCC with sarcomatoid differentiation that directly invaded the duodenum and inferior vena cava. The patient presented with gastrointestinal bleeding, was unable to eat solid food, and had become emaciated. Thus, his classification was poor risk with anemia, hypercalcemia, and poor performance status, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center criteria. He seemed unlikely to survive if radical nephrectomy, cavotomy with thrombectomy, and pancreatoduodenectomy were performed. To reduce the tumor burden and potential operative complications, we administered axitinib as first-line neoadjuvant therapy. Results: Six weeks of treatment reduced the tumor burden without causing severe toxicities. Subsequently, radical right nephrectomy, cavotomy with thrombectomy, and pancreatoduodenectomy were performed successfully. The pathological treatment effect of axitinib was grade 2 (two-thirds necrosis. The resected tumor showed a heterogeneous reaction for phosphorylated Akt (Ser-473 by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry, indicating that parts of the tumor were sensitive to axitinib and other parts were not. Conclusion: Axitinib might be promising as preoperative or neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced RCC (>cT3b or >cTanyN1. Keywords: renal cell carcinoma, sarcomatoid differentiation, axitinib, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, phosphorylated Akt

  12. Real-time phase-contrast flow MRI of haemodynamic changes in the ascending aorta and superior vena cava during Mueller manoeuvre

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    Aim: To evaluate the potential of real-time phase-contrast flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 40 ms resolution for the simultaneous determination of blood flow in the ascending aorta (AA) and superior vena cava (SVC) in response to reduced intrathoracic pressure (Mueller manoeuvre). Materials and methods: Through-plane flow was assessed in 20 healthy young subjects using real-time phase-contrast MRI based on highly undersampled radial fast low-angle shot (FLASH) with image reconstruction by regularized non-linear inversion. Haemodynamic alterations (three repetitions per subject = 60 events) were evaluated during normal breathing (10 s), inhalation with nearly closed epiglottis (10 s), and recovery (20 s). Results: Relative to normal breathing and despite interindividual differences, reduced intrathoracic pressure by at least 30 mmHg significantly decreased the initial peak mean velocity (averaged across the lumen) in the AA by −24 ± 9% and increased the velocity in the SVC by +28 ± 25% (p < 0.0001, n = 23 successful events). Respective changes in flow volume per heartbeat were −25 ± 9% in the AA and +49 ± 44% in the SVC (p < 0.0001, n = 23). Flow parameters returned to baseline during sustained pressure reduction, while the heart rate was elevated by 10% (p < 0.0001) after the start (n = 24) and end (n = 17) of the manoeuvre. Conclusions: Real-time flow MRI during low intrathoracic pressure non-invasively revealed quantitative haemodynamic adjustments in both the AA and SVC. - Highlights: • Direct monitoring of rapid haemodynamic adjustments can be achieved using real-time phase contrast MRI. • This technique allows for the simultaneous measurement of blood flow in multiple vessels. • It may improve our understanding of the cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnoea

  13. Surgical resection of a renal cell carcinoma involving the inferior vena cava: the role of the cardiothoracic surgeon

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    Parissis, Haralabos

    2010-11-05

    Abstract Background The techniques for the resection of renal tumors with IVC extension are based on the experience of individual units. We attempt to provide a logical approach of the surgical strategies in a stepwise fashion. Methods Over 6-years 9 patients with renal cell carcinoma invading the IVC, underwent surgery. There were 6 males. The extension was at level IV in 4 and III in 5 cases. CPB used in 8 and hypothermia and circulatory arrest in all patients with level IV disease. The results and an algorithm of the plan of action, as per level of extension are presented. Results Plan of action: For level I-II disease: No Cardiothoracic involvement, For level III: Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) & control of the cavo-atrial junction. For level IV: use of brief periods of Circulatory Arrest & repair of the Cavotomy with a pericardial patch. Postoperative morbidity: prolonged ICU stay, 3 patients (33.3%); tracheostomy, 1 (11.1%); Sepsis, 2 (22.2%); CVA 1, (11.1%). Mortality: 2 patients (22.2%) Conclusions Total clearance of the IVC from an adherent tumor is important, therefore extensive level IV disease presents a surgical challenge. We recommend CPB for level III and brief periods of Total Circulatory Arrest (TCA) for level IV disease.

  14. Marcapasso bi-atrial epicárdico subxifóide na obstrução da veia cava superior Bi-atrial subxiphoid epicardial pacemaker in superior vena cava syndrome

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    Roberto Costa; Maria Inês de Paula Leão; Kátia Regina da Silva; Paulo Roberto Camargo; Regina Valéria Costa

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    Um paciente portador de marcapasso definitivo bi-atrial-ventricular por fibrilação atrial paroxística e bradicardia sinusal, em uso crônico de anticoagulante oral, apresentou sinais clínicos da síndrome da veia cava superior. A venografia por subtração digital mostrou obstrução total do tronco braquiocefálico venoso direito e grande dificuldade de fluxo sangüíneo da veia inominada para a veia cava superior. A abordagem terapêutica constou da remoção completa do sistema transvenoso seguida de ...

  15. Combined Uphill and Downhill Varices as a Consequence of Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Unique Presentation

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    Harwani, Yogesh P.; Kumar, Ajit; Chaudhary, Akash; Kumar, Manoj; Choudeswari, Padmavathi R.; Kankanala, Vishnu V.; Joshi, Nayana; Kansagra, Chintan; Shah, Sandip; Tripathi, Abhisheka

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    Hemorrhage from downhill varices is a rare manifestation. The etiology of downhill varices is due to superior vena cava obstruction while uphill varices are secondary to portal hypertension. We report a rare case of 55-year-old female with bleeding downhill varices not associated with obstruction or compression of superior vena cava, but was due to severe pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to chronic rheumatic heart disease.

  16. Drenagem anômala de veia pulmonar inferior direita em veia cava inferior associada a apêndice hepático intracardíaco Anomalous drainage of the right inferior pulmonary vein into the inferior vena cava associated to intrathoracic hepatic appendix

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    Carlos R Moraes

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    Full Text Available Descreve-se o caso de uma paciente de 61 anos de idade, com drenagem anômala de veia pulmonar inferior direita em veia cava inferior, associada a apêndice hepático intratorácico, herniado através de fenda no diafragma. A correção cirúrgica foi realizada por anastomose direta da veia anômala com o átrio esquerdo, pela redução do apêndice hepático para a cavidade abdominal e, finalmente, pelo fechamento do defeito diafragmático. O pós-operatório decorreu sem qualquer complicação. Os autores chamam a atenção para a raridade do caso.The authors present a case of a 61-year-old woman with anomalous drainage of the right inferior pulmonary vein into the inferior vena cava associated to an intrathoracic hepatic appendix herniated through a diaphragmatic defect. Surgical correction was obtained by direct anastomosis of the anomalous vein to the left atrium, reduction of the hepatic appendix to the abdominal cavity and closure of the diphragmatic defect. The postoperative course was unevenftul. The rarity of this condition is stressed.

  17. Staphylococcus aureus septicemia presenting as disseminated intravascular coagulation - thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura overlap and thrombus in inferior vena cava, right atrium and right ventricle: a case report

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    Khwaja Saifullah Zafar

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    Full Text Available Staphylococcal sepsis following furunculosis and complicated by suspected deep vein thrombosis and septic inferior vena caval, right atrium, right ventricle emboli accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC - thrombotic thrombocytopenic overlap in a 65 years old lady is presented. She was managed successfully with antibiotics and anticoagulation. The case is reported for its rarity and brings to light the vivid manifestations of septicemia specially staphylococcal. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(1.000: 368-372

  18. Feocromocitoma con trombo en cava / Pheochromocytoma with thrombus in cava

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    J., López Ferrandis; A., Saiz Sansi; M., Cervera Delgado; J., Rioja Zuazu; J.Mª., Regojo Balboa; J.M., Berián Polo.

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    Full Text Available El feocromocitoma, paraganglioma de localización suprarrenal, es un tumor cromafín secretor de catecolaminas. La extensión de éstos tumores a vena cava es rara y que el trombo alcance la aurícula derecha es excepcional. Presentamos el caso de una paciente que, sin clínica previa, presentó un cuadro [...] de disfunción multiorgánica como primera manifestación de un tumor suprarrenal con extensión vascular hasta la aurícula derecha y afectación de la vena suprahepática derecha. Abstract in english Pheochromocytoma, a paraganglioma of suprarenal location, is a catecholamine-secreting chromaffin cell tumour. Spread of these tumours to the vena cava is rare and the thrombus only reaches the right atrium in exceptional cases. We present the case of a patient who, without previous symptomatology, [...] presented with a clinical picture of multiorganic dysfunction with primary manifestation of a suprarenal tumour with vascular spread to the right atrium affecting the right suprahepatic vein.

  19. [A Successful Curative Resection Including Replacement with a Ringed Gore-Tex Tube Graft for Local Recurrence after Right Adrenalectomy and Liver Metastasis of Colon Cancer with Inferior Vena Cava Invasion].

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    Sakai, Kenji; Wada, Hiroshi; Eguchi, Hidetoshi; Ogawa, Hisataka; Yamada, Daisaku; Tomimaru, Yoshito; Tomokuni, Akira; Asaoka, Tadafumi; Noda, Takehiro; Gotoh, Kunihito; Kawamoto, Koichi; Marubashi, Shigeru; Umeshita, Koji; Nagano, Hiroaki; Doki, Yuichiro; Mori, Masaki

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    A 65-year-old woman underwent sigmoidectomy for colon cancer in January 2002. She had multiple liver metastases and received systemic chemotherapy (UFT-E plus CPT-11) for 6 months. She underwent partial hepatectomy of S7 and S3 and cholecystectomy in July 2003. After 4 years without recurrence, right adrenal and para-aortic lymph nodes metastases were detected and she underwent right adrenalectomy and para-aortic lymphadenectomy in July 2007. In July 2008, local recurrence (1 cm in size) was identified in the cavity of the right adrenal gland. She received chemotherapy (mFOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab) for 5 years. In May 2013, PET-CT showed abnormal accumulation of FDG in S7 of the liver (SUVmax 6.7). The enhanced EOB-MRI showed a mass lesion in S7 (3 cm in size) and 2 nodules (1 cm in size) in S3 and S4. We scheduled for liver surgery with reconstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) after systemic chemotherapy (FOLFIRI plus cetuximab). The patient underwent partial hepatectomy of the tumor in S7 combined with resection of the diaphragm and IVC. Reconstruction of the IVC was performed using a ringed Gore-Tex tube graft in February 2014. The patient is still alive without recurrence 18 months after surgery. PMID:26805304

  20. Ultrasound evaluation of the inferior vena cava collapsibility index in congestive heart failure patients treated with intravenous diuretics: new insights about its relationship with renal function: An observational study

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    Adelaide Fusco

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In chronic heart failure (CHF, collapsibility index of the inferior vena cava (IVCCI is used for noninvasive ultrasonographic appraisal of central venous pressure, but it also may be related both to estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR and renal outcome.Methods: On the basis of retrospective observational cohort study, we analyzed 49 patients with right or biventricular CHF in III NYHA class, who had undergone intravenous intensive treatment with furosemide. Aggravated renal dysfunction (ARD was defined by serum creatinine (Cr increase of ≥0.3 mg/dL from baseline. IVCCI was categorized in three layers (IVCCI ≤15%, IVCCI 16-40% and IVCCI >40%. The predictors of ARD were searched for as well as any relation between basal IVCCI and both eGFR at admission and occurrence of ARD.Results: Overall, 15 cases and 34 controls were compared. Multivariate predictors of ARD were a lower basal eGFR (HR: 0.82 CI: 0.72-0.94 p=0.0045 and intravenous furosemide daily mean dose >80 mg (HR: 48.62 CI: 1.62-3841.5 p=0.0430. A very significant positive correlation was found between IVCCI at admission ≤ 15% and basal eGFR (r=0.96 p40% range (r=-0.696 p=0.0013. Furthermore, the category with basal IVCCI >40% showed a higher rate of ARD compared to that with basal IVCCI 16-40% (p40% and the one with the lowest (≤15% basal IVCCI may be associated with increased risk of ARD.

  1. Flutter auricular: Resultados inmediatos y alejados de la fulguración con radiofrecuencia del istmo cavo-tricuspídeo Results of radiofrequency ablation of the inferior vena cava-tricuspid valve isthmus for atrial flutter

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    Carlos Almendares M

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    Full Text Available Background: Radiofrequency ablation of the inferior vena cavatricuspid valve isthmus relieves atrial flutter in 95% of cases. Aim: To evaluate the long term results of radiofrequency ablation of the inferior vena cavatricuspid valve isthmus in atrial flutter. Material and methods: Retrospective review of 86 patients with common atrial flutter, treated with radiofrequency ablation of the isthmus, while in sinus rhythm or flutter. Patients were contacted by telephone for a new clinical and electrocardiographic assessment, three to 40 months after the procedure. Results: Of all the patients treated, five died and five were lost from follow up, thus 76 patients (mean age 56 years, 58 males were contacted for reassessment. At the moment of the procedure, 51% had an underlying cardiac disease and 25% had high blood pressure. All referred palpitations, 25% had dyspnea, 84% were receiving antiarrhythmic drugs and 33% were on oral anticoagulants. Flutter was paroxystic in 83% and chronic in 17%. Fulguration was successful in all patients; one patient presented a high grade atrioventricular block as a complication of the procedure. At reassessment, 82% of patients were in sinus rhythm, 16% had atrial fibrillation and 2%, an atypical flutter. Conclusions: Radiofrequency fulguration is a safe and effective treatment of atrial flutter (Rev Méd Chile 2005; 133: 159-66

  2. Liver hydatid cyst leading to bilateral pulmonary artery embolism and bilateral multiple pulmonar echinococcosis via inferior vena cava: report of a case.

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    Bayaroğullari, Hanifi; Davran, Ramazan; Cavuş, Yeliz; Yetim, Tülin Durgun; Evirgen, Ömer

    2013-01-01

    Hydatid disease (HD) is a worldwide parasitic disease. Echinococcosis may involve many organs but affect most commonly liver and lungs. The location of echinococcal cysts inside pulmonary artery is extremely rare. Radiologic findings range from purely cystic lesions to a completely solid appearance. Hydatid cysts (HC) can be solitary or multiple and varies size. Pulmonary artery embolism of HC can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. When symptomatic, we see the chest pain, dyspnea, cough, hemoptysis and sometimes acute cor pulmonale or sudden death secondary to massive giant pulmonary artery embolism of HC. PMID:23465996

  3. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal

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    ... monitor that is located in the examining room. Fluoroscopy, which converts x-rays into video images, is ... The visit may include a physical check-up, imaging procedure(s) and blood or other lab tests. During ...

  4. Polyphenol-Rich Fraction of Ecklonia cava Improves Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High Fat Diet-Fed Mice

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    Eun-Young Park

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ecklonia cava (E. cava; CA is an edible brown alga with beneficial effects in diabetes via regulation of various metabolic processes such as lipogenesis, lipolysis, inflammation, and the antioxidant defense system in liver and adipose tissue. We investigated the effect of the polyphenol-rich fraction of E. cava produced from Gijang (G-CA on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD in high-fat diet (HFD-fed mice. C57BL6 mice were fed a HFD for six weeks and then the HFD group was administered 300 mg/kg of G-CA extracts by oral intubation for 10 weeks. Body weight, fat mass, and serum biochemical parameters were reduced by G-CA extract treatment. MRI/MRS analysis showed that liver fat and liver volume in HFD-induced obese mice were reduced by G-CA extract treatment. Further, we analyzed hepatic gene expression related to inflammation and lipid metabolism. The mRNA expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and hepatic lipogenesis-related genes were decreased in G-CA-treated HFD mice. The mRNA expression levels of cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase 1 (CYP7A1, the key enzyme in bile acid synthesis, were dramatically increased by G-CA treatment in HFD mice. We suggest that G-CA treatment ameliorated hepatic steatosis by inhibiting inflammation and improving lipid metabolism.

  5. Colapsibilidade da Veia Cava Inferior e sinais e sintomas de insuficiência cardíaca: novos insights e possíveis associações Inferior Vena Cava collapsibility and heart failure signs and symptoms: new insights about possible links

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    Renato De Vecchis

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Nos pacientes com Insuficiência Cardíaca Crônica (ICC foram propostas medidas ultrassonográficas do Índice de Colapsibilidade da Veia Cava Inferior (ICVCI para obter uma avaliação e classificação minuciosa da congestão hemodinâmica. OBJETIVO: A finalidade deste estudo era correlacionar os achados no exame físico com o ICVCI em pacientes com ICC. MÉTODOS: De acordo com um projeto de coorte retrospectivo, analisamos 54 pacientes com ICC, direita ou biventricular, classe NYHA III. O plano era determinar se alguma faixa de ICVCI basal poderia predizer uma persistência ou agravamento da congestão clínica achada no final do acompanhamento subsequente (isto é, após 1-2 meses do tratamento oral otimizado. Para essa finalidade, os pacientes foram subdivididos em três grupos de acordo com o valor de ICVCI basal: ≤ 15% (13 pts, 16 - 40% (21 pts e > 40% (20 pts. Diversos critérios clínicos de congestão foram comparados por meio dos três grupos e incorporados subsequentemente ao modelo multivariado de Cox. RESULTADOS: Preditores multivariados de alto escore de congestão foram distensão da veia jugular (FC: 13,38 95% IC: 2,13 - 84 p = 0,0059 e estertores (FC: 11 95% C.I : 1,45 - 83,8 p = 0,0213. O ICVCI ≤ 15% esteve sempre associado com um alto escore de congestão na segunda visita; todavia, o ICVCI o ≤ 15% não predisse um alto escore de congestão na segunda visita. CONCLUSÃO: No âmbito da ICC, um baixo ICVCI não predisse, em forma confiável, um elevado escore de congestão. Não obstante, o conjunto com ICVCI ≤ 15% sempre se achou associado com sinais e sintomas de uma ICC descompensada, tanto do lado direito como do esquerdo. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0BACKGROUND: In chronic heart failure patients (CHF, ultrasound measurement of inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI has been proposed to yield careful assessment and grading of the hemodynamic congestion. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to correlate the findings of physical examination with IVCCI in CHF patients. METHODS: According to a retrospective cohort design, we analyzed 54 CHF patients with right or biventricular CHF, belonging to III NYHA class. We planned to determine whether any basal IVCCI range would be able to predict persistent or worsening clinical congestion found at the end of subsequent follow up (i.e. after 1-2 months of oral optimized therapy. For this purpose, the patients were subdivided by three groups according to the basal IVCCI value: ≤ 15% (13 pts, 16 - 40% (21 pts and > 40% (20 pts.Several clinical criteria of congestion were compared across the three groups and subsequently entered in the Cox multivariate model. RESULTS: Multivariate predictors of high congestion score were jugular venous distension (HR: 13,38 95% C.I.: 2,13 - 84 p = 0,0059 and rales (HR: 11 95% C.I : 1,45 - 83,8 p = 0,0213. IVCCI ≤ 15% was always associated with high congestion score at the second visit; but IVCCI ≤ 15% failed to predict high congestion score at the second visit. CONCLUSION: In CHF setting, low IVCCI did not reliably predict high congestion score. Nevertheless, the cluster with IVCCI ≤ 15% was always found associated with signs and symptoms from both right and left-sided decompensated CHF. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0.

  6. Triple Right Renal Vein: An Uncommon Variation Vena Renal Derecha Triple: Una Variación Rara

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    R. M. P. Fernandes

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available We report an unilateral three renal veins the right kidney in an elderly male cadaver. They were three calibrous veins having independent courses up to the inferior vena cava. No other vascular anomalies were noted in this specimen. This anatomical curiosity should be kept in mind by clinicians and academics that may manipulate this anatomical areaPresentamos una variación anatómica consistente en tres venas renales unilaterales presentes en el riñón derecho de un cadáver de un individuo adulto de sexo masculino. Las tres venas eran de calibre considerable, las cuales tenían cursos independientes hasta la vena cava inferior. No se observó ninguna otra variación vascular en este individuo. Tanto los clínicos como los académicos deben tener presente esta variación anatómica cuando se acceda a esta área anatómica

  7. Results of Experiments on Replacement of superior Vana Cava

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    H. sadeghi Nejad

    1969-01-01

    Full Text Available Replacement of Superior Vena Cava was experimented in 26 dogs with autogeneous venous graft, homologus artery graft, Edward Tape nylon graft, Edward Tape nylon graft with arterio venous fistula and Edward Tape nylon graft with anticoagulants. The results arc discussed in detail and problems of venous grafts which are mainly due to the slow blood flow and blood clotting in grafts, arc explained. Arteria venous fistula between right carotid artery and right jugular vein eliminate Using anticoagulants has been done in only two cases and this is not draw a conclusion. However, it seems that this would be rather dangerous because of slow blood flow in superior vena cava and the risk of bleedingdanger of blood clotting but has the danger of right heartfailur.

  8. Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis After Traumatic Liver Injury

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    Takeo Kimoto; Hitoshi Kohno; Masaaki Uchida; Akira Yamanoi; Akitaka Yamamoto; Naofumi Nagasue; Seiichi Ando; Kouya Suemitsu; Mitsuru Ohtani

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    We report here the case of a 35-year-old man who presented with inferior vena cava thrombosis (IVCT) after blunt hepatic trauma. The IVCT was incidentally detected by computed tomography (CT) 35 days after deep parenchymal suturing and suture approximation for liver lacerations. The patient denied any symptoms of thrombophlebitis. However, he had presented with significantly elevated values of FDP-D-dimer and a modest increase in plasminogen concentration, which indicated that he had been in ...

  9. Medical image of the week: duplicate superior vena cava

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    L'Heureux D

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    Full Text Available A persistent left SVC is the most common thoracic venous anomaly and usually opens into the right atrium via the coronary sinus. A central line inserted into the left SVC may be mistaken for placement in other sites such as the subclavian or carotid artery, the mediastinum, the pericardium or pleural space. A duplicate SVC may cause difficulty in introducing central venous catheters or pulmonary artery catheters because of the narrow opening of the coronary sinus to reach the right atrium. In addition, a duplicate SVC is associated with important cardiac conditions such as atrial septal defects and ventricular arrhythmias.

  10. Medical image of the week: duplicate superior vena cava

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    L'Heureux D; Malo J; Snyder L

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    A persistent left SVC is the most common thoracic venous anomaly and usually opens into the right atrium via the coronary sinus. A central line inserted into the left SVC may be mistaken for placement in other sites such as the subclavian or carotid artery, the mediastinum, the pericardium or pleural space. A duplicate SVC may cause difficulty in introducing central venous catheters or pulmonary artery catheters because of the narrow opening of the coronary sinus to reach the right atrium. I...

  11. Superior vena thrombosis with peripartum dilated cardiomyopathy

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    A 30 years multiparous female with history of emergency caesarean section 10 days back was referred to us with cough, severe breathlessness at rest, orthopnea with pain in neck and arms. Clinical examination revealed signs of heart failure. Echocardiography showed ejection fraction of 15%, with no right ventricular strain. A diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy was made. Doppler ultrasound of neck veins showed bilateral internal jugular vein thrombosis. Subsequent multislice CT examination showed thrombosis of superior vena cava and both internal jugular veins (with collateral formation) and pulmonary embolism. There were no mediastinal abnormalities on the CT scan. Her thrombophilia screen and CT scan brain was normal. She was managed in collaboration with cardiologist. Following treatment with subcutaneous enoxaparin therapy and warfarin her symptoms of upper limb pain improved. She responded very well to medical therapy for heart failure with marked improvement of NYHA functional class. (author)

  12. Comparison of superior vena caval and inferior vena caval access using a radioisotope technique during normal perfusion and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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    Recent studies of thoracic pressure changes during external cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) suggest that there may be a significant difference in the rate of delivery of intravenous drugs when they are administered through the extrathoracic inferior vena cava (IVC) rather than the intrathoracic superior vena cava (SVC). Comparison of delivery of a radionuclide given using superior and inferior vena caval access sites was made during normal blood flow and during CPR. Mean times from injection to peak emission count in each ventricle were determined. There were no significant differences between mean peak times for SVC or IVC routes during normal flow or CPR. When peak times were corrected for variations in cardiac output, there were no significant differences between IVC and SVC peak times during normal flow. During CPR, however, mean left ventricular peak time, when corrected for cardiac output, was significantly shorter (P less than .05) when the SVC route was used. The mean time for the counts to reach half the ventricular peak was statistically shorter (P less than .05) in both ventricles with the SVC route during the low flow of CPR. This suggests that during CPR, increased drug dispersion may occur when drugs are infused by the IVC route and thus may modify the anticipated effect of the drug bolus. These results suggest that during CPR, both the cardiac output and the choice of venous access are important variables for drug delivery

  13. Radiological Management of Superior Vena Caval Stent Migration and Infection

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    We report a case of venous obstruction secondary to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Multiple Wallstents were inserted into the superior vena cava to relieve obstructive symptoms secondary to tumor. This procedure was complicated by stent migration into the right ventricle and a presumed stent infection. We describe the percutaneous management of these complications and discuss the issues surrounding the use of stents in this setting. We conclude that these complications can be managed percutaneously. However, the technical details of stent placement are essential in minimizing complications of this type

  14. Patrón común y variantes anatómicas de la vena renal

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    Ismet Lidia Batista Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: las venas renales son los vasos que drenan al riñón y generalmente en los textos clásicos se describen como acompañantes de las arterias renales, con un trayecto inverso. Objetivo: caracterizar el patrón común y las variantes anatómicas de número, trayecto y terminación de la vena renal en el hombre adulto. M étodo: se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo con una muestra de cincuenta bloques de riñón en un universo constituido por cuatrocientos fallecidos a los que se le realizó necropsia en el Departamento de Medicina Legal del Hospital Universitario "Amalia Simoni" de Camagüey, entre Abril de 2005 y Diciembre de 2006. Resultados: en cuanto al número predominó la vena renal única. El trayecto regular retroarterial en su inicio. La terminación uniforme de la vena renal se observó en cara lateral de la vena cava inferior. Conclusiones: la vena renal única, retroarterial en su inicio, con terminación en la cara lateral de la vena cava inferior constituyó el patrón común. Las principales variantes de la norma incluyen venas renales dobles y triples paralelas y cruzadas, con trayecto pre o retroarterial. Se observó un riñón izquierdo con vena renal doble circunaórtica.

  15. Imaging methods in the diagnostic evaluation of heart disease

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    The authors present a comprehensive review of the merits of conventional and computerized imaging methods for the diagnostic evaluation of congenital or acquired heart disease, and of pathologie conditions in the vena cava or the aorta. Emphasis is placed on the descriptive analysis of the characteristic manifestations of lesions in the X-ray, with the pictures being accompanied by brief explanations relating to pathophysiological aspects and to the pathologic hemodynamics. Another major aspect reviewed is performance and results of echocardiography. Further imaging techniques refewed to are computed tomography, NMR imaging, digital subtraction angiography, and nuclear medicine techniques. (VHE) With 308 figs., 46 tabs

  16. First Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Aortic Stenting and Cava Filter Placement Using a Polyetheretherketone-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Guidewire in Swine: Proof of Concept

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    The purpose of this study was to demonstrate feasibility of percutaneous transluminal aortic stenting and cava filter placement under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance exclusively using a polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-based MRI-compatible guidewire. Percutaneous transluminal aortic stenting and cava filter placement were performed in 3 domestic swine. Procedures were performed under MRI-guidance in an open-bore 1.5-T scanner. The applied 0.035-inch guidewire has a PEEK core reinforced by fibres, floppy tip, hydrophilic coating, and paramagnetic markings for passive visualization. Through an 11F sheath, the guidewire was advanced into the abdominal (swine 1) or thoracic aorta (swine 2), and the stents were deployed. The guidewire was advanced into the inferior vena cava (swine 3), and the cava filter was deployed. Postmortem autopsy was performed. Procedural success, guidewire visibility, pushability, and stent support were qualitatively assessed by consensus. Procedure times were documented. Guidewire guidance into the abdominal and thoracic aortas and the inferior vena cava was successful. Stent deployments were successful in the abdominal (swine 1) and thoracic (swine 2) segments of the descending aorta. Cava filter positioning and deployment was successful. Autopsy documented good stent and filter positioning. Guidewire visibility through applied markers was rated acceptable for aortic stenting and good for venous filter placement. Steerability, pushability, and device support were good. The PEEK-based guidewire allows either percutaneous MRI-guided aortic stenting in the thoracic and abdominal segments of the descending aorta and filter placement in the inferior vena cava with acceptable to good device visibility and offers good steerability, pushability, and device support.

  17. Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase Inhibitory Compounds from Corydalis cava (Fumariaceae)

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    Chlebek, J.; Macáková, K.; Cahlíková, L.; Kurfürst, Milan; Kuneš, J.; Opletal, J.

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    Roč. 6, č. 5 (2011), s. 607-610. ISSN 1934-578X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : corydalis cava * fumariaceae * alzheimer ´s disease Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 1.242, year: 2011

  18. Acute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.

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    Power, C K

    2012-02-03

    A 47-year-old female patient had a subclinical superior vena caval syndrome which developed into the \\'full blown\\' acute condition when she was placed into the left lateral position after mediastinoscopy. She developed airway obstruction requiring urgent re-intubation and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit. This subclinical condition might have been suspected pre-operatively if closer attention had been paid to the history, physical examination and review of the computerised axial tomography scan: she had a history of intermittent dysponea, wheeze and cough which was worse on waking and improved as the day progressed, she had a positive Pemberton\\'s sign and the computerised axial tomography scan showed that the lesion was encroaching on the superior vena cava.

  19. Thrombosis of right ovarian vein; Trombosis de la vena ovarica derecha

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    Forner, J.; Talens, A.; Flores, M.; Mendez, M. [Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Valencia (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare postpartum complication (0.1%). It can be fatal, since it can lead to sepsis, pulmonary thromboembolisms and inferior vena cava or renal vein thrombosis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are the techniques of choice for its diagnosis, while the value of ultrasound is limited due to its low sensitivity and specificity. We report the case of a woman who, during puerperium, developed thrombosis of right ovarian vein that presented clinical, ultrasonographic and computed tomographic features of appendicitis. We describe the radiological sings and stress the fact that this diagnosis should be suspected in puerperal women. (Author) 9 refs.

  20. Rapid evaluation by lung-cardiac-inferior vena cava (LCI) integrated ultrasound for differentiating heart failure from pulmonary disease as the cause of acute dyspnea in the emergency setting

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    Kajimoto Katsuya; Madeen Keiko; Nakayama Tomoko; Tsudo Hiroki; Kuroda Tadahide; Abe Takashi

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Rapid and accurate diagnosis and management can be lifesaving for patients with acute dyspnea. However, making a differential diagnosis and selecting early treatment for patients with acute dyspnea in the emergency setting is a clinical challenge that requires complex decision-making in order to achieve hemodynamic balance, improve functional capacity, and decrease mortality. In the present study, we examined the screening potential of rapid evaluation by lung-cardiac-infe...

  1. Percutaneous insertion of inferior vean cava filter:clinical results of 8 patients

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    To evaluate the efficacy and clinical results of percutaneous insertion of inferior vena cava(IVC) filter. Over a two year period, eight IVC filters were placed in eight patients with pulmonary thromboembolism resulting from deep vein thrombosis of the legs. The indications for placement were contraindication to anticoagulation(3), and recurrent pulmonary embolism during anticoagulant therapy(5). Both femoral(7) and jugular(1) routes were used for percutaneous transvenous insertion. To delineate the caval anatomy and to ensure placement just caudal to the renal vein, a cavogram was obtained before filter placement. Bird's Nest (7) and Greenfield (1) filters were inserted. Follow-up information was obtained by means of duplex sonography, CT scan, abdominal radiograph, and perfusion scan of the lungs, followed by clinical evaluation. In all cases, procedures were technically successful. Placement complications occurred in three patients. In one, the filter was inadvertently placed above the iliac bifurcation; in the other two, prolapse of the Bird's Nest filter wire occurred. Occlusion of IVC occurred in two patients, and recurrent pulmonary embolism was suspected in one, who suffered from chest pain and short-ness of breath. In the other patients, there was no clinical evidence of recurrence of the pulmonary embolism. Insertion of an inferior vena cava filter is a safe and effective method for the prevention of pulmonary embolism when anticoagulant therapy is either ineffective or contraindicated

  2. Bilateral Duplication of Gonadal Veins: a Case Report Duplicación Bilateral de las Venas Gonadales: Reporte de Caso

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    Juliana Ruiz Fernandes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The duplication of gonadal vessels is mainly found on the left side, with less numbers of bilateral cases. The objective of this work is describing a case of bilateral duplication of gonadal veins, where two veins were draining to inferior vena cava, being that the closest vein of kidney medial margin had a thickness of 2.68mm and was distant 64.41 mm of the organ. The second vessel had a thickness of 1.43mm and was distant 73.76mm. Two veins follow to left renal vein, being that the first vessel had a thickness of 2.7mm and was distant 21.8mm of the kidney medial margin; the other had a thickness of 1.64mm and was distant 35.13mm of the organ. The presence of variations on the local of drainage of gonadal vessels has clinical importance for comprehension of origin of varicocele cases, as well as the recurrence of them after surgical procedures.La duplicación de las venas gonadales es más común en el lado izquierdo, con pocos casos bilaterales. El propósito de este reporte fue describir el caso de una duplicación bilateral de las venas gonadales, dos de las cuales desembocaban en la vena cava inferior. El vaso próximo del margen medial del riñon tenía un diámetro de 2,68mm y una longitud de 64,41 mm. La segunda vena tenía un diámetro de 1,43 mm y una longitud de 73,76 mm. Los dos vasos desembocaban en la vena renal izquierda. La primera vena tenía un diámetro de 2,7 mm y estaba a 21,8 mm del margen medial del riñon. La otra tenía un diámetro de 1,64 mm y se se localizaba a 35,13 mm del margen medial del riñon. La presencia de variaciones donde se produce el drenaje de los vasos gonadales tiene importancia clínica para la comprensión del origen del varicocele y la recurrencia del mismo, después de procedimientos quirúrgicos.

  3. Haemodynamic studies in veno-occlusive disease of the liver.

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    Kasturi, T E; Manchanda, S C; Tandon, R K; Rajani, M; Bhatia, M L

    1979-05-01

    Haemodynamic studies in 8 tribal patients from central India with veno-occlusive disease of the liver are reported. The disease was caused by eating cereals contaminated with seeds of a crotalaria species rich in toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids similar to monocrotaline and fulvine. All patients showed raised hepatic venous wedge pressures and pressure gradients between hepatic venous wedge and free hepatic vein. Significant pressure gradients were also observed in the inferior vena cava. Right and left heart pressures were normal. Cardiac and stroke indices and ventricular work were significantly increased while systemic and pulmonary resistances were reduced. Hepatic blood flow was also reduced. Hepatic venograms were abnormal and the changes correlated well with the pressure gradients between hepatic venous wedge and free hepatic vein and with the histological changes in the liver. PMID:465230

  4. Obstruction of Vena Cava and Collateral Flow after Abdominal Reconstruction for Gastroschisis

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    Ramos, Manuel R.; Coelho, Paulo; Alves, Júlio R.; Ochoa de Castro, António

    2015-01-01

    Summary: The upper limit of intra-abdominal pressure after closure of gastroschisis has been suggested around 20 mm Hg. An acute abdominal compartmental syndrome may produce intestinal ischemia with perforation and hepatic or renal failure. We present a case of a baby born with gastroschisis and ileal atresias 2 decades ago. The closure of the defect entailed a borderline abdominal compartmental syndrome with caval occlusion and development of collateral venous circulation. This was evidenced by a phlebographic study at the age of 8. At the age of 19, the patient continued to show a superficial, varicose net and some aesthetic concerns. This minor condition seems not previously reported. The authors intend to raise awareness about current methods for indirect assessment of intra-abdominal pressure when performing abdominal reconstruction for a gastroschisis defect. PMID:25750843

  5. Obstruction of Vena Cava and Collateral Flow after Abdominal Reconstruction for Gastroschisis

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    Wenceslao M. Calonge, MD; Manuel R. Ramos, MD; Paulo Coelho, MD; Júlio R. Alves, MD; António Ochoa de Castro, MD

    2015-01-01

    Summary: The upper limit of intra-abdominal pressure after closure of gastroschisis has been suggested around 20 mm Hg. An acute abdominal compartmental syndrome may produce intestinal ischemia with perforation and hepatic or renal failure. We present a case of a baby born with gastroschisis and ileal atresias 2 decades ago. The closure of the defect entailed a borderline abdominal compartmental syndrome with caval occlusion and development of collateral venous circulation. This was evidenced...

  6. Obstruction of Vena Cava and Collateral Flow after Abdominal Reconstruction for Gastroschisis

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    Wenceslao M. Calonge, MD

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Summary: The upper limit of intra-abdominal pressure after closure of gastroschisis has been suggested around 20 mm Hg. An acute abdominal compartmental syndrome may produce intestinal ischemia with perforation and hepatic or renal failure. We present a case of a baby born with gastroschisis and ileal atresias 2 decades ago. The closure of the defect entailed a borderline abdominal compartmental syndrome with caval occlusion and development of collateral venous circulation. This was evidenced by a phlebographic study at the age of 8. At the age of 19, the patient continued to show a superficial, varicose net and some aesthetic concerns. This minor condition seems not previously reported. The authors intend to raise awareness about current methods for indirect assessment of intra-abdominal pressure when performing abdominal reconstruction for a gastroschisis defect.

  7. Introducer Curving Technique for the Prevention of Tilting of Transfemoral Gunther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter

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    To determine whether the introducer curving technique is useful in decreasing the degree of tilting of transfemoral Tulip filters. The study sample group consisted of 108 patients with deep vein thrombosis who were enrolled and planned to undergo thrombolysis, and who accepted transfemoral Tulip filter insertion procedure. The patients were randomly divided into Group C and Group T. The introducer curving technique was Adopted in Group T. The post-implantation filter tilting angle (ACF) was measured in an anteroposterior projection. The retrieval hook adhering to the vascular wall was measured via tangential cavogram during retrieval. The overall average ACF was 5.8 ± 4.14 degrees. In Group C, the average ACF was 7.1 ± 4.52 degrees. In Group T, the average ACF was 4.4 ± 3.20 degrees. The groups displayed a statistically significant difference (t = 3.573, p = 0.001) in ACF. Additionally, the difference of ACF between the left and right approaches turned out to be statistically significant (7.1 ± 4.59 vs. 5.1 ± 3.82, t = 2.301, p = 0.023). The proportion of severe tilt (ACF ≥ 10 degree) in Group T was significantly lower than that in Group C (9.3% vs. 24.1%, X2 = 4.267, p = 0.039). Between the groups, the difference in the rate of the retrieval hook adhering to the vascular wall was also statistically significant (2.9% vs. 24.2%, X2 = 5.030, p = 0.025). The introducer curving technique appears to minimize the incidence and extent of transfemoral Tulip filter tilting.

  8. Duodenal perforation by an inferior vena cava filter in a polyarteritis nodosa sufferer

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    Anthony Dat

    2014-01-01

    CONCLUSION: Duodenal perforation is a rare complication of IVC filter insertion. This case however illustrates the potentially catastrophic consequences of a relatively common endovascular procedure. Caution should be taken when considering the insertion of IVC filters in patients with longstanding vasculopathies who are on immunosuppressants.

  9. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava, The View of a Rare Case

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    H.Volkan Kara

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The glenohumeral joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the human body. Anterior dislocatin is the most common type and posterior dislocations account for <1% of shoulder dislocations.  A 68-yearold woman was brought to the emergency department by ambulance  with shoulder pain following a fall from stairs. On local physical examination, there was severe pain on the left proximal humerus. The left arm was in internal rotation in the adducted position. Active and passive movements of the left shoulder were painful and limited. The neurovascular examination of the left upper extremity revealed no deficit. Radiographs of her left shoulder were performed and no significant pathology was identified in the left shoulder anteroposterior (AP X-ray (Figure 1. Axillary radiography could not be performed because of painful arm movements. Therefore, CT was performed to clarify any existing shoulder pathology (Figure 2. Closed reduction under conscious sedation was performed with longitudinal and lateral traction on the arm to protect the humeral head. Control CT was performed and this revealed that reduction had improved the shoulder (Figure 3. She was then treated with an arm sling and discharged with an outpatient orthopaedic control visit.

  10. Inferior vena cava - right artrial tumor thrombus in malignant pelvic bone tumors in children

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    Two patients with IVC and right atrial tumor thrombus associated with malignant bone tumors are described. Other tumors such as Wilms', renal cell CA, testicular adrenal and hepatic neoplasms have also been reported to invade the IVC. Ultrasound, CT and MRI are helpful in evaluating the presence of vascular thrombosis as well as its longitudinal extent, and intracardiac involvement. (orig.)

  11. Inferior vena cava - right artrial tumor thrombus in malignant pelvic bone tumors in children

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    Giuliano, C.T.; Haller, J.O. (State Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY (United States). Dept. of Radiology); McCabe, A.; Fletcher, B.D. (Saint Jude' s Children' s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (United States). Dept. of Radiology and Pathology); Rao, S.P. (State Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY (United States). Dept. of Pediatrics)

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    Two patients with IVC and right atrial tumor thrombus associated with malignant bone tumors are described. Other tumors such as Wilms', renal cell CA, testicular adrenal and hepatic neoplasms have also been reported to invade the IVC. Ultrasound, CT and MRI are helpful in evaluating the presence of vascular thrombosis as well as its longitudinal extent, and intracardiac involvement. (orig.).

  12. Failed Percutaneous Mitral Commisurotomy due to congenital anomaly of inferior vena cava

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    Since its inception in 1982, percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) has gained increasingly wide use internationally in patients with Rheumatic Mitral stenosis. PTMC offers an alternative to surgery in patients who have pliable mitral valve. Very few reasons were reported to abort the procedure when patient lies on the table. This study presents two case reports in which congenital venous anomalies were one of the reasons to terminate the procedure. (author)

  13. Adrenocortical carcinoma with inferior vena cava, left renal vein and right atrium tumor thrombus extension

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    Conclusion: We present a rare case of Adrenocortical carcinoma with tumor thrombus extending into the IVC and right atrium. Complete resection with negative margins represents the best therapeutic chance for these patients.

  14. Enfermedad hidatídica diseminada con localización mediastinal como causa de síndrome de vena cava superior

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    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Hydatidic illness is a frequent parasitic zoonosis in our country whose more frequent localization is the liver and the lungs. However other many sites have been described, depending their symptoms on the cyst’s size, localization and effect on next structures, being sometimes its evolution fatal. This is a 52 year-old female patient admitted at emergency room for dysfunction of sensory and neurological focalization. She had a previous history of surgery many years ago by abdominal tumor. We found a collateral circulation on right hemithorax and facial and arms edema at exam. The cerebral CT howed extensive left parietal parenchymal hemorrhage. Thoracoabdominal CT revealed multiple cystic masses of diverse sizes in the mediastinum, lungs, liver and other places. The patient’s evolution was torpid, the neurological compromise didn’t improve in spite of the treatment against the intracranial hypertension (EH, being also added a nosocomial pneumonia. The patient died after several days. Necropsy revealed presence of cystic lesions in mediastinum, heart’s great vessels, pericardium, lungs, liver, spleen and mentum, as well as intra and extraparenchymal hemorrhages of hypertensive cause in brain, not being cystic lesions in central nervous system. We concluded that it was disseminated hydatidic illness, cysts in the mediastinum caused compression of the heart’s great vessels, causing a superior cave vein syndrome. ( Rev Med Hered 2001; 12: 142-149

  15. Intraluminal superior vena cava metastasis from adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum: A case report

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    Takayoshi, Kotoe; ARIYAMA, HIROSHI; TAMURA, SHINGO; YODA, SHUNSUKE; Arita, Takeshi; Yamaguchi, Toshihiro; OZONO, KEIGO; YAMAMOTO, HIDETAKA; INADOMI, KYOKO; Kumagai, Hozumi; Tanaka, Mamoru; OKUMURA, YUTA; SAGARA, KOSUKE; Nio, Kenta; NAKANO, MICHITAKA

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    In 2013, a 76-year-old male with a cardiac pacemaker was diagnosed with adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum. Subsequently, a pancreatoduodenectomy and lymph node dissection were performed, and 12 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy (modified FOLFOX6 regimen), which consisted of fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin, were administered via a central venous catheter. At 5 months after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy, the patient experienced the sudden onset of severe pain at the back ...

  16. Inferior vena cava filters for HIV infected patients with pulmonary embolism and contraindications to anticoagulation

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    Shahmanesh, M.; J. Brooks; Shaw, P.; Miller, R.

    2000-01-01

    Objectives: To describe the mode of presentation, interventions, and outcome of HIV infected patients with pulmonary embolism and a contraindication to anticoagulation, who were treated with a bird's nest filter.

  17. Aneurisma de la vena de Galeno Galen's vein aneurysm

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    Sergio Piloña Ruiz

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La malformación arteriovenosa de la vena de Galeno es una enfermedad congénita poco frecuente que se produce a partir de un defecto en la fusión de las venas cerebrales internas y que, debido a la baja resistencia, produce un cuadro de falla cardíaca de alto gasto. Las manifestaciones clínicas son muy variables y dependen de la edad de presentación. El pronóstico depende del tamaño del aneurisma. Se presenta el caso de un recién nacido del sexo masculino, con diagnóstico prenatal de aneurisma de la vena de Galeno y, desde el nacimiento, graves signos de insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva de difícil tratamiento. Se realiza una revisión sobre el tema.Arteriovenous malformation of Galen's vein is an uncommon congenital disease present from a defect in internal cerebral veins fusion and that due to the low resistance, produces a high output heart failure. Clinical manifestations are very variables depending on age of presentation. Prognosis depends on the size of aneurysm. This is the case of a male newborn diagnosed prenatally with Galen's vein aneurysm and from his birth severe signs of congestive heart failure of difficult treatment. A literature review on this subject is made.

  18. X-ray examination in diagnosis of hepatic segment deficiency of inferior cava

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    Data on clinical and X-ray examination of 29 patients aged 2 weeks to 66 years with vena cava inferior hepatic segment deficiency are presented. The blood outflow from the lower part of the body was effected through the azygos vein in 17 patients, and through the hemiazygos one in 12 patients. The data obtained were in all cases correlated with the results of intracardiac research methods (the right and left heart cavities catherization and angiocardiography), with intraoperative and autopsy findings. An anomaly was found to prevail in patients (89.6%) with different types of abnormal heart position in the thoracic cavity. Along with examination of the cardiovascular system, the abdominal organs study was carried out: standard roentgenoscopy and radiography, both aiming to detect the liver position, gastrointestinal tract examination, and cholecystography

  19. Myocardial ischemia during intravenous DSA in patients with cardiac disease

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    A prospective study was performed for 48 patients who had histories of angina and were referred for digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Cardiac disease was graded according to the American Heart Association (AHA) functional classification system. Each patient received 2-5 injections of 40-ml diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium at 15 ml per second in the superior vena cava. Of the 28 patients in functional Classes I or II, 11% had angina and 32% had definite ischemic ECG changes after the DSA injections. Of the patients in functional Class III 63% had angina, and 58% had definite ischemic ECG changes after the injections. These observed cardiac effects following bolus injections of hypertonic ionic contrast media indicate that special precautions are necessary when performing intravenous DSA examinations on this group of high risk patients

  20. Myocardial ischemia during intravenous DSA in patients with cardiac disease

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    Hesselink, J.R.; Hayman, L.A.; Chung, K.J.; McGinnis, B.D.; Davis, K.R.; Taveras, J.M.

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    A prospective study was performed for 48 patients who had histories of angina and were referred for digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Cardiac disease was graded according to the American Heart Association (AHA) functional classification system. Each patient received 2-5 injections of 40-ml diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium at 15 ml per second in the superior vena cava. Of the 28 patients in functional Classes I or II, 11% had angina and 32% had definite ischemic ECG changes after the DSA injections. Of the patients in functional Class III 63% had angina, and 58% had definite ischemic ECG changes after the injections. These observed cardiac effects following bolus injections of hypertonic ionic contrast media indicate that special precautions are necessary when performing intravenous DSA examinations on this group of high risk patients.

  1. Toe Amputation After Minor Surgery in a Patient with Behçet's Disease: A Case Report.

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    Özalp, Burhan; Akcay, Cemal; Aydinol, Mustafa; Selçuk, Caferi Tayyar

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    Behçet's disease is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis. Although various clinical findings can be observed depending on the pathologic features caused by the blood vessels involved, the classic triad of the disease includes oral aphthae, genital ulcers, and uveitis. Although complications involving the aorta or the vena cava inferior can prove fatal, thrombophlebitis in the superficial veins of the lower extremities are more commonly observed. Some patients can remain asymptomatic for a long period after the diagnosis. In patients with positive pathergy test findings, trauma can trigger the inflammatory cascade. This case report presents a patient with vasculitis that occurred subsequent to minor surgery and led to amputation of the great toe in a female patient with a 14-year old history of Behçet's disease. PMID:26483163

  2. Research progress in non-permanent vein cava filters

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    Vein cava filter placement has already become one of the most effective measures for preventing pulmonary embolism which is usually secondary to deep vein thrombosis. With the development of research, non-permanent vein cava filter has been widely used. This paper aims to describe the recent progress in the research of non-permanent vein cava filters. (authors)

  3. Symptom severity and viral protein or RNA accumulation in lettuce affected by big-vein disease Severidad de síntomas y acumulación de proteínas o ARN virales en lechugas afectadas por la enfermedad de las venas grandes

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Big-vein disease (BVD is a widespread and economically damaging disease in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.. Typical symptoms are chlorotic clearing around leaf veins, leaf deformations, and impaired head development. In this research, we studied the relationship between symptom intensity and protein and viral RNA accumulation in infected plants. Naturally infected lettuce plants, from the field or greenhouse, were classified according to their symptomatology: mild, moderate, severe, and symptomless. Coat protein accumulation was evaluated by a double antibody sandwich/enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (DAS-ELISA, and RNA levels were studied by semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR and quantitative RT-PCR. Virus coat protein accumulation did not differ for the two viruses associated with this disease among lettuce plants showing different symptom severity. Similarly, abundance of Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus (MLBVV-RNA3 or Lettuce big-vein associated virus (LBVaV-RNA-2 were not different (P > 0.05 for diverse big vein disease severity rating scales. This suggests that symptom severity expressed by big-vein diseased lettuce plants did not necessarily reflect the accumulation of viruses associated with this disease in the host. Therefore, lettuce plants showing mild symptoms of BVD do not necessarily present lower virus levels than plants showing more severe symptomatology.La enfermedad de las venas grandes de la lechuga (Lactuca sativa L. es de origen viral, está ampliamente distribuida en el mundo, y provoca graves daños económicos en este cultivo. Los síntomas típicos de la enfermedad son clorosis alrededor de las venas, deformación de hojas y ausencia de formación de cabezas. En este trabajo se estudió la relación entre la intensidad de síntomas y la acumulación de proteínas y ARNs de origen viral en plantas afectadas por esta enfermedad. Lechugas infectadas naturalmente, provenientes de campo y de invernadero fueron clasificadas con sintomatología leve, intermedia, severa, y asintomáticas. La acumulación de proteínas de cubiertas virales fue evaluada utilizando DAS-ELISA (sandwich con doble anticuerpo-ensayo inmunoabsorbente ligado a enzima, y los niveles de ARN viral se estudiaron por medio de transcripción reversa-reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (RT-PCR semicuantitativa y RT-PCR cuantitativa. No hubo diferencia en la acumulación de proteínas virales para los dos virus asociados a esta enfermedad, al comparar plantas de lechugas con distintos niveles de severidad de síntomas. De forma similar, cuando se analizó la acumulación de ARNs virales en los diferentes niveles de la escala de severidad de síntomas utilizada, no hubo diferencias (P > 0,05 en la abundancia del ARN-3 del Virus Mirafiori de las venas grandes de la lechuga (MLBVV o el ARN-2 del Virus asociado de las venas grandes de la lechuga (LBVaV entre estos grupos. Esto sugiere que la severidad de los síntomas expresados en plantas afectadas por esta enfermedad no se relaciona necesariamente con una mayor acumulación de los virus asociados en el hospedero. Por lo tanto, lechugas que muestran síntomas suaves o moderados de venas grandes no necesariamente presentan menor acumulación de virus que plantas que muestran sintomatología más severa.

  4. Cisterna chyli in patients with malignancy-Influence of cardiovascular disease on the prevalence of the cisterna

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    Feuerlein, Sebastian, E-mail: sfeuerlein@yahoo.com [Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89075 Ulm (Germany); Stolz, Jochen [Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89075 Ulm (Germany); Muche, Rainer [Institute of Biometry, University of Ulm (Germany); Hetzel, Martin [Dept. of Pulmonology, Red Cross Hospital Stuttgart (Germany); Klass, Oliver; Brambs, Hans-Juergen; Pauls, Sandra [Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89075 Ulm (Germany)

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential correlation between the presence and size of the cisterna chyli (CC) on computed tomography (CT) and the presence of cardiovascular disease. Materials and methods: Out of a 3000-patient cohort 2599 patients who received a CT examination of the chest and/or abdomen with measurable inferior vena cava and azygos vein were included in this retrospective study. To assess the presence of cardiovascular disease the following parameters were recorded from the PACS or clinical information system: diameter of vena cava and azygos vein, presence of ascitis, serum creatinine, history of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease or arterial hypertension and medication (diuretics, beta-blocker). In addition the volume of the CC and the presence or absence of malignant disease were recorded. Mean values (vessel diameters, creatinine) or percentages were calculated and compared for the groups with (n = 416) and without (n = 2183) a cisterna. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed for all parameters to identify the potential association with the presence and size of a cisterna. In addition the simultaneous influence of the parameter malignancy, cardiovascular disease and age on presence and size of the CC was analyzed in a logistic regression model. Results: The presence or absence of a CC was not associated with any of the measured parameter. Regarding the size of the CC, there was a positive correlation with the diameter of the azygos vein, the presence of ascitis and diuretic medication. The influences of malignancy, elevated central venous pressure and age on the development of a CC proved to be highly significant but could not be separated or quantified. Conclusion: The volume of the cisterna chyli is influenced by pathologic states with an increased central venous pressure, while the presence or absence of the cisterna seems to be independent of those factors.

  5. Cisterna chyli in patients with malignancy-Influence of cardiovascular disease on the prevalence of the cisterna

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential correlation between the presence and size of the cisterna chyli (CC) on computed tomography (CT) and the presence of cardiovascular disease. Materials and methods: Out of a 3000-patient cohort 2599 patients who received a CT examination of the chest and/or abdomen with measurable inferior vena cava and azygos vein were included in this retrospective study. To assess the presence of cardiovascular disease the following parameters were recorded from the PACS or clinical information system: diameter of vena cava and azygos vein, presence of ascitis, serum creatinine, history of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease or arterial hypertension and medication (diuretics, beta-blocker). In addition the volume of the CC and the presence or absence of malignant disease were recorded. Mean values (vessel diameters, creatinine) or percentages were calculated and compared for the groups with (n = 416) and without (n = 2183) a cisterna. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed for all parameters to identify the potential association with the presence and size of a cisterna. In addition the simultaneous influence of the parameter malignancy, cardiovascular disease and age on presence and size of the CC was analyzed in a logistic regression model. Results: The presence or absence of a CC was not associated with any of the measured parameter. Regarding the size of the CC, there was a positive correlation with the diameter of the azygos vein, the presence of ascitis and diuretic medication. The influences of malignancy, elevated central venous pressure and age on the development of a CC proved to be highly significant but could not be separated or quantified. Conclusion: The volume of the cisterna chyli is influenced by pathologic states with an increased central venous pressure, while the presence or absence of the cisterna seems to be independent of those factors.

  6. Estudo comparativo da biocompatibilidade da submucosa intestinal porcina e pericárdio bovino usados como enxertos na veia cava de cães Comparative study of the biocompatibility of the porcine intestinal submucosa and bovine pericardium used as grafts in the inferior cava vein of dogs

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a biocompatibilidade entre submucosa de intestino delgado (SID porcino e o pericárdio bovino como enxerto no reparo de lesões criadas na veia cava inferior de cães. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis cães foram submetidos a laparotomia. Após a abertura da cavidade abdominal a veia cava foi identificada e em seguida procedeu-se com a retirada de um segmento elíptico de 1,5X3cm de sua parede anterior. Em 8 animais o defeito foi reparado com SID porcino (grupo A e nos 8 animais restantes o defeito foi reparado com pericárdio bovino (grupo B.No 30° dia de P.O. realizou-se uma ultra-sonografia e a eutanásia foi realizada no 40°dia de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Observou-se estenose da veia cava em 1 cão do grupo do grupo A e em 2 animais do grupo B além de trombose em 1 cão desse mesmo grupo. A análise microscópica revelou um processo inflamatório crônico moderado em ambos os grupos. A endotelização do enxerto, regeneração de fibras musculares lisas e depósito de colágeno também foi similar nos 2 grupos estudados. CONCLUSÃO: A SID provou ser um excelente substrato para a regeneração vascular quando implantado em veia cava superior, contudo os resultados encontrados não diferem daqueles observados com o uso de pericárdio bovino.PURPOSE: To compare the biocompatibility of the bovine pericardium and the small intestine submucosa (SIS when used to repair a created defect in the inferior vena cava of dogs. METHODS: Sixteen male mongrel dogs were submitted to a midline laparotomy incision. An elliptical segment (1,5 X 3,0 cm of the inferior vena cava, below the renal veins, was excised. In 8 dogs, the A group, a patch of porcine small bowel submucosa was used to repair the defect. In the 8 remaining dogs, the B group, a bovine pericardium was implanted in the vena cava. On the 30th post-operative day an ultrasound was performed in order to identify stenosis. The euthanasia was accomplished in the 40th post-operative day. Stenosis of the vein was observed in 1 dog of A group and in 2 of the B group. RESULTS: Partial thrombosis with collateral circulation was evidenced in 1 dog of the bovine pericardium group. A moderated chronic inflammatory process was evidenced in both groups. Microscopic evaluation, regarding endothelization of the implant, collagen deposition, smooth muscle growth, was similar in both groups. CONCLUSION: SIS proved to be a functional graft patch for possessing local vena cava remodeling and its biocompatibility was similar to bovine pericardium.

  7. Comparison of clinical features of Behcet disease according to age in a Tunisian cohort.

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    Hamzaoui, Amira; Jaziri, Fatima; Ben Salem, Thouraya; Said Imed Ben Ghorbel, Fatma; Lamloum, Mounir; Smiti Khanfir, Monia; Houman Mohamed, Habib

    2014-01-01

    Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic inflammatory disease that occurs most often between the second and fourth decade of life. Patients have been reported during the first months of life and after 70 years. Our objective was to determine the clinical, paraclinical and genetic characteristics of BD in patients aged 40 years. We conducted a comparative retrospective study including patients with BD (Criteria of International Study Group on BD). Patients were divided into two groups: those 40 years (Group two). The clinical, paraclinical and genetic (HLA) characteristics were determined and compared in the two groups. The data were compiled and analyzed using SPSS 11.0. Thirty totals of 430 patients were included. Group one included 81 patients (55 men and 26 women). Group two included 68 patients (45 men and 23 women). Cutaneous involvement (88.9 versus 76.5%; P=0.043), pseudofolliculitis (84 versus 64.5%; P=0.004) and vena cava thrombosis (11.11 vs 0%; P=0.004) were significantly more frequent in group one while joint involvements were more common in group two (57.4 versus 40.7%; P= 0.043). The frequency of erythema nodosum as well as ocular, vascular and neurological disorders was comparable between the two groups. Few studies in the literature have compared the clinical, paraclinical and genetic characteristics of BD, who had first symptom onset after 40 years of age. Late-onset BD, usually, affects both genders equally. According to present results, the frequency of severe organ involvement is equal regardless of age, except for vena cava thrombosis. PMID:25369008

  8. Comparison of clinical features of Behcet disease according to age in a Tunisian cohort.

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    Amira Hamzaoui

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Behcet's disease (BD is a multisystemic inflammatory disease that occurs most often between the second and fourth decade of life. Patients have been reported during the first months of life and after 70 years. Our objective was to determine the clinical, paraclinical and genetic characteristics of BD in patients aged 40 years. We conducted a comparative retrospective study including patients with BD (Criteria of International Study Group on BD. Patients were divided into two groups: those 40 years (Group two. The clinical, paraclinical and genetic (HLA characteristics were determined and compared in the two groups. The data were compiled and analyzed using SPSS 11.0. Thirty totals of 430 patients were included. Group one included 81 patients (55 men and 26 women. Group two included 68 patients (45 men and 23 women. Cutaneous involvement (88.9 versus 76.5%; P=0.043, pseudofolliculitis (84 versus 64.5%; P=0.004 and vena cava thrombosis (11.11 vs 0%; P=0.004 were significantly more frequent in group one while joint involvements were more common in group two (57.4 versus 40.7%; P= 0.043. The frequency of erythema nodosum as well as ocular, vascular and neurological disorders was comparable between the two groups. Few studies in the literature have compared the clinical, paraclinical and genetic characteristics of BD, who had first symptom onset after 40 years of age. Late-onset BD, usually, affects both genders equally. According to present results, the frequency of severe organ involvement is equal regardless of age, except for vena cava thrombosis.

  9. Investigation of the thrombo-embolic disease by simultaneous lung scintigraphy and lower limb gamma-phlebography

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    A venous thrombosis in the territory of the inferior vena cava and a possible embolus of the lung can be detected in one single examination by injecting 99mTc microagregates into a dorsal vein of each foot. A dynamic study of the venous blood flow by this method, which associates radionuclide phlebography of the lower limbs and lung scanning, was carried out 140 times in 127 patients and resulted in the detection of 107 cases of deep vein thrombosis. Apart from the unpleasantness of the injection, which in 11 cases obliged us to investigate only one limb, gamma-phlebography appears to be a harmless procedure well suited to the study of the thrombo-embolic disease

  10. The significance of leg phlebography for the diagnosis of diseases of the venous system: Indications, techniques and strength of proof

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    1) Leg phlebography continues to be of a decisive significance for the pre-operative differential-diagnosis of diseases of the venous system, in particular, for the verification of low phlebothrombosis. 2) The method of ascending phlebography according to Hach guarantees a comprehensive assessment of the low venous system including the functions of the opening valves of the long and short saphenous veins which are important for the development of the varicose. 3) Digital substraction angiography allows to improve contrasting of the proximal veins of the pelvic region and of the inferior vena cava thus providing for better assessment in particular of collateral circulation in acute phlebothrombosis or deficient recanalization in the postthrombotic syndrome. 4) When using non-ionic low-osmolarity contrast media, phlebography will be painfree and virtually without any complications even in the case of occlusion of the low veins. (orig.)

  11. A case of abnormal v. cava inf., thrombosis of v.poplitea sin., bilateral thrombosis vv.iliaci and the; infrarenal segment of v. cava inf

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    Full text: Abnormalities of lower vena cava (IVC) are with frequency 0.3-0.5% of the total population. In young patients with symptoms of venous insufficiency of the lower limbs or idiopathic deep venous thrombosis is suspected malformation of IVC. Also, the presence of abdominal varicose dilatation must point to the admission of portal orcaval venous malformation. Good knowledge of the anatomy of the IVC contributes to the proper evaluation of the axial CT slices, avoiding wrong diagnosis of pelvic, retroperitoneal and mediastinal masses. We present a case of a 26 year old man urgently admitted with pain and paraesthesia of the right leg. He carried out recently invasive procedure of IVC because of deep venous thrombosis of the right leg. there were performed ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis CT and MRI. Results: thrombosis of v.poplitea sinistra, vv.iliaci, infrarenal segment of IVC, varicose pararenal veins, hypoplastic hepatic segment of the IVC, dilated v.azigos. The establishment of venous variations and the concomitant collateral vascular network is essential for the correct interpretation of axial CT slices, thereby avoiding is diagnosis of adenopathy, pelvic, retroperitoneal or mediastinal mass

  12. The Castleman's Disease and Related Disorders - A Case Report.

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    Khan, M K; Talukder, R H; Kamruzzaman, M

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    Castleman's disease is a rare primary disease of the lymph nodes. Little is known about the management of the disease. Surgical treatment gives a very good result. What other modalities of treatment could be done is not yet established. The role of surgery gives good result and follow up evaluation is satisfactory. We found a solitary intra-abdominal mass of lymphoid hyperplasia with a histological diagnosis of Castlemans disease identified in the pathological data base. Unicentric disease was defined as it was a solitary mass. Clinical, Radiological and Laboratory data were analysed to evaluate treatment response. The patient also has related disorders as Acanthosis nigricans, Myoneuronal disorder as-MG and bronchiolitis. The patient diagnosed as angiofollicular hyperplasia (Castleman's disease). After evaluation patient under went surgical treatment, partial excision of tumor mass due to morbid adhesion with inferior vena cava. The patient becomes symptom free and lump disappears within 60 days of treatment. There was no recurrence of the disease after further evaluation. The author recommends that in Unicentric variant of Castlemans disease surgical resection of the tumor is curative. The unicentric tumour may be hyaline-vascular or hyaline-vascular/ plasma cell type. Partial resection, Radiotherapy or observation alone may avoid excessive aggressive therapy. PMID:26931270

  13. Corylucinine, a new Alkaloid from Corydalis cava (Fumariaceae), and its Cholinesterase Activity

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    Novák, Z.; Chlebek, J.; Opletal, L.; Jiroš, Pavel; Macáková, K.; Kuneš, J.; Cahlíková, L.

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    Roč. 7, č. 7 (2012), s. 859-860. ISSN 1934-578X Grant ostatní: SVV UK(CZ) 265002; SVV UK(CZ) 265001; FRVŠ(CZ) 664/2011; UNCE UK(CZ) 17/2012/ Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : Corydalis cava * corylucinine * 8-trichloromethyl-7,8-dihydropalmatine * acetylcholinesterase * butyrylcholinesterase * Alzheimer's disease Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 0.956, year: 2012

  14. Angiographic and hemodynamic evaluation of the mesoatrial shunt in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome and inferior vena caval obstruction

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    Obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is not uncommon in patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome. The caval obstruction may be due to thrombus or compression by an enlarged caudate lobe. Conventional portosystemic shunts are not possible in the presence of an obstructed IVC; the mesoatrial shunt is indicated in these patients. Between 1973 and 1986, the authors studied 13 patients (ten female, three male) with Budd-Chiari syndrome and IVC obstruction in whom mesoatrial shunts were subsequently constructed. Polycythemia rubra vera was the most common predisposing condition. Preoperative evaluation included US, scintigraphy, CT, and angiography (hepatic arteriography, hepatic venography and pressure measurements, inferior vena cavography, arterial portography). Postoperatively shunts were assessed angiographically and hemodynamically, and several patients underwent CT. The shunts were catheterized via a brachial or femoral venous approach, which allowed pressures along the shunt from the superior mesenteric vein to the right atrium to be measured. The mesoatrial shunt is a relatively new procedure which is indicated in patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome complicated by IVC obstruction. Shunt patency may be demonstrated arteriographically or with CT, but hemodynamic evaluation with measurement of pressure gradients is required to assess shunt function

  15. Anemia of Chronic Liver Diseases

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    The pathogenetic mechanisms of anemia in patients with chronic liver disease were observed. Seventeen patients with moderate to advanced hepatic diseases were studied by various methods. Only patients without previous blood loss were included : 14 had cirrhosis, 2 had active chronic hepatitis, and one had inferior vena cava obstruction with associated liver cirrhosis. The followings were the results: 1. The anemia based on red blood cell count, Hb., and Ht. was found in 76.5-78.6% of the patients. 2. Red cell indices indicated that normo-macrocytic and normochromic anemia was present is the majority of the patients. 3. No evidence of megaloblastic anemia was found on the basis of the morphological examinations. 4. Serum iron, TIBC, % saturation and iron content in the bone marrow indicated that iron deficiency anemia was present in about half of the patients. 5. In the view of the erythrocyte dynamics, primary increase in the red cell destruction was ascribed to the cause of the anemia. 6. Decrease in the red cell survival time was not correlated with MCV, % saturation and S.L. ratio. Also, hemoglobin level was not correlated with MCV, % saturation and T50 Cr. Therefore, multiple causes may be involved in the pathogenesis of the anemia. 7. Anemia as determined by the red cell volume was found in only 60% of the patients. It may be possible that hemodilutional anemia is present.

  16. VENA FEMORAL BITRONCULAR CON TRONCO AXIOFEMORAL ORIGINADO DE LA VENA SAFENA PARVA

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    Full Text Available El conocimiento de la anatomía de las venas de los miembros inferiores del humano es fundamental para comprender la fisiopatología, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de patologías vasculares. La mayoría de errores en el diagnóstico y en el tratamiento de estas patologías obedece a variaciones anatómicas. En este estudio, se reflexiona, se analiza y se discute sobre las implicaciones que en la clínica y en las nuevas investigaciones en morfología tiene una variación anatómica, encontrada en un cadáver de género femenino, en el cual, se evidenció una duplicación de la vena poplítea, de una vena que pasa a través del hiato aductor, mientras que la otra asciende por la cara posterior del muslo, siguiendo el trayecto del nervio ciático. A pesar que las venas de los miembros inferiores guardan algunas características comunes, cada vez se describe -con mayor detalleun elevado número de variaciones, lo que influye en la búsqueda de trombos descritos en artículos de revistas indexadas y no se tienen en cuenta en otros patrones de distribución.

  17. Intracardiac Thrombosis in Sickle Cell Disease

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    Nikparvar, Marzieh; Evazi, Mohammad Reza; Eftekhari, Tasnim; Moosavi, Farzaneh

    2016-01-01

    In patients with sickle cell disease, thrombotic microangiopathy is a rare complication. Also in sickle cell disease, intracardiac thrombus formation without structural heart diseases or atrial arrhythmias is a rare phenomenon. We herein describe a 22-year-old woman, who was a known case of sickle cell-βthalassemia, had a history of recent missed abortion, and was admitted with a vaso-occlusive crisis. The patient had manifestations of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, including laboratory evidence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, respiratory distress, fever, jaundice, and abnormal liver function and coagulation tests, accompanied by clot formation on the Eustachian valve of the inferior vena cava in the right atrium and also a long and worm-like thrombus in the right ventricle. Therapeutic plasma exchange improved her clinical condition, and her intracardiac thrombus was completely resolved after 1 week. Echocardiography, as a simple and inexpensive imaging modality, had a significant role in the diagnosis and follow-up of this patient. PMID:26989287

  18. Intracardiac Thrombosis in Sickle Cell Disease.

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    Nikparvar, Marzieh; Evazi, Mohammad Reza; Eftekhari, Tasnim; Moosavi, Farzaneh

    2016-03-01

    In patients with sickle cell disease, thrombotic microangiopathy is a rare complication. Also in sickle cell disease, intracardiac thrombus formation without structural heart diseases or atrial arrhythmias is a rare phenomenon. We herein describe a 22-year-old woman, who was a known case of sickle cell-βthalassemia, had a history of recent missed abortion, and was admitted with a vaso-occlusive crisis. The patient had manifestations of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, including laboratory evidence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, respiratory distress, fever, jaundice, and abnormal liver function and coagulation tests, accompanied by clot formation on the Eustachian valve of the inferior vena cava in the right atrium and also a long and worm-like thrombus in the right ventricle. Therapeutic plasma exchange improved her clinical condition, and her intracardiac thrombus was completely resolved after 1 week. Echocardiography, as a simple and inexpensive imaging modality, had a significant role in the diagnosis and follow-up of this patient. PMID:26989287

  19. Intracardiac Thrombosis in Sickle Cell Disease

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    Marzieh Nikparvar

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    Full Text Available In patients with sickle cell disease, thrombotic microangiopathy is a rare complication. Also in sickle cell disease, intracardiac thrombus formation without structural heart diseases or atrial arrhythmias is a rare phenomenon. We herein describe a 22-year-old woman, who was a known case of sickle cell-βthalassemia, had a history of recent missed abortion, and was admitted with a vaso-occlusive crisis. The patient had manifestations of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, including laboratory evidence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, respiratory distress, fever, jaundice, and abnormal liver function and coagulation tests, accompanied by clot formation on the Eustachian valve of the inferior vena cava in the right atrium and also a long and worm-like thrombus in the right ventricle. Therapeutic plasma exchange improved her clinical condition, and her intracardiac thrombus was completely resolved after 1 week. Echocardiography, as a simple and inexpensive imaging modality, had a significant role in the diagnosis and follow-up of this patient.

  20. Atresia of the Coronary Sinus Ostium to the Right Atrium with a Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Atresia del Ostium del Seno Coronario en el Atrio Derecho con una Vena Cava Superior Izquierda Persistente

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    The coronary sinus has lately assumed an important role in the cardiologic clinic once it has been widely used in invasive procedures of the heart. Commonly, it is used during the electrodes implants for the epimiocardic monitoring of the cardiac rhythm, through a biventricular pace maker. These invasive procedures are not possible in hearts with an atresic coronary sinus ostium. In the presence of this anomaly, another may occur: the development of the "Marchal" vein which is a remaining of ...

  1. Fibrosing mediastinitis with superior vena cava obstruction as the initial presentation of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in a young child

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    We present a 2-year-old girl with an unusual presentation of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH). Five months prior to admission to our hospital, she received IV steroids for bronchial obstruction. On admission, clinical signs of SVC obstruction were evident and a mediastinal mass was evident on the chest radiograph and MRI. Biopsy revealed fibrosing mediastinitis. Five months later, osteolysis was present on a skull radiograph. Surgical biopsy of the skull lesion revealed LCH. This case is unique because it demonstrates a rare initial manifestation of LCH that has not been previously reported. Furthermore, the primary, solitary mediastinal manifestation without calcifications was histologically interpreted as fibrosing mediastinitis, and the final diagnosis of LCH was only made after identifying the skull lesion. (orig.)

  2. Use of the Frog Heart Preparation to Teach Students about the Spontaneous Mechanical Activity of the Vena Cava

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    Hill, Brent J. F.; Goodman, Ian; Moran, William M.

    2011-01-01

    Most undergraduate physiology texts describe veins simply as reservoirs for blood and conduits for return of blood to the heart. This article describes a laboratory exercise that can be performed by students to demonstrate that veins are much more than reservoirs and conduits for blood flow: they possess a dynamic rhythmic contraction. In this…

  3. Direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt creation via the inter-strut space of the inferior vena cava stent

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    Highlights: • The feasibility of DIPS creation through an IVC stent was investigated. • DIPS creation through the IVC stent was successful in all four patients. • DIPS creation through the IVC stent is feasible

  4. The use of cone-beam CT in assisting percutaneous translumbar catheter placement into the inferior vena cava

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    Highlights: • Provides a 3D map to check the pathway of the access needle and its planned trajectory. • Identifies the location of structures which can be damaged by the needle. • Confirms the position of the needle relative to the IVC. • May reduce complications in patients with limited windows of access or large body habitus

  5. Leiomiossarcoma da veia cava inferior: relato de caso

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    Full Text Available Relatamos um caso de paciente do sexo feminino, 48 anos, com quadro clínico de dor abdominal de moderada intensidade e abaulamento do abdome. Ao exame físico constatou-se massa abdominal palpável. A tomografia computadorizada mostrou volumosa massa retroperitoneal, com realce heterogêneo e íntima relação com a veia cava inferior. Realizou-se ressecção em bloco da massa e do segmento invadido da veia cava. A histologia revelou leiomiossarcoma.

  6. Analysing Temporally Annotated Corpora with CAVaT

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    We present CAVaT, a tool that performs Corpus Analysis and Validation for TimeML. CAVaT is an open source, modular checking utility for statistical analysis of features specific to temporally-annotated natural language corpora. It provides reporting, highlights salient links between a variety of general and time-specific linguistic features, and also validates a temporal annotation to ensure that it is logically consistent and sufficiently annotated. Uniquely, CAVaT provides analysis specific to TimeML-annotated temporal information. TimeML is a standard for annotating temporal information in natural language text. In this paper, we present the reporting part of CAVaT, and then its error-checking ability, including the workings of several novel TimeML document verification methods. This is followed by the execution of some example tasks using the tool to show relations between times, events, signals and links. We also demonstrate inconsistencies in a TimeML corpus (TimeBank) that have been detected with CAVaT...

  7. Disease: H00943 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available e), and persistence of the left superior vena cava. It is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. Expression analysis of mouse... RBM10 as the gene that causes a syndromic form of cleft palate. Am J Hum Genet 86:743-8 (2010) PMID:21910224 (des...H00943 TARP syndrome TARP syndrome is a disorder marked by early lethality. It comprises Talipes... orthologue of the causative gene revealed that the gene is expresse...cription, gene) Gripp KW, Hopkins E, Johnston JJ, Krause C, Dobyns WB, Biese

  8. Embolization of Collateral Vessels Using Mechanically Detachable Coils in Young Children with Congenital Heart Disease

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    Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of embolizing collateral vessels using mechanically detachable coils (MDCs) in children aged 3 years or younger with congenital heart disease. The subjects were 8 children with congenital heart disease featuring collateral vessels (age 18 days-3 years): 3 with a single ventricle, 2 with the tetralogy of Fallot, 2 with pulmonary atresia, and 1 with a ventricular septal defect. The embolized vessels were the major aortopulmonary collateral artery (MAPCA) in 5 patients, the persistent left superior vena cava in 2, and the coronary arteriovenous fistula in 1. A 4 or a 5 F catheter was used as the guiding device, and embolization was performed using MDCs and other conventional coils introduced through the microcatheter. One patient had growth of new MAPCAs after embolization, and these MAPCAs were also embolized with MDCs. Thus, a total of 9 embolization procedures were performed in 8 patients. Complete occlusion of the collateral vessels was achieved in 8 of 9 procedures (89%). Seven of 8 patients (88%) had uneventful courses after embolization, and MDC procedures appeared to play important roles in avoiding coil migration and achievement of safe coil embolization. One patient who underwent MAPCA embolization showed no improvement in heart function and died 2 months and 19 days later. Embolization of collateral vessels using MDCs in young children with congenital heart disease can be an effective procedure and a valuable adjunct to surgical management

  9. Pure laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma with chronic liver disease

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    Full Text Available Pure laparoscopic hepatectomy is a less invasive procedure than conventional open hepatectomy for the resection of hepatic lesions. Increases in experiences with the technique, in combination with advances in technology, have promoted the popularity of pure laparoscopic hepatectomy. However, indications for usage and potential contraindications of the procedure remain unresolved. The characteristics and specific advantages of the procedure, especially for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC patients with chronic liver diseases, are reviewed and discussed in this paper. For cirrhotic patients with liver tumors, pure laparoscopic hepatectomy minimizes destruction of the collateral blood and lymphatic flow from laparotomy and mobilization, and mesenchymal injury from compression. Therefore, pure laparoscopic hepatectomy has the specific advantage of minimal postoperative ascites production that leads to lowering the risk of disturbance in water or electrolyte balance and hypoproteinemia. It minimizes complications that routinely trigger postoperative serious liver failure. Under adequate patient positioning and port arrangement, the partial resection of the liver in the area of subphrenic space, peri-inferior vena cava area or next to the attachment of retro-peritoneum is facilitated in pure laparoscopic surgery by providing good vision and manipulation in the small operative field. Furthermore, the features of reduced post-operative adhesion, good vision, and manipulation within the small area between the adhesions make this procedure safer in the context of repeat hepatectomy procedures. These improved features are especially advantageous for patients with liver cirrhosis and multicentric and/or metachronous HCCs.

  10. Successful management of acute thromboembolic disease complicated with heparin induced thrombocytopenia type II (HIT II: a case series

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    Trellopoulos George

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II (HIT II is a rare immune-mediated complication of heparin. The diagnosis of HIT is considered in patients exposed to heparin, presenting with thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. We present two cases with massive pulmonary embolism and HIT, successfully treated with the administration of fondaparinux, an alternative anticoagulant, combined with the insertion of an inferior vena cava filter for the prevention of new thromboembolic events. The two cases supplement the available data of the use of fondaparinux in patients with HIT and pulmonary embolism, before further large studies establish its efficacy and safety in this group of patients. Moreover, the management of these patients reveals the need for future evaluation of the combined therapy of alternative anticoagulant agents with the placement of vena cava filters.

  11. Veno-occlusive disease and primary hepatic vein thrombosis in Israeli Arabs.

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    Ghanem, J; Hershko, C

    1981-05-01

    In a survey of nine major Israeli hospitals, 29 patients diagnosed between 1955 and 1975 as suffering from hepatic vein thrombosis were identified. Fifteen of the patients were Jews and 14 were Arabs. In contrast to the Jewish patients, all of whom were adults, the majority of the Arab patients were children below 10 years of age. Primary hepatic vein occlusion was 2.4 times more common among Arab than among Jewish patients. Of the 11 Arab patients with primary hepatic vein occlusion, three had histological changes typical of veno-occlusive disease; whereas in five others, thrombotic occlusion of large hepatic veins or of the vena cava was documented. Although no plant alkaloids could be directly implicated in any of the Arab patients, circumstantial evidence strongly supports such an etiology. All of our Arab patients originated from small agricultural communities where ancient methods of winnowing, which expose the home-ground wheat to a high risk of contamination by grains containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids, are still in use. This report confirms the world-wide distribution of veno-occlusive disease, and under-lines the need for a systematic search for possible sources of poisoning by pyrrolizidine alkaloids. PMID:7263190

  12. Clinical application of radionuclide cardiac study to the right heart diseases

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    We experienced the four cases of rare right heart diseases: those are two-chambered right ventricle, ball thrombus in right ventricle, right ventricular hypertrophy and tricuspid valve regurgitation due to multiple pulmonary infarction, and right ventricular and right atrial infarction. The preoperative or ante mortem diagnosis of these diseases is difficult, especially by use of a noninvasive technique. This report shows the usefulness of radionuclide cardiac study for diagnosis of these cases. In the two-chambered right ventricle, abnormal muscle bundle was visualized by 201Tlcl and was observed as the filling defect by sup(99m)Tc-HSA radionuclide angiography. The ball thrombus showed the filling defect of sup(99m)Tc-HSA in the right ventricle but was not extracted by 201Tlcl in the site of the defect area. In the multiple pulmonary infarction, the right ventricular free wall was visualized by 201Tlcl, and during right ventricular systole, regurgitation from right atrium to inferior vena cava was noticed by means of sup(99m)Tc-HSA radionuclide angiography. These findings suggested right ventricular hypertrophy and tricuspid valve regurgitation. In the right ventricular and right atrial infarction, right ventricular ejection fraction and right atrial fractional emptying were lower than those of normal controls. (author)

  13. Unusual Case of an Ectopic Spleen

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    Absence of spleen in its normal location on echocardiogram. Associated anomaly: Congenital heart disease of coexisting atrial and ventricular septal defect, right sided aorta, drainage of azygous vein into superior vena cava.

  14. Quantitative measurement of hemodynamics of inferior vena in healthy volunteers with phase-contrast MR imaging at 3.0 T

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    Objective: To explore the feasibility of quantitative hemodynamics measurement of inferior vena cava (IVC) in healthy volunteers with phase-contrast sequence on 3.0 T MR system (3.0 T PC-MRI), and to evaluate the relationship between IVC lumen area, blood flow, and velocity. Methods: Fifty healthy adult volunteers prospective underwent IVC PC-MRI at 3.0 T MR system. All volunteers were from our hospital for the routine chest or abdomen examinations, no heart disease and lung disease always, heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram was in normal range, no abnormalities were found in clinical and abdominal imaging examinations, and IVC disease was excluded by ultrasonic examination. The area (A), mean velocity (MV), mean flux (MF), regurgitant fraction (RF) and time-flow curve of upper and middle segments of IVC during one cardiac cycle were observed. Independent samples t test was used to compare IVC lumen area and blood flow, velocity between different genders, different age groups (18 to 30 years old group, more than 30 years old group) and different phase velocity encoding value of IVC middle segment, one-way ANOVA was used to compare different phase velocity encoding value of IVC upper segment [(60, 80, 100)cm/s]. Pearson correlation coefficient and regression equation were used to evaluate the relationships between area, blood flow, and velocity. Results: Among 50 patients with successful completion of the examination, significant difference was found in A, MV, MF and RF between the different IVC segments. MF of the IVC middle segment were (37.94 ± 7.32) and (33.68 ± 6.65) ml/s in male (n=24) and female (n=26), respectively; significant difference was found in different genders (t=2.49, P=0.017). MF of upper segment and middle segments of IVC were (54.89 ± 10.98) and (38.29 ± 7.54) ml/s in 18 to 30 years old group (n=27), while MF of upper segment and the middle of IVC were (44.96 ± 8.49) and (32.65 ± 5.59) ml/s in older than 30 years old group (n=23) with significant difference (t=3.34, 2.15, P<0.01). Peak positive velocity were (55.36 ± 6.30), (61.30 ± 12.42), (62.55 ± 13.09) cm/s in different phase velocities (60, 80 and 100 cm/s), while peak negative velocity (PNV) were (42.37 ± 19.18),(32.79 ± 24.67), (24.61 ± 21.20) cm/s with significant differences (F=4.258, 7.794, P<0.05). The overall image quality was good for quantitative measurement between different phase velocity encoding values of upper segment and the middle IVC (image evaluation are greater than or equal to 3, 11 patients were three points, 24 patients were four points, 15 patients five points). The relation between the PC flow image of IVC and the cardiac cycle was sine wave, the area and the velocity of upper and middle segments of IVC was negative (r=-0.466 and -0.765, P<0.01), and no linear correlation between the area and the flow of upper and middle segments of IVC (r=0.259, 0.046, P>0.05). There were slight reverse flow during systolic and diastolic cycle. Conclusion: The area, flow and velocity of IVC can be rapidly, accurately and noninvasive measured with PC-MRI, and different ages, different genders and different anatomical parts of IVC had obvious hemodynamic differences. (authors)

  15. Vena porta thrombosis in patient with inherited factor VII deficiency

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    Klovaite, Jolanta; Friis-Hansen, Lennart Jan; Larsen, Fin S; Toffner-Clausen, Nielsaage; Bjerrum, Ole W

    2010-01-01

    inherited FVII deficiency and chronic vena porta thrombosis. She presented at 32 weeks of gestation with spontaneously increased international normalized ratio, severe thrombocytopenia and very few unspecific symptoms. The extensive examination of the patient revealed cavernous transformation of the portal...... vein with well expressed portosystemic collaterals, heterozygosity for three common polymorphisms in FVII gene, associated with reduction in plasma FVII levels, and no other factors predisposing to thrombosis....

  16. Optional inferior vena caval filters: where are we now?

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    Keeling, A N

    2008-08-01

    With the advent of newer optional\\/retrievable inferior vena caval filters, there has been a rise in the number of filters inserted globally. This review article examines the currently available approved optional filter models, outlines the clinical indications for filter insertion and examines the expanding indications. Additionally, the available evidence behind the use of optional filters is reviewed, the issue of anticoagulation is discussed and possible future filter developments are considered.

  17. Placement of the VenaTech LP Caval Filter in the Elderly: Feasibility and Clinical Benefits of Insertion Via the Arm

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    Purpose. To evaluate routine use of access sites in the arm for percutaneous caval filter placement (PCFP) in elderly patients. Neck arthritis, patient anxiety, access site thrombosis or fecal/urinary incontinence complicating jugular or femoral access may require alternative access sites in this population. Methods. Access via the right arm was chosen for PCFP (VenaTech LP). The indication for PCFP was deep vein thrombosis, a history of pulmonary embolism, and a contraindication to anticoagulant therapy. Ultrasound-guided puncture was performed after diameter measurement of the arm veins (OAV). The filter was inserted with standard imaging procedures. Procedural difficulty was graded and compared with OAV and the angle from the arm vein to the superior vena cava (αAV/SVC). Results. Over 2 years, 16 patients (14 women, 2 men) with an average age of 90 years (range 79-97 years) were included in the study. The average OAV value of the basilic or brachial veins was 4.2 mm (range 3.0-5.1 mm). The minimal OAV for successful access was determined after the first 15 patients. No hematoma occurred at the puncture sites. The average αAV/SVC value was 62 deg. (range 29 deg. - 90 deg.). Arm access was possible in 12 of 16 patients (75%) with OAV ≥ 3.5 mm and αAV/SVC ≥ 29 deg. Every procedure via the arm was graded 'easy' by the operator, regardless of angulation values. Femoral access was used in one case due to the impossibility of traversing the heart (patient no. 2), and jugular access was used in 3 of 16 (19%) patients due to puncture failure (patient no. 4), small OAV (3 mm) (patient no. 6), and stenosis of the distal right subclavian vein (patient no.16), respectively. Conclusion. PCFP via the arm can be routinely accomplished in patients older than 75 years, provided OAV ≥ 3.5 mm, and αAV/SVC ≥ 29 deg

  18. Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the kidney with vena caval tumor thrombus: diagnosis and management.

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    Kourda, N; El Atat, R; Derouiche, A; Zeddini, A; Chebil, M; Baltagi, S; Zermani, R

    2007-04-01

    Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) of the kidney are rare and highly aggressive malignancies. We report a case of 28-year-old male with PNET of the kidney with inferior vena caval thrombus. Immunohistochemistry revealed strong positivity for CD99 and weak positivity for vimentin. Neuron-specific enolase (NSE), chromogranin and cytokeratin were negative. Patient underwent nephrectomy and six cycles of polychemotherapy the patient was in partial remission. He underwent two further cycles of high dose chemotherapy and died 9 months after diagnosis due to liver metastases. The diagnosis of renal PNET must be considered in young patients with renal neoplasm, particularly those with advanced disease at presentation. Achieving exact diagnosis has important clinical consequences. PMID:17633810

  19. Diagnostic imaging of venous disease. Pt. I. Methods in the diagnosis of veins and thrombosis; Bildgebende Diagnostik von Erkrankungen der Venen. T. 1. Methoden der Venendiagnostik und Diagnostik der Thrombose

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    Krueger, K. [Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikum, Institut fuer Radiologie und Interventionelle Therapie, Berlin (Germany); Wildberger, J. [Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Institut fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Berlin (Germany); Haage, P. [Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, Klinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Wuppertal (Germany); Landwehr, P. [Diakoniekrankenhaus Henriettenstiftung, Klinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Hannover (Germany)

    2008-10-15

    Diseases of the venous system are common. A variety of diagnostic imaging methods are available. Of these, ultrasound with color-coded duplex sonography is the preferred method in the diagnosis of vein diseases, especially in patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and varicosis. Compression sonography is a very accurate test in the diagnosis of DVT of the lower and upper extremities in symptomatic patients. Still today, phlebography is an important tool in the diagnosis of venous diseases. Computed tomography (CT) plays an important role in disorders of the superior and inferior vena cava and of the iliac vein. Today, the role of MR venography in vein diseases is limited. (orig.) [German] Erkrankungen des Venensystems betreffen grosse Teile der Bevoelkerung. Verschiedene bildgebende Verfahren stehen in der Diagnostik zur Verfuegung. Unter diesen ist die Sonographie, ergaenzt durch die farbkodierte Duplexsonographie, die Methode der Wahl. Dies gilt insbesondere fuer die haeufigsten Venenerkrankungen: die Phlebothrombose und die Varicosis. Die Kompressionssonographie weist bei symptomatischen Patienten eine hohe Sensitivitaet und Spezifitaet in der Diagnostik der Thrombose der tiefen Venen der oberen und unteren Extremitaet auf. Die Phlebographie stellt trotz der Bedeutung der Sonographie auch zum gegenwaertigen Zeitpunkt noch eine wichtige Methode in der Diagnostik von Venenerkrankungen dar. Die Computertomographie wird ueberwiegend fuer die Diagnostik der Koerperstammvenen eingesetzt. Die MR-Phlebographie hat bislang keinen breiten Einsatz in der Routinediagnostik der Venen finden koennen. (orig.)

  20. Abernethy malformation with multiple aneurysms: incidentally found in an adult woman with Caroli's disease.

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    Kong, Yalin; Zhang, Hongyi; Liu, Chengli; Wu, Di; He, Xiaojun; Xiao, Mei; Zhao, Gang; Zhang, Hui

    2013-01-01

    Abernethy malformation is a rare anomaly with partial or complete congenital absence of the portal vein and subsequent development of extrahepatic portocaval shunts. We present the case of a 28-year-old woman who was incidentally diagnosed with type II Abernethy malformation and multiple aneurysms during an investigation for nonspecific abdominal pain and fever. The patient had been diagnosed with Caroli's disease at the age of 10 and liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension a few years before. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported with all such congenital anomalies associated together. Ultrasound, computed tomography, including three-dimensional reconstruction, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed which revealed a side-to-side shunt between the extrahepatic portal vein and the inferior vena cava, multiple aneurismal cystic dilation of the spleen artery and left renal artery, and extensive intrahepatic bile duct cysitic dilation with calculus formation. Etiology, clinical significance and management strategies with regard to these abnormalities are discussed. PMID:23396746

  1. Enhancement of Human Hair Growth Using Ecklonia cava Polyphenols

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    Shin, Hyoseung; Cho, A-Ri; Kim, Dong Young; Munkhbayer, Semchin; Choi, Soon-Jin; Jang, Sunhyae; Kim, Seong Ho; Shin, Hyeon-Cheol

    2016-01-01

    Background Ecklonia cava is a brown alga that contains various compounds, including carotenoids, fucoidans, and phlorotannins. E. cava polyphenols (ECPs) are known to increase fibroblast survival. The human dermal papilla cell (hDPC) has the properties of mesenchymal-origin fibroblasts. Objective This study aims to investigate the effect of ECPs on human hair growth promotion in vitro and ex vivo. Methods MTT assays were conducted to examine the effect of ECPs on hDPC proliferation. Hair growth was measured using ex-vivo hair follicle cultures. Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to evaluate the mRNA expression of various growth factors in ECP-treated hDPCs. Results Treatment with 10 µg/ml purified polyphenols from E. cava (PPE) enhanced the proliferation of hDPCs 30.3% more than in the negative control (p<0.001). Furthermore, 0.1 µg/ml PPE extended the human hair shaft 30.8% longer than the negative control over 9 days (p<0.05). Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) mRNA expression increased 3.2-fold in hDPCs following treatment with 6 µg/ml PPE (p<0.05). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA expression was also increased 2.0-fold by 3 µg/ml PPE (p<0.05). Treatment with 10 µg/ml PPE reduced oxidative stress in hDPCs (p<0.05). Conclusion These results suggest that PPE could enhance human hair growth. This can be explained by hDPC proliferation coupled with increases in growth factors such as IGF-1 and VEGF. Reducing oxidative stress is also thought to help increase hDPCs. These favorable results suggest that PPE is a promising therapeutic candidate for hair loss. PMID:26848214

  2. The Comparison of Pulse Oximetry and Cardiac Catheterization in Managing the Treatment of Children with Congenital Heart Disease

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Bachground & aim: Pulse oximetry and cardiac catheterization are concerned in the treatment of children with congenital heart disease. Diagnosis of arterial oxygen saturation in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD can be used to assess and manage their effecacy. The purpose of this study was to compare pulse oximetry and cardiac catheterizations in treatment manage of children with congenital heart disease. Methods: In the present cross sectional study, 110 patients with cyanic and non syani heart disease were studied undergoing right and left heart catheterization by pulse oximetry of index finger and simultaneously, oxygen saturation was measured by cardiac catheterization. Data were analyzed with SPSS software by using Pearson correlation and linear regression. Results: A significant correlation was seen between arterial oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry and arterial oxygen saturation (p<0.0001 as well as heart rate, electrocardiogram and pulse oximetry (p<0.0001 respectively. Furthermore, the presence of cyanosis (p=0.001, digital clubbing of the fingers ((p=0.001, low oxygen saturation in the superior vena cava and right atrium (p=0.002 can reduce the accuracy of pulse oximetry for detection of arterial oxygen saturation. The mean right atrial pressure can effect on accuracy of pulse oximetry to detect heartbeat (p=0.034. Maximum sensitivity and specificity for detection of pulse oximetry oxygen saturation was 88 % and 88 heart rate per minute. Conclusion: Pulse oximetric is a useful tool for estimating the arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate in children with congenital heart disease (CHD and is a non-invasive method in comparison with cardiac catheterization. Key words: Pulse oximeter, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

  3. Modified Senning Procedure for Correction of Atrioventricular Discordance With Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Atrial Situs Inversus, Dextrocardia, and Bilateral Superior Venae Cavae.

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    Sebastian, Vinod A; Guleserian, Kristine J; Juraszek, Amy; Kane, Colin; Hamzeh, Rabih; Forbess, Joseph M

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    The Senning and Mustard baffles remain important techniques for the treatment of congenitally corrected transposition (cc-TGA), isolated ventricular inversion, and D-transposition of the great arteries with delayed presentation. We describe the treatment of an 8-month old infant with atrioventricular discordance, ventriculoarterial concordance, and dextrocardia with atrial situs inversus. A modified Senning procedure was performed through the "left-sided" atrium. Modifications of the Senning and Mustard baffles remain important tools in the treatment of rare conditions like isolated ventricular inversion. PMID:26434442

  4. Partially unroofed coronary sinus with persistent left superior vena cava: the utility of two and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography: a case report

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    Kanazawa, Shinya; Miyawaki, Ikuko; Yamazaki, Kazuo

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    Unroofed coronary sinus (URCS) is a rare cardiac anomaly, in which communication occurs between the coronary sinus (CS) and the left atrium (LA) because of partial or complete absence of the CS roof. A 30-year-old woman was scheduled for surgical closure of atrial septal defect, mitral valve repair and tricuspid annuloplasty. The intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed left-to-right shunt between the CS and the LA. The three-dimensional (3D) TEE confirmed the diagnosis of partially URCS. This defect was repaired with a pericardial patch. In this case, the 3D images of URCS, which were a helpful supplement to the 2D images, providing better visualization of the wall defect and more information regarding the size and location of the defect. The combined use of 2D and 3D images provides valuable information to aid in understanding the anatomy and morphology of this rare anomaly. PMID:25097740

  5. Critical stenosis and massive calcifications secondary to infra-renal vena cava thrombosis. Multi-slice computed tomography volume-rendering imaging

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    Thrombosis of the IVC is a rare and often under-recognized problem. It is mostly associated with deep-vein thrombosis, but there are several conditions which may lead to IVC thrombosis as well. Complications of IVC thrombosis may be of embolic or thrombotic nature. Post-thrombotic IVC calcifications have been rarely described. We report of a 42-year-old man with a history of DVT who complained of abdominalgia and developed venous collateral circulation on the anterior thoracic and abdominal wall. Using Doppler ultrasound and CTA, massive calcifications and a critical stricture of the infra-renal portion of the IVC were diagnosed. The authors describe the imaging procedures used to diagnose this case and give a short review of literature concerning similar cases. (author)

  6. Budd-Chiari Syndrome Caused by Obstruction of the Hepatic Inferior Vena Cava: Immediate and 2-Year Treatment Results of Transluminal Angioplasty and Metallic Stent Placement

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    Purpose: To assess the usefulness of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and expandable metallic stent (EMS) placement for treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). Methods: Thirty-two patients with BCS were treated by PTA alone or by PTA and EMS placement. Among the 32 patients, a membranous obstruction was found in 24 and a segmental stenosis or occlusion in 8 patients. The follow-up period for PTA was 38-68 months (mean 52.2 months); for EMS it was 20-36 months (mean 24.3 months). Results: Twenty-one patients underwent PTA as the primary treatment. Of these, one patient died of disseminated intravascular coagulation shortly after the procedure; 20 had good to excellent initial angiographic and clinical results. Of the 20, restenosis or reocclusion developed in 10 patients (48%), all before 27 months; 8 patients (38%) became symptomatic, and 2 remained symptom-free for a total recurrent obstruction rate of 50%. The EMS group of 17 patients included 11 patients who underwent primary stenting and 6 patients with secondary stenting after recurrence following primary PTA; restenosis was demonstrated in only 2 patients (12%). Conclusions: We conclude that PTA alone produces excellent short-term results and about 50% sustained patency after 2 years in patients with BCS; therefore it should remain the procedure of first choice. Stents should be reserved for primary or secondary PTA failures

  7. Defibrillation lead placement using a transthoracic transatrial approach in a case without transvenous access due to lack of the right superior vena cava

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    Otsuka, Yosuke; Okamura, Hideo; Sato, Syunsuke; Nakajima, Ikutaro; Ishibashi, Kohei; Miyamoto, Kouji; Noda, Takashi; Aiba, Takeshi; Kamakura, Shiro; Kobayashi, Junjiro; Yasuda, Satoshi; Ogawa, Hisao; Kusano, Kengo

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    A 65-year-old woman with a history of syncope was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She had previously undergone mastectomy of the left breast owing to breast cancer. Holter electrocardiogram (ECG) and monitor ECG revealed sick sinus syndrome (Type II) and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. Sustained ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation were induced in an electrophysiological study. Although the patient was eligible for treatment with a dual chamber implantable c...

  8. Diagnostic Validity of RI Angiocardiography in Cardiac Diseases

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    Kim, Kwan Yop; Koh, Chang Soon; Lee, Mun Ho [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The employment of gamma-ray scintillation camera with the use of short-lived radioisotopic pharmaceuticals, such as {sup 99m}Tc sodium pertechnetate, have enabled us to perform RI (radioisotopic) angiocardiography. Although conventional cardiac catheterization or angiocardiography using contrast media have been an important diagnostic tool, they may carry some risks or serious complications. The author investigated on RI angiocardiography in twelve normal and twenty five patients with cardiovascular diseases in an effort to evaluate its diagnostic value. The results obtained with this study are as follows; l. In normal subjects, the scintillation camera transit time of arm-to-right heart was found to be 2.1+-0.67 seconds, right heart-to-lung 1.5+-0.40 seconds and lung-to-left heart 3.5+-0.86 seconds. 2. Transformation or displacement of the heart and the great vessel are easily discriminated by RI angiocardiography. Both in the cases with tricuspid atresia and tetralogy of Fallot, ventricular septal defects are well recognized by sequential RI angiocardiography. 3. It is also helpful in determining the site and extent of obstruction, and estimating the postoperative course both in the cases with superior vena cava syndrome and pulmonary stenosis. 4. Pericarditis with effusion is readily diagnosed by RI angiocardiogram showing characteristic 'dead space' between intracardiac and intrapulmonary radioactivity. 5. It was found that the diagnostic accuracy of this study was 78.4%. It is concluded that above results obtained are useful and accurate enough for the diagnostic screening method for clinical practice.

  9. Diagnostic Validity of RI Angiocardiography in Cardiac Diseases

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    The employment of gamma-ray scintillation camera with the use of short-lived radioisotopic pharmaceuticals, such as 99mTc sodium pertechnetate, have enabled us to perform RI (radioisotopic) angiocardiography. Although conventional cardiac catheterization or angiocardiography using contrast media have been an important diagnostic tool, they may carry some risks or serious complications. The author investigated on RI angiocardiography in twelve normal and twenty five patients with cardiovascular diseases in an effort to evaluate its diagnostic value. The results obtained with this study are as follows; l. In normal subjects, the scintillation camera transit time of arm-to-right heart was found to be 2.1±0.67 seconds, right heart-to-lung 1.5±0.40 seconds and lung-to-left heart 3.5±0.86 seconds. 2. Transformation or displacement of the heart and the great vessel are easily discriminated by RI angiocardiography. Both in the cases with tricuspid atresia and tetralogy of Fallot, ventricular septal defects are well recognized by sequential RI angiocardiography. 3. It is also helpful in determining the site and extent of obstruction, and estimating the postoperative course both in the cases with superior vena cava syndrome and pulmonary stenosis. 4. Pericarditis with effusion is readily diagnosed by RI angiocardiogram showing characteristic 'dead space' between intracardiac and intrapulmonary radioactivity. 5. It was found that the diagnostic accuracy of this study was 78.4%. It is concluded that above results obtained are useful and accurate enough for the diagnostic screening method for clinical practice.

  10. Radionuclide phleboscintigraphy in the diagnosis of diseases of the lower limb veins

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    The methods of staged radionuclide phleboscintigraphy and defined its clinical importance for examination of patients with chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limbs were worked out using a gamma-chamber without an image synchronized with a moving table. Altogether 26 patients with various forms of lower limb venous insufficiency were examined. A normal phleboscintigram and radionuclide semiotics of the main lesions of the lower limb veins were described. The method of staged radionuclide phleboscintigraphy permits one to obtain a good image of the iliofemoral venous segment and vena cava inferior in minimum radiation exposure and traumatism

  11. Effect of Dieckol, a Component of Ecklonia cava, on the Promotion of Hair Growth

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Ecklonia cava, a marine alga native to Jeju Island in Korea, on the promotion of hair growth. When vibrissa follicles were cultured in the presence of E. cava enzymatic extract (which contains more than 35% of dieckol for 21 days, E. cava enzymatic extract increased hair-fiber length. In addition, after topical application of the 0.5% E. cava enzymatic extract onto the back of C57BL/6 mice, anagen progression of the hair-shaft was induced. The treatment with E. cava enzymatic extract resulted in the proliferation of immortalized vibrissa dermal papilla cells (DPC. Especially, dieckol, among the isolated compounds from the E. cava enzymatic extract, showed activity that increased the proliferation of DPC. When NIH3T3 fibroblasts were treated with the E. cava enzymatic extract and the isolated compounds from the E. cava enzymatic extract, the E. cava enzymatic extract increased the proliferation of NIH3T3 fibroblasts, but the isolated compounds such as eckol, dieckol, phloroglucinol and triphlorethol-A did not affect the proliferation of NIH3T3 fibroblasts. On the other hand, the E. cava enzymatic extract and dieckol significantly inhibited 5?-reductase activity. These results suggest that dieckol from E. cava can stimulate hair growth by the proliferation of DPC and/or the inhibition of 5?-reductase activity.

  12. The Edible Brown Seaweed Ecklonia cava Reduces Hypersensitivity in Postoperative and Neuropathic Pain Models in Rats

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    Full Text Available The current study was designed to investigate whether edible brown seaweed Ecklonia cava extracts exhibits analgesic effects in plantar incision and spared nerve injury (SNI rats. To evaluate pain-related behavior, we performed the mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT and thermal hypersensitivity tests measured by von Frey filaments and a hot/cold plate analgesia meter. Pain-related behavior was also determined through analysis of ultrasonic vocalization. The results of experiments showed MWT values of the group that was treated with E. cava extracts by 300 mg/kg significantly increased; on the contrary, number of ultrasonic distress vocalization of the treated group was reduced at 6 h and 24 h after plantar incision operation (62.8%, p < 0.05. Moreover, E. cava 300 mg/kg treated group increased the paw withdrawal latency in hot-and cold-plate tests in the plantar incision rats. After 15 days of continuous treatment with E. cava extracts at 300 mg/kg, the treated group showed significantly alleviated SNI-induced hypersensitivity response by MWT compared with the control group. In conclusion, these results suggest that E. cava extracts have potential analgesic effects in the case of postoperative pain and neuropathic pain in rats.

  13. Clinical application of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (resistive type) on cardiovascular disease

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    In order to evaluate the usefulness of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging in diagnosing cardiovascular disease, 27 subjects were examined using a 0.1-Tesla resistive type (ASAHI MARK-J). In 10 normal subjects, four cardiac chambers, interventricular septum, aorta, pulmonary vessels and vena cava were clearly identified in NMR imaging. In two patients with old anteroseptal myocardial infarction, anteroseptal wall thinning and left ventricular aneurysm with mural thrombi were demonstrated. In two cases of antrolateral and posterolateral myocardial infarction, however, infarcted areas were not identified in NMR imaging. In one patient with congestive cardiomyopathy, enlarged left ventricle without hypertrophy was recognized. In two patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, NMR imaging disclosed thickened left ventricular wall associated with its narrowed cavity. A mural thrombus in the right ventricle was distinctly visualized in one patient with cardio-vascular Behcet's disease. In two patients with mitral valve stenosis, enlarged left atrium with a mural thrombus was clearly demonstrated in both cross and longitudinal sections. In three patients with thoratic aortic aneurysm, local dilatation of aorta and mural thrombi were recognized. In four patients with dissecting aortic aneurysm, double channels with an intimal flap in the aorta were visualized in NMR imaging. Mean T1 values and standard deviations of left ventricle, left ventricular wall, and thrombi were 593+-89, 341+-20, 316+-84 msec, respectively. Mean T1 values of thrombi were ordinally shorter than those of left ventricule. But some thrombi which might be expected fresh had longer T1 values. (J.P.N.)

  14. COLOR DOPPLER EVALUA TION OF HEPATIC VESS ELS AND PORTAL VENOUS SYSTEM IN LIV ER DISEASES WITH PAT HOLOGICAL CPRRELATION

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    Sanjeev

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Color Doppler sonography is an important noninvasive procedure for detecting abnormalities in hepatic vasculature in various liver diseases. Ultrasound findings associated with portal hypertension include enlarged diameter of the portal vein, lack of respiratory variation in the portal vein or its tributaries, hepatofungal portal flow direction, decreased portal velocity or volume, and the presence of collaterals or varices. Not only portal hypertension but various other liver diseases are associated with abnormalities noted in hepatic vasculature. An abnormal liver texture and ascites are also commonly seen and are usually related to accompanying cirrhosis. PORTAL VEIN : The portal vein is seen in about 97% of normal patients; failure to visualize it can suggest the presence of pathology, such as thrombosis. No intraluminal echoes with frequent echogenic border. HEPATIC ARTERY: Proximal hepatic artery is best seen at celiac trunk while distal hepatic artery is seen at the level of main portal vein. On Doppler assessment low resistant waveform pattern is seen with systolic and diastolic component. IVC ( INFERIOR VENA CAVA : Normal IVC has Low level intra luminal echoes within the lumen and changes occur during respiration. On Doppler assessment continuous triphasic waveform with respiratory variation. HEPATIC VEIN: Color Doppler is a key tool, since the hepatic veins may be difficu lt to visualize with B - mode imaging alone when the liver is enlarged or cirrhotic . AIM : To evaluate the abnormalities of hepatic vessels and portal vein in various liver diseases and role of colour Doppler in portal and hepatic vessels various liver diseas e with histopathological correlation. MATERIAL AND METHOD : A prospective study and is conducted in Department of Radiodiagnosis, N.S.C.B. Medical College, Jabalpur M.P., over a period of one year ( 2011 - 2012. To evaluate the colour Doppler of hepatic vess els and portal venous system in liver disease with pathological correlation. INCLUSION CRITERIA: All patients ( M/F of all age group having liver diseases ( Medical or Surgical as diagnosed on various investigations, using curvilinear and linear probe of machine ( Wipro GE ( Logic 3 Expert - Ay15CUK and Siemens ( Sonoline G - 50. First 2D sonography was conducted and then color Doppler assessment of various vessels including Portal vein, hepatic artery and hepatic vein, inferior vena cava was done. RESULTS : Li ver pathology was evaluated by 5 and 10 MHz electronically focused curvilinear and linear transducer with patient in supine position with direct contact method. The age ranges from 8 to 73 years. Most common age group affected was between 50 to 60 years. I n this study 26 ( 57.7% cases were male and rest of 19 ( 42.2% cases was female. out of these 45 cases, 29 ( 64.4% cases were from rural area and rest of 16 ( 35.5% cases belonged to urban area. In our study 11 ( 24.4% cases had positive history of various type s of addiction. Most common presenting complaint was abdominal pain which is found in 35 ( 76% cases. In present study out of 45 cases, on USG 15 ( 33.33% cases were detected as having liver mets, 15 ( 33.33 had cirrhosis with portal hypertension, 5 ( 11.1% patient had hepatocellular carcinoma and 3 ( 6.6 patients had liver hydatid cyst and 3 ( 6.6% other had abscess while 1 ( 2.2% had liver hemangioma and 1 ( 2.2% had fatty infiltration in liver. Final diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology in all these pati ents. CONCLUSION: Color Doppler study in liver hemangioma has not any added advantages over 2D sonography. Color Doppler study in infra hepatic liver cyst has not yield any extra information and vascular changes were seen in large size liver due to compres sion of adjacent vessels.

  15. A Rare Termination of Left Common Facial Vein into Left Subclavian Vein: A Case Report Terminación Rara de la Vena Facial Común Izquierda en la Vena Subclavia Izquierda: Reporte de Caso

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    Babu B Prakash

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available During routine dissection of head and neck, an unusual drainage in pattern of the veins on the left side of the face was observed in an adult male cadaver. In the present case, he superficial temporal vein united with maxillary vein to form retromandibular vein within the substance of the left parotid gland. The anterior division of retromandibular vein joined with facial vein to form common facial vein that drained into left subclavian vein directly. Knowledge of such variations is important for surgeons performing head and neck surgeries. Facial veins are often grafted into carotid endarterectomyDurante una disección de rutina de cabeza y cuello, fue observado en un cadáver aduto masculino un inusual drenaje de los patrones venosos del lado izquierda de la cara. La vena temporal superficial se unía con la vena maxilar formando la vena retromandibular dentro del parénquima de la glándula parótida izquierda. La división anterior de la vena retromandibular se unió a la vena facial formando la vena facial común la cual drenó directamente en la vena subclavia izquierda. El conocimiento de estas variaciones es importante para los cirujanos de cabeza y cuello. A menudo, las venas faciales se injertan en la endarterectomía carotídea

  16. An Unusual Termination of Seven Veins in the Jugulo-Subclavian Junction Inusual Terminación de Siete Venas en la Unión Yugulo-Subclavia

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    Eleni Panagouli

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available During anatomical dissection of a female Caucasian cadaver in our department, we observed an unusual termination of seven veins at the jugulo-subclavian junction. Normally, the jugulo-subclavian junction is formed by the union of the internal jugular vein and the subclavian vein, and gives rise to the brachionocephalic vein. In our case, except from these two, five additional veins, namely the cephalic vein, the transverse cervical vein, the external jugular vein, the anterior jugular vein, and the vertebral vein, were also joined at the level of the jugulo-subclavian junction, in order to form the brachionocephalic vein. Such a variation has not yet been reported in the literature.Durante la disección anatómica de un cadáver caucásico femenino, se observó una inusual terminación de siete venas en el lugar de unión yúgulo-subclavia. Normalmente, la unión yúgulo-subclavia consiste en la unión de la vena yugular interna y la vena subclavia, que forman la vena braquiocefálica. En nuestro caso, además de estas dos venas, se observaron cinco venas adicionales, la vena cefálica, la vena cervical transversa, la vena yugular externa, la vena yugular anterior y la vena vertebral, la que también se unió en el nivel de la unión yúgulo-subclavia, a fin de formar la vena braquiocefálica. Tal variación no ha sido reportado en la literatura.

  17. A CASE REPORT ON ABNORMAL COURSE OF VENA SAPHENA PARVA

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    D.Krupa Daniel

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Great saphenous vein and short saphenous veins are the superficial veins of the lower limb. Variations in the superficial veins of the lowerlimb are uncommon. Our case report discusses anomalous course and its abnormal termination of short/small saphenous vein/Vena saphena parva. Materials and Methods: 80 Cadavers, Blade scalpel, Scissors, Forceps, Cotton, Other stationeries. Results: The short saphenous vein deviates the anatomical course without draining into popliteal vein, instead drains into deep femoral vein, femoral vein and Great saphenous vein. Discussion: During a routine dissection with 80 cadavers, an abnormal short saphenous vein was observed in the left lower limb of an aged male cadaver. The origin of small saphneous vein from the dorsum of the foot at the lateral end of the dorsal venous arch and continues behind the lateral malleolus and courses upward along the posterior side of the leg and has to end in popliteal vein but in our continuity of dissection the short saphenous vein has bifurcated into proper short saphenous vein and accessory saphenous vein at the junction of back of leg which drains into great saphenous vein. Conclusion: The knowledge of superficial veins of the lower limb is useful for clinicians during coronary bypass procedures, as these vessels are commonly used in such surgeries. It is therefore, essential for surgeons before harvesting the great saphenous vein to look for the abnormal drainage pattern of the short saphenous vein into the great saphenous vein either directly or through communication veins or with the presence of the Giacomini vein, Accessory saphenous vein.

  18. A long term follow-up of Günther vena caval filters.

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    Perry, J N; Wells, I P

    1993-07-01

    Seven patients with Günther inferior vena caval filters were reviewed between 28 and 60 months following insertion of the filter. Some 71% of the filters showed some sort of structural failure, the commonest of these being limb fracture (57%). Fifty-seven per cent also showed either fracture or severe distortion of the basket. Twenty-nine per cent of the filters had suffered loss of an anchoring limb. Only one patient had any clinical sequelae, this being an IVC occlusion. This study confirms that Günther inferior vena caval filters have a structural failure rate of greater than 50%. PMID:8370217

  19. Case report: structural failure of a bird's nest inferior vena caval filter.

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    Perry, J N; Wells, I P

    1994-06-01

    At routine follow-up 13 months after its insertion, a Bird's nest inferior vena caval filter was found to be broken. The radiological findings are presented. This is the first reported case of structural failure in this sort of filter. PMID:8045073

  20. Clinical Perspectives: 7-Year-Old Girl Has 6 Organs Removed and Retransplanted

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