WorldWideScience

Sample records for vena cava disease

  1. Vena cava filter; Vena-cava-Filter

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.)

  2. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal

    Science.gov (United States)

    ... Professions Site Index A-Z Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal What is Inferior Vena Cava ... benefits vs. risks? What is Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal? In an inferior vena cava ...

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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. Vena cava superior syndrome associated with sarcoidosis

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  6. Vena cava superior izquierda persistente / Persistent left superior vena cava

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Gustavo, Restrepo; Erik, Trespalacios; Salim, Ahumada; Nancy, Toro.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La vena cava superior izquierda persistente es la anomalía más común del drenaje venoso del tórax y con frecuencia acompaña a otras anomalías congénitas. Generalmente, su hallazgo es incidental durante la inserción de catéteres venosos centrales. Su diagnóstico puede hacerse por medio de múltiples t [...] écnicas de imagen. El principal hallazgo ecocardiográfico es un seno coronario dilatado que sugiere la presencia de vena cava superior izquierda persistente. Cuando ésta drena en la aurícula izquierda, urge la corrección del defecto. Aunque habitualmente tiene un curso benigno, siempre que se documente vena cava superior izquierda conviene buscar otras anomalías congénitas. Abstract in english Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system and it is frequently associated with other congenital defects. Its presence is usually detected during the central venous catheter insertion. An echocardiographic finding of a dilated coronary sinus [...] is the most frequent indirect sign of PLSV presence. When this abnormal vessel drains into the left atria, a repair procedure is indicated. PLSVC course is usually benign, but when found, a search for an associated congenital cardiovascular defect is mandatory.

  7. Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Duvnjak, Stevo; Andersen, Poul Erik

    2011-01-01

    Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to report our experience with palliative stent treatment of superior vena cava syndrome. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2009, 30 patients (mean age 60.7 years) were treated with stents because of stenosed superior vena cava. All patients presented clinically with superior vena cava syndrome and according caval stenosis confirmed by computed tomography. The causes of stenoses were non-small cell carcinoma in 22 patients and small cell carcinoma ...

  8. Veia cava superior esquerda anômala com ausência de veia cava superior direita: achados de imagem Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava: image findings

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cyrillo Rodrigues de Araújo Júnior

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior direita é uma anomalia rara, com menos de 150 casos descritos na literatura. A não-obliteração e regressão da veia cardinal anterior esquerda durante o desenvolvimento embriológico promove uma variação sistêmica de retorno venoso ao coração, com persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Sua incidência varia de 0,3% em pacientes sem alterações cardíacas congênitas concomitantes a 4,3% naqueles com cardiopatias. Na maioria das vezes coexiste a veia cava superior direita, porém se houver regressão e degeneração da veia cardinal anterior direita, implicará a sua ausência e a drenagem venosa para o coração será feita pela veia cava superior esquerda ao átrio direito, através do seio coronariano. Mostramos um caso de um paciente submetido a radiografia de tórax e tomografia computadorizada para avaliação de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, tendo como achado a persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da direita, sem qualquer cardiopatia associada e com a drenagem cardíaca sendo feita, através do seio coronariano, para o átrio direito.Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava is a rare anomaly, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature. Congenitally persistent left superior vena cava is the most common variant of systemic venous return to the heart, resulting embryologically from failure of the left anterior cardinal vein to become obliterated. Its incidence varies from 0.3% in patients with otherwise normal heart to 4.3% in patients with congenital heart disease. In the majority of the patients, a right superior vena cava is present as well, but rarely the right anterior cardinal vein degenerates resulting in the absence of the normal right superior vena cava. The blood from the right side is carried by the persistent left superior vena cava to the right atrium through the coronary sinus. We report the case of a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava and absence of right superior vena cava identified by chance during a chest radiograph and computed tomography examination for investigation of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The patient had no congenital heart disease and the blood from the right side was drained by the persistent left superior vena cava into the right atrium through the coronary sinus.

  9. Veia cava superior esquerda anômala com ausência de veia cava superior direita: achados de imagem / Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava: image findings

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Cyrillo Rodrigues de, Araújo Júnior; Tarcísio Nunes, Carvalho; Sérgio Roberto, Fraguas Filho; Marlos Augusto Bitencourt, Costa; Beatriz Mahmud, Jacob; Márcio Martins, Machado; Kim-Ir-Sen Santos, Teixeira; Carlos Alberto, Ximenes.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior direita é uma anomalia rara, com menos de 150 casos descritos na literatura. A não-obliteração e regressão da veia cardinal anterior esquerda durante o desenvolvimento embriológico promove uma variação sistêmica de reto [...] rno venoso ao coração, com persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Sua incidência varia de 0,3% em pacientes sem alterações cardíacas congênitas concomitantes a 4,3% naqueles com cardiopatias. Na maioria das vezes coexiste a veia cava superior direita, porém se houver regressão e degeneração da veia cardinal anterior direita, implicará a sua ausência e a drenagem venosa para o coração será feita pela veia cava superior esquerda ao átrio direito, através do seio coronariano. Mostramos um caso de um paciente submetido a radiografia de tórax e tomografia computadorizada para avaliação de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, tendo como achado a persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da direita, sem qualquer cardiopatia associada e com a drenagem cardíaca sendo feita, através do seio coronariano, para o átrio direito. Abstract in english Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava is a rare anomaly, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature. Congenitally persistent left superior vena cava is the most common variant of systemic venous return to the heart, resulting embryologically from failure of [...] the left anterior cardinal vein to become obliterated. Its incidence varies from 0.3% in patients with otherwise normal heart to 4.3% in patients with congenital heart disease. In the majority of the patients, a right superior vena cava is present as well, but rarely the right anterior cardinal vein degenerates resulting in the absence of the normal right superior vena cava. The blood from the right side is carried by the persistent left superior vena cava to the right atrium through the coronary sinus. We report the case of a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava and absence of right superior vena cava identified by chance during a chest radiograph and computed tomography examination for investigation of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The patient had no congenital heart disease and the blood from the right side was drained by the persistent left superior vena cava into the right atrium through the coronary sinus.

  10. Hemodialysis through persistent left superior vena cava

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  11. Filtros de vena cava en pacientes con cáncer / Vena cava filters in cancer patients

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Fernando A., Díaz Couselo; Silvina, Crerar; Patricia, Cravero; Omar, Santaera; Guillermo, Eisele; Marcelo, Zylberman.

    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 enf [...] ermedad. 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. Abstract in english Cancer patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) have more complications related to the anticoagulation treatment than the general population. Vena cava filters are a useful tool in cancer patients, but their use in advanced disease is controversial. In this paper, we reviewed the indications, comp [...] lications and frequency of retrieval of vena cava filters in cancer patients with VTE. Twenty seven patients with vena cava filter placements were analyzed. Twenty five had solid tumors and two non Hodgkin lymphomas. Twenty five were under active treatment (surgery and/or chemotherapy). Nineteen were classified as stage IV of disease. Indications for filter placement were perioperative prophylaxis in 14 cases (51.9%), hemorrhage (n = 5), thrombocytopenia (n = 4), central nervous system metastases (n = 2), stroke (n = 1) and previous neurosurgery (n = 1). Eight (29.6%) filters were retrieved. The median time to retrieval was 21 days (range: 6-75). There was no statistically significant difference in the frequency of retrieval between perioperative prophylaxis placement (6/14) and other contraindications for anticoagulation treatment (2/13; p = 0.2087). There were no adverse events related to the placement or retrieval procedures.

  12. Superior vena cava syndrome in children

    OpenAIRE

    Gupta, Vineeta; Ambati, Srikanth R.; Pant, P. (Preeti); Bhatia, Baldev

    2008-01-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is rare in childhood. 18 cases of SVCS were seen in children ranging from 3–14 years with a mean age of 8.8 years. There were 15 males and 3 female children. Diagnosis could be confirmed in 17 cases as one child succumbed to severe respiratory distress without a definitive diagnosis. The commonest cause of SVCS was lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) was more common than Hodgkin’s disease. In two cases the final diagnosis was tuberculosis of mediastinal l...

  13. Pregnancy complicated by superior vena cava thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in a patient with Behcet disease and the use of heparin for treatment.

    OpenAIRE

    Ahmet Kale; Levent Akyildiz; Nurten Akdeniz; Ebru Kale

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT Behcet disease is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown origin. Vascular involvement has been considered to result from systemic vasculitis, occurs in 5-10% of these patients. We report a 34-year-old pregnant woman complicated by superior vena cava thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism in a patient with Behcet disease.

  14. Superior and inferior vena cavae: Embryology, variants, and pathology

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The superior and inferior venae cavae may be involved in a host of disease processes. Knowledge of the normal anatomy and variants of these structures is valuable in interpreting plain films and the results of angiographic procedures and all cross-sectional modalities. The authors review the embryology of venae cavae and proceed to describe their normal anatomy and variants. An awareness of the variants can prevent mistaking variants for pathologic processes. Finally, the authors describe pathology involving these vessels and demonstrate the radiographic manifestations

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  17. Superior vena cava syndrome in hemodialysis patient

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  18. Experience with three percutaneous vena cava filters

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  19. Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Duvnjak, Stevo; Andersen, Poul Erik

    2011-01-01

    Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to report our experience with palliative stent treatment of superior vena cava syndrome. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2009, 30 patients (mean age 60.7 years) were treated with stents because of stenosed superior vena cava. All patients presented clinically with superior vena cava syndrome and according caval stenosis confirmed by computed tomography. The causes of stenoses were non-small cell carcinoma in 22 patients and small cell carcinoma in 8 patients. RESULTS: In all patients the stents were placed as intended in all patients there was an immediate clinical improvement with considerable reduction in the edema of upper extremities and head. There was, however, continous dyspnea in five patients (17%) and two patients (7%) had persistent visible collateral venous circulations on the upper chest. There were no stent associated complications. All patients were followed clinically till death and the median follow-up period was 2.8 months (15-420 days). During follow-up three cases of stent thrombosis (one complete and two partial thrombosis) were observed. CONCLUSION: Palliative care with stent implantation for superior vena cava syndrome is a minimal invasive and safe procedure with good clinical effect giving the patients a significant better quality of their residual life.

  20. CONDUCTA EN EL SÍNDROME DE VENA CAVA SUPERIOR (SVCS) / Management in superior vena cava syndrome

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Eduardo, Arribalzaga F; Marcos, Aguirre V; Cristian, Corchuelo P.

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Mostrar la conducta realizada en este síndrome. Material y Métodos: Serie retrospectiva de 5 casos tratados entre el 1 de abril de 1995 y el 31 de marzo de 2013. Diagnóstico por imágenes y toma de biopsia con tratamiento específico posterior. Resultados: Todos se debieron a causas tumoral [...] es: 2 timomas (uno irresecable), 1 linfoma Hodgkin, 1 leiomiosarcoma de vena cava y 1 caso de cáncer pulmonar a pequeñas células. Fallecieron por progresión de enfermedad 2 casos, 2 están libres de enfermedad a 12 y 11 meses de tratamiento y 1 enfermo se perdió en el seguimiento. Conclusiones: Se define la necesidad de seguir un algoritmo que determine los pasos a seguir ante la presencia de este síndrome. Abstract in english Objectives: Management in this syndrome. Material and Methods: Retrospective series of 5 cases treated between April 1, 1995 to March 31, 2013. Diagnostic imaging and taking biopsy with subsequent specific treatment. Results: All patients were due to tumor causes: 2 thymomas (one unresectable), 1 ly [...] mphoma Hodgkin, 1 Leiomyosarcoma of vena cava and 1 case of small cell lung cancer. Died of disease progression 2 cases, 2 are free of disease to 12 and 11 months of treatment and 1 patient was lost to follow-up. Conclusions: The need to follow an algorithm which determines the steps to follow in the presence of this syndrome is defined.

  1. Retrieving the Amplatz retrievable vena cava filter.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hunter, D W; Lund, G; Rysavy, J A; Castaneda-Zuniga, W; Cardella, J F; Young, A T; Vladover, Z; Amplatz, K

    1987-01-01

    The new Amplatz retrievable filter was placed 15 times into the inferior vena cava (IVC) of 7 dogs. Retrieval of the filter was attempted in 11 cases after 1 week and in 3 cases after 2 weeks. The retrieval was successful and without complication in all 14 cases. The 15th placement resulted in thrombotic occlusion of the IVC, and no retrieval was attempted. PMID:3102067

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  3. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  5. [Renal angiomyolipoma with inferior vena cava thrombosis during pregnancy].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bidault, V; Pignot, G; Rocher, L; Glas, L; Patard, J-J

    2015-04-01

    The diagnosis of angiomyolipoma with tumor thrombus from the renal vein into the inferior vena cava is rare, especially during pregnancy. We report the case of a 31-year-old pregnant woman who was diagnosed with a 9 cm angiomyolipoma of the right kidney with inferior vena cava thrombosis, managed by active surveillance during pregnancy and delayed surgery after childbirth. PMID:25638747

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  9. Radiation therapy for superior vena cava syndrome

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  10. Radiation therapy for superior vena cava syndrome

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kim, Jin Hee [Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-06-15

    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%, {rho} < 0.01). On the multivariated analysis, a higher total tumor dose ({rho} < 0.01) and younger age ({rho} < 0.05) were statistically significant factors of survival for the lung cancer patients. Patients with NSCLC showed better survival than did the patients with SCLC, but this was not statistically significant ({rho} > 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.

  11. Troubleshooting OptEase inferior vena cava filter retrieval.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nakashima, Masaya; Kobayashi, Hideaki; Kobayashi, Masayoshi

    2016-01-01

    For treatment of deep vein thrombosis and prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism, a retrievable inferior vena cava filter is commonly utilized as an effective bridge to anticoagulation. However, we have experienced difficulties in retrieving inferior vena cava filters. Endovascular retrieval assisted by disposable biopsy forceps is an appropriate approach because it provides a less-invasive low-cost way to remove a migrated filter. We suggest this troubleshooting technique to deal with filter hook migration into the caval wall. PMID:24828829

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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Camilo, Boza W; Renato, Mertens M; Francisco, Valdés E; Albrecht, Kramer Sch; Leopoldo, Mariné M; Jeanette, Vergara G.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english 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 f [...] or 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)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  14. Traumatismos de veia cava inferior Inferior vena cava injuries

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cleinaldo de Almeida Costa

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a incidência, o perfil clínico e as estratégias operatórias dos ferimentos de Veia Cava Inferior (VCI. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados retrospectivamente os prontuários de 76 doentes com ferimento de VCI atendidos nos dois prontossocorros de Manaus, no período de janeiro de 1997 a julho de 2002. Mecanismo de lesão, mortalidade, estado hemodinâmico, índice de trauma abdominal penetrante (PATI, achados intra-operatórios e conduta cirúrgica foram estudados. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e nove (65% doentes sofreram lesão por arma branca, 26 (34% por arma de fogo e um por traumatismo abdominal fechado. Quarenta e um (54% doentes sobreviveram. Quase todos chegaram acordados, entretanto 40% estavam hipotensos (pressão arterial sistólica BACKGROUND: Injuries of inferior vena cava (IVC require immediate and definitive action. Our objective is to evaluate the incidence, the clinical findings and the operative approach to IVC injuries. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 76 patients with IVC injuries treated in two Emergency Hospitals of Manaus, AM, Brazil, from January 1997 to July 2002. Mechanisms of injuries, mortality, hemodynamic status, penetrating abdominal trauma index (PATI, intraoperative findings and surgical approach were among assessed data. RESULTS: Fourty-nine patients (65% had stab wounds, 26 (34% gunshot wounds, and one had blunt abdominal trauma. Fourty-one (54% patients survived. Almost all patients entered the emergency room awake, although 40% were hypotensive (systolic blood pressure < 70 mmHg, and the penetrating abdominal trauma index average was above 40. At laparotomy, active retroperitoneal bleeding or an expanding retroperitoneal hematoma were detected in all cases. Caval injury was retro-hepatic in 21 patients, and infrahepatic in the other 55. The prevailing surgical approach was lateral repair in 65 patients. Atrial-caval shunting was tried in six patients, with only three survivals. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that IVC injury remains a highly lethal injury and there is a close relationship with urban violence. This study emphasizes that successful outcome depends on prompt volume restoration, avoidance of hypothermia and a stratified selective surgical approach.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  16. Multicentric pheochromocytoma and involvement of the inferior vena cava

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    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.

  17. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Naphade, Prashant S; Raut, Abhijit A; Hira, Priya; Vaideeswar, Pradip; Vadeyar, Hemant

    2014-05-01

    The purpose of this article is to present the CT features in five cases of pathologically verified Inferior vena cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma. In this retrospective analysis, we reviewed CT features in 5 cases of clinicopathologically confirmed IVC leiomyosarcoma with respect to its location (infra renal, trans renal, supra renal), its extent (with or without involvement of renal vein, hepatic IVC with or without involvement of hepatic vein, right atrial & extra caval extension) and pattern of enhancement. CT guided biopsy was performed in four patients while the last patient underwent successful resection of the tumor. Three male and two female patients (aged 45 to 72 years) were included in the study. Heterogeneously enhancing retroperitoneal mass involving IVC is the most common imaging feature. The intra and extra luminal extension was demonstrated excellently in all patients. IVC leiomyosarcoma is a rare neoplasm often presenting very late with non-specific symptoms. Cross sectional imaging establishes the exact location and extension and plays a vital role in determining the resectibility and planning the management. PMID:24784870

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  19. Primary lung lymphoma involving the superior vena cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

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

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

  1. Síndrome de veia cava superior Superior vena cava syndrome

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  3. Leiomiossarcoma de veia cava inferior Leiomiossarcoma of the inferior vena cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eduardo Crema

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is an extremely rare tumor, and it is reported to have a poor prognosis. The clinical findings are nonspecific and may precede the diagnosis by several years. Symptoms depend on the location and extension of the tumor. A complete surgical resection is the only proven therapeutic modality that prolongs the survival in patients with this lesion. We report a case of a 50 year-old patient with inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma, who was submitted to a surgical treatment.

  4. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    1994-12-31

    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.)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  6. Radiographic evaluation of caudal vena cava size in dogs

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  7. Síndrome da veia cava superior: caso clínico / Superior vena cava syndrome: Case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Sandrina Figueiredo, Braga; Daniel, Brandão; Pedro Pinto, Sousa; Jacinta, Campos; Alexandra, Canedo; Pedro, Brandão; João Carlos, Mota; Luís, Vouga.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Veia Cava Superior (SVCS) surge quando há diminuição ou obstrução do ?uxo de sangue através da veia cava superior (VCS) e pode cursar com muito debilitantes. Embora classicamente associada a etiologias malignas, o aumento do número de procedimentos endovenosos (cateteres venosos centra [...] is, pacemakers, cardio-desfibriladores) fez aumentar a percentagem de casos de etiologia benigna, que manifestações clínicas actualmente correspondem a 40%. O tratamento endovascular tem ganho crescente popularidade, mas nem sempre é exequível ou conduz a melhoria clínica a longo prazo, pelo que por vezes o tratamento cirúrgico é necessário. Os autores descrevem o caso clínico de um doente com SVCS, relacionado com colacação prévia de pacemaker. Após tentativa infrutífera de tratamento endovascular, o doente foi submetido a reconstrução cirúrgica, com resolução da sintomatologia. Abstract in english Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS) occurs when there is a reduction or blockage of blood ?ow through the superior vena cava (SVC) and may be associated with debilitating clinical manifestations. Although classically associated with malignant etiologies, increasing number of intravenous procedures (c [...] entral venous catheters, pacemakers) have raised the percentage of cases of benign etiology, which currently account for 40%. Endovascular management of SVCS has gained increasing popularity, although it is not always feasible or leads to long-term clinical improvement, so sometimes surgical treatment is necessary. The authors present a patient with superior vena cava syndrome due to pacemaker leads. After unsuccessful attempt of endovascular treatment, the patient underwent surgical reconstruction with resolution of symptoms.

  8. Síndrome de vena cava superior: Una emergencia oncológica en niños con linfoma. Revisión de 5 casos Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: an oncologic emergency in children with lymphoma

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miriam Davis G.

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Un niño con cáncer puede presentar durante su enfermedad una emergencia, ya sea como manifestación inicial, en la fase de diagnóstico, durante la evolución o en el periodo terminal. Objetivo: Presentar nuestra experiencia en el manejo del síndrome de Vena Cava Superior en niños con linfoma. Pacientes y Método: Revisión retrospectiva de 44 fichas clínicas de menores de 15 años con linfoma tratados entre enero de 1989 y diciembre de 1999 en la Unidad de Hematología/Oncología Infantil del Hospital Clínico Regional de Valdivia. Resultados: 5 casos presentaron síndrome de Vena Cava Superior: Linfoma de Hodgkin 2. Linfoma no Hodgkin 3. El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior fue la manifestación inicial en 4. En la emergencia todos los pacientes recibieron corticoides y radioterapia. Tres pacientes se encuentran vivos y en remisión completa. Conclusiones: El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior, es poco frecuente en niños con patología tumoral, sin embargo, por constituir una emergencia médica requiere tratamiento inmediato, necesitándose claras pautas de manejoIntroduction: A child with cancer may have an oncologic emergency during one of the following situations: A Primary manifestation of the disease. B Diagnostic phase. C During clinical evolution of the disease. D Terminal stage. Objective: To review our experience in the management of patients with lymphoma presenting with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS. Method: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of 44 patients younger than 15 years-old affected with lymphoma and treated at the Hemathology/Oncology Unit of the Clinical Hospital from Valdivia, between 1989 and 1999. Results: 5 patients presented SVCS; 2 of them had Hodgkin lymphoma and 3 had no-Hodgkin lymphoma. The SVCS was the first clinical manifestation in 4 of them. During the emergency, all patients were treated with steroids and radiotherapy, observing 3 of them still alive and free of disease. Conclusions: The SVCS is a rare complication in pediatric tumoral disease. It constitutes an oncologic emergency that we ought to know in terms of diagnosis and treatment

  9. Síndrome de vena cava superior: Una emergencia oncológica en niños con linfoma. Revisión de 5 casos / Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: an oncologic emergency in children with lymphoma

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Miriam, Davis G.; Paola, Zolezzi R.; Nilda, Zumelzu D..

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Un niño con cáncer puede presentar durante su enfermedad una emergencia, ya sea como manifestación inicial, en la fase de diagnóstico, durante la evolución o en el periodo terminal. Objetivo: Presentar nuestra experiencia en el manejo del síndrome de Vena Cava Superior en niños con lin [...] foma. Pacientes y Método: Revisión retrospectiva de 44 fichas clínicas de menores de 15 años con linfoma tratados entre enero de 1989 y diciembre de 1999 en la Unidad de Hematología/Oncología Infantil del Hospital Clínico Regional de Valdivia. Resultados: 5 casos presentaron síndrome de Vena Cava Superior: Linfoma de Hodgkin 2. Linfoma no Hodgkin 3. El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior fue la manifestación inicial en 4. En la emergencia todos los pacientes recibieron corticoides y radioterapia. Tres pacientes se encuentran vivos y en remisión completa. Conclusiones: El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior, es poco frecuente en niños con patología tumoral, sin embargo, por constituir una emergencia médica requiere tratamiento inmediato, necesitándose claras pautas de manejo Abstract in english Introduction: A child with cancer may have an oncologic emergency during one of the following situations: A) Primary manifestation of the disease. B) Diagnostic phase. C) During clinical evolution of the disease. D) Terminal stage. Objective: To review our experience in the management of patients wi [...] th lymphoma presenting with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS). Method: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of 44 patients younger than 15 years-old affected with lymphoma and treated at the Hemathology/Oncology Unit of the Clinical Hospital from Valdivia, between 1989 and 1999. Results: 5 patients presented SVCS; 2 of them had Hodgkin lymphoma and 3 had no-Hodgkin lymphoma. The SVCS was the first clinical manifestation in 4 of them. During the emergency, all patients were treated with steroids and radiotherapy, observing 3 of them still alive and free of disease. Conclusions: The SVCS is a rare complication in pediatric tumoral disease. It constitutes an oncologic emergency that we ought to know in terms of diagnosis and treatment

  10. Recurrent Ascending Colon Cancer Manifesting as Inferior Vena cava Thrombus

    OpenAIRE

    Tori, Masayuki; Akamatsu, Hiroki; Ueshima, Shigeyuki; Tsujimoto, Masahiko; Nakahara, Masaaki

    2008-01-01

    We report an extremely rare case of recurrent ascending colon cancer manifesting as inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus. A 77-year-old woman previously diagnosed with ascending colon cancer underwent right hemicolectomy with lymph node dissection. Though the tumor invaded the retroperitoneum and involved the right ovarian artery and vein, curative operation was performed. The patient took 5-FU p.o. Two and a half years later, tumor thrombus in the IVC extending into the right atrium was inciden...

  11. Decompression of superior vena cava during bidirectional Glenn shunt

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  12. Modeling Flow Past a Tilted Vena Cava Filter

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  13. Modeling Flow Past a Tilted Vena Cava Filter

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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. Filtros de vena cava en pacientes con cáncer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. Síndrome de compresión de vena cava inferior secundario a fibrosis retroperitoneal Inferior vena cava compression syndrome secondary to retroperitoneal fibrosis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alberto Miranda Bravo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió un paciente de 57 años de edad, de tez negra, con edemas en miembros inferiores relevantes por su volumen y extensión. Se realizó la discusión clínica la cual orientó hacia la búsqueda de una lesión o tumor retroperitoneal asociado a un síndrome de compresión u obstrucción de vena cava inferior y se comprobó imagenológicamente. La confirmación histológica se obtuvo por vía quirúrgica.We studied a 57 year-old patient of black complexion, with swelling of the lower limbs which was relevant due to its mass and extension. The clinical discussion guided us to search for a lesion or retroperitoneal tumor associated with a compression syndrome or obstruction of the inferior vena cava, which was determined radiologically. Histological confirmation was obtained through surgery.

  16. Síndrome de compresión de vena cava inferior secundario a fibrosis retroperitoneal / Inferior vena cava compression syndrome secondary to retroperitoneal fibrosis

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Alberto, Miranda Bravo; Milagros I, Collazo-Ramos; Asbel Vicente, de la Cruz; Digna, Chávez Jiménez.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió un paciente de 57 años de edad, de tez negra, con edemas en miembros inferiores relevantes por su volumen y extensión. Se realizó la discusión clínica la cual orientó hacia la búsqueda de una lesión o tumor retroperitoneal asociado a un síndrome de compresión u obstrucción de vena cava in [...] ferior y se comprobó imagenológicamente. La confirmación histológica se obtuvo por vía quirúrgica. Abstract in english We studied a 57 year-old patient of black complexion, with swelling of the lower limbs which was relevant due to its mass and extension. The clinical discussion guided us to search for a lesion or retroperitoneal tumor associated with a compression syndrome or obstruction of the inferior vena cava, [...] which was determined radiologically. Histological confirmation was obtained through surgery.

  17. Role of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (BIPSS) in the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease in a patient with double superior vena cava

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tashi, Sonam; Ng, Keng Sin

    2015-01-01

    Cushing’s syndrome is known to have a wide spectrum of clinical presentation with debilitating consequences and morbidity if not diagnosed and treated in time. Sometimes the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome can be challenging to the endocrinologist, especially when the usual battery of biochemical tests and advanced cross-sectional imaging is negative or inconclusive. We described a case in which the use of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (BIPSS) was conclusive albeit being technically challenging (due to a rare incidental finding of double superior vena cava) and invasive in nature. PMID:26629301

  18. Complications of stenting in superior vena cava syndrome

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lee, Yoo Keun [Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1974-10-15

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  1. Recurrent cerebral venous infarcts and superior vena cava obstruction: case report

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We report a patient with repeated venous infarcts in the occipital lobe and occlusion of the superior vena cava. The pathogenetic relationships between the superior vena cava occlusion and the brain infarcts are discussed. High pressure in the superior venous territory and incomplete patency of the transverse sinus are probably responsible for the venous infarcts. (orig.). With 4 figs

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  3. Importance of cholescintigraphy and inferior vena cava flow studies in the differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Botha, U.; Pilloy, W.; Strydom, W.J.

    1989-01-01

    In order to assess the usefulness of inferior vena cava flow studies and cholescintigraphy complementary to the routine static liver scintigraphy in the differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we studied 37 patients with a proven diagnosis of HCC and 11 patients with a liver abcess or cyst. The procedure followed was (1) a {sup 99m}Tc-colloid flow study of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins followed by static liver imaging and (2) cholescintigraphy using a dynamic acquisition mode to determine the perfusion as well as the concentration/excretion of the liver and pathological area. The hepatic perfusion index (HPI) was calculated by the slope method of Sarper et al.: Radiology 141:179-184 (1981) and the area method of Biersack et al. The results were compared with data previously collected in patients without liver disease (control) and other liver pathologies.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  5. Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome by percutaneous venoplasty.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lauten, Alexander; Strauch, Justus; Jung, Christian; Goebel, Bjoern; Krizanic, Florian; Baer, Frank M

    2010-11-01

    Thrombosis of the superior vena cava leads to obstruction of venous outflow of the head and upper extremities and causes severe clinical symptoms. The management of SVC syndrome depends on aetiology and acuity at clinical presentation and ranges from conservative medical treatment to bypass surgery. Endovascular treatment can provide rapid relief of symptoms and substantial clinical improvement independent of aetiology. We report a case of successful interventional treatment in a patient with catheter-induced SVC thrombosis and present a review of the literature. PMID:20702137

  6. An unusual cause of intraoperative acute superior vena cava syndrome

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adam W Amundson

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute intraoperative superior vena cava (SVC syndrome is an exceedingly rare complication in the cardiac surgical population. We describe the case of a 71-year-old female undergoing multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting who developed acute intraoperative SVC syndrome following internal thoracic artery harvest retractor placement. Her symptoms included severe plethora, facial engorgement and scleral edema, which was associated with hypotension and severe elevation of central venous pressure. Transesophageal echocardiography was crucial in the diagnosis, management, and optimal retractor placement ensuring adequate SVC flow. Potential causes of intraoperative SVC syndrome are reviewed as well as management options.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  9. Vena cava filter migration: an unappreciated complication. About four cases and review of the literature.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bélénotti, Pauline; Sarlon-Bartoli, Gabrielle; Bartoli, Michel-Alain; Benyamine, Audrey; Thevenin, Benjamin; Muller, Cyril; Serratrice, Jacques; Magnan, Pierre-Edouard; Weiller, Pierre-Jean

    2011-11-01

    Inferior vena cava filter placement is performed to prevent pulmonary risk secondary to deep venous thrombosis. Indications for this treatment are limited to patients experiencing recurrences under well-managed anticoagulant treatment or presenting with contraindication to anticoagulant treatment. Nowadays, as these clinical situations are rare, this device is less and less used, all the more since, for several years now, thrombosis, fracture, or infectious complications as well as filter migration have been reported. Filter migrations are responsible for atypical and varied clinical presentations likely to defer diagnosis. To treat them, the filter is extracted, which is very risky in patients with a thromboembolic history. In our center, during a period of 14 years, we retrospectively collected and studied partial or complete vena cava filter migration cases that had been treated by extraction. We are reporting four very different clinical cases and, more specifically, the second published case of migration to a renal vein, which mimicked a systemic disease. Because of its very atypical clinical presentations, cava filter migration is an unappreciated and certainly underdiagnosed complication. However, this complication must not question cava filter placement when it is justified. In contrast, it prompts early filter extraction or long-term radiological surveillance. PMID:22023951

  10. Pregnancy complicated by superior vena cava thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in a patient with Behcet disease and the use of heparin for treatment

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Batch disease is a multi systemic vasculitis of unknown origin. Vascular involvement has been considered to result from systemic vasculitis, occurs in 5-10% of these patients. We report a 34-year-old pregnant woman complicated by superior vena ca va thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism in a patient with Batch disease. (author)

  11. Trombosis de vena cava inferior y endocarditis en un paciente prematuro: Caso clínico / Inferior vena cava thrombosis and endocarditis in a premature patient: Case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Andrea, Parra Buitrago; Natalia Andrea, Valencia Zuluaga; Andrés Felipe, Uribe Murillo.

    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: Cara [...] cterizar 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. Abstract in english Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava represents a significant percentage of all venous thrombosis that take place during the neonatal period, generally associated with risk factors such as the use of central venous catheter. The incidence of bacterial endocarditis in preterm infants is low. Objectiv [...] es: To characterize the case of a preterm neonate with both conditions and to detail the disease changing spectrum in the neonatal population and its therapeutic possibilities. Case report: Premature newborn, 31 + 5 weeks of gestation who presented Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia, developed progressive thrombosis of the inferior vena cava and right atrium secondary to the use of umbilical venous catheter, with subsequent diagnosis of endocarditis. He was treated with anticoagulation with subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin. Given a favorable evolution, it was decided to continue the anticoagulation therapy for 4-6 weeks, and at the time of discharge, aspirin treatment was given. Conclusions: The preterm infant with infective endocarditis and intracardiac thrombus presents an interesting management dilemma. Treatment should be individualized according to the clinical evolution and safety profile of thrombolytic and/or anticoagulant agents. Availability and advantages of low molecular weight heparin have led to its use as an alternative treatment in neonates and infants with deep venous thrombosis.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.)

  14. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Elton Correia, Alves; Gabriela Bóia Rocha, Ferro; Luciana Karla Lira, França; Mabel Batista, Jacó; Guilherme Benjamin Brandão, Pitta.

    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 rela [...] tar 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. Abstract in english 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-y [...] ear-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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  18. Axial pressure gradient in the canine superior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Van de Werf, F; Eaubert, A; De Geest, H

    1986-12-01

    In the superior vena cava of anaesthetised open chest dogs the axial pressure gradient was measured simultaneously with the blood flow velocity under different preload conditions. Both pressure gradient and velocity curves showed distinct systolic and diastolic waves. Peak pressure gradient ranged between 26 and 93 Pa X cm-1 (0.2-0.7 mm Hg X cm-1) and velocity varied between 0.095 and 0.19 m X s-1. Peak systolic pressure gradient, but not peak diastolic pressure gradient, was significantly linearly correlated to peak systolic velocity and peak diastolic velocity respectively. The shape of the two curves corresponded fairly well, but variations in pressure gradient preceded the variations in velocity. Both the correspondence in shape and the phase lag between pressure gradient and velocity waves were evaluated by the normalised cross correlation technique. During volume expansion the shape correspondence improved and the phase lag decreased. It is concluded that the transient vena caval blood velocity variations are directly related to the pulsatile axial pressure gradient. PMID:3802130

  19. STRUCTURE OF THE Vena cava caudalis OF THE DOG (Canis familiaris) / ESTRUCTURA DE LA VENA CAVA CAUDAL DEL PERRO (Canis familiaris)

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Josiane, Medeiros de Mello; Carlos Roberto, Piffer; Antonio Marcos, Orsi; Maria Lúcia, Eleutério.

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue proporcionar datos exactos que permitan indentificar la estructura y comportamiento de los elementos "tisulares" presentes en las porciones de origen "pre renal" y "post renal" de la pared de la vena cava caudal del perro. Las observaciones nos permitieron concluir qu [...] e la la vena cava caudal es un vaso fibromuscular que tiene la capacidad para propulsar la sangre venosa de vuelta al atrio derecho Abstract in english The objective of the present study was to provide precise data that would permit the identification of the structure and behavior of tissue elements present in the portion of origin and in the prerenal and postrenal portions of the wall of the caudal vena cava of the dog. The observations made permi [...] tted us to conclude that this is a fibromuscular vessel with the ability to propel venous blood returning to the right atrium

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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'.

  1. Heart Transplantation in a Patient with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

    OpenAIRE

    Lee, Jae-Hong; Park, Eun-Ah; Lee, Whal; Cho, Hyun-Jai; Kim, Ki-Bong; Hwang, Ho Young

    2014-01-01

    A 56-year-old male presented with severe exertional dyspnea and pitting edema in the lower extremities. The pre-operative evaluation demonstrated biventricular dysfunction associated with severe tricuspid valve regurgitation and a persistent left superior vena cava. He was registered as a transplantation candidate, and orthotopic heart transplantation was performed using the standard bicaval technique. The left superior vena cava was connected to the right atrial appendage after the construct...

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

    OpenAIRE

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  4. Mathematical modeling of the fibrosis process in the implantation of inferior vena cava filters.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nicolás, M; Peña, E; Malvè, M; Martínez, M A

    2015-12-21

    An inferior vena cava filter is a medical device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava and is in charge of capturing blood clots before they reach the lungs, preventing from pulmonary embolism. There are some clinical problems regarding the use of inferior vena cava filters. One of them is the difficulty when retrieving the device due to the remodeling of the vena cava. Huge effort has been made in creating computational models that reproduce tissue remodeling, but no attention has been paid to the fibrosis phenomenon occurring in the inferior vena cava. In this work, a continuum computational model that reproduces the fibrosis in the presence of an antithrombotic filter is presented. Diffusion-reaction equations are used for modeling the mass balance between species in the venous wall. The main species considered to play a key role in the process of fibrosis are smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, matrix metalloproteinases, vascular growth factors and the extracellular matrix. The developed model has been implemented on an idealized axisymmetric geometric vena cava model. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis has been performed to study the parameters influence on the evolution of the model. Results show that the computational model is able to predict the behavior of the species considered and it captures the key characteristics of lesion growth and the healing process within a vein subjected to non-physiological mechanical forces. Our results suggests that the vessel wall response is mainly caused by the endothelium denudation area and the collagen turnover among other factors. PMID:26458786

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  6. Leiomiossarcoma da veia cava inferior: relato de caso / Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: a case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Rafael Lemos, Nascif; Ana Graziela Santana, Antón; Gabriel Lacerda, Fernandes; George Caldas, Dantas; Vinícius de Araújo, Gomes; Marcelo Ricardo Canuto, Natal.

    2014-12-01

    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 re [...] lação com a veia cava inferior. Realizou-se ressecção em bloco da massa e do segmento invadido da veia cava. A histologia revelou leiomiossarcoma. Abstract in english The authors report a case of a 48 year-old female patient with moderate abdominal pain and bulging in the abdomen. Physical examination demonstrated the presence of a palpable abdominal mass. Computed tomography showed a heterogeneously enhancing retroperitoneal mass in close contact with the inferi [...] or vena cava. En bloc resection of the mass and of the attached vena cava segment was performed. Histological analysis revealed leiomyosarcoma.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

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

    2015-01-01

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2012-01-15

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  13. Doppler ultrasonographic imaging of obstruction of inferior vena cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare condition caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction. Although liver biopsy and venography have been considered to be conclusive in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome, those procedures involve a great deal of disecomfort and risk for the patient. As the recently developed Doppler ultrasonography is able to define the direction of blood flow and measure the blood flow velocity and volume in the portal vein, inferior vena cava(IVC) and hepatic vein, it can be used in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome. We analyzed Doppler ultrasonographic findings in two patients with membraneous obstruction of the IVC, suspected from Doppler ultrasonographic findings and confirmed by venocavography. Doppler ultrasonography demonstrated reversed laminar flow on inspiration and no significant flow on expiration in the dilated IVC proximal to the stenosis and turbulent flow in the proximal portion of the stenosis. After balloon dilatation, the flow was changed and directed normally. These findings correlated very well with venocavographic findings. Our results suggest that Doppler ultrasonography is a simple, non-invasive and effective method for the initial evaluation of patients suspected of having obstruction of the IVC and the evaluation of therapeutic effect

  14. Apparent pulse wave velocity in the canine superior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Van de Werf, F; Aubert, A E; Kesteloot, H; De Geest, H

    1983-10-01

    In order to evaluate clinically recorded jugular vein pulses it is necessary to understand the transmission process of the right atrial pressure pulse through the caval veins up to the jugular veins. The transmission speed at distinct points of the venous pressure curve was studied in the superior vena cava of 20 anaesthetised dogs. Under control conditions the propagation velocities varied from 1.2 +/- 0.49 to 2.5 +/- 1.36 m . s-1. During increased preload of the heart propagation velocities rose significantly from 2.2 to 4.2 m . s-1 per kPa as a function of mean venous pressure and from 2.3 to 5.8 m . s-1 per kPa as a function of phasic pressures. Right atrial pacing (between 60 and 120 beats . min-1) did not influence the propagation velocity of the studied distinct points. It was found that the summits of the pressure pulse propagate at only a slightly higher speed than the nadirs. PMID:6627270

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  16. SISTEMATIZATION OF THE CRANIAL Vena cava IN BUFFALOS (Bubalus bubalis bubalis _ SIMPSON, 1945 SISTEMATIZACIÓN DE LA VENA CAVA CRANEAL EN BÚFALOS (Bubalus bubalis bubalis - SIMPSON, 1945

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adelmar Afonso de Amorim Júnior

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The almost complete lack of knowledge of the anatomical characteristics of this race allows us, here, to study the circulatory system in relation to the veined drainage of the large systemic venous trunks _ the cava system. In the literature many reports can be found on the arterial vascular pattern in several areas of the body in domestic animals as well as in savages; conversely, there is a shortage of pertinent data on the veined vascular pattern. For the present work 25 animals were utilized with the object of dissecting and systemizing the vessels, animals were fetuses with ages of between 5 and 9 months, 15 being females and 10 males. In the cranial vena cava the following origin tributaries were observed: External right and left jugular veins and their collateral tributaries; the internal right and left jugular veins; the mediastinial and pericardial; the internal right and left thoracic; thymic; the right and left subclavian and the right and left costocervicalvertebral venous trunk, and occasionally the thoracic duct.Existe un escaso conocimiento de las características anatómicas del sistema circulatorio del búfalo (Bubalus bubalis bubalis con respecto al drenaje venoso de los grandes troncos venosos sistémicos, como el sistema cava. Sin embargo, pueden encontrarse en la literaratura muchos relatos del modelo vascular arterial, en varias áreas del cuerpo de animales domésticos y salvajes; pero son pocos los datos del modelo vascular venoso. Utilizamos 25 fetos de búfalos (Bubalus bubalis bubalis con edades entre 5 y 9 meses, 15 hembras y 10 machos, con el objetivo de sistematizar los grandes vasos venosos que conforman la vena cava craneal. En la vena cava craneal se observaron las siguientes venas tributarias: Venas yugulares externas derecha e izquierda y sus colaterales; yugulares internas derecha e izquierda; mediastínicas y pericárdicas; torácicas internas derecha e izquierda; tímica; subclavias derecha e izquierda y los troncos venosos costocervicalvertebrales derecho e izquierdo y, algunas veces, el conducto torácico.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  18. Indicaciones actuales del implante de filtros recuperables en la vena cava inferior

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Braulio, Vargas; Juan Simón, Muñoz R; R, Francisco Tortoledo; Leonardo, Izaguirre B.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El tromboembolismo venoso es una patología que ocurre aproximadamente en 1 de cada 1 000 personas en el mundo, de las cuales más de la mitad corresponde a casos de trombosis venosa profunda. La principal complicación aguda de la trombosis venosa profunda es el embolismo pulmonar, que resulta fatal e [...] n 20 %-30 % de los casos. La anticoagulación es la estrategia más eficaz para la prevención de esta complicación, sin embargo, está contraindicada en situaciones frecuentes. Los filtros de vena cava inferior constituyen una alternativa no farmacológica para la prevención del embolismo pulmonar en aquellos pacientes que presentan trombosis venosa profunda. Este artículo hace revisión de los aspectos históricos de estos dispositivos, con especial interés en los denominados filtros recuperables, en cuanto a sus indicaciones, técnica de colocación-retiro, eficacia y seguridad. Abstract in english Venous thromboembolism is a disease which occurs in 1 out of 1 000 people around the world, accounting for about a half of cases of deep venous thrombosis. Deep venous thrombosis major complication is pulmonary embolism, fatal in 20 %-30 % of cases. Anticoagulation is the most effective strategy to [...] prevent pulmonary embolism, however, this is contraindicated in frequent clinical situations. Inferior vena cava filters are a non-pharmacological alternative in these cases. This article reviews historical aspects of these devices, with particular interest in those denominated retrievable filters, describing indications, implantation-retrieval technique, efficacy and safety.

  19. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    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.

  20. Temporary and permanent inferior vena cava filter combination in a young patient: to implant or not to implant?

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kutlu, Ramazan; Alkan, Alpay; Sigirci, Ahmet; Altinok, Tayfun; Yildirim, Zeki

    2003-01-01

    The decision to implant vena cava filters, either temporary or permanent, is difficult in young patients. We present the case of a young man with pulmonary embolism in whom temporary and permanent inferior vena cava filters were implanted. The decision process is discussed in relation to the current literature. PMID:14753313

  1. Temporary and Permanent Inferior Vena Cava Filter Combination in a Young Patient: To Implant or Not to Implant?

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The decision to implant vena cava filters, either temporary or permanent, is difficult in young patients. We present the case of a young man with pulmonary embolism in whom temporary and permanent inferior vena cava filters were implanted. The decision process is discussed in relation to the current literature

  2. Lesión traumática de la vena cava superior, parénquima e hilio pulmonar / Traumatic lesion of the superior vena cava, pulmonary parenchyma and hilum

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Norkys, Martín Bourricaudy; Alberto Ignacio, Piquero García; Noel, Martín Junco; Osvaldo, Gálvez Toledo; Dorvis, Mojes Suárez.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El traumatismo vascular torácico se considera una de las lesiones más complejas dentro de la traumatología, el paciente está grave desde el momento del trauma y empeora rápidamente, lo que impide en muchas ocasiones llevar a cabo medidas salvadoras. Por el pronóstico fatal que presentan los paciente [...] s con lesiones de este tipo, resulta excepcional la curación tras la cirugía. Se presenta una paciente que sufrió una lesión traumática de la vena cava superior unida a una herida transfixiante en el lóbulo superior derecho e hilio pulmonar, la que se intervino quirúrgicamente de urgencia, se le realizó sutura vascular de la cava y lobectomía superior derecha. La paciente se recuperó satisfactoriamente. Abstract in english The vascular thoracic traumatism is considered one of most complex in traumatology. The patient is critical since the trauma occurs and he aggravates rapidly, which impedes many times to take saving measures. Due to the fatal prognosis presented by the patients with these lesions, their cure after s [...] urgery is exceptional. A female patient that suffered from a traumatic lesion of the superior vena cava together with a transfixing wound in the upper right lobule and pulmonary hilum, was presented. She underwent emergency surgery and vascular suture of the vena cava and right upper lobectomy were performed. The patient had a satisfactory recovery.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  4. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2001-07-01

    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.)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

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

    OpenAIRE

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

    1983-01-01

    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...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  12. Regional Histomorphometry of the Hepatic Inferior Vena Cava; a Possible Sphincteric Mechanism Histomorfometría Regional de la Vena Cava Inferior Hepática; un Posible Mecanismo de Esfínter

    OpenAIRE

    P. K Bundi; J. A Ogeng'o; J HASSANALI; P. O Odula

    2009-01-01

    This study was aimed at identifying the changes in diameter and structural composition of the Hepatic Inferior Vena Cava in its infrahepatic, intrahepatic and suprahepatic portions. Eighty adult liver specimens from the Chiromo and Nairobi City mortuaries were used for morphometry, while twenty of them were processed for light microscopy. A constriction was noted in the mid-portion of the HIVC, while structurally; the intrahepatic portion had thicker fibromuscular adventitia. It is plausible ...

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  16. Stenting in malignant obstruction of inferior vena cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  17. 'RecoveryTM' Vena Cava Filter: Experience in 96 Patients

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The purpose of the study was to assess the clinical safety and efficacy of the 'RecoveryTM' (Bard) inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and imaging data of patients who had a 'RecoveryTM' IVC filter placed between January 2003 and December 2004 in our institution. The clinical presentation, indications, and procedure-related complications during placement and retrieval were evaluated. Follow-up computed tomography (CT) examinations of the abdomen and chest were evaluated for filter-related complications and pulmonary embolism (PE), respectively. 'Recovery' filters were placed in 96 patients (72 males and 24 females; age range: 16-87 years; mean: 46 years). Twenty-four patients presented with PE, 13 with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and 2 with both PE and DVT. The remaining 57 patients had no symptoms of thromboembolism. Indications for filter placement included contraindication to anticoagulation (n = 27), complication of anticoagulation (n = 3), failure of anticoagulation (n = 5), and prophylaxis (n = 61). The device was successfully deployed in the infrarenal (n = 95) or suprarenal (n = 1) IVC through a femoral vein approach. Retrieval was attempted in 11 patients after a mean period of 117 days (range: 24-426). The filter was successfully removed in nine patients (82%). Failure of retrieval was due to technical difficulty (n = 1) and the presence of thrombus in the filter (n = 1). One of the nine patients who had the filter removed developed IVC thrombus after retrieval and another had an intimal tear of the IVC. Follow-up abdominal CT (n = 40) at a mean of 80 days (range: 1-513) showed penetration of the IVC by the filter arms in 11, of which 3 had fracture of filter components. In one patient, a broken arm migrated into the pancreas. Asymmetric deployment of the filter legs was seen in 12 patients and thrombus within the filter in 2 patients. No filter migration or caval occlusion was encountered. Follow-up chest CT (n = 27) at a mean of 63 days (range: 1-386) showed PE in one patient (3%). During clinical follow-up, 12 of 96 patients developed symptoms of PE and only 1 of the 12 had PE on CT. There was no fatal pulmonary embolism in our group of patients following 'Recovery' filter placement. However, the current version of the filter is associated with structure weakness, a high incidence of IVC wall penetration, and asymmetric deployment of the filter legs

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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))

    1993-03-01

    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.)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  2. Surgical strategy in cases of retroperitoneal tumors involving vena cava inferior

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Possibilities of surgical treatment of retroperitoneal tumors involving vena cava inferior (VCI) are shown. Iliocavography was applied to specify the degree of involving VCI and ilioveins in tumor process as well as to determine the character of rebuilding the venous bed. Schemes of operations performed on nonorgan retroperitoneal tumors are presented

  3. The relationship between inferior vena cava diameter measured by bedside ultrasonography and central venous pressure value

    OpenAIRE

    Citilcioglu, Serenat; Sebe, Ahmet; Oguzhan Ay, Mehmet; Ferhat ICME; Avci, Akkan; Gulen, Muge; Mustafa SAHAN; Satar, Salim

    2014-01-01

    Objective: We aimed to present inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a guiding method for detection of relationship between IVC diameter measured noninvasively with the help of ultrasonography (USG) and central venous pressure (CVP) and evaluation of patient's intravascular volume status.

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

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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

    2005-01-01

    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...

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

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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

    1988-01-01

    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...

  6. Cirugía del carcinoma renal con trombo tumoral en vena cava-aurícula / Surgical management of renal cell carcinoma with vena cava - right atrium thrombus

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    M., Ruibal Moldes; L., Álvarez Castelo; V., Chantada Abal; A., Blanco Díez; E., Fernández Rosado; M., González Martín.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Históricamente se consideró la presencia de trombosis tumoral de la vena cava como un factor de mal pronóstico en pacientes con carcinoma renal y controvertido el beneficio de la cirugía radical en estos pacientes. Sin embargo, la trombosis puede presentarse en ausencia de afectación ganglionar o me [...] tastásica, en cuyo caso si parece justificada una actitud quirúrgica agresiva con finalidad curativa. Presentamos nuestra experiencia con 25 pacientes con carcinoma renal y trombo en vena cava-aurícula tratados mediante nefrectomía radical con cavotomía y resección completa del trombo tumoral. La Resonancia Nuclear Magnética (IRM) permitió establecer con exactitud el nivel del trombo en todos los casos: 56% nivel I, 8% nivel II, 26% nivel III. La serie corresponde a 14 pT3b, 8 pT3c, 3 pT4, con 48% de N+. La tasa de complicaciones operatorias fue del 36% con una mortalidad del 16%. Pacientes sin compromiso ganglionar ni metástasis tuvieron una supervivencia media del 64%, 46% y 37% a los 2,3,4 años respectivamente. En los casos con afectación ganglionar y metastásica el pronóstico es claramente peor. No hemos encontrado una relación clara entre el nivel del trombo y la supervivencia. Abstract in english Historically the presence of a thrombus in vena cava was associatted with worse prognosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma, and the effective of surgery limited. However a extensive tumor thrombi can be present without evidence of lymph node and distant metastasis, an aggressive surgical approa [...] ch with curative intent is justified. We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients with renal cell carcinoma and thrombus in vena cava and they underwent radical nephrectomy and thrombectomy. The IRM allowed to know the level of the thrombus into vena cava in all patients: 56% level I, 8% level II, 26% level III. There were 14 pT3b, 8 pT3c, 3 pT4, and 48% N+. The rate of complications was 36% and there were 4 perioperative death (16%). Patients without lymph node and no distant metastasis had a mean survival of 64% 46%, 37% to 2,3,4 years respectively. Patients with lymph node invasive an distant metastasis the prognosis was poor. We no noted correlation between level thrombus and prognosis.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  11. Tomographic anatomy of the vena cava and renal veins: features relevant to vena cava filter placement / Anatomia tomográfica da veia cava e das veias renais: aspectos relevantes para implante de filtro de veia cava

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Thiago Melo do, Espírito Santo; Fernando, Bacalhau; Adilson Ferraz, Paschôa; Bonno, van Bellen; Igor, Austin; Douglas, Raci.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Há uma demanda crescente por procedimentos invasivos que abordam a veia cava inferior, especialmente o implante de filtros de veia cava. A identificação da veia renal mais caudal para a liberação segura do filtro nem sempre é fácil durante a cavografia. OBJETIVOS: Estabelecer parâmetros d [...] a relação das veias renais e da cava infrarrenal com o corpo vertebral correspondente, sua relação com a biotipologia, presença de variações anatômicas, relação dos corpos vertebrais com a bifurcação das veias ilíacas comuns para a veia cava e distância desta bifurcação até a desembocadura da veia renal mais caudal, visando à implantação de filtro de veia cava. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas 150 tomografias computadorizadas de abdome no período entre outubro e novembro de 2011, tendo sido agrupadas de acordo com o biotipo apresentado (ângulo de Charpy). As tomografias forem realizadas na MEDIMAGEM e analisadas no Serviço de Cirurgia Vascular Integrada, ambas da Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo. RESULTADOS: Dos 150 exames analisados, 127 (84,66%) apresentaram a emergência da veia renal mais caudal desde a projeção do primeiro espaço intervertebral lombar (L1-L2) até o corpo de L2, independentemente do biotipo do paciente. Somente 23 pacientes (15,33%) apresentaram a desembocadura da veia renal mais caudal abaixo do corpo de L2, ou seja, na projeção do espaço entre L2 e L3. CONCLUSÕES: A correlação radiológica da confluência da veia renal mais distal em relação aos corpos vertebrais apresenta pouca variação, independentemente do biotipo do paciente. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: There is a growing demand for invasive procedures involving the inferior vena cava, in particular for placement of vena cava filters. It is not always easy to identify the more distal renal vein with cavography, for safe release of filters. OBJECTIVES: To determine parameters for the re [...] lationships between the renal veins and the infrarenal vena cava and their corresponding vertebral bodies, their relationships with biotype and the occurrence of anatomic variations, the relationships between vertebral bodies and the bifurcation of the common iliac veins and the distance from this bifurcation to the outflow of the more distal renal vein, with reference to placement of vena cava filters. METHODS: A total of 150 abdominal computed tomography scans conducted from October to November 2011 were analyzed and classified according to the biotype exhibited (using Charpy's angle). Scans were performed at MEDIMAGEM and analyzed at the Integrated Vascular Surgery Service, both part of Hospital da Beneficência Portuguesa in São Paulo, Brazil. RESULTS: In 127 of the 150 scans analyzed (84.66%), the more distal renal vein emerged between the first lumbar intervertebral space (L1-L2) and the body of L2, irrespective of patient biotype. Just 23 patients (15.33%) exhibited a more distal renal vein with outflow below the body of L2, i.e. in the projection of the space between L2 and L3. CONCLUSIONS: The radiological correlation between the confluence of the more distal renal vein and vertebral bodies exhibits little variation, irrespective of the biotype of the patient.

  12. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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

    1998-05-01

    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.)

  13. Massive deep vein thrombosis after cesarean section treated with a temporary inferior vena cava filter: a case report.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nakajima, O; Arishiro, K; Kani, K; Moriguchi, T; Tamoto, S; Akioka, H; Higashiura, W; Sakaguchi, H; Ohue, S

    2000-11-01

    A 25-year-old woman suffered a massive deep vein thrombus in her left common iliac vein extending to the inferior vena cava after an abdominal cesarean section. The massive and floating inferior vena cava thrombus was considered to pose a high risk of pulmonary thromboembolism. After placement of a temporary inferior vena cava filter via the left brachial vein, thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation therapy were instituted. The filter successfully prevented pulmonary thromboembolism during thrombolytic therapy. This patient was confined to bed because the filter moved vertically with left shoulder joint abduction. Although a temporary inferior vena cava filter is very useful for the prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with deep vein thrombus, the appropriate range of activity for such a patient needs careful consideration. PMID:11107556

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  15. Vena cava superior izquierda persistente: Implicaciones en la cateterización venosa central / Persistent left superior vena cava: Implications in central venous catheterisation

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    G., Lacuey; M., Ureña; J., Martínez Basterra; N., Basterra.

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available La colocación de catéteres centrales por vía venosa subclavia y yugular se puede complicar con la canalización de una arteria o de una vía venosa aberrante. La anomalía más frecuente del desarrollo embriológico de la vena cava es la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda (VCSI). La implanta [...] ción de catéteres en la VCSI se puede sospechar por el recorrido anómalo del mismo en la radiografía de tórax. La gasometría y la curva de presión del vaso permiten descartar una cateterización arterial. La confirmación diagnóstica se obtiene mediante angiografía, ecocardiografía, tomografía computerizada o cardio-resonancia. El médico que implanta habitualmente catéteres venosos centrales, debe estar familiarizado con la anatomía del sistema venoso, sus variantes y sus anomalías, ya que su presencia puede influir en el manejo del paciente. Abstract in english The placement of central catheters through the subclavian and jugular venous path can be complicated by the cannulation of an artery or an aberrant venous path. The most frequent anomaly of the embryological development of the caval vein is the persistence of the left superior vena cava (LSVC). The [...] implantation of catheters in the LSVC can be suspected by its anomalous route in thorax radiography. Gasometry and the pressure curve of the vessel make it possible to rule out an arterial catheterisation. Diagnostic confirmation is obtained through angiography, echocardiography, computerised tomography or cardiac resonance. The doctor who regularly implants central venous catheters must be familiar with the anatomy of the venous system and its variants and anomalies, since their presence might influence the handling of the patient.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2013-06-15

    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)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  1. Correlation between mechanical properties and wall composition of the canine superior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Verheyen, A; Cornelissen, F; Rombauts, W; Dequeker, J; De Geest, H

    1986-12-01

    The mechanical properties (modulus of elasticity and stress-relaxation) of different venous segments of the canine superior vena cava were determined as well as the composition of the vessel wall by means of physical, biochemical and histological methods. It was found that the wall of the vena cava was structurally and mechanically a function of the metric position with respect to the right heart: the modulus of elasticity increased, the stress-relaxation decreased, the concentration of hydroxyproline, collagen and elastin increased and the amount of muscle fibres decreased with increasing distal distance from the right heart. A significant linear correlation coefficient was observed between the modulus of elasticity and the structural wall components. The data presented show the axial heterogeneity and the dependency of the mechanical properties upon the venous vessel wall composition. PMID:2440411

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

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2004-09-01

    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.)

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

    OpenAIRE

    Lipp Rainer W; Krause Robert; Reittner Pia; Schnedl Wolfgang J; Tafeit Erwin; Wallner-Liebmann Sandra J

    2010-01-01

    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 ve...

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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. Left cervical aortic arch and persistent left superior vena cava in the SAME patient

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Cervical aortic arch is a rare congenital anomaly in which the aortic arch is located in an outstandingly location. It is usually attributed to abnormal regression of the fourth arch with persistent of the right or left second or third primitive aortic arch. Persistent left superior vena cava is another rare congenital anomaly which results from the failure of the left common cardinal vein to become obliterated. We have experienced these rare congenital anomalies in the SAMe patient

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  13. Trombosis bilateral de venas renales e insuficiencia renal aguda secundaria a trombosis de un filtro en vena cava inferior / Bilateral renal vein thrombosis and acute renal failure due to inferior vena cava filter thrombosis. Report of one case

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Jorge, Vega; Rienzi, Díaz.

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Bilateral renal vein thrombosis is an unusual etiology of acute renal failure and usually is associated with nephrotic syndrome. We report a 77-year-old man, consulting in the emergency room for anuria that appeared 24 hours after a syncope. The patient was carrier of an inferior vena cava filter pr [...] ophylactically installed 17 months earlier and was not receiving anticoagulation. Serum creatinine on admission was 5.45 mg/dl and blood urea nitrogen was 54 mg/dl. Computed tomography and Doppler ultrasonography showed an extensive thrombosis of inferior vena cava and both renal veins. Heparin therapy was started with a rapid recovery of renal function and diuresis.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  16. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    ROBERTO, GONZÁLEZ L; RAFAEL, PRATS M; CLAUDIO, CIFUENTES V; DAVID, LAZO P; RAIMUNDO, SANTOLAYA C; PATRICIO, RODRÍGUEZ.

    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. Abstract in english 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 l [...] ast 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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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 ?3b was revealed in 27 patients (79.4% (thrombus length — 5.10±1.75 cm, ?3? — in 7 patients (20.6% (thrombus length — 14.80±0.98 ??. 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 III? 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.

  19. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alexander Alves da Silva

    2009-12-01

    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

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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Alexander Alves da, Silva; Enis Donizetti, Silva; Arthur Vitor Rosenti, Segurado; Pedro Paulo, Kimachi; Claudia Marquez, Simões.

    2009-12-01

    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 au [...] xílio 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. Abstract in spanish 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 di [...] agnóstico 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. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Isolated persistent left superior vena cava has

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2013-02-15

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  7. Transiliac catheterization of the inferior vena cava for long-term venous access in children.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ikeda, S; Sera, Y; Ohshiro, H; Izaki, T; Uchino, S; Akizuki, M; Goto, H

    1998-11-01

    In infants and children requiring prolonged, multiple central venous (CV) catheterizations, the superior (SVC) and inferior vena cava may become thrombosed or stenotic, making CV access a difficult problem. Use of the iliac vein may be an acceptable alternative. We report a patient with thrombosis of the SVC in whom the external iliac vein was accessed through a retroperitoneal approach for placement of an implantable port. This technique is easy to perform, and there are no special materials or patient positioning required. PMID:9880726

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  9. [Placement of a central venous catheter in cases of persistent left superior vena cava].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Seemann, M; Zech, N; Kieninger, M; Graf, B; Künzig, H

    2014-03-01

    This article presents a case report on the placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) in a patient with an unknown persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Normally, PLSVCs remain asymptomatic but can be associated with disastrous consequences for the patient during placement of a CVC particularly due to vascular perforation and pulmonary injury. A PLSCV is particularly common in association with congenital heart defects; however, otherwise healthy patients can also be affected. As the presence of a PLSCV is normally unknown special attention must be paid in every patient during placement of a CVC. PMID:24566941

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  11. "Caval Reconstruction for Lower-Extremity Sarcoma Metastasis Trapped within Inferior Vena Cava Filter".

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lajoie, Lidie; Benevenia, Joseph; Curi, Michael A

    2016-01-01

    This report describes the management of a hematogenously spread metastasis from a lower-extremity sarcoma found trapped within an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Although endovascular techniques for treating thrombosed IVC filters are successful in a majority of cases, the malignant nature of this lesion required a novel approach. In this unique case, the segment of infrarenal IVC with the thrombosed filter was resected and reconstruction performed with an interposition prosthetic graft. There were no early or late complications, and the patient remains clinically free of recurrence at 24-month follow-up. PMID:26381326

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  14. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Katsuro, Harada Júnior; Renato Garcia Lisboa, Borges; Renata Kiyoko Borges, Harada.

    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 me [...] diastinais 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. Abstract in english 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 lymphoma [...] s 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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  19. Right-sided superior vena cava draining into the left atrium: a rare anomaly of systemic venous return

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Aminololama-Shakeri, Shadi; Wootton-Gorges, Sandra L.; Reyes, Melissa; Moore, Elizabeth H. [University of California Davis, Medical Center and Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Sacramento, CA (United States); Pretzlaff, Robert K. [University of California Davis, Medical Center and Children' s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Sacramento, CA (United States)

    2007-03-15

    The most commonly encountered systemic thoracic venous anomaly is a persistent left superior vena cava that drains into the right atrium via the coronary sinus. A much rarer systemic venous anomaly is that of isolated anomalous drainage of a normally positioned right superior vena cava (RSVC) into the left atrium (LA). This has been reported in approximately 20 patients with the diagnosis usually being made by cardiac catheterization. We report the case of a toddler with asymptomatic hypoxemia resulting from anomalous drainage of a normal RSVC into his LA. This was diagnosed non-invasively by contrast-enhanced chest CT. (orig.)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  2. Surgical interruption of a left inferior vena cava following the transfemoral implantation of a permanent pacing lead.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Trigano, A J; Paganelli, F; Alimi, Y; Juhan, C

    1997-05-01

    This report describes the case of a patient in whom, after an unsuccessful attempt through the subclavian vein, a permanent pacing lead was inserted through the femoral vein and a left inferior vena cava with azygos continuation. The procedure was followed 4 months later by a pulmonary embolism complicating a right femoroiliac thrombosis. The patient was successfully treated by a percutaneous lead extraction procedure combined with an inferior vena caval surgical interruption. PMID:9170140

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Vu?i?evi?-Trobok Jadranka

    2002-01-01

    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.

  4. Persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda: Diagnóstico e importancia prenatal Persistency of the left superior caval vein: Diagnosis and its prenatal importance

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juan F Jaramillo

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante un ultrasonido obstétrico de rutina se deben realizar ciertos planos del corazón en los cuales no es complejo identificar un grupo de anomalías como la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Cuando se identifica una vena cava superior izquierda aislada, sin otras anomalías del corazón fetal, no existe ninguna repercusión perinatal. Su importancia radica en que un grupo considerable de estos casos se acompaña de cardiopatías congénitas y anomalías anatómicas y cromosómicas. En este artículo se describen nueve casos de vena cava superior izquierda persistente, al igual que las anomalías del corazón asociadas, como también las alteraciones extracardiacas encontradas.Certain heart fetal planes must be realized during a routine obstetric ultrasound in order to identify a group of anomalies such as the persistency of the left superior caval vein. When an isolated left superior venal vein is identified without any other anomaly of the fetal heart, it does not have any perinatal repercussion. Its importance lies in the fact that a considerable number of these cases are associated with a high incidence of congenital heart diseases and anatomic and chromosomal abnormalities. This article reports nine cases of persistency of the left superior caval vein as well as the associated heart abnormalities and the extra-cardiac alterations found.

  5. Persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda: Diagnóstico e importancia prenatal / Persistency of the left superior caval vein: Diagnosis and its prenatal importance

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Juan F, Jaramillo; Mercy H, Estrada Perea; Yina Y, Muriel.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante un ultrasonido obstétrico de rutina se deben realizar ciertos planos del corazón en los cuales no es complejo identificar un grupo de anomalías como la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Cuando se identifica una vena cava superior izquierda aislada, sin otras anomalías del cora [...] zón fetal, no existe ninguna repercusión perinatal. Su importancia radica en que un grupo considerable de estos casos se acompaña de cardiopatías congénitas y anomalías anatómicas y cromosómicas. En este artículo se describen nueve casos de vena cava superior izquierda persistente, al igual que las anomalías del corazón asociadas, como también las alteraciones extracardiacas encontradas. Abstract in english Certain heart fetal planes must be realized during a routine obstetric ultrasound in order to identify a group of anomalies such as the persistency of the left superior caval vein. When an isolated left superior venal vein is identified without any other anomaly of the fetal heart, it does not have [...] any perinatal repercussion. Its importance lies in the fact that a considerable number of these cases are associated with a high incidence of congenital heart diseases and anatomic and chromosomal abnormalities. This article reports nine cases of persistency of the left superior caval vein as well as the associated heart abnormalities and the extra-cardiac alterations found.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  10. The clinical implications of variants of vena cava inferior and aorta on retroperitoneal surgery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    S. V. Mukhtarulina

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to study variants of retroperitoneal vascular structure and its clinical implications on retroperitoneal surgery in patients with cervical cancer IA–IIB stage.Materials and methods. 101 patients who underwent paraaortic and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy were included in this study. 10 patients of the first group with anomalies of inferior vena cava, renal arteries and veins, common iliac vein and ovarian vessels were compared with 91 patients of the second group without anomalies.Results. Variants of major retroperitoneal vascular structure were present in 10 (9.9 % patients. Supernumerary renal arteries and veins observed in 5 (4.9 % patients; retroaortic left renal vein type I and II – in 3 (3.0 % patients. Double vena cava inferior detected in 1 (1.0 % patient. Patients with variants of retroperitoneal vascular structures hadn’t vessel injury. There was no difference in intraoperative hemorrhage, transfusion red blood cell, rate of intraoperative hemoglobin and removed paraaortic lymph nodes between the groups. Risk factors for intraoperative bleeding in patients with cervical cancer, depending on the presence or absence of anomalies of retroperitoneal vessels had no significant difference.Conclusion. Despite the fact that the variants of retroperitoneal vascular structures are rare (9.9 %, the success of retroperitoneal surgery is associated with the knowledge of vascular variations which decrease serious, life-threatening complications.

  11. Pure Conventional Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy with Level II Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Mingshuai, Wang; Hao, Ping; Yinong, Niu; Junhui, Zhang; Nianzeng, Xing.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The surgical management with laparoscopic technique for renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava tumor thrombus (IVTT) remains challenging and technically demanding in urological oncology. We present two patients with level II IVTT that were managed with pure conventional laparoscopic radical ne [...] phrectomy and thrombectomy. Two patients were diagnosed with a renal tumor with level II IVTT from December 2011 to January 2012. They both underwent pure conventional laparoscopic radical nephrectomy with thrombectomy. During these operations, intraoperative laparoscopic ultrasonography was used to detect the thrombus and ensure complete removal. Two patients were operated through retroperitoneal approach for right renal tumor and transperitoneal approach for left renal tumor respectively. The demographics, perioperative and follow-up data were recorded for the study. Both operations were successfully performed without conversion. They both had no radiographic evidence of recurrence during follow-up. It is concluded that it is feasible to manage renal cell carcinoma with level II IVTT through pure conventional laparoscopic approach in carefully selected patients, which might expand the indication for laparoscopic surgery. The pure laparoscopic approach in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma with level II vena cava tumor thrombus is challenging and requires advanced laparoscopic skills. Multicenter prospective randomized control trials are needed to prove the benefits of this approach.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  15. Primary mediastinal pleomorphic liposarcoma involving the superior vena cava

    OpenAIRE

    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...

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  20. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  1. Filtro de veia cava: uma década de experiência em um centro de trauma nível I / Vena cava filters: a decade of experience in a level I trauma center

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Luiz Guilherme Cintra Vidal, Reys; Raul, Coimbra; Dale, Fortlage.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os dados relativos à utilização de filtro de veia cava na Divisão de Trauma do Centro Médico da UCSD San Diego, CA/EUA. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo realizado na Divisão de Trauma visando avaliar a experiência acumulada e a conduta terapêutica nos doentes atendidos pela equipe da Div [...] isão de Trauma e submetidos à colocação de filtro de veia cava como método de prevenção ou tratamento do TEP no período de janeiro de 1999 a dezembro de 2008. RESULTADOS: O estudo compreendeu 512 doentes, destacando-se o sexo masculino (73%). Quanto à causa do traumatismo predominou o acidente automobilístico, seguido por lesões provocadas por quedas. A relação homem/mulher foi 3:1. A faixa etária mais atingida foi 21 a 40 anos, representando 36% dos doentes. O percentual de filtros de cava profiláticos foi de 82% contra 18% de filtros terapêuticos. O traumatismo craniano foi a principal causa para indicação de filtros profiláticos seguido dos traumas raquimedulares. O índice de TVP pós-filtro foi 11%. CONCLUSÃO: Na presença de contraindicação ao uso de anticoagulantes em doentes vítimas de trauma grave, os filtros de veia cava inferior demonstraram ser uma opção efetiva e segura. Entretanto, deve-se aplicar rigor ao julgamento clínico para todas as indicações, mesmo após o advento de filtros "recuperáveis". Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the data on the use of vena cava filter in the Division of Trauma, UCSD Medical Center - San Diego, CA / USA. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted at the Division of Trauma to evaluate the cumulated experience and the therapeutic approach in patients attended by the staf [...] f of the Division of Trauma and submitted to placement of a vena cava filter as a method of prevention or treatment of Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PTE) from January 1999 to December 2008. RESULTS: The study comprised 512 patients, mostly males (73%). As to the cause, automobile accident injuries predominated, followed by injuries caused by falls. The male / female ratio was 3:1. The most affected age group was the one between 21 to 40 years, representing 36% of patients. The percentage of prophylactic vena cava filters was 82%, whilst 18% had treatment purposes. Head trauma was the main cause for the indication of prophylactic filters followed by spinal cord trauma. The rate of pos-filter deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was 11%. CONCLUSION: In the presence of contraindications to the use of anticoagulants in patients who suffered severe trauma, the inferior vena cava filters have proven to be an effective and safe optio n. However, one should apply rigorous clinical judgment to all indications, even after the advent of retrievable filters.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  3. Rationale and clinical effects of stent therapy and radiotherapy to superior vena cava syndrome, tracheobronchial stenosis, and esophageal stenosis or fistula due to malignant tumor

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kishi, Kazushi; Sato, Morio [Wakayama Medical Coll. (Japan)

    1998-06-01

    A total of 152 patients who underwent stent therapy or radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome, malignant tracheal stenosis, or malignant esophageal stenosis were retrospectively comparatively analyzed. Those response rates in superior vena cava syndrome were 93.3% in stent therapy, 61.7% in radiotherapy; respectively, 76.4% and 46.2%, in malignant tracheobronchial stenosis; 91.3% and 69.4% in malignant esophageal stenosis. Stent treatment for superior vena cava syndrome provided highest benefit among these strategies. (author). 60 refs.

  4. Rationale and clinical effects of stent therapy and radiotherapy to superior vena cava syndrome, tracheobronchial stenosis, and esophageal stenosis or fistula due to malignant tumor

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A total of 152 patients who underwent stent therapy or radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome, malignant tracheal stenosis, or malignant esophageal stenosis were retrospectively comparatively analyzed. Those response rates in superior vena cava syndrome were 93.3% in stent therapy, 61.7% in radiotherapy; respectively, 76.4% and 46.2%, in malignant tracheobronchial stenosis; 91.3% and 69.4% in malignant esophageal stenosis. Stent treatment for superior vena cava syndrome provided highest benefit among these strategies. (author). 60 refs

  5. Mediastinal and pulmonary entomophthoromycosis with superior vena cava syndrome: case report Entomoftoromicose mediastinal e pulmonar com síndrome de veia cava superior: registro de caso

    OpenAIRE

    João Carlos Coelho Filiio; Jorge Pereira; Álvaro Rabello Júnior

    1989-01-01

    The first case of mediastinal and pulmonary entomophthoromycosis with supe rior vena cava syndrome is reported. The patient presented with a history of edema of the face, neck and upper limbs as well as collateral circulation in the anterior wall of the chest. Histological examination of tissue from mediastinum revealed a granulomatous reaction with microabscesses surrounded by eosinophilic amorphous material and with broad hyphae in the center. Culture was not performed because a preliminary...

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

    2002-06-01

    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)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  9. Influence of transmural pressure on retrograde pressure pulse transmission velocity in the canine superior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Van de Werf, F; Aubert, A E; Kesteloot, H; De Geest, H

    1984-11-01

    The influence of intrathoracic and intraluminal pressure on venous pressure pulse propagation velocity in the superior vena cava was investigated in acute canine experiments. The propagation velocity of distinct points of the venous pressure curve was measured under different conditions of preload, during expiratory and inspiratory apnea and during positive-negative pressure respiration. Under control conditions transmission velocities varied from 1.07 m/s to 3.29 m/s. After volume expansion propagation velocities rose significantly and varied from 1.09 m/s to 6.48 m/s. During expiratory apnea and at peak negative expiratory pressure, the propagation speed of distinct pressure points was higher than during inspiratory apnea and at peak positive inspiratory pressure. Significant linear correlation coefficients were found between the transmission velocities of different distinct pressure points and the transmural pressure, but not between the propagation speed and the intraluminal pressure. PMID:6085251

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Neema Praveen

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  12. Complete Surgical Resection of a Leiomyosarcoma Arising from the Inferior Vena Cava

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sonoda, Hirofumi; Minamimura, Keisuke; Endo, Yuhei; Irie, Shoichi; Hirata, Toru; Kobayashi, Takashi; Mafune, Ken-ichi; Mori, Masaya

    2015-01-01

    A 76-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital with chief complaint of right hypochondoralgia. Abdominal ultrasound showed a retroperitoneal tumor in the suprarenal region of the right kidney. Computed tomography revealed an enhanced lobular tumor with irregular, circumscribed, and indistinct border. Ultrasound-guided biopsy was performed. The tumor consisted of spindle-shaped cells with a giant nucleus and multinuclear cells. The diagnosis was leiomyosarcoma by immunohistochemical staining. The patient underwent surgery accessed by a right eighth intercostal thoracoabdominal incision. The tumor was completely resected, accompanied by removal of the posterosuperior segment of the right hepatic lobe, right adrenal gland, and a portion of the inferior vena cava (IVC). The histopathologic diagnosis was leiomyosarcoma arising from the IVC. We present a rare case of a successfully managed leiomyosarcoma of the IVC. This case suggests the importance of curative surgical resection of the tumor due to low efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy for leiomyosarcoma. PMID:26167180

  13. Dorsal cavoatrial bypass graft for coarctation of inferior vena cava-trial of aortic occlusion technique.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Victor, S; Jayanthi, V; Alagesan, R; Kandasamy, I; Madanagopalan, N

    1991-01-01

    Male aged 28, presented with coarctation of inferior vena cava (IVC) causing chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome (CBCS). The coarcted IVC was exposed by transthoracic, transdiaphragmatic, retroperitoneal approach. There was no evidence of inflammation or compression. Venotomy was done immediately below the coarctation after clamping the descending aorta above the diaphragm. Distal IVC was occluded with a Fogarty balloon catheter passed through the venotomy. There was no flow through hepatic veins. But a dry field was not obtained because of bleeding from the systemic collaterals draining into IVC above the venotomy. Hence the veno-tomy was sutured. Dorsal cavoatrial bypass (DCAB) was done anastomosing the graft, end to side of IVC at a lower level, after partial clamping of IVC. Cross clamping the descending aorta appears to be a useful technique for surgery of retrohepatic IVC to arrest blood flow from distal IVC and hepatic veins. PMID:1841453

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  16. Giant saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm to right posterior descending artery presenting with superior vena cava syndrome.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Vargas-Estrada, Andres; Edwards, Dianna; Bashir, Mohammad; Rossen, James; Zahr, Firas

    2015-06-26

    Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) pseudoaneurysms, especially giant ones, are rare and occur as a late complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. This condition affects both genders and typically occurs within the sixth decade of life. The clinical presentation ranges from an asymptomatic incidental finding on imaging studies to new onset angina, dyspnea, myocardial infarction or symptoms related to compression of neighboring structures. An 82-year-old woman presented with acute onset back pain, dyspnea and was noted to have significantly engorged neck veins. In the emergency department, a chest computed tomographic angiogram with intravenous contrast revealed a ruptured giant bilobed SVG pseudoaneurysm to the right posterior descending artery (RPDA). This imaging modality also demonstrated compression of the superior vena cava (SVC) by the SVG pseudoaneurysm. Coronary angiogram with bypass study was performed to establish the patency of this graft. Endovascular coiling and embolization of the SVG to RPDA was initially considered but disfavored after the coronary angiogram revealed preserved flow from the graft to this arterial branch. After reviewing the angiogram films, a surgical strategy was favored over a percutaneous intervention with a Nitinol self-expanding stent since the latter would have not addressed the superior vena cava compression caused by the giant pseudoaneurysm. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated SVC compression by the giant pseudoaneurysm cranial lobe. Our patient underwent surgical ligation and excision of the giant pseudoaneurysm and the RPDA was regrafted successfully. In summary, saphenous vein grafts pseudoaneurysms can be life-threatening and its therapy should be guided based on the presence of mechanical complications, the patency of the affected vein graft and the involved myocardial territory viability. PMID:26131340

  17. Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus and interruption of inferior vena cava with azygous continuation using an Amplatzer duct occluder II

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Koh Ghee

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus using the new Amplatzer duct occluder II in an adult patient with interrupted inferior vena cava with azygous continuation via the femoral artery approach.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  20. Retroperitoneal schwannoma between the inferior vena cava and the abdominal aorta resected by laparoscopic surgery: A case report.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nishizawa, Nobuyuki; Kumamoto, Yusuke; Hirata, Mitsuhiro; Watanabe, Masahiko

    2015-08-01

    A 22-year-old woman presented with backache. Imaging analysis revealed a retroperitoneal tumor, 40?mm in diameter, surrounded by the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, caudate lobe of liver, and the left renal vein. The tumor consisted of multilocular cystic parts, and a solid part showed contrast enhancement. The possibility of malignancy could not be excluded, so we planned a laparoscopic tumorectomy. After placement of a transjugular vascular sheath for an occlusion balloon catheter in the inferior vena cava, the operation was performed with six ports. There was a strong fibrotic adhesion between the tumor and the abdominal aorta, with other weak adhesions. The tumor was successfully resected by a laparoscopic operation with minimal bleeding. The histopathological diagnosis was a benign schwannoma. This case demonstrates that a retroperitoneal tumor adjacent to major vessels can be resected safely by laparoscopic surgery if the surgeon is especially careful of the possibility of accidental bleeding. PMID:26303739

  1. CT diagnosis of membranous obstruction of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (primary Budd-Chiari syndrome)

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Five cases of primary Budd-Chiari syndrome were examined by CT. In all cases CT demonstrated enlargement of the caudate lobe of the liver, reticular low density in the liver parenchyma, splenomegaly and collateral channels via the ascending lumbar vien-the azygos system. In two cases patchy calcification was shown near the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. Reticular low density corresponded to fibrosis or cirrhosis of the liver parenchyma pathologically. In one case shrinkage of collaterals was seen after angioplasty. Our result suggested that CT was very useful in the diagnosis, evaluation and follow-up of primary Budd-Chiari syndrome nevertheless membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava was not demonstrated birectly. (author)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  3. Venous collateralisation via vasa vasorum after neoplastic thrombosis of renal vein and inferior vena cava mediated by the ovarian vein from an occult uterine carcinoma

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Renal vein and inf. vena caval occlusion by neoplasticthrombus mediated by the ovarian vein from an occult uterine carcinoma is an extraordinary diagnosis. The special angiographic feature consists in demonstrating the renal venous drainage via vasa vasorum of the renal vein and inf. vena cava. (orig.)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  5. Successful recanalization of occluded intrahepatic inferior vena cava in post-liver transplant Budd-Chiari syndrome.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Garg, Deepak; Lopera, Jorge Enrique

    2013-07-01

    Budd-Chiari syndrome following a liver transplant is an uncommon phenomenon. We present a case of endovascular management of a focal circumferential inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion at the anastomosis that developed 10 years after orthotopic liver transplantation. It was successfully recanalized using the stiff end of the guidewire and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with a high-pressure balloon. During a 14-month follow up, the IVC remained patent and did not require further intervention. PMID:23475545

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  7. Double inferior vena cava in a patient with bilateral testicular tumor: A case report with review of literature

    OpenAIRE

    Satheesan B; Suresh Kumar D; Kathiresan N

    2009-01-01

    Double inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare developmental anomaly of IVC with a prevalence rate of 0.2-0.3%. Preoperative identification of major vascular anomalies is of paramount importance for a retroperitoneal surgeon. In addition, more anomalies are to be expected in those situations. Radiological studies in similar cases may be reported as retroperitoneal lymph nodes or masses if the radiologist is unaware. In this case report, a patient with bilateral testicular tumor with double ...

  8. Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus via internal jugular vein in patient with interrupted inferior vena cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Patel Nehal

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA using various occluders and coils via femoral vein is a well established therapeutic option. However, in patients with interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC it is not feasible to close the PDA percutaneously using traditional methods. We present a nine-year-old girl with IVC interruption in whom percutaneous closure of PDA was successfully accomplished via the transjugular approach.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2012-06-15

    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. Persistent left superior vena cava: A possible contraindication to chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition in cancer patients

    OpenAIRE

    IOVINO, FRANCESCO; AURIEMMA, PASQUALE PIO; VISCOVO, LUCA DEL; SCAGLIARINI, SARA; Di Napoli, Marilena; DE VITA, FERDINANDO

    2012-01-01

    Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. Awareness of this condition may be useful when placement of left-side transvenous subclavian or internal jugular catheters is required. This anomaly may be detected only by chest radiograph following placement of the catheter. The primary endpoints of this study were to analyze the prevalence of PLSVC, measurement of its diameters and the outcome of cancer patients with this anomaly undergoing placement of ...

  11. Incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous collateral continuation: A case report

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Farzanah I. Ismail

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A 36-year-old asymptomatic female had a routine chest radiograph to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis, as part of an employee wellness programme. There was opacification of the right lower thorax. Computed tomography and venography demonstrated an incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC and hepatic venous collateral continuation. The association of a Bochdalek hernia with an anomaly of the IVC is rare, with only one case described in the literature.

  12. Incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous collateral continuation: A case report

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Farzanah I. Ismail

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A 36-year-old asymptomatic female had a routine chest radiograph to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis, as part of an employee wellness programme. There was opacification of the right lower thorax. Computed tomography and venography demonstrated an incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC and hepatic venous collateral continuation. The association of a Bochdalek hernia with an anomaly of the IVC is rare, with only one case described in the literature.

  13. Deep venous thrombosis caused by congenital inferior vena cava agenesis and heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation – a case report

    OpenAIRE

    Vasco, Pablo Guisado; López, Angel Ruedas; Piñeiro, María Laiño; Rivera, José Ignacio Gallego

    2009-01-01

    The unusual clinical presentation, importance of imaging techniques and role of low molecular weight heparin are described for an initial treatment of thrombosis in inferior vena cava agenesis associated with heterozygous factor V Leiden. The patient, a 36-year-old woman, presented to the emergency room with sudden onset of back pain, swelling of the legs and thighs, and claudication while walking. Abdominal ultrasonography was immediately ordered. Anomalies in vascular blood flow were detect...

  14. Bilhemia: a fatal complication following percutaneous placement of a transhepatic inferior vena cava catheter in a child

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sierre, Sergio; Lipsich, Jose; Questa, Horacio [Hospital de Pediatria Prof JP Garrahan, Department of Interventional Radiology, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2007-05-15

    A transhepatic central venous catheter was implanted in a 2-year-old child with a history of multiple venous access procedures and superior and inferior vena cava thrombosis. After 2 weeks, inadvertent dislodgement of the catheter was complicated by a biloma. The biloma was percutaneously drained, but a biliary-venous fistula led to a rapidly progressive and fatal bilhemia. We report this case as an infrequent complication of transhepatic catheterization. (orig.)

  15. Bilhemia: a fatal complication following percutaneous placement of a transhepatic inferior vena cava catheter in a child

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A transhepatic central venous catheter was implanted in a 2-year-old child with a history of multiple venous access procedures and superior and inferior vena cava thrombosis. After 2 weeks, inadvertent dislodgement of the catheter was complicated by a biloma. The biloma was percutaneously drained, but a biliary-venous fistula led to a rapidly progressive and fatal bilhemia. We report this case as an infrequent complication of transhepatic catheterization. (orig.)

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

    OpenAIRE

    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

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  18. Incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous collateral continuation: A case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Farzanah I., Ismail; Rule, Human; Anith, Chacko; Parmanand, Naran; Samia, Ahmad; Siraj, Ellemdin.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A 36-year-old asymptomatic female had a routine chest radiograph to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis, as part of an employee wellness programme. There was opacification of the right lower thorax. Computed tomography and venography demonstrated an incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of [...] the inferior vena cava (IVC) and hepatic venous collateral continuation. The association of a Bochdalek hernia with an anomaly of the IVC is rare, with only one case described in the literature.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  1. Experiência preliminar com novo filtro de veia cava: resultados de 15 implantes / Preliminary experience with a new vena cava filter: results of 15 implantations

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Winston B., Yoshida; Hamilton A., Rollo; Mariângela, Giannini; Marcone L., Sobreira; Regina, Moura.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo apresenta resultados preliminares obtidos com um novo filtro permanente de veia cava, baseado no desenho de Greenfield, com três hastes prolongadas de um total de seis, para dar estabilidade central ao filtro na luz da veia cava. Neste artigo, relatamos sua avaliação clínica preliminar q [...] uanto à aplicabilidade, eficácia e segurança. De agosto de 2004 a dezembro de 2006, 15 filtros foram implantados em nove homens e seis mulheres, com idades variando de 38 a 79 anos (média de 57,8 anos). O acesso foi feito sempre por via transjugular. As indicações foram: trombose venosa proximal, com contra-indicação de anticoagulação em 12 pacientes; complicações hemorrágicas com anticoagulação em dois pacientes; e embolia pulmonar, apesar de anticoagulação adequada, em um paciente. Os filtros foram avaliados quanto à liberação, inclinação, mau posicionamento e perfuração de cava. No seguimento, avaliou-se trombose no local de acesso, tromboembolismo venoso recorrente, migração do filtro e trombose de cava pelo ultra-som. Nenhum paciente recebeu anticoagulantes no seguimento. O filtro foi liberado com sucesso em todos os casos sem mau posicionamento, inclinação, perfuração ou trombose de acesso. Os pacientes foram seguidos entre 3 e 23 meses (média de 11 meses). Nenhum paciente teve recorrência de tromboembolismo venoso. Não houve casos de trombose de veia cava ou migração do filtro. Óbito ocorreu em sete casos, todos relacionados com a moléstia de base. Os resultados preliminares indicam potencial eficácia e segurança do uso do novo filtro no período estudado. Abstract in english This study presents preliminary results obtained from a new permanent filter, based on Greenfield's filter design, with prolongations on three of six struts to stabilize it centrally in the vena caval lumen. The preliminary clinical evaluation of the filter with regard to feasibility, efficacy and s [...] afety is reported. From August 2004 to December 2006, 15 vena cava filters were deployed in nine men and six women, who ranged in age from 38 to 79 years (mean, 57.8 years). The approach used was always transjugular. Indications for filter placement were proximal deep venous thrombosis with a contraindication to anticoagulation in 12 patients; hemorrhagic complications with anticoagulation in two patients; and pulmonary embolism, despite adequate anticoagulation in one patient. New vena cava filters were evaluated for releasing, tilting, malpositioning and caval perforation. Follow-up included assessment of access site thrombosis and filter migration, recurrent venous thromboembolism, and caval thrombosis by duplex ultrasound. No patient received anticoagulants in the follow-up. In all patients the filter was successfully released, with no malpositioning, tilting, perforation or access thrombosis. The patients were followed for 3 to 23 months (mean = 11 months). No patient developed recurrent venous thromboembolism. No other patients developed inferior vena cava thrombosis or filter migration. Death occurred in seven patients, all related to baseline illness. This preliminary study suggests good feasibility and safety of the new filter up to the observation period.

  2. Tratamento cirúrgico da síndrome da veia cava superior causado por timoma invasivo / Surgical treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by invasive thymoma

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    George Ronald Soncini da, Rosa; Ney, Takizawa; Douglas, Schimidt; Mitur, Sugita.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Paciente do sexo masculino, branco, 57 anos, portador de síndrome da veia cava superior havia 3 meses, devido a timoma invasivo em mediastino médio e anterior, levando a comprometimento da veia cava superior intrínseca e extrinsecamente. Após avaliação por tomografia computadorizada e angiorressonân [...] cia magnética de tórax, o paciente foi submetido à ressecção radical do timoma - derivação venosa da veia subclávia esquerda para átrio direito, com tubo de PTFE (politetrafluoroetileno). Relevante caso de timoma invasivo ocasionando a oclusão da veia cava superior. A evolução clínica, após 7 meses, foi considerada satisfatória. Abstract in english We report on a case of a 57 years-old white male, patient, who presented superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) for 3 months, derived from an invasive thymoma in the medium and anterior mediastinum, compromising intrinsic and extrinsic to the SVC. After evaluation by computed tomography and magnetic angi [...] oresonance of the thorax, the patient underwent radical resection of the thymoma - bypass from left subclavian vein to right atrium, using polytetrafluoroethylene tube. Relevant case of invasive thymoma causing the occlusion of SVC. The clinic evolution of the patient after 7 months was considered satisfactory.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2003-05-01

    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.)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  7. Congenital agenesis of inferior vena cava: a rare cause of unprovoked deep venous thrombosis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Parsa, Pouria; Lane, John S; Barleben, Andrew R; Owens, Erik L; Bandyk, Dennis

    2015-07-01

    Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC), although rare, are a risk factor for lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A 19-year-old male presented with a left flank and groin pain caused by iliofemoral venous thrombosis. Vascular imaging by computed tomography (CT) scanning and venography demonstrated agenesis of the IVC. Catheter-directed thrombolysis via a popliteal vein was attempted but did not alter the patency of the common femoral vein outflow collaterals into the retroperitoneal azygous venous system. The patient was anticoagulated using systemic heparin infusion and clinical symptoms resolved within 5 days. He was transitioned to oral Coumadin anticoagulation, and follow-up venous duplex testing demonstrated no infrainguinal DVT and phasic venous flow with respiration in the femoral vein indicating patent collateral veins. Anomalies of the IVC are present in 0.3-0.5% of otherwise healthy individuals. Agenesis of the IVC has an incidence of 0.0005-1% in the general population but is found in almost 5% of patients <30 years of age with unprovoked lower limb DVT. In adults, IVC agenesis anomaly can cause diagnostic problems in the paravertebral area because of the tumor-like appearance of the azygous venous collaterals on noncontrast CT imaging. In young adults presenting with unprovoked lower limb DVT, the presence of an IVC anomaly should be considered and evaluated for by venous duplex testing and if necessary CT venography. PMID:25747887

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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).

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  10. Interventional treatment of lung cancer complicated with superior vena cava syndrome

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of expansible metallic stent implantation with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS)due to primary lung carcinoma. Methods: 28 patients with SVCS due to lung cancer were clearly diagnosed with spiral CT and venography. Stents were placed in the SVC only when the pressure was over 22 mmHg in the distal part; in case of thrombosis, the initial treatment of choice was anticoagulation and local thrombolysis through infusion catheters. Angioplasty and stenting were performed through antecubital vein or femoral vein after the thrombi had been dissolved. Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization was carried out before and after the stent implanted. Results: 30 stents were successfully implanted in 28 patients. Acute thrombosis occurred in 3 cases after the procedure and cured by local thrombolytic therapy; pulmonary embolization in 2 cases with symptoms relieved alter anticoagulation, thrombolysis and aspiration; and 1 case recurred 3 months after the stent implantation was successfully treated with a second stent placement. Other cases had no recurrence of SVCS during their survival periods. Conclusions: Expansible metallic stent implantation combined transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is rapidly effective, minimally invasive and less complication for SVCS caused by primary lung carcinoma, with obvious improvement of patient's survival quality. (authors)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pellegrini Ronald

    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.

  12. Use of a temporary inferior vena cava filter during pregnancy in patients with thromboembolic events.

    Science.gov (United States)

    González-Mesa, E; Azumendi, P; Marsac, A; Armenteros, A; Molina, N; Narbona, I; Herrera, J; Artero, I; Rodríguez-Mesa, J M

    2015-11-01

    There are circumstances in the management of thromboembolic events during pregnancy when anticoagulant therapy is either contraindicated or not advisable, such as when pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep venous thrombosis is diagnosed close to term, given the risk of bleeding during delivery. In these cases, the thromboembolic risk can be controlled using temporary inferior vena cava filters (T-IVCFs). We present the case of a pregnant woman with thrombophilia who remained at rest for eight weeks due to an amniotic prolapse and for whom the placement of a T-IVCF was decided at 32 weeks' gestation after anticoagulant therapy had failed. An emergency caesarean section was performed at 33 weeks' gestation due to placental abruption following the spontaneous onset of preterm labour. The risk of bleeding during delivery when high doses of heparin are used, and the risk of PE when the heparin dose is decreased, needs to be evaluated versus the risks related to T-IVCF placement procedure and, as such, a review of the published experience in this field is warranted. We have concluded that T-IVCFs can be a safe alternative treatment for pregnant women in whom anticoagulation therapy is either contraindicated or not advisable. PMID:25692613

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  14. Gigantic coronary sinus associated with concurrent persistent left superior vena cava and right ventricular volume overload.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Krim, Selim R; Jiang, Aibo F; Vivo, Rey P; Little, Stephen H; Chang, Su Min

    A 76-year-old women with known atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presented with increasing shortness of breath. A 2-dimensional (2-D) transthoracic echocardiogram was performed to assess left ventricular function. An incidental finding of a very large coronary sinus with a diameter of 4.8 cm was seen, raising a suspicion for the possibility of a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) (Figure 1). Additional pertinent positive findings included a massively dilated right atrium (estimated volume: 538 mL), dilated tricuspid annulus with poor leaflet coaptation, severe tricuspid regurgitation, and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) of 50 mmHg with an estimated mean right atrial pressure (RAP) of 25 mmHg. After agitated saline administration into the left brachial vein, there was immediate and sequential opacification of the dilated coronary sinus, right atrium, and right ventricle, confirming the presence of a PLSVC (Figure 2). CT angiography provided detailed anatomical and morphological characterization demonstrating drainage of the PLSVC into the gigantic coronary sinus and right-sided cardiac chambers and absence of other vascular or congenital anomaly (Figures 3 and 4). PMID:21088659

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xionghuai HUA

    2013-09-01

    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.

  17. Congenital inferior vena cava anomalies: a review of findings at multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging / Anomalias congênitas da veia cava inferior: revisão dos achados na tomografia computadorizada multidetectores e ressonância magnética

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Catherine, Yang; Henrique Simao, Trad; Silvana Machado, Mendonca; Clovis Simao, Trad.

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Anomalias da veia cava inferior são incomuns, ocorrendo em até 8,7% da população, quando consideradas as anomalias da veia renal esquerda. A veia cava inferior se desenvolve da sexta à oitava semanas de gestação, originada de três veias embrionárias pareadas: veias subcardinais, supracardinais e pós [...] -cardinais. A complexidade da ontogenia da veia cava inferior, com numerosas anastomoses entre essas três veias embrionárias, pode levar a uma grande variedade do retorno venoso do abdome e membros inferiores. Algumas dessas anomalias têm implicações clínicas e cirúrgicas significativas, associadas a outras anomalias congênitas, e em alguns casos, associadas a trombose venosa de membros inferiores, principalmente em pacientes adultos jovens. Foram revistos os exames de dez pacientes com anomalias da veia cava inferior, três deles com trombose venosa profunda de membros inferiores. Foram salientados os principais aspectos das anomalias da veia cava inferior, nos exames de tomografia computadorizada multidetectores e ressonância magnética, correlacionados com a embriologia e demonstrando as principais vias alternativas de drenagem venosa. O conhecimento das anomalias da veia cava inferior é fundamental na avaliação dos exames de imagem do abdome, evitando erros de interpretação e indicando a possibilidade de anomalias associadas, implicações clínicas e cirúrgicas. Abstract in english 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 post [...] cardinal 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.

  18. Hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in the treatment of a renal cell carcinoma with a level ii vena cava thrombus

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Jason R., Kovac; Patrick P., Luke.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Excision of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with corresponding vena cava thrombus is a technical challenge requiring open resection and vascular clamping. A 58 year old male with a right kidney tumor presented with a thrombus extending 1 cm into the vena cava. Using a hand-assisted transperitoneal approa [...] ch through a 7 cm gel-port, the right kidney was dissected and the multiple vascular collaterals supplying the tumor were identified and isolated. The inferior vena cava was mobilized 4 cm cephalad and 4 cm caudal to the right renal vein. Lateral manual traction was applied to the right kidney allowing the tumor thrombus to be retracted into the renal vein, clear of the vena cava. After laparoscopic ultrasonographic confirmation of the location of the tip of the tumor thrombus, an articulating laparoscopic vascular stapler was used to staple the vena cava at the ostium of the right renal vein. This allowed removal of the tumor thrombus without the need for a Satinsky clamp. The surgery was completed in 243 minutes with no intra-operative complications. The entire kidney and tumor thrombus was removed with negative surgical margins. Estimated blood loss was 300 cc. We present a laparoscopic resection of a renal mass with associated level II thrombus using a hand-assisted approach. In patients with minimal caval involvement, our surgical approach presents an option to the traditional open resection of a renal mass.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dhande, V; Kattwinkel, J; Alford, B

    1983-07-01

    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

  20. Carcinoma de células renales con extensión a vena cava: puesta al día y revisión de nuestra casuística / Renal cell carcinoma with vena cava involvement: update and review of our series

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Fernando, Vázquez Alonso; Francisco J., Vicente de Prados; José M., Cózar Olmo; Manrique, Pascual Geler; Francisco J., Rodríguez Herrera; Antonio, Martínez Morcillo; Eduardo, Espejo Maldonado; Miguel, Tallada Buñuel.

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo:Valorar la situación actual en el tratamiento del carcinoma renal con extensión a vena cava inferior (VCI): Clasificación, diagnóstico, abordaje quirúrgico, terapia adyuvante, factores de pronóstico y supervivencia. Materiales y Métodos: Se revisan 19 casos de carcinomas renales con extensi [...] ón a VCI intervenidos entre enero de 1988 y agosto de 2008. Se valoran la edad, el sexo, lateralidad y función renal de los pacientes. Con respecto al tumor se valoran: estadio según TNM y la clasificación de Neves-Zincke. Se describe el abordaje quirúrgico según el nivel del trombo. Resultados: Con una tasa de mortalidad perioperatoria del 10.5% y una media de seguimiento de 22,65 meses (rango 2-79), sobreviven 5 pacientes; 11 han fallecido por la enfermedad; uno por otra causa y 2 se han perdido. Los pacientes metastásicos han recibido tratamiento adyuvante con Inmunoterapia o inhibidores de las kinasas. La supervivencia media es de 15,1 meses. Existen diferencias significativas a tres y cinco años en la supervivencia de los pacientes estadiados como N0M0 vs resto (N+M0, N0M+, N+M+). No hay diferencias en función del nivel del trombo. Conclusiones: El carcinoma renal con trombo en VCI es un tumor con alta mortalidad. El abordaje quirúrgico del mismo es la opción más valida y precisa una correcta valoración prequirúrgica y el apoyo de un equipo multidisciplinar preparado y con experiencia. La supervivencia depende de la extensión de la enfermedad. Abstract in english Objective: To assess current management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) extending into the inferior vena cava (IVC): staging, diagnosis, surgical approach, adjuvant therapy, prognostic factors and survival rate. Materials and Methods: Nineteen cases of RCC extending into the IVC undergoing surgical re [...] section from January 1988 to August 2008 were reviewed. TNM staging and Neves-Zincke grading of the tumor were also assessed. Surgical approach depended on thrombus level. Results: With a perioperative mortality rate of 10.5% and a mean follow-up of 22.65 months (range 2-79), 5 patients are still alive, while 11 patients died from the disease, 1 from an unrelated cause, and 2 were lost to follow-up. Patients with metastatic disease received adjuvant treatment with immunotherapy or kinase inhibitors. Mean survival was 15.1 months. Significant differences were found in 3- and 5-year survival rates in patients staged as N0M0 as compared to all other stages (N+M0, N0M+, N+M+). No differences were found depending on thrombus level. Conclusions: RCC with thrombus in the IVC is a tumor with a high mortality rate. Surgery continues to be the best option, and requires adequate preoperative evaluation and the support of an experienced and well trained multidisciplinary team. Survival depends on disease extension.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bahman naghipour

    2014-09-01

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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. Clinical Outcome after Intrahepatic Venous Stent Placement for Malignant Inferior Vena Cava Syndrome

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    We evaluated the clinical outcome of malignant inferior vena cava (IVC) syndrome after intrahepatic IVC stent placement by retrospective analysis of 50 consecutive patients (25 men, 25 women, age 32-83 years) with malignant IVC syndrome who were treated with intrahepatic stent placement. Gianturco-Rosch-Z (GRZ) stents (n = 45), and Wallstents (n = 5) were inserted. Clinical outcome was assessed from patients' records using a score based on leg swelling, scrotal/vulvar edema, ascites and anasarca before and after stent placement, as well as at last follow-up visit before death. Clinical follow-up was supplemented by duplex sonography in 36 patients. Inferior venocavography was performed in 5 patients prior to re- intervention. Follow-up time ranged from 1 to 932 days (mean 62 days). Mean pressure gradient in the IVC was reduced from 14 ± 4.1 mmHg before to 2.9 ± 3.2 mmHg after stent placement (p < 0.001). Four patients had stent occlusion, 2 of whom were successfully re-stented. Primary and secondary patency was 59% and 100%, respectively at 540 days. Immediate clinical data were available in 44 patients: 38 improved; 6 did not respond. Last follow-up visit data were available in 36 patients: 24 showed persistent symptom relief till death. All symptom scores were significantly improved after stent placement (p < 0.001) and with the exception of ascites, remained significantly improved (p < 0.05) until the last follow-up. Increased serum bilirubin was a common characteristic of clinical failures and recurrences. Intrahepatic IVC stent placement resulted in significant symptomatic relief in patients with malignant IVC syndrome. Palliation was effective even in patients with a very short life expectancy

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2007-05-15

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  8. Inferior Vena Cava Oxygen Saturation during the First Three Postnatal Days in Preterm Newborns with and without Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yapakç?, Ece; Ecevit, Ay?e; ?nce, Deniz Anuk; Gökdemir, Mahmut; Tekindal, M. Agah; Gülcan, Hande; Tarcan, Aylin

    2014-01-01

    Background: Inferior vena cava (IVC) oxygen saturation as an indicator of mixed venous oxygenation may be valuable for understanding postnatal adaptations in newborn infants. It is unknown how this parameter progresses in critically ill premature infants. Aims: To investigate IVC oxygen saturation during the first three days of life in preterm infants with and without patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Study Design: Case-control study. Methods: Twenty-seven preterm infants were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care. Preterm infants with umbilical venous catheterization were included in the study. Six umbilical venous blood gas values were obtained from each infant during the first 72 hours of life. Preterm infants in the study were divided into two groups. Haemodynamically significant PDA was diagnosed by echocardiography in 11 (41%) infants before the 72nd hour of life in the study group and ibuprofen treatment was started, whereas 16 (59%) infants who didn’t have haemodynamically significant PDA were included in the control group. Results: In the entire group, the highest value of mean IVC oxygen saturation was 79.9% at the first measurement and the lowest was 64.8% at the 72nd hour. Inferior vena cava oxygen saturations were significantly different between the study and control groups. Post-hoc analysis revealed that the first and 36th hour measurements made the difference (p=0.01). Conclusion: Inferior vena cava oxygen saturation was found to be significantly different between preterm infants with and without PDA. Further studies are needed to understand the effect of foetal shunts on venous oxygenation during postnatal adaptation in newborn infants. PMID:25337418

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2013-12-15

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2014-10-15

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  15. Implante de filtro de veia cava com uso de dióxido de carbono como meio de contraste: série de casos / Carbon dioxide use as contrast for vena cava filter implantation: case series

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Matheus Pessanha de, Rezende; Bernardo, Massière; Arno von, Ristow; Alberto, Vescovi; Alexandre A., Duarte; Daniel A., Drummond; Leonardo, Stambovsky; Antonio Luiz de, Medina.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o resultado do implante de filtro em veia cava inferior empregando angiografia digital por subtração com dioxide de carbono (CO2) como meio de contraste. MÉTODOS: No período de abril de 2010 a fevereiro de 2011, sete pacientes foram submetidos ao implante de filtro na veia cava inf [...] erior, utilizando-se CO2 como meio de contraste em subtração digital. Os pacientes apresentaram como critério de inclusão trombose venosa profunda no setor ilíaco-femoral e contraindicação à anticoagulação. RESULTADOS: Foi obtido sucesso técnico em todos os casos, com adequada visualização da veia cava e veias renais, não havendo complicações relacionadas ao uso do CO2 ou ao procedimento. CONCLUSÃO: O implante de filtro de veia cava utilizando o CO2 como meio de contraste é segura e efetiva em pacientes portadores de alergia ao contraste iodado ou com insuficiência renal não dialítica. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of digital subtraction with carbon dioxide (CO2 ) for vena cava filter implant. METHODS: From April (2)010 to February (2)011, seven patients underwent inferior vena cava filter placement with digital subtraction angiography with the use of CO2 as contrast media. All pat [...] ients had iliac and femoral deep venous thrombosis and contraindications for anticoagulation. RESULTS: Technical success was achieved in all cases. Inferior vena cava e renal veins were identified in all cases. There were no evidences of complications related to the use of CO2 during or after the procedure. CONCLUSION: The placement of inferior vena cava filter with CO2 and digital subtraction angiography is safe and effective with good results in patients with renal insufficiency and allergy to iodine.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Subramanian, Venkateshwaran; Mahadevan, Krishnamoorthy Kavassery; Sivasubramonian, Sivasankaran; Tharakan, Jaganmohan

    2014-01-01

    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. PMID:24701092

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Venkateshwaran Subramanian

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Vahedian

    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

  19. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Renan Roque, Onzi; Luiz Francisco, Costa; Regis Fernando, Angnes; Luciano Amaral, Domingues; Paulo, Moraes; Leandro Armani, Scaffaro; Carolina Mancuzo, Stapenhorst.

    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, espe [...] cialmente 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. Abstract in english 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 i [...] nferior vena cava, iliac, femoral and popliteal vein thrombosis in a 16-year-old patient with inferior vena cava agenesis and retroaortic left renal vein.

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

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    Moran, M

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2008-05-15

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  3. Inferior vena cava reconstruction for leiomyosarcoma of zone I-III requiring complete hepatectomy and bilateral nephrectomy with autotransplantation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fernandez, Hoylan T; Kim, Peter T W; Anthony, Tiffany L; Hamman, Baron L; Goldstein, Robert M; Testa, Giuliano

    2015-12-01

    The inferior vena cava (IVC) is the most common site of leiomyosarcomas arising from a vascular origin. Leiomyosarcomas of the IVC are categorized by anatomical location. Zone I refers to the infrarenal portion of the IVC, Zone II from the hepatic veins to the renal veins, and Zone III from the right atrium to the hepatic veins. This is a rare presentation of a Zone I-III leiomyosarcoma. Fifty-two-years-old female with a medical history significant only for HTN was admitted to the hospital with bilateral lower extremity edema and dyspnea. Two-dimensional echo demonstrated a right atrial thrombus, extending into the IVC. On subsequent CT and MRI, a 15?cm mass was noted that began in the right atrium and extended into the IVC, with continuation below the renal veins to above the level of the confluence of the common iliac veins. The patient underwent a complete resection of the mass, replacement of the IVC with Dacron graft, total hepatectomy and bilateral nephrectomy, with liver and kidney autotransplantation. Pathology was consistent with a high grade spindle cell sarcoma of vena cava origin. Patient was readmitted approximately 4 weeks postoperatively to begin adjuvant chemotherapy. This case represents a zone I-III IVC leiomyosarcoma treated with surgical R0 resection. This included a hepatectomy, bilateral nephrectomy, and hepatic and left renal autotransplantation. These complex tumors should be treated with surgical resection, and require a multidisciplinary approach. J. Surg. Oncol. 2015; 112:481-485. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26356493

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  8. Síndrome de vena cava superior y carcinoma insular de tiroides: el stent como alternativa terapéutica paliativa / Superior vena cava syndrome and insular thyroid carcinoma: the stent as a palliative therapeutic alternative

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    M., Lorenzo-Solar; J., Lado-Abeal; J., Cameselle-Teijeiro; M., García-Vázquez; J., Cabezas-Cerrato.

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de vena cava superior (SVCS) es una complicación rara del cáncer de tiroides, que se produce como consecuencia de la invasión mediastínica por el tumor o por la invasión intravascular del mismo con trombosis. Creemos describir el primer caso de carcinoma insular de tiroides (variante tum [...] oral indiferenciada del ca. folicular) con SVCS resuelto mediante la colocación de un stent venoso, que deviene así una alternativa eficaz y menos agresiva que la quirúrgica. Se trata de un varón de 73 años que ingresa por un cuadro de disfonía y tumoración laterocervical derecha de dos meses de evolución; la PAAF de tiroides sugirió neoplasia folicular realizándose tiroidectomía total revelando el examen histológico un carcinoma insular de tiroides y administrándose una dosis ablativa de 100 mCi de I131. Al año desarrolla un SVCS, observándose en la TAC recidiva tumoral, con elevación de las cifras de tiroglobulina (Tg) previamente normales. Descartada la indicación quirúrgica se administra radioterapia (52Gy) con despreciable respuesta clínica y agravamiento del cuadro a los pocos meses. Ante la imposibilidad de cirugía y radioterapia, se realizó por vía venosa braquial una flebografía torácico-mediastínica demostrándose obstrución venosa a nivel de la vena cava superior. Se realizó angioplastia y colocación de un stent desde vena innominada hasta vena cava superior; asistiéndose inmediatamente a una franca mejoría clínica. La flebografía de control a los tres meses mostró la permeabilidad del stent con flujo venoso rápido y desaparición de la circulación colateral cérvico-mediastínica. Abstract in english The superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a uncommon complication of thyroid cancers. It is produced as consequence of the mediastinal spread of the tumor or by intravascularr invasion with thrombosis. We describe a case of insular thyroid carcinoma with an SVCS solved by putting an intravenous sten [...] t. The patient was a 73 year old male that consulted by aphonia and presence of a tumor in the right side of the neck of two months of evolution. The PAAF of thyroid suggested the diagnostic of "follicular tumor". A total thyroidectomy was performed on the patient and the sample histological study revealed the existence of a insular carcinoma. An ablative dosis of 131I was adminestered to him. One year after the patient developed the SVCS. A TAC detected a tumoral relapses consistent with clinical syntoms, and was confirmed by a high level of Tg (with TgAntibodies -). As the patient showed a light response to radiotherapy (52Gy), a thoracic flebografy was realized demostrating an extense uper cave venous obstruction. After having accomplished an angioplastia a long stent (20 mm wide) was putt into the uper cave vein that was followed by a fast clinical and radiological improvement. A new flebgraphy practiced three month later showed a rapid venous flux throuhgt the stent, and near totall disappereance of collateral circulation on thorax wall and mediastine.

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

    OpenAIRE

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

    1992-01-01

    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.

  10. Clinical research of the obstructive interface morphology of the inferior vena cava and the method of choice for taking the 'pierce membrane'

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Objective: To evaluate the relation between the morphology of the obstructive interface of the inferior vena cava (IVC)and the method of choice for taking the 'pierce membrane'. Methods: Interventional therapy was performed in 155 patients with obstruction of inferior vena cave during 2003-2005. The types of proximal part and distal end of obstruction were classified on the base of inferior vane cavography and divid[d into two groups accordingly. The principle of taking 'pierce membrane' whether as accending or descending route was decided by the morphology of the obstructive interface. The complication rates of taking 'pierce membrane' were compared between the two groups including one of 2003-2005 and another of 1990 -1997 as the control. Results: 155 cases were classified to 7 types according to morphology of inferior vena cava obstruction of the distal interface, the type of membrane with hole (32 cases), the dome type (50 cases), the taper type (17 cases), the horizontal type (13 cases), the inclination type (10 cases), the irregular type (19 eases)and the type of obstruction with communicating branches (14 cases). The morphologies of the proximal part of the obstruction were mainly divided into the type of membrane with hole, dome type, taper type and horizontal type. All the cases were successfully taken 'pierce membrane', without complication of pericardial effusion and abdominal bleeding. In control group of 150 Budd-Chiari syndrome cases with obstruction of inferior vena cava, the complications of taking 'pierce membrane' included mis puncture into pericardium (16 cases) and abdominal hemorrhage because of rupturing the inferior vena cava in 2 cases. Comparing the two groups, there was statistical significance with severe complications. Conclusions: 'Pierce membrane' interventional technique for the obstruction of inferior vena eava by coinciding the morphology of the obstructive interface with suitable piercing direction can not only raise successful rate, but also can avoid and reduce the occurrence of severe complications. (authors)

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  14. An Experimental Study to Determine the Role of Inferior Vena Cava Filter in Preventing Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome

    Science.gov (United States)

    Guo, Wangang; Zheng, Qiangsun; Li, Bingling; Shi, Xiaoqin; Xiang, Dingcheng; Wang, Chen

    2015-01-01

    Background: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are frequently used for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) following deep venous thromboembolism. Objectives: The present study was designed to investigate whether IVCF could prevent or impede the occurrence of bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS), since PE is considered as the central mechanism of BCIS. Materials and Methods: Fifteen sheep were divided into three groups: bone cement free (BCF) group, cement implantation (CI) group and IVCF group. In all the groups, an osteotomy proximal to the greater trochanter of left femur was carried out. In BCF group, the femoral canal was not reamed out or packed with any bone cement. In CI and IVCF groups, the left femoral canals were packed with bone cement, to simulate the cementing procedures carried out in hip replacement. An OptEase® filter was placed and released in inferior vena cava, prior to packing cement in the femoral canal in IVCF group, while the IVCF was not released in the CI group. The BCF group was considered as control. Results: Systolic blood pressure (SBP), saturation of oxygen (SaO2) and partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) declined significantly 10 min after the bone cement packing, in CI group, compared to those in BCF group. This was accompanied by a rise in the arterial pH. However, IVCF prevented those changes in the CI group. On ultrasonography, there were dotted echoes in right atrium in the CI group, after bone cement packing, while such echoes were hardly seen in the IVCF group. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that IVCF could prevent BCIS effectively, and, as a corollary, suggests that PE represents the leading cause of the constellation of BCIS symptoms.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  16. Comparision of ultrasound-based methods of jugular vein and inferior vena cava for estimating central venous pressure

    Science.gov (United States)

    Avcil, Mucahit; Kapci, Mucahit; Dagli, Bekir; Omurlu, Imran Kurt; Ozluer, Emre; Karaman, Kivanc; Yilmaz, Ali; Zencir, Cemil

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim in this study was to compare the ultrasound estimation of the jugular vein diameter (IJVmax, IJVmin) and area (IJVarea), the height of the right internal jugular vein (CVPusg), the vena cava diameter (IVCmax, IVCmin), and the vena cava index (IVCindex) with direct estimation of central venous pressure (CVPinv). Methods: Ultrasonography was performed on 37 nonventilated and 36 ventilated patients while monitoring central venous pressure. The IJV and IVC were measured during the respiratory cycle and the IJVarea and IVCindex were calculated. Tapering portion of the right IJV defined and height from this point to the sternal angle was used to estimate CVPusg. Results: A CVP of 10 mmHg was chosen as a clinically significant cutoff for high CVP, and 6 mmHg was chosen for low CVP estimation. The CVPusg, IJVmax and IJVmin correlated moderately with CVPinv (R² = 0.66, 0.53, and 0.54, respectively) whereas the IVCmax, IVCmin and IVCindex showed poor correlation (R² = 0.29, 0.32 and 0.27, respectively). The CVPusg cutoff value of 7 predicted CVPinv > 10 mmHg with sensitivity of 90%, specific-ity of 67.3% and predicted CVPinv < 6 mmHg with sensitivity of 77%, specificity of 68%. IJVmax, IJVmin, IJVarea and IVCmax showed high sensitivity (90.32%, 83.87%, 90.32%, and 93.10%, respectively) for low CVP levels. The IVCindex has high sensitivity (95.2%) and poor specificity (42.9%) for high CVP levels. Conclusion: IVCindex and CVPusg has better diagnostic performance for estimating high CVP. IJVmax, IJV area, and IVCmax showed high sensitivity and NPV for low CVP levels. PMID:26379848

  17. Tumor de células de Leydig, ginecomastia y trombosis de vena cava inferior / Leydig cell tumor, gynecomastia and inferior cava vein thrombosis

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    J., Moltó Marhuenda; A., Mora Rufete; A., Gonzálvez Gasch; Á., Sánchez Sevillano; V., López Menéndez; A., Martín Hidalgo.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available El tumor de células de Leydig es un tumor testicular de baja incidencia caracterizado por la secreción de estrógenos por las células tumorales. Sus manifestaciones clínicas más frecuentes son la presencia de un nódulo testicular acompañado o no de manifestaciones endocrinas secundarias a la hipersec [...] reción estrogénica. Comunicamos un caso de tumor de células de Leydig con elevadas concentraciones plasmáticas de estradiol, ginecomastia y trombosis de la vena cava inferior, que no ha sido descrita como manifestación de estos tumores hasta la actualidad. Los fenómenos trombóticos vasculares se han descrito en otras situaciones clínicas de hiperestrogenismo y también podrían presentarse asociados a estos tumores. Los pacientes con tumores de células de Leydig podrían tener un mayor riesgo de desarrollar fenómenos tromboembólicos secundarios al hiperestrogenismo de origen tumoral y podrían presentar complicaciones trombóticas como manifestación clínica. Abstract in english Leydig cell tumor is a testicular tumor with a low incidence characterized by a high estrogens secretion from the tumoral cells. Its more frecuent clinical presentation is a testicular nodule with or without other endocrine manifestations due to estrogenic hipersecretion. We're reporting a case of a [...] Leydig cell tumor with high plasmatic levels of estradiol, gynecomastia and inferior cava vein thrombosis, which hasn't been described among its clinical features up to now. Vascular thombotic phenomenons have already been reported in other clinical situations with hiperestrogesism and they could also be associated with these tumors. Patients with Leydig cell tumors could be at a higher risk of developing thromboembolic phenomenons because of tumoral hiperestrogenism and could present thrombotic complications among the clinical findigs.

  18. In Vivo Evaluation of a Retrievable Vena Cava Filter-The Dibie-Musset Filter: Experimental Results

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Purpose: To evaluate, in an animal model, the efficacy and safety of a 7 Fr percutaneous vena cava filter for temporary or permanent use. Methods: The Dibie-Musset (DM) filter is a wire preformed into a double-spiral shape with a spring effect. The experiment was performed in 15 adult sheep and consisted of the insertion of 45 filters, clot trapping tests, and filter retrieval. Follow-up in all sheep consisted of radiologic (abdominal radiograph, inferior vena cavogram, abdominal computed tomography), macroscopic, and microscopic examinations between days 8 and 386 after filter placement. Results: Of the 45 filters implanted in 15 sheep, 29 were retrieved between day 0 and day 15. Filtration efficiency was 100% for clots 4 x 4 x 20 mm. No long-term (1 year) side-effects were detectable. Microscopic examination of the vein wall showed only a dense intimal fibrosis without signs of acute inflammation at 1 year. Conclusion: These results support the efficiency and safety of the DM filter in an animal model

  19. Geometrical variations of the canine superior vena cava: relationship between diameter, segment length and transmural venous pressure.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Van de Werf, F; De Geest, H

    1987-02-01

    The dimensional variations of the superior vena cava throughout the cardiac cycle were investigated by means of angiographic and ultrasonic techniques. Results obtained by both methods were largely in agreement. In frontal direction the diameter curve resembled the transmural pressure variations, the sagittal diameter curve was not related to the venous pressure variations during certain phases of the cardiac cycle and compressional and/or stretching forces exerted by respectively the distending aorta and/or pulmonary artery and the contracting heart may have been responsible. Also segment length variations occurred: during atrial contraction, ventricular systole and early diastole the vein elongated, indicating the varying longitudinal traction forces, possibly exerted by the rotational movement of the contracting heart. Assuming elliptical symmetry the vena caval cross-section could be reconstructed, and the cross-sectional area, perimeter and segmental volume could be calculated throughout the cardiac cycle. Despite the high venous distensibility, no extreme collapse of the vein was observed during the cardiac cycle at low transmural pressures. PMID:3562204

  20. The relationship between the longitudinal pressure gradient and the blood flow velocity in the canine superior vena cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minten, J; Van de Werf, F; Aubert, A E; De Geest, H

    1986-09-01

    In the superior vena cava of anaesthetized open chest dogs the axial pressure gradient (delta P) was measured simultaneously with the blood flow velocity (V) under a variety of preload conditions. Both delta P and V curves showed distinct systolic and diastolic waves. Peak delta P ranged between 26 and 93 P/cm (0.2-0.7 mm Hg/cm) and V varied between 0.095 and 0.19 m/s. Peak systolic delta P, but not peak diastolic delta P was significantly linearly correlated to respectively peak systolic V and peak diastolic V. The shape of delta P and V curves corresponded fairly well but variations of delta P preceded the variations of V. Both the shape correspondence and the phase lag between delta P and V were evaluated by means of the normalized cross-correlation technique. During volume expansion the shape correspondence improved and the phase lag decreased. It is concluded that the transient vena caval blood velocity variations are directly related to the pulsatile axial pressure gradient. PMID:2434055

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  3. Tratamiento quirúrgico de un tumor testicular retroperitoneal metastásico con trombo en la vena cava inferior mediante derivación cardiopulmonar, paro circulatorio e hipotermia profunda: un caso clínico / Surgical management of retroperitoneal metastatic testicular tumor with inferior vena caval thrombus using cardiopulmonary bypass, arrested circulation, and profound hypothermia: a case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Ricardo, Miyaoka; Leonardo, Oliveira Reis; Fernandes, Denardi; Lia, Ikari; Ubirajara, Ferreira.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Los tumores testiculares son el tipo más frecuente de neoplasia sólida en los varones de 18 a 35 años de edad. Su tasa de curación aproximada es del 90%1,2. En algunos casos puede producirse invasión vascular del tumor, que exigirá resección quirúrgica para detener la progresión de la enfermedad y p [...] revenir episodios tromboembólicos. La cirugía es la única opción terapéutica válida, aunque el procedimiento entraña un riesgo elevado. Presentamos el caso clínico de un paciente sometido con éxito a quimioterapia y cirugía por un tumor del testículo derecho asociado con un trombo tumoral en la vena cava inferior que se extendía desde la vena renal a la aurícula derecha y linfadenopatía retroperitoneal extensa. Abstract in english Testicular tumors represent the most common type of solid neoplasia in men aged between 18 and 35 years. Its cure rate is approximately 90%1,2. In some cases, tumoral vascular invasion can occur and demands surgical ressection to stop disease progression and prevent thromboembolic events. That is th [...] e only valuable therapeutic choice although it is a high risk procedure. We present a case report of a patient who underwent successful chemotherapy and surgery for a right-sided testicular tumor associated with an inferior vena cava tumor thrombus extending from the renal vein to the right atrium and extensive retroperitoneal lymph node disease.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  5. Radiofrequency Ablation Of Typical Atrial Flutter Via Right Subclavian/jugular Vein Access In A Patient With Implanted Filter In The Inferior Vena Cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jorg Kynast

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Radiofrequency ablation of Cavotricuspid Isthmus-dependent Atrial Flutter (CTI AFL, a usual and safe therapeutic procedure in interventional electrophysiology with a high success rate, aiming to induce permanent block of conduction over CTI, is normally performed via the femoral access, which allows practical access to the CTI through the inferior vena cava (IVC. In rare cases of obstruction of IVC, ablation of CTI can be performed only through the superior vena cava (SVC access. We present a case with typical atrial flutter that was ablated through the right subclavian/jugular veins because of iatrogenic obstruction of the IVC due to a previously implanted thrombus filter. Furthermore we discuss about how we resolved access-related problems of instability during catheter ablation on CTI.

  6. Tromboembolia pulmonar recurrente en paciente con trombofilia primaria, filtro en vena cava inferior y anticoagulada: Reporte de un caso / Appellant thrombophilia in patients with primary pulmonary thromboembolism, inferior vena cava filter and anticoagulation: A case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Carlos Alberto, Solís-Olivares.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La deficiencia de las proteínas C y S se consideran parte del grupo de las trombofilias primarias y ameritan un tratamiento anticoagulante de largo plazo, por el riesgo inherente de eventos tromboembólicos para los pacientes. Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de 51 años de edad portadora [...] de esta trombofilia, con obesidad, insuficiencia venosa de miembros inferiores, diabetes tipo 2 e hipertensión arterial, la cual 10 años antes había tenido un severo episodio de tromboembolia pulmonar, colocándosele desde entonces un filtro permanente en la vena cava inferior y continuando de manera indefinida con la terapia anticoagulante. La paciente ingresó al hospital en esta ocasión por presentar un dolor subesternal intenso de tipo opresivo, más disnea severa y diaforesis, en el contexto clínico de una crisis hipertensiva. A su ingreso la relación internacional normalizada se reportó en 2.55; su electrocardiograma y radiografía de tórax fueron normales. Las enzimas cardiacas, la ecografía Doppler color de miembros inferiores y el ecocardiograma Doppler color no reportaron anormalidades significativas. Finalmente, una angiotomografía demostró un trombo en una de las ramas segmentarias de la rama superior de la arteria pulmonar derecha, egresándose asintomática cinco días después. Aunque las guías no han establecido, como recomendación, el uso conjunto por tiempo indefinido del filtro permanente en la vena cava inferior asociado con la terapia anticoagulante, en los pacientes con este perfil clínico de riesgo tan singular, es posible un beneficio sinérgico, sobre todo al prevenir episodios recurrentes de tromboembolismo pulmonar masivo. Abstract in english Protein C and S deficiencies are considered part of the group of primary thrombophilia and merit long-term anticoagulant therapy, with the risk inherent thromboembolic events for patients. We report the case of a female patient 51 years old who carry the thrombophilia, obese, with lower limb venous [...] insufficiency, type 2 diabetes and hypertension, which 10 years ago presented a severe episode of pulmonary thromboembolism, standing from then a permanent filter in the inferior cava vein and continuing indefinitely with anticoagulant therapy. She arrived at the hospital on this occasion by presenting a severe substernal pain oppressive type and sweating more severe dysnea in the clinical setting of a hypertensive crisis. The INR on admission was reported in 2.55. His electrocardiogram and chest radiograph were normal. Cardiac enzymes, color Doppler ultrasound of the lower limbs and color Doppler echocardiography reported no significant abnormalities. Finally, a CT angiography showed a thrombus in one of the segmental branch of the upper right pulmonary artery, discharged asymptomatic form the hospital, after five days. Although the guidelines have not established a recommendation for use indefinitely permanent filter in the inferior cava vein associated with anticoagulant therapy, in patients with clinical risk profiles so unique, it is possible synergistic benefit primarily to prevent recurrent episodes of thromboembolism massive pulmonary.

  7. Long-Term Results of Cell-Free Biodegradable Scaffolds for In Situ Tissue-Engineering Vasculature: In a Canine Inferior Vena Cava Model

    OpenAIRE

    Matsumura, Goki; Nitta, Naotaka; Matsuda, Shojiro; Sakamoto, Yuki; Isayama, Noriko; Yamazaki, Kenji; Ikada, Yoshito

    2012-01-01

    We have developed a new biodegradable scaffold that does not require any cell seeding to create an in-situ tissue-engineering vasculature (iTEV). Animal experiments were conducted to test its characteristics and long-term efficacy. An 8-mm tubular biodegradable scaffold, consisting of polyglycolide knitted fibers and an L-lactide and ?-caprolactone copolymer sponge with outer glycolide and ?-caprolactone copolymer monofilament reinforcement, was implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC) of ...

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

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

    OpenAIRE

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

    2004-01-01

    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...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  12. Isolated central venous pressure elevation caused by hematoma formation compressing the superior vena cava following a Bentall operation: a case report

    OpenAIRE

    Song, Young; Sim, Jeesuk; Seo, Sai Ju; Choi, Seong Ah; Shim, Jae-Kwang

    2014-01-01

    We present a case of a patient exhibiting isolated elevation of the central venous pressure with minimal hemodynamic deterioration in an immediate postoperative period after Bentall operation requiring re-exploration. Isolated elevation of the central venous pressure usually alerts physicians of a volume overload or right ventricular dysfunction. However, even in the absence of significant hemodynamic deterioration, the development of loculated hematoma that compresses the superior vena cava ...

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  14. Vena Caval Anomalies

    OpenAIRE

    Rajakulasingam, Ramyah; Francis, Rohin; Rajakulasingam, Ramanan

    2013-01-01

    Anomalous vena cavae can have significant implications for procedures on the right side of the heart. We report a rare anatomical configuration in a 44-year-old female, which to the best of our knowledge, is the first report of such an association. She had a bicuspid aortic valve in conjunction with a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into the coronary sinus, and a left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC) draining into a left superior vena cava via the hemiazygos vein. Comprehens...

  15. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  18. Three-dimensional reconstructed magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing persistent left superior vena cava. Comparison with magnetic resonance angiography and plain chest radiography

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The usefulness of low-cost, three-dimensional (3D) images reconstructed from magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for investigating persistent left superior vena cava was assessed and compared to the diagnostic accuracy of chest radiography. MR imaging by the spin-echo technique and MR angiography were performed in 10 patients with this anomaly diagnosed previously by contrast echocardiography and radionuclide angiocardiography. Four patients had complicating cardiac anomalies, one with postoperative atrial septal defect, one with postoperative ventricular septal defect, one with atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, and one with aortic coarctation and patent ductus arteriosus. Multisectional and multiphasic MR images were used for the 3D-reconstruction of the cardiovascular and mediastinal structures with a NeXT workstation and a 3D-kit. The 3D-reconstructed MR imaging clearly showed the persistent left superior vena cava and the anatomical relationship with the other cardiovascular and mediastinal structures in all 10 patients. Vascular shadows were observed outside the upper left border of the aortic arch on the chest radiographs in seven patients, and the 3D-reconstructed MR images revealed these shadows to be compatible with superior caval vein. The ratios of the diameter between the left and right superior venae cavae with and without the left innominate vein were 0.63±0.14 (mean±SD) and 0.94±0.08, respectively. Three-dimensional reco8, respectively. Three-dimensional reconstructed MR imaging is a useful method for recognizing persistent left superior vena cava and precise examination of the chest radiographs often allowed detection of the vascular shadows caused by this anomaly. (author)The usefulness of low-cost, three-dimensional (3D) images reconstructed from magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for investigating persistent left superior vena cava was assessed and compared to the diagnostic accuracy of chest radiography. MR imaging by the spin-echo technique and MR angiography were performed in 10 patients with this anomaly diagnosed previously by contrast echocardiography and radionuclide angiocardiography. Four patients had complicating cardiac anomalies, one with postoperative atrial septal defect, one with postoperative ventricular septal defect, one with atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, and one with aortic coarctation and patent ductus arteriosus. Multisectional and multiphasic MR images were used for the 3D-reconstruction of the cardiovascular and mediastinal structures with a NeXT workstation and a 3D-kit. The 3D-reconstructed MR imaging clearly showed the persistent left superior vena cava and the anatomical relationship with the other cardiovascular and mediastinal structures in all 10 patients. Vascular shadows were observed outside the upper left border of the aortic arch on the chest radiographs in seven patients, and the 3D-reconstructed MR images revealed these shadows to be compatible with superior caval vein. The ratios of the diameter between the left and right superior venae cavae with and without the left innominate vein were 0.63±0.14 (mean±SD) and 0.94±0.08, respectively. Three-dimensional rec

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2014-02-15

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

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

    2015-01-01

    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

  2. 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

    OpenAIRE

    Alexander Alves da Silva; Enis Donizetti Silva; Arthur Vitor Rosenti Segurado; Pedro Paulo Kimachi; Claudia Marquez Simões

    2009-01-01

    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 mas...

  3. Comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, comunicação interventricular e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda Coronary sinus atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect with no left superior vena cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fábio Alves Almeida

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos um caso raro de um paciente de 21 meses, portador de comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, associada a comunicação interventricular perimembranosa, e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda. O diagnóstico foi realizado através da ecocardiografia e confirmado pela angiografia. O paciente foi operado sem intercorrências, ambos os defeitos foram fechados com patch de pericárdio bovino e o fluxo das veias coronárias ficou direcionado para o átrio esquerdo. Um ecocardiograma mostrou ausência de shunt residual através dos defeitos.We report a rare case of a 21 month old child with a coronary sinus atrial septal defect associated with perimembranous ventricular septal defect and no left superior vena cava. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic echocardiogram and confirmed by angiography. The patient was operated on uneventfully, both defects were closed with bovine pericardial patches and the flow from the coronary veins was directed towards the left atrium. An echocardiogram revealed complete closure of both defects.

  4. Comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, comunicação interventricular e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda / Coronary sinus atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect with no left superior vena cava

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Fábio Alves, Almeida; Carlos Augusto Cardoso, Pedra; Carlos Augusto de, Jesus; Simone Rolim Fernandes Fontes, Pedra; Valmir Fernandes, Fontes; Luís Carlos Bento de, Sousa.

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos um caso raro de um paciente de 21 meses, portador de comunicação interatrial do tipo seio coronário, associada a comunicação interventricular perimembranosa, e ausência de veia cava superior esquerda. O diagnóstico foi realizado através da ecocardiografia e confirmado pela angiografia. O p [...] aciente foi operado sem intercorrências, ambos os defeitos foram fechados com patch de pericárdio bovino e o fluxo das veias coronárias ficou direcionado para o átrio esquerdo. Um ecocardiograma mostrou ausência de shunt residual através dos defeitos. Abstract in english We report a rare case of a 21 month old child with a coronary sinus atrial septal defect associated with perimembranous ventricular septal defect and no left superior vena cava. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic echocardiogram and confirmed by angiography. The patient was operated on uneventfu [...] lly, both defects were closed with bovine pericardial patches and the flow from the coronary veins was directed towards the left atrium. An echocardiogram revealed complete closure of both defects.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Reissfelder Christoph

    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

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

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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. Brain Abscess Associated with Isolated Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into the Left Atrium in the Absence of Coronary Sinus and Atrial Septal Defect

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  12. Transient sinus node dysfunction following sinus node artery occlusion due to radiofrequency catheter ablation of the septal superior vena cava-right atrium junction.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  13. [Presurgical treatment of axitinib reduced operation risk by downsizing the vena cava tumor thrombus in advanced renal cell carcinomas: two case reports].

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  14. Suction against resistance: a new breathing technique to significantly improve the blood flow ratio of the superior and inferior vena cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  15. Management of a Rare Complication of Epidural Analgesia in an Obese Laterally Positioned Parturient: Catheter Entrapment Next to the Inferior Vena Cava.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Amir, Alexander; Lash, Vynka; Moore, Albert; Rao, Pramod; Torres, Carlos; Kaufman, Ian

    2015-01-01

    Intravascular, subdural, intrathecal, and subcutaneous placement of epidural catheters are known complications and common causes of anesthesia and analgesia failure. Because the epidural space is located near the retroperitoneum and catheters are placed blindly, it is possible that misplacement could involve other structures, including the inferior vena cava, the aorta, and the lumbar plexus. We report a case of an obese laterally positioned parturient who presented with an epidural catheter lodged in the retroperitoneum. The catheter provided inadequate analgesia for labor, and postpartum computed tomography revealed it to be located in the retroperitoneal space just adjacent to the inferior vena cava. Conventional removal techniques were unsuccessful, and the catheter was finally removed after insertion of a guide wire under fluoroscopy. We conclude that obesity and lateral positioning are factors that increase the risk of epidural catheter misplacement, and a large distance from skin to loss of resistance is a potential sign of misplacement. We recommend ultrasound imaging to aid in the insertion of epidural catheters in high-risk patients. PMID:26469368

  16. Estrutura, ultraestrutura e morfometria da veia cava de paca (Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766) criada em cativeiro / Structure, ultrastructure and morphometry of the Vena cava in the paca (Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766) raised in captivity

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Sérgio Pinter, Garcia Filho; Leandro Luís, Martins; Ana Carolina Gonçalves dos, Reis; Maria Rita, Pacheco; Márcia Rita Fernandes, Machado.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A paca (Cuniculus paca) é o segundo maior roedor da fauna brasileira. Apresenta carne de excelente qualidade, o que incentiva a criação comercial. Além disso, este animal pode tornar-se uma opção válida em experimentação embora poucas sejam as informações detalhadas sobre sua morfologia. Assim, obje [...] tivou-se descrever a morfologia, morfometria e ultraestrutura de segmentos das porções cranial e caudal da veia cava de quatro pacas (Cuniculus paca) adultas excedentes do plantel do Setor de Animais Silvestres do Departamento de Zootecnia da FCAV-Unesp. Os segmentos venosos foram analisados à microscopia de luz e à microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Foram mensuradas as espessuras do complexo formado pelas túnicas íntima e média, além da túnica adventícia e analisou-se os resultados pela estatística descritiva, teste "T" pareado (p Abstract in english The paca (Cuniculus paca) is the second largest rodent of the Brazilian fauna. The excellent meat quality of this specie encourages the development of their commercial production. Moreover, this animal can become a viable alternative for animal experimentation although there exists scarce detailed i [...] nformation concerning their morphology. Therefore the purpose of this study is to describe the morphology, morphometry and ultrastructure in segments of the cranial and caudal portions of vena cava in four adult males and females of Cuniculus paca from the squad of Wild Animals Sector of Animal Science Department of FCAV-Unesp. Parts of the segments were examined by light microscopy and part by scanning electron microscopy. Thickness measures of the tunica intima and media complex and tunica adventitia of the vena cava were taken and analyzed using "T" test (p

  17. Large cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma masquerading as renal carcinoma with inferior vena cava thrombosis: a case report

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Weissman Alan

    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.

  18. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Appearing Like Angioedema: Report of Two Cases

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  19. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  20. Adrenocortical carcinoma with inferior vena cava, left renal vein and right atrium tumor thrombus extension

    Science.gov (United States)

    Annamaria, Pronio; Silvia, Piroli; Bernardo, Ciamberlano; Alessandro, De Luca; Antonino, Marullo; Antonio, Barretta; Giuseppe, Mazzesi; Massimo, Rossi; Montesani, Chiara

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, but highly aggressive type of tumor with an annual incidence of 1–2 cases per million. The prognosis is poor with a five-year overall survival rate of ?35%. The poor prognosis may be related to the advanced stage at which the majority of ACCs are detected. Complete surgical resection remains the most effective treatment. Presentation of the case A 51-year-old female patient with recent onset of dyspepsia, ascites and peripheral edema was referred to our institution. Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) displayed a 8 cm Ø right adrenal mass. Moreover a tumor thrombus jutted out into the IVC, left renal vein and right atrium. An echocardiographic evaluation confirmed the presence of the tumor thrombus in the right atrium. The patient underwent adrenalectomy with removal of its intravascular extension with the assistance of cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermia. Discussion ACC is a rare malignancy and ACC with tumor thrombus extension is a rare presentation. Patients can present with a variety of sign and symptoms, depending on the extent of the tumor. CT scan of chest and abdomen represents the gold standard in ACC staging while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is preferred for tumor thrombus characterization. Complete surgical resection with a negative margin, R0 resection, is the only curative option for localized disease. Kidney sparing surgery should be performed when possible. 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. PMID:26355237

  1. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  2. Tumor thrombus of inferior vena cava in patients with renal cell carcinoma – clinical and oncological outcome of 50 patients after surgery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  4. Tumor thrombus involving the inferior vena cava in renal malignancy: is there a difference in clinical presentation and outcome among right and left side tumors?

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Katkoori, Devendar; Manoharan, Murugesan; Gaetano, Ciancio; Mark S., Soloway.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has a propensity to propagate into the renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC). Due to inherent differences in the venous anatomy of the right and left kidneys, tumor thrombus involvement of IVC may vary. The aim of this study is to compare clinical presentation a [...] nd outcome of right vs. left RCC with IVC thrombus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent radical nephrectomy and IVC thrombectomy between 1997 and 2008 were identified. All relevant data were collected and analyzed. Results: Eight-seven patients were included. Sixty patients (69%) had a right sided tumor. Mean tumor size was 10.2 (± 4) cm and was not significantly different on either side. Fifty-six percent of right sided tumors had level-III (intra-hepatic) or higher tumor thrombus, while 22% of left sided tumors had similar level thrombus extension (p

  5. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    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.

    2008-04-01

    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.

  6. Suction against resistance: a new breathing technique to significantly improve the blood flow ratio of the superior and inferior vena cava

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2014-12-15

    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.)

  7. The role of liver transplantation techniques in the surgical management of advanced renal urothelial carcinoma with or without inferior vena cava thrombus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wolfgang H. Cerwinka

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Standard radical nephrectomy for large masses is significantly facilitated by liver transplantation techniques, which have been successfully employed over the last ten years at our institution. Large and locally-advanced urothelial carcinoma of the kidney with or without extension into the inferior vena cava is rare. The purpose of this study was to present the surgical management of large and locally-advanced urothelial tumors arising from the renal pelvis using liver transplantation techniques and to evaluate patient outcome. Materials and Methods: Diagnostic work-up and surgical management of 4 patients with large and locally-advanced renal urothelial carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. Two out of four patients with urothelial carcinoma presented with inferior vena cava thrombus. Mean tumor size was 11.6 cm. All patients underwent surgery, 2 patients with the presumed diagnosis of renal cell cancer. Liver transplantation techniques were an integral part in all radical nephrectomies. Results: No intraoperative complications and postoperative mortality occurred. Mean operative time was 7.5 hours, estimated blood loss was 1.5 L, and an average of 4.8 units of blood was transfused intraoperatively. Three patients succumbed to cancer recurrence at a mean postoperative time of 6.3 months; 1 patient is still alive 24 months after surgery. Conclusions: Large and locally-advanced renal masses of urothelial origin can be successfully removed by a combination of radical nephrectomy with liver transplantation techniques. Since long-term outcome of such patients has been poor, accurate preoperative diagnosis is essential to consider neoadjuvant treatment and to plan nephroureterectomy.

  8. The role of liver transplantation techniques in the surgical management of advanced renal urothelial carcinoma with or without inferior vena cava thrombus

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Wolfgang H., Cerwinka; Murugesan, Manoharan; Mark S., Soloway; Gaetano, Ciancio.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Standard radical nephrectomy for large masses is significantly facilitated by liver transplantation techniques, which have been successfully employed over the last ten years at our institution. Large and locally-advanced urothelial carcinoma of the kidney with or without extension into the [...] inferior vena cava is rare. The purpose of this study was to present the surgical management of large and locally-advanced urothelial tumors arising from the renal pelvis using liver transplantation techniques and to evaluate patient outcome. Materials and Methods: Diagnostic work-up and surgical management of 4 patients with large and locally-advanced renal urothelial carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. Two out of four patients with urothelial carcinoma presented with inferior vena cava thrombus. Mean tumor size was 11.6 cm. All patients underwent surgery, 2 patients with the presumed diagnosis of renal cell cancer. Liver transplantation techniques were an integral part in all radical nephrectomies. Results: No intraoperative complications and postoperative mortality occurred. Mean operative time was 7.5 hours, estimated blood loss was 1.5 L, and an average of 4.8 units of blood was transfused intraoperatively. Three patients succumbed to cancer recurrence at a mean postoperative time of 6.3 months; 1 patient is still alive 24 months after surgery. Conclusions: Large and locally-advanced renal masses of urothelial origin can be successfully removed by a combination of radical nephrectomy with liver transplantation techniques. Since long-term outcome of such patients has been poor, accurate preoperative diagnosis is essential to consider neoadjuvant treatment and to plan nephroureterectomy.

  9. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Martha Alejandra, Casallas; Carlos Mauricio, Calderón.

    2012-12-01

    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.

  10. In Vivo Evaluation of the Effects of Gravitational Force (+Gz) on Over-the-Wire Stainless Steel Greenfield Inferior VenaCava Filter in Swine

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  11. Robot-assisted hepatic mobilization and control of suprahepatic infradiaphragmatic inferior vena cava for level 3 vena caval thrombectomy: An IDEAL stage 0 study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  12. Prophylaxis of Pulmonary Embolism With Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient With Tetraplegia in Chronic Stage

    OpenAIRE

    Ümüt GÜZELKÜÇÜK; ?ltekin DUMAN; Levent TEK?N; Bilge YILMAZ; Tan, Arif Kenan

    2013-01-01

    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...

  13. Prophylaxis of Pulmonary Embolism With Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient With Tetraplegia in Chronic Stage

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ümüt GÜZELKÜÇÜK

    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.

  14. The Optional VenaTech{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Convertible{sup Trade-Mark-Sign} Vena Cava Filter: Experimental Study in Sheep

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  15. Hipervolemia mais tríplice oclusão vascular no tratamento da lesão traumática da veia cava retro-hepática e veias hepáticas / Hypervolemia and triple vessel occlusion in the treatment of traumatic retrohepatic vena and hepatic vein injuries

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Wilson Luiz, Abrantes.

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Liver vascular isolation is essential for the treatment of the retrohepatic vena cava and hepatic veins. Triple vessel occlusion (TVO - occlusion of the portal triad, the inferior vena cava above the renal veins and within the pericardium) is the easiest isolation method for the surgeon. [...] Unfortunately, this technique cannot be applied to hypovolemic and/or shock (cardiac arrest) patients as it compromises venous return. OBJECTIVES: Our objective is to demonstrate that in the above mentioned patients, establishing a previous hypervolemic state allows the safe use of TVO. METHODS: The method includes efficient injury tamponade with aggressive fluid replacement until normal blood volume is reached (resuscitation). Normal blood volume is recognized by a return of arterial blood pressure to normal levels, inferior vena cava filling and an increase in aortic wall tension. Following this procedure, hypervolemia is obtained by the rapid additional infusion of 1.500 to 2.000 ml of fluids. TVO in this situation does not alter the heart rhythm and maintains a clear operative field which is essential for hepatotomy, venorrhaphy and or venous ligation. RESULTS: Three patients were successfully operated.

  16. Real-time flow - determination of vena cava inferior on two different levels via 'RACE' pulse sequence in MR

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.)

  17. Masa intraauricular derecha en paciente chagásico con marcapasos definitivo / A mass inside the lright atrium in a patient with Chagas Disease and a pacemaker

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Gabriel, Castillo; Javier, Caviedes; Monica, Campos; Rafael, Ríos; Hernán, Ruiz.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un paciente de 60 años, chagásico crónico y usuario de marcapasos definitivo con masa en aurícula derecha asociada a Síndrome de Vena Cava Superior y baja de peso. [...] Abstract in english A 69 year old man, with Chagas Disease and an implanted pacemaker develop a superior vena cava syndrome and weight loss [...

  18. Correlação entre os índices dopplervelocimétricos da veia cava inferior e ducto venoso e a concentração de hemoglobina do cordão em fetos de gestantes isoimunizadas / Correlation between the Doppler indices of inferior vena cava and ductus venosus and fetal umbilical cord blood concentration of hemoglobin in pregnant women with isoimmunization

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Marcos Roberto, Taveira; Antônio Carlos Vieira, Cabral; Henrique Vítor, Leite.

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo principal desse estudo foi verificar se existe correlação entre os índices dopplervelocimétricos da veia cava inferior e do ducto venoso e a concentração sérica da hemoglobina fetal. MÉTODOS: estudo transversal e prospectivo, realizado entre janeiro de 1998 e junho de 2001. Fora [...] m acompanhadas 31 gestantes isoimunizadas com resultado do teste de Coombs indireto maior que 1:8, que foram submetidas à pesquisa de hemólise fetal. Quando foram indicadas as transfusões intra-uterinas intravasculares, a hemoglobina do cordão foi dosada no início do procedimento. Nos demais casos, a hemoglobina do cordão foi mensurada no momento do parto, sempre por cesariana eletiva. Obteve-se um total de 74 procedimentos estudados, definidos como sendo cada transfusão intra-uterina precedida pela dopplervelocimetria venosa. A mensuração da concentração da hemoglobina fetal foi realizada no Hemocue® (B-Hemoglobin Photometer Hemocue AB; Angelholm, Sweden), dispositivo usado para a determinação quantitativa de hemoglobina no sangue. A dopplervelocimetria da cava inferior e do ducto venoso foi realizada antecedendo a coleta do sangue fetal, sempre em intervalo de tempo inferior a 24 horas. Os índices dopplervelocimétricos estudados foram o índice de pulsatilidade para veias (IPV), o índice do pico de velocidade para veias (IPVV) e a relação entre o pico de velocidade durante a fase de contração atrial e o pico de velocidade na sístole ventricular (relação CA/SV ou índice de pré-carga), na veia cava inferior, e o IPV, IPVV e a relação entre os picos de velocidade da sístole ventricular e da contração atrial (relação SV/CA), no ducto venoso. Foi realizado estudo de correlação entre a dopplervelocimetria da veia cava inferior e do ducto venoso e a hemoglobina do cordão, pela técnica de regressão linear simples. Realizou-se também estudo de associação entre os índices dopplervelocimétricos do compartimento venoso e a hemoglobina fetal inferior a 10 g/dL, por meio do teste do c². RESULTADOS: foi efetuado um total de 74 procedimentos. Em 23 desses a hemoglobina fetal era inferior a 7,0 g/dL. Houve correlação negativa significativa entre todos os índices dopplerfluxométricos estudados e a concentração de hemoglobina fetal (p Abstract in english PURPOSE: to determine the relationship between the Doppler indices of inferior vena cava and ductus venosus and the fetal hemoglobin concentration. METHODS: a cross-sectional prospective study was performed at the "Centro de Medicina Fetal HC UFMG" from January 1998 to July 2001. Thirty-one pregnant [...] women with isoimmunization, detected by an indirect Coombs test >1:8, underwent a protocol for the identification of fetal hemolysis. When intrauterine transfusions were indicated, the umbilical cord hemoglobin concentration was measured at the begining of the procedure. In the other cases, it was measured at delivery. Every single intrauterine transfusion preceded by Doppler flow velocity waveforms from inferior vena cava and ductus venosus was defined as one case. Hemocue® (B-Hemoglobin Photometer Hemocue AB; Angelholm, Sweden) was used to measure the fetal hemoglobin concentration. In all cases, inferior vena cava and ductus venosus Doppler examinations were performed before the collection of fetal blood samples. For the inferior vena cava Doppler, the studied indices were pulsatility index for veins (PVI), peak velocity index for veins (PVIV) and atrial/systole ratio (CA/SV ratio or preload index); for ductus venosus, PVI, PVIV and systole/atrial ratio (SV/CA ratio). The relationship between inferior vena cava and ductus venosus Doppler indices and cord blood hemoglobin concentration was obtained by simple linear regression analysis. Moreover, an association between those indices and the finding of fetal hemoglobin

  19. Long-term Outcomes of Percutaneous Venoplasty and Gianturco Stent Placement to Treat Obstruction of the Inferior Vena Cava Complicating Liver Transplantation

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  20. 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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  1. Follow-up Results of 71 Patients Undergoing Metallic Stent Placement for the Treatment of a Malignant Obstruction of the Superior Vena Cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  2. Real-time phase-contrast flow MRI of haemodynamic changes in the ascending aorta and superior vena cava during Mueller manoeuvre

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  3. Gradient echo sequences in the diagnosis of inferior vena cava obstruction. Les sequences d'echo de gradient dans le diagnostic de thrombose de la veine cave inferieure

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Rahmouni, A.; Caseiro-Alves, J.; Mathieu, D.; Anglade, M.C.; Golli, M.; Berger, J.F.; Gheung, P.; Vasile, N. (Hopital Henri-Mondor, 94 - Creteil (FR))

    1991-11-01

    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.

  4. Placement and retrieval of a Guenther tulip filter in patients with a free floating thrombus in inferior vena cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  5. Placement and retrieval of a Guenther tulip filter in patients with a free floating thrombus in inferior vena cava

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  7. Avaliação de índices dopplerfluxométricos da veia cava inferior e do ducto venoso em fetos submetidos à transfusão intravascular / Inferior vena cava and ductus venosus doppler ultrasound index evaluation of fetuses undergoing intravascular transfusion

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Ana Paula Brum Miranda, Lopes; Cézar de Alencar de Lima, Rezende; Antônio Carlos Vieira, Cabral; Henrique Vitor, Leite.

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar os efeitos da transfusão intravascular nos índices dopplerfluxométricos do ducto venoso e da veia cava inferior (SV/CA) e relacionar essas alterações com o nível de hemoglobina pré-transfusão intravascular. MÉTODOS: trata-se de estudo transversal prospectivo. Foram realizadas 62 tr [...] ansfusões intravasculares em 27 fetos de gestações complicadas por isoimunização materno-fetal. Os 62 casos foram divididos em dois grupos: (A) fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão £10 g/dL, (B) fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão >10 g/dL. Os índices SV/CA e CA/SV foram medidos usando Doppler colorido 6 horas antes e 12 horas após a transfusão. Compararam-se os valores dos índices antes e após as transfusões em todos os 62 casos, e após a transfusão em cada grupo. O teste de Wilcoxon foi usado para comparação. Os resultados foram considerados estatisticamente significativos quando p£10 g/dL não foi observada diferença significativa nos valores de ambos os índices SV/CA e CA/SV, com p=0,061 e p=0,345, respectivamente. Após a transfusão intravascular houve aumento significativo do índice CA/SV em fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão >10 g/dL (p=0,049), mas o índice SV/CA não se alterou nesse grupo (p=0,086). CONCLUSÕES: o estudo por dopplervelocimetria venosa pode ser útil para a compreensão dos ajustes hemodinâmicos fetais após a transfusão intravascular. O aumento no índice SV/CA sem alteração no índice CA/SV após a transfusão em fetos anêmicos pode ser mecanismo compensatório importante em resposta ao aumento do volume intravascular. O aumento do índice CA/SV em fetos com hemoglobina pré-transfusão Abstract in english PURPOSE: to evaluate the effect of intravascular transfusion on ductus venosus and inferior vena cava Doppler ultrasound indexes (SV/CA) and to relate it to hemoglobin levels before transfusion. METHODS: this is a transversal prospective study. A total of 62 intravascular transfusions were performed [...] in 27 fetuses from pregnancies with red blood cell isoimmunization. The 62 cases were divided into two groups: (1) fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion £10 g/dL and (2) fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion >10 g/dL. The SV/CA and CA/SV indexes were measured using color Doppler ultrasound 6 h before and 12 h after intravascular transfusion. The index values before and after transfusion in all 62 cases were compared. Thereafter we compared these indexes before and after transfusion regarding each group. The Wilcoxon test was used and the results were considered statiscally significant when p£10 g/dL (p=0.061 and p=0.345, respectively). There was a significant increase in the CA/SV index after transfusion in fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion >10 g/dL (p=0.049), but the SV/CA index did not change in this group (p=0.086). CONCLUSION: venous Doppler study may be useful to understand fetal hemodynamic adjustment after intravascular transfusion. An increase in SV/CA without change in CA/SV after transfusion in anemic fetuses may be an important compensatory mechanism to increase intravascular volume. The increase in CA/SV index in fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion

  8. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wang JY

    2013-07-01

    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

  9. Axitinib for preoperative downstaging of renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid differentiation and direct invasion of the duodenum and inferior vena cava: a case report

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  10. Percutaneous biopsy for small lymphadenopathy around the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava using the modified coaxial technique under CT guidance

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  11. Surgical resection of a renal cell carcinoma involving the inferior vena cava: the role of the cardiothoracic surgeon

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

  12. Transjugular liver biopsy: prospective evaluation of the angle formed between the hepatic veins and the vena cava main axis and modification of a semi-automated biopsy device in cases of an unfavorable angle

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    In cases of transjugular liver biopsies, the venous angle formed between the chosen hepatic vein and the vena cava main axis in a frontal plane can be large, leading to technical difficulties. In a prospective study including 139 consecutive patients who underwent transjugular liver biopsy using the Quick-Core biopsy set, the mean venous angle was equal to 49.6 . For 21.1% of the patients, two attempts at hepatic venous catheterization failed because the venous angle was too large, with a mean of 69.7 . In all of these patients, manual reshaping of the distal curvature of the stiffening metallic cannula, by forming a new mean angle equal to 48 , allowed successful completion of the procedure in less than 10 min. (orig.)

  13. Assessment of left ventricular end-systolic pressure-volume relations with an impedance catheter and transient inferior vena cava occlusion: use of this system in the evaluation of the cardiotonic effects of dobutamine, milrinone, Posicor and epinephrine.

    Science.gov (United States)

    McKay, R G; Miller, M J; Ferguson, J J; Momomura, S; Sahagian, P; Grossman, W; Pasternak, R C

    1986-11-01

    The end-systolic pressure-volume relation has been postulated as a load-independent measure of cardiac contractility, but has been difficult to measure because of technical problems associated with the serial measurement of intracardiac volume over a physiologic range of ventricular loading conditions. Utilizing a multielectrode impedance catheter to assess continuous, on-line left ventricular relative volume during transient inferior vena cava occlusion, a method is described for determining the end-systolic pressure-volume relation and for assessing changes in this relation secondary to inotropic modulation. In particular, using this method, the relative inotropic properties were determined of four drugs: dobutamine, milrinone, epinephrine and an experimental cardiotonic agent (Ro 13-6438, Posicor). Left ventricular micromanometer pressure and impedance catheter volume were measured continuously in 10 open chest, anesthetized dogs and 14 pigs. Arterial pressure was altered over a range of 20 to 60 mm Hg by brief inferior vena cava constriction. A linear end-systolic pressure-volume relation was observed in pressure-volume diagrams constructed from on-line pressure and impedance catheter recordings. Administration of dobutamine, milrinone and epinephrine resulted in a leftward shift and an increase in the slope of the end-systolic pressure-volume relation as compared with baseline; Posicor did not alter the slope over a range of doses, despite an increase in the cardiac output secondary to arterial vasodilation. Volume changes as measured by the impedance method closely paralleled simultaneous changes in the ultrasonic crystal-determined segment length, and the impedance end-systolic pressure-volume relation slope was reproducible with repeated load-altering maneuvers.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3760389

  14. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Khwaja Saifullah Zafar

    2015-01-01

    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

  15. Feocromocitoma con trombo en cava / Pheochromocytoma with thrombus in cava

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    J., López Ferrandis; A., Saiz Sansi; M., Cervera Delgado; J., Rioja Zuazu; J.Mª., Regojo Balboa; J.M., Berián Polo.

    2005-03-01

    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.

  16. [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].

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

    2015-11-01

    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

  17. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Almendares M

    2005-02-01

    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

  18. Liver hydatid cyst leading to bilateral pulmonary artery embolism and bilateral multiple pulmonar echinococcosis via inferior vena cava: report of a case.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  19. Polyphenol-Rich Fraction of Ecklonia cava Improves Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High Fat Diet-Fed Mice

    Science.gov (United States)

    Park, Eun-Young; Choi, Hojung; Yoon, Ji-Young; Lee, In-Young; Seo, Youngwan; Moon, Hong-Seop; Hwang, Jong-Hee; Jun, Hee-Sook

    2015-01-01

    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. PMID:26569269

  20. Polyphenol-Rich Fraction of Ecklonia cava Improves Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High Fat Diet-Fed Mice

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  1. Triple Right Renal Vein: An Uncommon Variation Vena Renal Derecha Triple: Una Variación Rara

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  2. Results of Experiments on Replacement of superior Vana Cava

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  3. Transhepatic approach for catheter ablation of accessory pathway in a child with complex congenital heart disease

    OpenAIRE

    Sreeram, N; Emmel, M; Brockmeier, K.

    2004-01-01

    We report on a 22-month-old boy with drug-resistant atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia and complex structural heart disease consisting of right atrial isomerism, mirror image orientation of the intrathoracic veins, hemi-azygos continuation to the left superior vena cava, separate drainage of the hepatic veins into the left-sided atrium, congenitally corrected transposition, pulmonary atresia, and atrial and ventricular septal defects.

  4. Comparison of superior vena caval and inferior vena caval access using a radioisotope technique during normal perfusion and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  5. Radiological Management of Superior Vena Caval Stent Migration and Infection

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  6. Unconventional Endovascular Treatment of Iatrogenic Ilio-Cava Fistula / Tratamento endovascular não convencional da Fistula Ilio-cava Iatrogénica

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Clara, Nogueira; Rui, Machado; Carolina, Vaz; Luís, Loureiro; José, Tavares; Rui, Almeida.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A fístula arteriovenosa (FAV), pós discectomia lombar, é uma complicação rara, potencialmente grave. O recurso ao tratamento endovascular tem sido crescente. Os autores apresentam o caso clínico de uma doente de 58 anos de idade, com FAV ilio-cava iatrogénica e oclusão da artéria ilíaca externa (AIE [...] ) direita. Foram efectuadas várias tentativas de cateterização, retrógrada e anterógrada, do eixo arterial ilíaco direito, com progressão sistemática dos fios-guia para a veia cava inferior. Com o auxílio de um Goose neck snare, foi possível enlaçar o fio guia contra-lateral (que já se encontra no eixo venoso) e recolocá-o no eixo arterial. Procedeu-se a angioplastia transluminal da AIE e exclusão de FAV com endoprótese recoberta. Dicas e truques, como o descrito, são de elevada utilidade para o cirurgião vascular. Abstract in english Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) following lumbar discectomy is an uncommon, threatening complication. Endovascular treatment is increasing worldwide. A 58-years-old woman was admitted with iatrogenic ilio-cava AVF and right external iliac artery (EIA) occlusion. Several attempts, retrograde and antegrad [...] e, to cross EIA occlusion failed, with both guidewires progressing to vena cava. Goose neck snare was used to snare contralateral guidewire (on venous system) and it was exteriorized on femoral artery, followed by EIA angioplasty and endograft exclusion of the AVF. Tips and tricks, like the one described, are essential for any vascular surgeon.

  7. Vena Renal Izquierda Recurrente Retroaórtica: Reporte de una Rara Variación / Recurrent Retroaortic Left Renal Vein: Report of an Uncommon Anomaly

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Oscar, Inzunza H; Martín, Inzunza A; Guillermo, Salgado A.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe el trayecto aberrante de la vena renal izquierda detectado en un cadáver de sexo masculino, utilizado con fines docentes en nuestro Departamento de Anatomía, cuya causa de muerte fue un cuadro de neumonía intrahospitalaria. En este caso, la vena renal izquierda tiene un trayect [...] o descendente de 89 mm, dispuesta a la izquierda de la aorta abdominal, entre los niveles vertebrales L II-L V. A la altura de la V vértebra lumbar la vena recurrente se curva hacia medial, pasando por dorsal de la aorta abdominal, para abocarse a la vena ilíaca común izquierda justo en el punto donde esta forma, junto con la vena homónima de la antímera derecha, la vena cava inferior. La vena renal izquierda recurrente tiene un calibre final de 14,86 mm y recibe como afluentes a la vena adrenal, la vena gonadal y finas ramas parietales de la región lumbar izquierda. La vena renal derecha, de situación normal, tiene un diámetro de 12,10 mm y desemboca en la vena cava inferior a 101,85 mm del punto de formación de esta. En relación con las tributarias de la vena cava inferior, la vena ilíaca común derecha presenta un calibre de 18,44 mm mientras que su homóloga izquierda, que recibe como afluente a la vena renal recurrente, presenta un diámetro de 23,74 mm. La causa de esta rara anomalía, cuya incidencia es del orden del 0,16% y que aparece escasamente descrita en la literatura, radica en la persistencia del segmento posrrenal de la vena supracardinal izquierda y el cierre de las anastomosis supracardinal y subcardinal. Este hallazgo, que es especialmente atractivo para los alumnos durante la disección, representa un problema en la clínica debido a que más del 40% de estas venas de trayecto aberrante son interesadas en la cirugía de la aorta abdominal. Abstract in english This paper describes the aberrant trajectory of the left renal vein. The present study describes the aberrant trajectory of the left renal vein detected in a cadaver used for teaching purposes in the Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In this case, t [...] he left renal vein has a recurrent, retro aortic downward path, between vertebrae levels L II to L V. At level of L V, the vein curves medially, passing dorsal to the abdominal aorta and joins the left common iliac vein. The recurrent left renal vein has a final diameter of 14.86 mm and receives as tributaries to the adrenal vein, the testicular vein and fine parietal branches of the left lumbar region. The normal right renal vein has diameter of 12.10 mm and converges in the inferior vena cava at 101.85 mm above the point of union of both common iliac veins. At this point, the right common iliac vein has an 18.44 mm caliber while its left counterpart which receives the recurrent left renal vein, has a diameter of 23.74 mm. The cause of this rare anomaly which incidence is around 0.16% and is only scarcely described in the literature, is based in the persistence of the postrenal segment of the left supracardinal vein and closure of the supracardinal and subcardinal anastomosis. This finding, particularly attractive for students during dissection, as they represent a clinical problem since over 40% of these aberrant veins are of interest during surgical procedures of the abdominal aorta.

  8. Vena Renal Izquierda Recurrente Retroaórtica: Reporte de una Rara Variación Recurrent Retroaortic Left Renal Vein: Report of an Uncommon Anomaly

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oscar Inzunza H

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe el trayecto aberrante de la vena renal izquierda detectado en un cadáver de sexo masculino, utilizado con fines docentes en nuestro Departamento de Anatomía, cuya causa de muerte fue un cuadro de neumonía intrahospitalaria. En este caso, la vena renal izquierda tiene un trayecto descendente de 89 mm, dispuesta a la izquierda de la aorta abdominal, entre los niveles vertebrales L II-L V. A la altura de la V vértebra lumbar la vena recurrente se curva hacia medial, pasando por dorsal de la aorta abdominal, para abocarse a la vena ilíaca común izquierda justo en el punto donde esta forma, junto con la vena homónima de la antímera derecha, la vena cava inferior. La vena renal izquierda recurrente tiene un calibre final de 14,86 mm y recibe como afluentes a la vena adrenal, la vena gonadal y finas ramas parietales de la región lumbar izquierda. La vena renal derecha, de situación normal, tiene un diámetro de 12,10 mm y desemboca en la vena cava inferior a 101,85 mm del punto de formación de esta. En relación con las tributarias de la vena cava inferior, la vena ilíaca común derecha presenta un calibre de 18,44 mm mientras que su homóloga izquierda, que recibe como afluente a la vena renal recurrente, presenta un diámetro de 23,74 mm. La causa de esta rara anomalía, cuya incidencia es del orden del 0,16% y que aparece escasamente descrita en la literatura, radica en la persistencia del segmento posrrenal de la vena supracardinal izquierda y el cierre de las anastomosis supracardinal y subcardinal. Este hallazgo, que es especialmente atractivo para los alumnos durante la disección, representa un problema en la clínica debido a que más del 40% de estas venas de trayecto aberrante son interesadas en la cirugía de la aorta abdominal.This paper describes the aberrant trajectory of the left renal vein. The present study describes the aberrant trajectory of the left renal vein detected in a cadaver used for teaching purposes in the Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In this case, the left renal vein has a recurrent, retro aortic downward path, between vertebrae levels L II to L V. At level of L V, the vein curves medially, passing dorsal to the abdominal aorta and joins the left common iliac vein. The recurrent left renal vein has a final diameter of 14.86 mm and receives as tributaries to the adrenal vein, the testicular vein and fine parietal branches of the left lumbar region. The normal right renal vein has diameter of 12.10 mm and converges in the inferior vena cava at 101.85 mm above the point of union of both common iliac veins. At this point, the right common iliac vein has an 18.44 mm caliber while its left counterpart which receives the recurrent left renal vein, has a diameter of 23.74 mm. The cause of this rare anomaly which incidence is around 0.16% and is only scarcely described in the literature, is based in the persistence of the postrenal segment of the left supracardinal vein and closure of the supracardinal and subcardinal anastomosis. This finding, particularly attractive for students during dissection, as they represent a clinical problem since over 40% of these aberrant veins are of interest during surgical procedures of the abdominal aorta.

  9. Imaging methods in the diagnostic evaluation of heart disease

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  10. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  11. Conexión anómala de venas pulmonares: Correlación anatomoembriológica / Anomalous pulmonary venous connection

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Luis, Muñoz Castellanos; Magdalena, Kuri Nivón; Clementina Aurelia, Sánchez Vargas; Nilda, Espinóla Zavaleta.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una correlación anatomoembriológica de la conexión anómala de venas pulmonares que permite comprender la patogénesis de esta malformación. Se analizaron los trabajos fundamentales sobre el desarrollo embrionario venoso pulmonar en sus dos etapas: la primaria en que dicho seno se conecta [...] con los sistemas venosos embrionarios que originan a las venas definitivas. Estos canales desaparecen después de que el seno venoso pulmonar se conecta con el atrio izquierdo (conexión secundaria definitiva). Cuando esto no ocurre persiste cualquiera de las conexiones primarias del seno venoso pulmonar, lo que origina las variantes anatómicas de esta malformación cardiovascular. Los sistemas venosos embrionarios son los cardinales derecho (vena cava superior y cayado de la ácigos) e izquierdo (vena vertical y seno venoso coronario) y umbilicovitelino (vena porta y conducto venoso). Se incluyen otros mecanismos como el desarrollo ectópico de la vena pulmonar primitiva del techo del atrio derecho y la malposición izquierda del tabique interatrial. La comunicación interatrial está condicionada por el status hemodinámico de esta malformación. Se concluye que el conocimiento embriológico del desarrollo venoso pulmonar es de gran utilidad para comprender la estructura de esta cardiopatía así como el origen de sus diferentes tipos en las formas total y parcial. Abstract in english An anatomical-embryological correlation of anomalous venous pulmonary connection is presented to gain an insight of its pathogenesis. The basic publications on embryonic development of the pulmonary veins were analyzed in its two stages: the primary connection of these veins (collectors) with the em [...] bryonic systemic veins from which the definitive veins arise. These channels normally disappear once the pulmonary veins sinus is connected with the roof of the left atrium (secondary definitive connection); when the latter does not exist, any of the primitive channels persist and originates the anatomic sites of the anomalous venous pulmonary connection. The embryonic systemic veins are the right cardinal (superior vena cava and azygos vein), the left cardinal (venous coronary sinus and vertical vein) and the umbilical-vitelline (portal vein and ductus venosus). Other mechanisms are discussed such as ectopic origin of the primitive pulmonary vein in the roof of the right atrium and misplaced left of the atrial septum. The atrial septal defect is conditioned by the hemodynamics of this malformation. The knowledge of the pulmonary venous development is of great value in understanding the structure and the anatomic variants of this cardiovascular malformation in its total and partial forms.

  12. Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase Inhibitory Compounds from Corydalis cava (Fumariaceae).

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Chlebek, J.; Macáková, K.; Cahlíková, L.; Kurfürst, Milan; Kuneš, J.; Opletal, J.

    2011-01-01

    Ro?. 6, ?. 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

  13. Acute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

  14. Thrombosis of right ovarian vein; Trombosis de la vena ovarica derecha

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.

  15. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fernando Hintz Greca

    2005-08-01

    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.

  16. 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

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Fernando Hintz, Greca; Lucia de, Noronha; Francisco Diniz Afonso da, Costa; Zacarias Alves de, Souza Filho; Andréa Thomaz, Soccol; André Néry, Feres; Jõao Ricardo, Duda; Eduardo, Adams.

    2005-08-01

    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 ident [...] ificada 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. Abstract in english 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.

  17. Percutaneous insertion of inferior vean cava filter:clinical results of 8 patients

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  18. Carcinoma de células renais com invasão da veia cava inferior: a propósito de um caso clínico / Renal cell carcinoma with IVC invasion: clinical report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Rita, Sousa; Luís Mendes, Pedro; Sérgio, Pereira; Helena, Correia; Ruy, Fernandes e Fernandes; Jose L., Gimenez; Tomé, Lopes; A., Dinis da Gama.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma de células renais (CCR) é uma neoplasia com propensão à extensão ao sistema venoso sob a forma de trombo tumoral, sendo o tumor maligno mais frequentemente associado a trombose da veia cava inferior (VCI). A clínica é muitas vezes inespecífica até um estadio avançado da doença, com a trí [...] ade clássica de dor no flanco, hematúria e massa abdominal palpável a surgir como forma de apresentação em apenas 6-10% dos casos. Os métodos imagiológicos não invasivos têm, por isso, assumido um papel cada vez mais importante no diagnóstico e estadiamento desta neoplasia. Quando existe trombo tumoral associado, a terapêutica curativa passa pela intervenção cirúrgica que consiste na remoção do rim e do trombo tumoral, técnica que se reveste de algumas particularidades consoante o nível cefálico atingido pelo trombo venoso na VCI. Abstract in english Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a tumor with propensity for extending into the venous system as tumor thrombus. It is the malignant tumor most frequently associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. The symptoms are often nonspecific until an advanced stage of the disease, with the classic tri [...] ad of flank pain, haematuria and palpable abdominal mass found at presentation in only 6-10% of all cases, thus the increasing role of noninvasive imaging in the diagnostic and staging of this tumor. In the presence of a tumor thrombus, the curative treatment relies on surgery, which consists of the ressection of the kidney and the thrombus. This technique has its particularities according to the cephalic level achieved by the thrombus in the IVC.

  19. Bilateral Duplication of Gonadal Veins: a Case Report / Duplicación Bilateral de las Venas Gonadales: Reporte de Caso

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Juliana, Ruiz Fernandes; Maíra, Bassi Strufaldi; Bruno dos Santos, Machado; Sergio Ricardo, Rios Nascimento; Nader, Wafae; Cristiane Regina, Ruiz.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available 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. Abstract in english 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 marg [...] in 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.

  20. Bilateral Duplication of Gonadal Veins: a Case Report Duplicación Bilateral de las Venas Gonadales: Reporte de Caso

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  1. Diagnostics of vascular diseases as a cause for acute abdomen

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Vascular pathologies are rare causes of an acute abdomen. If the cause is a vascular disease a rapid diagnosis is desired as vascular pathologies are associated with high mortality. A differentiation must be made between arterial and venous diseases. An occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery is the most common reason for acute mesenteric ischemia but intra-abdominal arterial bleeding is also of great importance. Venous pathologies include thrombotic occlusion of the portal vein, the mesenteric vein and the vena cava. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is predestined for the diagnostics of vascular diseases of the abdomen. Using multiphasic contrast protocols enables reliable imaging of the arterial and venous vessel tree and detection of disorders with high sensitivity and specificity. Although conventional angiography has been almost completely replaced by MDCT as a diagnostic tool, it is still of high importance for minimally invasive interventions, for example in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding. (orig.)

  2. Physiological amyloid-beta clearance in the periphery and its therapeutic potential for Alzheimer's disease.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xiang, Yang; Bu, Xian-Le; Liu, Yu-Hui; Zhu, Chi; Shen, Lin-Lin; Jiao, Shu-Sheng; Zhu, Xiao-Yan; Giunta, Brian; Tan, Jun; Song, Wei-Hong; Zhou, Hua-Dong; Zhou, Xin-Fu; Wang, Yan-Jiang

    2015-10-01

    Amyloid-beta (A?) plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The physiological capacity of peripheral tissues and organs in clearing brain-derived A? and its therapeutic potential for AD remains largely unknown. Here, we measured blood A? levels in different locations of the circulation in humans and mice, and used a parabiosis model to investigate the effect of peripheral A? catabolism on AD pathogenesis. We found that blood A? levels in the inferior/posterior vena cava were lower than that in the superior vena cava in both humans and mice. In addition, injected (125)I labeled A?40 was located mostly in the liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, and skin but very little in the brain; suggesting that A? derived from the brain can be cleared in the periphery. Parabiosis before and after A? deposition in the brain significantly reduced brain A? burden without alterations in the expression of amyloid precursor protein, A? generating and degrading enzymes, A? transport receptors, and AD-type pathologies including hyperphosphorylated tau, neuroinflammation, as well as neuronal degeneration and loss in the brains of parabiotic AD mice. Our study revealed that the peripheral system is potent in clearing brain A? and preventing AD pathogenesis. The present work suggests that peripheral A? clearance is a valid therapeutic approach for AD, and implies that deficits in the A? clearance in the periphery might also contribute to AD pathogenesis. PMID:26363791

  3. A novel approach to an anatomical adapted stent design for the percutaneous therapy of tricuspid valve diseases: preliminary experiences from an engineering point of view.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pott, Desiree; Malasa, Margarita; Urban, Ute; Kütting, Maximilian; Safi, Yara; Roggenkamp, Jan; Steinseifer, Ulrich; Hatam, Nima; Autschbach, Rüdiger; Spillner, Jan; Amerini, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Tricuspid valve regurgitation mostly occurs as result of dilation of the right ventricle, secondary to left heart valve diseases. Until recently, little attention has been given to the development of percutaneous therapeutic tools exclusively designed for tricuspid valve disease. A new approach to the interventional therapy of tricuspid regurgitation, in particular, the design of a conceptual new valve-bearing, self-expansible stent, is presented here. A three-dimensional computer model of a right porcine heart was developed to gain a realistic anatomical geometry. The new design consists of two tubular stent elements, one inside the superior vena cava and the other inside the tricuspid valve annulus after being eventually equipped with a biological valve prosthesis, which are connected by struts. Anchoring to the heart structure is provided primarily by the vena cava stent, strengthened by the struts. The stents are designed to be cut from a 10 mm tube and later expanded to their designated diameter. Simulation software analyzing the expansion process with respect to the intended geometrical design is used in an iterative process. A validation of the anatomical geometry and function of the stent design inside a silicone model within in vitro tests and a random porcine heart shows an accurate anatomical fitting. PMID:22990286

  4. Introducer Curving Technique for the Prevention of Tilting of Transfemoral Gunther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  5. Inferior vena cava filters for HIV infected patients with pulmonary embolism and contraindications to anticoagulation

    OpenAIRE

    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.

  6. Identifying diversion of inferior vena cava after repair of atrial septal defect.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lee, Yi Wei; Lee, Wei Chieh; Chua, Sarah

    2015-10-01

    Inadvertent IVC diversion into left atrium is a rare morbidity following ASD repair. Reported risk factors included a large secundum, or low-lying ASD, or inferior sinus venosus defect, and anomalous pulmonary connection into the RA. In our case, transesophageal echocardiogram showed abnormal connection of IVC to LA, but could not be identified owing to limited window. Cardiac CT could offer better anatomic clarification. On contrast transesophageal echocardiogram with agitated saline injected via right femoral vein, an abnormal right-to-left shunt was demonstrated by transit of microbubbles from IVC into LA, while majority of rest entered into the RA. Therefore, we confirm the IVC diversion into LA. Detection of such unusual condition is a challenge due to the fact that special echocardiographic windows are often needed. PMID:26088264

  7. Obstruction of Vena Cava and Collateral Flow after Abdominal Reconstruction for Gastroschisis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  8. Varicose veins: Look before you strip - the occluded inferior vena cava and other lurking pathologies

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    T, Mokoena.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Lower limb varicose veins are a common complication of bipedal human movement and deep-vein thrombosis. However, they may have unusual causes, e.g. forming as collaterals around an obstruction or resulting from vascular malformations. Surgery in these cases can be inappropriate or harmful. Five case [...] s of lower limb varicose veins in which there was underlying pathology highlight the fact that cursory examination of patients with varicose veins and inappropriate special investigations can miss rare but significant underlying pathology. Patients should be examined systematically, and varicose veins in unusual situations should alert the clinician. Inappropriate surgery can be harmful.

  9. Adrenocortical carcinoma with inferior vena cava, left renal vein and right atrium tumor thrombus extension

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pronio Annamaria

    2015-01-01

    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.

  10. Saccular aneurysm of superior vena cava treated with percutaneous, transcatheter thrombin injection.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jargiello, Tomasz; Durakiewicz, Marek; Sojka, Micha?; Czekajska-Chehab, Elzbieta; Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Malgorzata

    2014-04-01

    We report the case of successful endovascular treatment of large saccular aneurysm of SVC in a patient with vascular malformation of right hand and chest. Considering the high risk of surgery, the patient was referred for percutaneous intervention. Venography showed communication between the aneurysm and SVC, just below brachiocephalic confluence. That is why the decision of balloon-protected transcatheter thrombin injection was made. Selective catheter was placed in the aneurysm and balloon occlusion catheter in SVC. Both catheters were withdrawn right after thrombin injection. During follow-up, aneurysm slightly enlarged in early observation and after a year shrinkage was observed. PMID:23737024

  11. Non-surgical cannulation of the vena cava for chronic blood collection in mature swine.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Smith, C A; Ficken, M D

    1991-06-01

    A nonsurgical cannulation technique for blood collections from mature swine was evaluated. Primiparous Yorkshire-Landrace sows (n = 6) received an indwelling jugular vein cannulae for 7 days duration. Recannulation was performed at monthly intervals for a total of 14 months. During cannulation, sows were restrained in a standing position using a rope snout snare. A 12-gauge by 10 cm needle was inserted into the jugular vein. Sterilized polyvinyl chloride tubing was advanced through the needle into the vein and a blunted 18-gauge needle and attached intermittent injection hub was inserted into the free end of the tubing. Surgical tape was used to form a butterfly on the tubing by suturing the tape to the animals' skin. Foam padding, livestock cement, and elastic tape helped to keep the tubing in position. Problems with cannulae patency and maintenance were few. No behavioral problems or systemic signs of illness were noted and necropsy examinations performed after the final cannulation revealed few abnormalities associated with chronic intermittent cannulation. This technique provides a safe, quick, effective means for multiple and repeated cannulae placement for blood collection from mature swine with minimal effects on the animal and without the risks associated with surgical techniques. PMID:1658470

  12. Duodenal perforation by an inferior vena cava filter in a polyarteritis nodosa sufferer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  13. Enfermedad hidatídica diseminada con localización mediastinal como causa de síndrome de vena cava superior

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José Luis Pinto Valdivia

    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

  14. Giant saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm to right posterior descending artery presenting with superior vena cava syndrome

    OpenAIRE

    Vargas-Estrada, Andres; Edwards, Dianna; Bashir, Mohammad; Rossen, James; Zahr, Firas

    2015-01-01

    Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) pseudoaneurysms, especially giant ones, are rare and occur as a late complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. This condition affects both genders and typically occurs within the sixth decade of life. The clinical presentation ranges from an asymptomatic incidental finding on imaging studies to new onset angina, dyspnea, myocardial infarction or symptoms related to compression of neighboring structures. An 82-year-old woman presented with acute onset back pa...

  15. Aneurisma de la vena de Galeno Galen's vein aneurysm

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  16. Aneurisma de la vena de Galeno / Galen's vein aneurysm

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Sergio, Piloña Ruiz; Yanett, Sarmiento Portal; Angelicia, Crespo Campos; Ivón Aimée, Sánchez Monterrey; Omar León, Vara Cuesta; Mirka Rosa, Torres.

    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 m [...] uy 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. Abstract in english 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 depend [...] s 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.

  17. Erosion of inferior vena caval filter noted during robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Ryan C., Hutchinson; David D., Thiel; Todd C., Igel.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are mechanical devices implanted to provide prophylaxis against pulmonary emboli in patients for whom standard anticoagulation is either inadequate or contraindicated. A 67-year-old female with a 10-year-old indwelling IVC filter underwent robotic assisted laparoscop [...] ic partial nephrectomy for a right upper pole renal mass. Renal hilum dissection was complicated by adhesions secondary to eroded IVC filter struts. IVC filter erosion is a well-described phoenomena in both the radiologic and surgical literature. As many as 25% of filters are noted to be radiographically eroded; however, the incidence of clinically significant erosion is much less. Given the placement of endovascularly delivered IVC filters in close proximity to many urologic operative fields, it is important for urologists to be aware of the potential of eroded devices when pursuing para-caval dissections.

  18. Myocardial ischemia during intravenous DSA in patients with cardiac disease

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hesselink, J.R.; Hayman, L.A.; Chung, K.J.; McGinnis, B.D.; Davis, K.R.; Taveras, J.M.

    1984-12-01

    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.

  19. A fatal case of Batch's disease with rare complications

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Behcet's disease (BD) may involve in any large or small artery, vein. We present a case of BD with multiple venous thromboses cardiac and pulmonary involvements, and renal failure. A 22-year-old admitted with progressive dyspnea and edema on his face and neck. He had the history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers, and pustular skin lesions for 4 years. Doppler ultrasonography revealed right internal jugular vein thrombosis. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a pericardial effusion, decreased left ventricular ejection fraction. While his symptoms were regressing moderately with a pulse cyclophosphamide, prednisolone, and low molecular weight heparin, treatment, new thrombosis occurred in vena cava inferior, and bilateral renal veins after the third and 7th dosage of pulse cyclophosamide. Creatinine levels increased progressively, which required hemodialysis. However, he died after the second session of hemodialysis. Patients with BD should be followed up for new developing thrombosis even during an immunosuppressive treatment. (author)

  20. Research progress in non-permanent vein cava filters

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  1. Frequency of inferior vena caval abnormalcy due to a juxtaposed pathology

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Radionuclide inferior vena cavagrams were done in 135 patients who had hepatomegaly, splenomegaly or a mass in the vicinity of the inferior vena cava (I.V.C.). 2-5mCi sup(99m)Tc phytate, sup(99m)Tc S colloid, sup(99m)Tc O4-, sup(99m)Tc-LIDA, sup(99m)Tc pyridoxyledene glutamate or sup(113m)In colloid were injected directly and rapidly into either a malleolar or a femoral vein while the patient lay supine under the 13.5' detector head of a scinticamera. Rapid sequential scintiphotos were manually taken at approximately 1 sec. interval for 20-30 sec. Thus iliac vein, I.V.C., cardiopulmonary zone in infants, aorta and the arterial phase were visualized. 48% of these subjets had an abnormal I.V.C. and the depictions were interestingly varied, indicating that different patients responded in a different manner even to grossly similar pathologies. It became evident that this soft walled vessel could be compressed by both fluids and neoplastic tissue; the long I.V.C. channel could also be segmentally pushed away by a mass inits vicinity. An abnormal arterial flush usually differentiated between benign and malignant lesions, even when the mass was extra-hepatic and retiroperitoneal. Such a systematic study of I.V.C. had not been possible earlier since the classical X-ray contrast inferior vena cavagram necessitates venous dissection, passage of a catheter, and the injection of large volume of fluid under an unphysiologically high pressure. The simplified radionuclide technique, however, permitted the study of neonates and critically ill subjects with massive ascites, while retaining a satisfactory reproducability. (orig.)

  2. Hemiazygos continuation of v.cava inferior: a case report

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Full text: A 78-year-old female patient was suffering from dyspnoea and tachypnoea in our hospital's orthopaedic clinic. Because she had an operation of right femoral mid-diaphizer fracture a week ago, we decided to perform a pulmonary computerized tomography angiography (CTA) examination with her clinicians in order to evaluate a possible pulmonary embolism and to make a further evaluation. In her CTA exam there were no pulmonary embolism was seen. There were some chronic changes in her lungs, bilateral pleural effusion and hilar lymphadenomagalies. A dilated and tortiozed vascular structure which was retrocrural and retroaortic placed at the level of the thorachoabdominal transition and joined to left brachiocephalic vein was seen. Then we realized that the liver was symmetrical and transverse localization the upper abdomen and the stomach and spleen was in the right upper quadrant. Because the cardiac apex was left-sided we decided that a kind of situs ambiguous. After that the patient was underwent a abdominal contrast enhanced CT which was including the both arterial and venous phases. In this examination the suprarenal part of the inferior vena cava (IVC) was interrupted and it was continuing as hemiazygos vein to the thorax something like the previous CT exam. The hepatic veins were drained into a short segment vein and then the right atrium. Multiple nodular parenchymal images which were enhanced like spleen in all phases were seen in right upper quadrant of the abdomen (polysplenia). And also partial agenesis of the pancreas and annular pancreas configuration was seen. Anomalies of the IVC occur rarely and the patient are usually asymptomatic. Non-invasive imaging modalities such as CT and MRI allow better identification of these anomalies. In these cases different organ anomalies accompanies the IVC anomalies

  3. Malformación de la vena de Galeno

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Javier, González Ramos; Alejandro, Ceciliano; Graciela, Zuccaro.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir y analizar la embriología, anatomía, angioarquitectura y clínica de la malformación de la vena de Galeno. Método: revisión bibliográfica con actualización del tema. Resultados: la malformación de la vena de Galeno es una anormalidad congénita que representa el 30% de las lesiones [...] vasculares en los pacientes pediátricos. Se caracteriza por la persistencia de una vena embrionaria: la vena prosencefálica media, asociada a shunts arteriales por persistencia de una conexión fistulosa con arterias coroideas primitivas. La vena de Galeno se localiza en la región pineal, dentro de la cisterna cuadrigeminal. Se forma por la unión de las venas cerebrales internas y cursa posteriormente drenando hacia el seno recto. Su longitud varía de 3,1 a 25 mm. Las malformaciones de la vena de Galeno se clasifican en: 1) malformación aneurismática verdadera y 2) dilatación aneurismática. Basándose en la angioarquitectura el primer tipo se divide en 2 formas: mural y coroidea. La presentación clínica es variada y depende del tipo. El diagnóstico prenatal es posible con la ecografía y la resonancia magnética. El diagnóstico definitivo se logra con la angiografía digital. El éxito del tratamiento depende del reconocimiento de sus tipos y formas y, de un adecuado equipo de especialistas. Conclusión: el conocimiento de la embriología, anatomía y , tipos y formas de la malformación de la vena de Galeno, aseguran el éxito del diagnóstico y tratamiento. Abstract in english Objective: to describe and analyse the embryology, anatomy, angioarchitecture and clinical presentation of the vein of Galen malformation. Method: bibliographic review and up to date. Results: the vein of Galen malformation is a congenital anomaly that represents 30% of all the vascular lesions in t [...] he pediatric population. It is secondary to the persistence of an embrionary vein: the medial prosencephalic vein, associated with arterial shunts secondary to the persistence of a fistulous connection with the coroideal primitive arteries. The vein of Galen is localized at the pineal region, within the cuadrigeminal cistern. It is formed by the union of both internal cerebral veins and drains posteriorly into strait sinus. It has a length of 3.1 to 25 mm. They are classified in: 1) truth aneurismal malformation and 2) aneurismal dilatation. Based on its angioarchitecture the first type is divided into 2 forms: mural and coroidal. The clinical presentation is variable and depends on the type. Prenatal diagnosis is possible with ecography and magnetic resonance. Definitive diagnosis is performed with digital angiography. A successful treatment depends on the recognition of the different types and forms and on the presence of an appropriate team of specialists. Conclusion: the knowledge of the embryology, anatomy and, types and forms of the vein of Galen malformation assure the success of its diagnosis and treatment.

  4. Cisterna chyli in patients with malignancy-Influence of cardiovascular disease on the prevalence of the cisterna

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2011-08-15

    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. Retrievable vena caval filter percutaneously introduced.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lund, G; Rysavy, J; Hunter, D W; Castaneda-Zuniga, W R; Amplatz, K

    1985-06-01

    A vena caval filter than can be introduced percutaneously via the femoral vein is described. We placed these filters in five patients without complications. Experimental work in filter removal one to two weeks after insertion in dogs has been performed. PMID:4001390

  7. Comparison of clinical features of Behcet disease according to age in a Tunisian cohort.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. Angiographic and hemodynamic evaluation of the mesoatrial shunt in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome and inferior vena caval obstruction

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  10. Corylucinine, a new Alkaloid from Corydalis cava (Fumariaceae), and its Cholinesterase Activity.

    Czech Academy of Sciences Publication Activity Database

    Novák, Z.; Chlebek, J.; Opletal, L.; Jiroš, Pavel; Macáková, K.; Kuneš, J.; Cahlíková, L.

    2012-01-01

    Ro?. 7, ?. 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

  11. Ressecção de metastáses hepáticas em dois estágios e reconstrução da veia cava suprarrenal / Two-stage hepatectomy for hepatic metastasis and supra renal vena cava reconstruction

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    João Eduardo, Nicoluzzi.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A hepatectomia em duas etapas utiliza a capacidade de regeneração do fígado, após uma primeira hepatectomia não curativa, para permitir uma segunda ressecção. Neste artigo relatamos os aspectos técnicos do manejo de uma doente de 37 anos de idade, com metástases colorretais sincrônicas, onde uma úni [...] ca hepatectomia não era suficiente para remover todas as lesões, mesmo em combinação com quimioterapia, embolização portal ou radiofrequência. Porém as metástases poderiam ser removidas por duas ressecções sequenciais. Abstract in english Two-stage hepatectomy uses compensatory liver regeneration after a first noncurative hepatectomy to enable a second curative resection. Herein we report the tecnical aspects of the management of a thirty-seven years-old woman with colorectal metastasis to the liver eligible because single resection [...] could not achieve complete treatment, even in combination with chemotherapy, portal embolization, or radiofrequency, but tumors could be totally removed by two sequential resections.

  12. Anemia of Chronic Liver Diseases

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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.

  13. Seminoma Presenting as Renal Mass, Inferior Vena Caval Thrombus, and Regressed Testicular Mass

    OpenAIRE

    Raup, Valary T; Michael H. Johnson; Weese, Jonathan R.; Hagemann, Ian S.; Marshall, Stephen D.; Brandes, Steven B.

    2015-01-01

    Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy of men aged 15–40. Metastatic spread classically begins with involvement of the retroperitoneal lymph nodes, with metastases to the liver, lung, bone, and brain representing advancing disease. Treatment is based on pathologic analysis of the excised testicle and presence of elevated tumor markers. We report a case of a 34-year-old male presenting with back pain who was found to have a right renal mass with tumor extension into the inferior vena ...

  14. Global Hepatic Uptake of {sup 99m}Tc-MAA During VQ Scintigraphy Secondary to Synchronous Superior and Inferior Vena Caval Obstruction: a Demonstraion of Trans-Portal Venous Collateral Pathways

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Conway, Oliver; Lloyd, Simon; Gruening, Thomas [Derriford Hospital, Plymouth (United States)

    2013-12-15

    A 38-year-old woman underwent lung scintigraphy. Injection of technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin ({sup 99m}Tc-MAA) via the left antecubital fossa revealed global hepatic uptake. Review of contemporary computed tomography (CT) imaging demonstrated synchronous superior and inferior vena cava (SVC and IVC) obstruction, with formation of systemic-portal venous collateral pathways. Systemic-portal venous collateralisation can in rare circumstances lead to focal hepatic uptake of {sup 99m}Tc-MAA during lung scintigraphy. This case of global hepatic uptake, secondary to synchronous SVC and IVC obstruction, demonstrates the trans-portal venous collateral pathways leading to this unusual imaging outcome.

  15. Valor pronóstico de la afectación microscópica de la vena renal en el cáncer de células renales / Prognostic significance of the microscopic invasion of the renal vein wall in renal cell cancer

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Gloria, Bocardo Fajardo; Ramón, Arellano Gañán; Lucía, González López; Inmaculada, Fernández González; Julia, Blanco González; Pablo, Garrido Abad; Almudena, Coloma del Peso; Ignacio, Pereira Sanz.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: En el carcinoma de células renales, la TNM define el estadio T3b como afectación macroscópica de la vena renal o cava infradiafragmática. El valor pronóstico de la invasión microscópica de la pared de la vena no se contempla. Analizamos la repercusión de ésta en la evolución de estos tumor [...] es, en estadios localizados y localmente avanzados. Métodos: De 257 carcinomas de células renales operados (Enero de 1989 / Julio de 2002), se analizan retrospectivamente 241 (excluímos los estadios IV y los casos con enfermedad de Von-Hippel-Lindau). El seguimiento mediano es de 50,96 meses. Tenemos datos de la histología de la vena en 216 casos. Comparamos el grupo con invasión microscópica de la pared (22 casos) frente al resto (n: 194). Resultado: En el grupo con afectación de la pared, la edad media es 65,02 años. El tamaño medio es 9 cm (significativamente superior, p Abstract in english Objectives: International TNM Staging System for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) classifies as T3b when "tumor grossly extends into the renal vein or its segmental branches, or vena cava below the diaphragm". The finding of microscopic invasion of the vein wall is not taken into account for TNM staging. [...] We analyse its prognostic significance in localized and locally advanced RCC. Methods: From January 1989 to July 2002, 257 RCC were surgically excised. Excluding Von Hippel-Lindau patients and stage IV (TNM 2002), 241 cases were studied in retrospect, with a median follow up of 50.96 months. Histopathological data from the renal vein were available in 216 specimens. There was renal vein wall invasion in 22. We compare the outcomes in this group vs. the group without microscopic involvement of the renal vein wall (n: 194). Results: Mean age for the group with renal vein invasion (RVI) was 65.02 years. Mean tumour size in the same group was 9 cm, larger than in control group (p

  16. 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

    OpenAIRE

    Abadio Gonçalves Caetano; Tiago Coelho Ribeiro; Omar Andrade Rodrigues Filho; Valéria de Paula Sassoli Fazan

    2009-01-01

    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 ...

  17. Direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt creation via the inter-strut space of the inferior vena cava stent

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  18. The use of cone-beam CT in assisting percutaneous translumbar catheter placement into the inferior vena cava

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  19. Use of the Frog Heart Preparation to Teach Students about the Spontaneous Mechanical Activity of the Vena Cava

    Science.gov (United States)

    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…

  20. Leiomiossarcoma da veia cava inferior: relato de caso

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rafael Lemos Nascif

    2014-12-01

    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.

  1. Protective efficacy of an Ecklonia cava extract used to treat transient focal ischemia of the rat brain

    OpenAIRE

    Kim, Jeong Hwan; Lee, Nam Seob; Jeong, Yeong Gil; Lee, Je-Hun; Kim, Eun Ji; Han, Seung Yun

    2012-01-01

    Phlorotannins (marine algal polyphenols) have been reported to exhibit beneficial biological activities, serving as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Among marine algae, Ecklonia cava, a member of the Laminariaceae, is a very popular food regarded as healthy in Korea and Japan. Recently, benefits afforded by phlorotannins in the treatment of various clinical conditions have been reported, but any therapeutic effects of such materials in the treatment of neurodegenerative disease...

  2. A exposição do contorno lateral direito da veia cava inferior na cirurgia hepática

    OpenAIRE

    Tenório Nailton Jatobá; Goldenberg Alberto; Triviño Tarcísio

    2002-01-01

    O conhecimento da relação entre a veia cava inferior e o tecido hepático é fundamental para a sua abordagem durante a cirurgia hepática. Observa-se na literatura dados contraditórios. Objetivo: Pesquisar a sintopia da veia cava inferior, o número de veias confluentes para o contorno direito e a distância do segmento retro-hepático da veia cava inferior. Métodos: Foram estudados 38 fígados humanos, entre 13 e 98 anos de ambos sexos. Obtida a peça anatômica, era dissecada a veia cava inferior, ...

  3. Gunther Tulip Retrievable Inferior Vena Caval Filters: Indications, Efficacy, Retrieval, and Complications

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Purpose. We evaluated the Gunther Tulip (GT) retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter with regard to indications, filtration efficacy, complications, retrieval window, and use of anticoagulation. Method. A retrospective study was performed of 147 patients (64 men, 83 women; mean age 58.8 years) who underwent retrievable GT filter insertion between 2001 and 2005. The indications for placement included a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis with a contraindication to anticoagulation (n = 68), pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis while on anticoagulation (n = 49), prophylactic filter placement for high-risk surgical patients with a past history of pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (n = 20), and a high risk of pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (n = 10). Forty-nine of the 147 patients did not receive anticoagulation (33.7%) while 96 of 147 patients did, 82 of these receiving warfarin (56.5%), 11 receiving low-molecular weight heparins (7.58%), and 3 receiving antiplatelet agents alone (2.06%). Results. Filter placement was successful in 147 patients (100%). Two patients had two filters inserted. Of the 147 patients, filter deployment was on a permanent basis in 102 and with an intention to retrieve in 45 patients. There were 36 (80%) successful retrievals and 9 (20%) failed retrievals. The mean time to retrieval was 33.6 days. The reasons for failed retrieval included filter struts tightly adherent to the IVC wall (5/9), extreme filter tilt (2/9), and extensive filter thrombus (2/9). Complications included pneumothorax (n = 4), failure of filter expansion (n = 1), and breakthrough pulmonary embolism (n = 1). No IVC thrombotic episodes were recorded. Discussion. The Gunther Tulip retrievable filter can be used as a permanent or a retrievable filter. It is safe and efficacious. GT filters can be safely retrieved at a mean time interval of 33.6 days. The newly developed Celect filter may extend the retrieval interval

  4. Estudio electrofisiológico y ablación de actividad eléctrica anormal en venas pulmonares de pacientes con fibrilación auricular paroxística idiopática / Electrophysiologic study and ablation therapy in idiopathic paroxystic atrial fibrillation

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Manlio F., Márquez; Pedro, Iturralde-Torres; Luis, Colín-Lizalde; Santiago, Nava-Townsend; Eric N, González -Aceves; J. Antonio G., Hermosillo; Marco A., Martínez-Ríos; Diana R., Victoria-Romero; Manuel, Cárdenas.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Informar la ablación en las venas pulmonares (VPs) en pacientes con fibrilación auricular paroxística (FAP). Material y métodos: Catorce pacientes (38±12 años [intervalo 8-52, 11 hombres, 3 mujeres) con FAP idiopática, sintomática y refractarios a antiarrítmicos y con estudio electrofisiol [...] ógico. En 13 se encontró actividad eléctrica anormal (AEA) en VPs mediante catéteres especiales de cartografía y se realizó ablación. Resultados: Se identificó AEA en VP 's (13 pacientes, 86%) y en vena cava superior (un paciente, 6.6%). Un procedimiento fue suspendido por taquicardia ventricular. La ablación fue exitosa en 7 de los 12 pacientes restantes. Los cinco pacientes con ablación inicial fallida fueron llevados a un segundo procedimiento que fue exitoso en dos. En un paciente fue necesario un tercer procedimiento que resultó exitoso. Una paciente tuvo pericarditis con derrame ligero que no requirió drenaje. Conclusión: La ablación de FAP es un procedimiento seguro con una tasa de éxito combinada (con y sin antiarrítmicos) en esta población y a largo plazo, del 71%. Abstract in english Objective: To analyze the results of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of the pulmonary veins (PV) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Material and methods: We describe 14 patients (38± 12 years, interval 8-52; 11 men) with symptomatic PAF, refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs [...] . Special mapping catheters were used and ablation was performed at the ostium/antrum of those veins with abnormal electrical activity (AEA). Results: AEA in one or more PV was identified in 13 patients (86%); in one patient AEA was also found in the superior vena cava (6.6%). One procedure was complicated by unstable ventricular tachycardia and was not finished. Success was accomplished in 10, in 5 after the first ablation, in 4 after the second, and in one after a third procedure. One patient had pericarditis with a small pericardial effusion that did not require intervention. Conclusions: RFCA is a useful and relatively safe procedure for the treatment of PAF and the only one with curative potential. The long-term rate of success (with or without antiarrhythmics) in this series was 71%. These results justify catheter ablation in selected patients with symptomatic PAF unresponsive to medical treatment.

  5. Estenosis de venas pulmonares post ablación por radiofrecuencia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marcelo Guzzi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Es importante estar atento ante la aparición de síntomas respiratorios luego de la realización de un procedimiento de ablación por radiofrecuencia en el tratamiento de la fibrilación auricular, pues la estenosis de venas pulmonares (EVP tiene una incidencia de entre 1 y 3% y puede aparecer hasta en los dos años posteriores al procedimiento1. Presentamos el caso de un paciente de 41 años de sexo masculino, que ingresó por un cuadro de hemoptisis y toracodinia de tres semanas de evolución, con antecedente de ablación por radiofrecuencia 6 meses antes de la admisión. La angiotomografía no evidenció tromboembolismo pulmonar (TEP y la angiorresonancia detectó hipoperfusión deI lóbulo superior del pulmón izquierdo (LSI. Debido a los antecedentes de ablación se solicitó angiotomografía de venas pulmonares, que evidenció estenosis de la vena del LSI. Se realizó estudio hemodinámico con dilatación y colocación de stent.

  6. Protective effect of dieckol isolated from Ecklonia cava against ethanol caused damage in vitro and in zebrafish model.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kang, Min-Cheol; Kim, Kil-Nam; Kang, Sung-Myung; Yang, Xiudong; Kim, Eun-A; Song, Choon Bok; Nah, Jae-Woon; Jang, Mi-Kyeong; Lee, Jung-Suck; Jung, Won-Kyo; Jeon, You-Jin

    2013-11-01

    In the present study, the protective effects of phlorotannins isolated from Ecklonia cava against ethanol-induced cell damage and apoptosis were investigated both in vitro and in vivo. Three phlorotannin compounds, namely phloroglucinol, eckol and dieckol, were successively isolated and identified from the extract. Dieckol showed the strongest protective effect against ethanol-induced cell apoptosis in Chang liver cells, with the lowest cytotoxicity. It was observed that dieckol reduced cell apoptosis through activation of Bcl-xL and PARP, and down-regulation of Bax and caspase-3 in Western blot analyses. In the in vivo study, the protective effect of ethanol induced by dieckol was investigated in a zebrafish model. The dieckol treated group scavenged intracellural reactive oxygen species and prevented lipid peroxidation and ethanol induced cell death in the zebrafish embryo. In conclusion, dieckol isolated from E. cava might possess a potential protective effect against ethanol-induced liver diseases. PMID:24189014

  7. Embolization of Collateral Vessels Using Mechanically Detachable Coils in Young Children with Congenital Heart Disease

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  8. Pure laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma with chronic liver disease

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zenichi Morise

    2013-01-01

    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.

  9. Clinical application of radionuclide cardiac study to the right heart diseases

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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)

  10. Veno-occlusive disease and primary hepatic vein thrombosis in Israeli Arabs.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  11. Unusual Case of an Ectopic Spleen

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lee, Jong Doo; Yoo, Hyung Sik; Park, Chang Yun [Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1986-09-15

    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.

  12. Heart Transplant Procedure

    Medline Plus

    Full Text Available ... for other reasons and not necessarily end-stage heart disease. 00:18:21 DAVID D'ALESSANDRO, MD: So we're now separating the heart from its juncture with the inferior vena cava. ...

  13. Vena porta thrombosis in patient with inherited factor VII deficiency

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    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....

  14. Vena porta thrombosis in patient with inherited factor VII deficiency

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Klovaite, Jolanta; Friis-Hansen, Lennart Jan; Larsen, Fin S; Toffner-Clausen, Nielsaage; Bjerrum, Ole W

    2010-01-01

    Most clotting factor VII (FVII)-deficient patients suffer from bleeding episodes and occasionally thromboembolic complications after surgical interventions or replacement therapy. However, thromboses without apparent triggering factors may occur as well. We report a case of a pregnant woman with 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 unspe...

  15. Optional inferior vena caval filters: where are we now?

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    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.

  16. Placement of the VenaTech LP Caval Filter in the Elderly: Feasibility and Clinical Benefits of Insertion Via the Arm

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  17. Enhancement of Human Hair Growth Using Ecklonia cava Polyphenols

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  18. Vena porta thrombosis in patient with inherited factor VII deficiency

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Klovaite, Jolanta; Friis-Hansen, Lennart Jan

    2010-01-01

    Most clotting factor VII (FVII)-deficient patients suffer from bleeding episodes and occasionally thromboembolic complications after surgical interventions or replacement therapy. However, thromboses without apparent triggering factors may occur as well. We report a case of a pregnant woman with 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.

  19. [Utility of Ultrasonography in Point of Care for Cardiovascular Disease].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ishizu, Tomoko; Kawakami, Yasushi

    2015-06-01

    Echocardiography is a powerful noninvasive cardiovascular diagnostic tool. In the emergency room, an outpatient setting, and the intensive care unit, physician-performed point-of-care (POC) echocardiography is particularly important to understand the concurrent pathophysiology of unstable patients. In POC echocardiography, the purpose of examination should be clearly decided in advance by performing careful symptom assessment and physical examination, including heart and lung auscultation. In this article, heart failure, cardiac murmur-, ischemic heart disease, and acute pulmonary artery thromboembolism are selected and overviewed to assess the utility of POC cardiovascular ultrasound. In heart failure, visual assessments of the left ventricular ejection fraction, chamber size ratio, and inferior vena cava diameter are important. An ultrasound lung comet is a very useful finding, suggesting the presence of lung congestion. In patients with a cardiac murmur, the source of the abnormal sound can easily be confirmed by the color Doppler signal in conjunction with chamber size assessment. On the other hand, judgment of the severity of valvular heart disease should be reserved for detailed echocardiography. In acute coronary syndrome, POC echo is extremely important for prompt diagnosis and complication assessment. An understanding of the coronary artery territory and method to detect regional wall motion abnormality in ischemic heart disease is necessary. Papillary muscle rupture and ventricular septal perforation are both fatal complications of myocardial infarction, and they should be kept in mind and pan-systolic murmur should be detected before echocardiography. In acute pulmonary thromboembolism, the right heart size and characteristic wall motion abnormality should be focused on using echocardiography in addition to tricuspid regurgitant flow velocity measurement. Femoral vein ultrasonography with a compression test should be performed for all patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism to search for potential embolic sources. PMID:26548235

  20. First Evidence that Ecklonia cava-Derived Dieckol Attenuates MCF-7 Human Breast Carcinoma Cell Migration

    OpenAIRE

    Kim, Eun-Kyung; Tang, Yujiao; Kim, Yon-Suk; Hwang, Jin-Woo; Choi, Eun-Ju; Lee, Ji-Hyeok; Lee, Seung-Hong; Jeon, You-Jin; Park, Pyo-Jam

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the effect of Ecklonia cava (E. cava)-derived dieckol on movement behavior and the expression of migration-related genes in MCF-7 human breast cancer cell. Phlorotannins (e.g., dieckol, 6,6?-biecko, and 2,7?-phloroglucinol-6,6?-bieckol) were purified from E. cava by using centrifugal partition chromatography. Among the phlorotannins, we found that dieckol inhibited breast cancer cell the most and was selected for further study. Radius™-well was used to assess cell migration, a...

  1. 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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  2. Anastomosis cava-pulmonar en el tratamiento quirúrgico de la tetralogía de fallot

    OpenAIRE

    Patiño, José Félix; Demner, Sigifredo; Alvarado, Enrique; Colmenares, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    Se informa sobre la aplicación clínica exitosa de la técnica de anastomosis cava-pulmonar, originalmente descrito por Glenn y Patiño, en un caso de Tetralogía de Fallot. Representa este caso el primer paciente tratado en esta forma en la literatura médica occidental. La anastomosis cava-pulmonar es un procedimiento técnicamente muy sencillo que permite mejorar notablemente la oxigenación en pacientes que presentan ciertas anomalías en el corazón derecho o en la arteria pulmonar. La anastomosi...

  3. Tratamiento de estenosis sintomática de venas pulmonares secundaria a ablación por radiofrecuencia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Adolfo Ferrero Guadagnoli

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El aislamiento de las venas pulmonares mediante la aplicación de radiofrecuencia es un tratamiento efectivo de la fibrilación auricular. Una de las complicaciones potenciales y de mayor compromiso clínico de esta técnica invasiva es la estenosis de una o varias venas pulmonares. Esta complicación puede ser tratada mediante angioplastia con o sin colocación de stent, logrando una adecuada mejoría clínica, aunque con un alto índice de recurrencia por re-estenosis.

  4. A mediastinoscopia no diagnóstico de doenças intratorácicas Mediascopy in the diagnosis of intrathoracic diseases

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luiz Felippe Júdice

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available A mediastinoscopia cervical, desenvolvida por Carlens em 1959, é usada principalmente para avaliação dos linfonodos mediastinais nos pacientes portadores de câncer do pulmão candidatos a tratamento cirúrgico. No entanto, a exploração desta região pode também identificar outras doenças como sarcoidose, tuberculose, micoses e doenças neoplásicas que envolvem o mediastino ântero-superior. Neste estudo analisamos o prontuário de 125 pacientes submetidos à mediastinoscopia com finalidade de diagnosticar doenças intratorácicas. A técnica utilizada foi: cervical em 103, anterior em 7, e cervical e anterior combinadas em 15 pacientes. Oitenta pacientes eram do sexo masculino e 45 do sexo feminino. A idade variou de 13 a 75 anos. O exame foi realizado com anestesia geral e intubação orotraqueal em todos os pacientes exceto em dois nos quais foi utilizada anestesia local, sedação e suplementação de oxigênio por máscara. O diagnóstico mais freqüente foi o de carcinoma (36,8%, seguido de linfoma (16% e sarcoidose (14,4%. Em nove pacientes, o exame foi inconclusivo, o que corresponde a um índice de falha do método de 7,2%. Onze pacientes portadores de síndrome de cava superior foram submetidos ao exame sem complicações adicionais, exceto um paciente que sofreu agravamento da síndrome. Conclui-se que a mediastinoscopia é um procedimento seguro e com baixo índice de complicações, e que pode ser utilizado com segurança nos pacientes portadores de massa mediastinal, ou linfonodomegalias, principalmente nas regiões paratraqueais.The cervical mediastinoscopy, developed by Carlens in 1959 is used primarily to evaluate, before thoracotomy, the status of mediastinal limph nodes in patients with lung cancer. However, exploration of the anterior mediastinum by these techniques can also identify other diseases processes such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, mycotic granulomatous infections and neoplastic diseases involving the mediastinum such as lymphoma. ln this study we analyze the medical reports of 125 patients in which mediastinoscopy was performed for the diagnosis of intrathoracic diseases. The procedure was performed with general anesthesia and orotracheal intubation in all patients out in two, submitted to mediastinoscopy with local anesthesia. The surgical approaches used were: cervical (n=103. anterior (n=7 and cervical + anterior (n=15. There were 80 male and 45 female patients. The age ranged from 13 to 75 years. Carcinoma was the most prevalent diagnosis obtained (36.8%, followed by lymphoma (16% and sarcoidosis (14.4%. In nine patients the exam was inconclusive, being responsible for a 7.2% failure index of the method. In eleven patients presenting superior vena cava syndrome, mediastinoscopy was performed without aditional complications, except in one case in which symptoms worsenned. We conclude that mediastinoscopy is a safe procedure and it is a valuable tool for the diagnosis of paratracheal mediastinal masses and lymphadenomegalies.

  5. Avaliação dos resultados tardios da operação de derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional, no tratamento paliativo de cardiopatias congênitas com câmara ventricular única / Assessment of late results of bidirecional cavopulmonary shunt on paliative treatment of congenital heart disease with functional isolated ventricular chamber

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Miguel Angel, Maluf; José carlos S, Andrade; Roberto, Catani; Antônio C, Carvalho; Nilce, Negrini; Ênio, Buffolo.

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available No período de março de 1990 a janeiro de 1994, 17 pacientes com idades de 1 a 13 anos (média: 7 anos), portadores de cardiopatias congênitas com câmara ventricular única funcionante, foram submetidos a operação de derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional. Nove pacientes tinham atresia tricúspide (AT), 7 [...] do tipo lb, 1 tipo le e 1 tipo Mb. Cinco pacientes tinham dupla via de entrada ventricular tipo ventrículo direito (DVEVD); 2 com comunicação interventricular(CIV) múltipla+hipoplasiado VD; 1 com atresia pulmonar com septo interventricular íntegro (APc/SIVI). Nove (52,9%) pacientes tinham operações paliativas prévias. A operação foi realizada com auxílio da circulação extracorpórea (CEC) em 12 (70,5%) casos e mediante derivação do fluxo sangüíneo da veia cava superior (VCS) para o átrio direito (AD) em 5 (29,5%) casos. Em todos os casos a VCS foi anastomosada à artéria pulmonar direita (APD), interrompendo o fluxo sangüíneo para o pulmão, fechando a valva pulmonar e ligando a derivação de Blalock-Taussig pérvio. Houve 3 (17,6%) óbitos no pós-operatório imediato (POI) e 2 (14,2%) no pós-operatório tardio (POT). Doze (70,5%) pacientes estão em acompanhamento clínico, com um tempo de evolução de 2 a 46 meses. Um paciente foi submetido ao 2º tempo da operação, tunelizando a veia cava inferior (VCI) para a APD, com sucesso. A avaliação do fluxo da derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional está sendo realizada pela ecodopplercardiografia e ressonância nuclear magnética e a perfusão pulmonar mediante cintilografia radioisotópica. A indicação do 2º tempo da operação obedece à própria evolução clínica e avaliação da saturação arterial durante a cicioergometria. A derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional permite uma adaptação progressiva do fluxo venoso para o pulmão, diminuindo a sobrecarga de volume do ventrículo, preparando o paciente para a derivação venosa total. Abstract in english From March 1990 to January 1994, 17 patients 1 to 13 years old (mean 7 years), who had congenital heart disease with functional isolated ventricular chamber, were submitted to bidirectional cavopulmonary shunts. Nine cases had Tricuspid Atresia (TA) (7 type Ib, 1 type Ic and 1 type IIb). Five cases [...] had Double Inlet Right ventricle (Dl RV); two cases had multiple Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) plus RV hypoplasia. One case had pulmonary atresia with Intact Ventricular septum (PA/IVS). Nine (52,9%) patients had been submitted, to previous paliative operations. The operations in 12 (70,5%) cases were with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and in 5 (29,4%) cases with superior vena cava (SVC) to right atrio (RA) temporary shunt. In all cases the SVC was anastomosed to right pulmonary artery (RPA) closing the pulmonary valve (PV) or linking the Blalock-Taussig shunt to interrupt the pulmonary flow. There are three (17,6%) deaths in the immediate postoperative period and 2 (14,2%) late deaths. Twelve (70,5%) patients were followed-up for 2 to 46 months. One patient was submitted to the 2 nd operation, tunnelating the inferior vena cava (IVC) to RPA, with success. The assessment of bidirectional cavopulmonary flow was made with Doppler echocardiography and magnetic resonance and the pulmonary perfusion was made with radioisotopic cintilography. The indication tor the 2 nd, operation depended on the clinical evolution and assessment of arterial saturation during the cicloergometric test. The bidirectional cavo pulmonary shunt allows the progressive adaptation of the venous flow to lung and reduced ventricular volume load, preparing the patient to total venous shunt.

  6. Avaliação dos resultados tardios da operação de derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional, no tratamento paliativo de cardiopatias congênitas com câmara ventricular única Assessment of late results of bidirecional cavopulmonary shunt on paliative treatment of congenital heart disease with functional isolated ventricular chamber

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Angel Maluf

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available No período de março de 1990 a janeiro de 1994, 17 pacientes com idades de 1 a 13 anos (média: 7 anos, portadores de cardiopatias congênitas com câmara ventricular única funcionante, foram submetidos a operação de derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional. Nove pacientes tinham atresia tricúspide (AT, 7 do tipo lb, 1 tipo le e 1 tipo Mb. Cinco pacientes tinham dupla via de entrada ventricular tipo ventrículo direito (DVEVD; 2 com comunicação interventricular(CIV múltipla+hipoplasiado VD; 1 com atresia pulmonar com septo interventricular íntegro (APc/SIVI. Nove (52,9% pacientes tinham operações paliativas prévias. A operação foi realizada com auxílio da circulação extracorpórea (CEC em 12 (70,5% casos e mediante derivação do fluxo sangüíneo da veia cava superior (VCS para o átrio direito (AD em 5 (29,5% casos. Em todos os casos a VCS foi anastomosada à artéria pulmonar direita (APD, interrompendo o fluxo sangüíneo para o pulmão, fechando a valva pulmonar e ligando a derivação de Blalock-Taussig pérvio. Houve 3 (17,6% óbitos no pós-operatório imediato (POI e 2 (14,2% no pós-operatório tardio (POT. Doze (70,5% pacientes estão em acompanhamento clínico, com um tempo de evolução de 2 a 46 meses. Um paciente foi submetido ao 2º tempo da operação, tunelizando a veia cava inferior (VCI para a APD, com sucesso. A avaliação do fluxo da derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional está sendo realizada pela ecodopplercardiografia e ressonância nuclear magnética e a perfusão pulmonar mediante cintilografia radioisotópica. A indicação do 2º tempo da operação obedece à própria evolução clínica e avaliação da saturação arterial durante a cicioergometria. A derivação cavo-pulmonar bidirecional permite uma adaptação progressiva do fluxo venoso para o pulmão, diminuindo a sobrecarga de volume do ventrículo, preparando o paciente para a derivação venosa total.From March 1990 to January 1994, 17 patients 1 to 13 years old (mean 7 years, who had congenital heart disease with functional isolated ventricular chamber, were submitted to bidirectional cavopulmonary shunts. Nine cases had Tricuspid Atresia (TA (7 type Ib, 1 type Ic and 1 type IIb. Five cases had Double Inlet Right ventricle (Dl RV; two cases had multiple Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD plus RV hypoplasia. One case had pulmonary atresia with Intact Ventricular septum (PA/IVS. Nine (52,9% patients had been submitted, to previous paliative operations. The operations in 12 (70,5% cases were with extracorporeal circulation (ECC and in 5 (29,4% cases with superior vena cava (SVC to right atrio (RA temporary shunt. In all cases the SVC was anastomosed to right pulmonary artery (RPA closing the pulmonary valve (PV or linking the Blalock-Taussig shunt to interrupt the pulmonary flow. There are three (17,6% deaths in the immediate postoperative period and 2 (14,2% late deaths. Twelve (70,5% patients were followed-up for 2 to 46 months. One patient was submitted to the 2 nd operation, tunnelating the inferior vena cava (IVC to RPA, with success. The assessment of bidirectional cavopulmonary flow was made with Doppler echocardiography and magnetic resonance and the pulmonary perfusion was made with radioisotopic cintilography. The indication tor the 2 nd, operation depended on the clinical evolution and assessment of arterial saturation during the cicloergometric test. The bidirectional cavo pulmonary shunt allows the progressive adaptation of the venous flow to lung and reduced ventricular volume load, preparing the patient to total venous shunt.

  7. Variantes anatómicas vasculares halladas de manera incidental en estudios de tomografía computada / Incidental findings of vascular anatomic variants on computed tomography

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Alejandro, Rodriguez; Ricardo, Cobeñas; Juan Cruz, Gallo; Alejandra, Salamida; Nebil, Larrañaga; Shigeru, Kozima.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El hallazgo de variantes anatómicas vasculares en estudios de tomografía computada (TC) puede generar confusiones, diagnósticos incorrectos e incluso la solicitud de nuevos estudios complementarios más invasivos. El conocimiento de estas variantes, además, es importante porque pueden e [...] star asociadas a otras anomalías, como cardiopatías, poliesplenia o síntomas como disfagia o disnea. Objetivo. El objetivo de esta publicación es describir las variantes anatómicas vasculares halladas incidentalmente en estudios de tomografía computada. Materiales y Métodos. Se revisaron 3586 estudios, realizados desde junio de 2010 hasta junio de 2011, con tomografía computada multicorte de 16 y 64 detectores. Entre los estudios analizados, se encontraron: arco aórtico derecho (AAD), subclavia derecha aberrante, vena cava superior izquierda, vena subclavia izquierda aberrante, vena cava inferior (VCI) izquierda, vena renal izquierda doble, vena cava inferior doble, vena renal circumaórtica, vena renal izquierda retroaórtica, vena subhepática e interrupción de la vena cava inferior con continuación en ácigos/hemiácigos. Conclusión. Las variantes anatómicas vasculares son hallazgos que se encuentran con relativa frecuencia en forma incidental en estudios solicitados por otras razones. Su conocimiento puede evitar confusiones y la realización de estudios complementarios innecesarios, así como también nos obliga a analizar la presencia de otras anomalías que podrían estar asociadas. Abstract in english Introduction. Incidental findings of vascular anatomic variants on computed tomography scans (CT) may cause confusion, misdiagnosis and lead to even more invasive complementary exams. The knowledge of these variants is also important because they can be associated with other anomalies such as heart [...] diseases or polysplenia, and symptoms like dysphagia or dyspnea. Purpose. The aim of this study is to describe the vascular anatomical variants incidentally found on computed tomography imaging. Materials and Methods. A total of 3586 scans were performed between June 2010 and June 2011 with 16-row and a 64-row Multidetector CT scanners. Findings included: right aortic arch, aberrant right subclavian artery, aberrant left subclavian vein, left superior vena cava, left inferior vena cava, double inferior vena cava, circumaortic renal vein, retroaortic left renal vein, subhepatic vein and azygous continuation of the inferior vena cava. Conclusion. Vascular anatomical variants are found with relative frequency on CT scans requested for other reasons. To be familiar with these anomalies may prevent confusions, diagnostic errors and unnecessary complementary exams and forces us to search for other associated anomalies.

  8. Radionuclide phleboscintigraphy in the diagnosis of diseases of the lower limb veins

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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

  9. Effect of Dieckol, a Component of Ecklonia cava, on the Promotion of Hair Growth

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sang-Cheol Kim

    2012-05-01

    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.

  10. The Edible Brown Seaweed Ecklonia cava Reduces Hypersensitivity in Postoperative and Neuropathic Pain Models in Rats

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jae Goo Kim

    2014-06-01

    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.

  11. In Vivo Evaluation of Vena Caval Filters: Can Function Be Linked to Design Characteristics?

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Purpose: To compare the five vena caval filters marketed in the United States and one investigational vena caval filter and to determine whether there is an association between their design and their in vivo function.Methods: Four of each type of filter-Simon Nitinol (SN), Bird's Nest (BN), Vena Tech (VT), Greenfield stainless steel (PSGF), Greenfield titanium (TGF), and the investigational stent cone filter (NGF)-were studied for 60 days in 12 sheep. Radiographic and pathologic outcomes to be assessed included clot capture and resolution, vena caval penetration, position of the filter, thrombogenicity, and vessel wall reaction.Results: Filters differed with respect to the number of clot-trapping levels and the interdependence of the legs. All devices were successfully placed. Intentionally embolized clot was captured. One VT and two SN filters migrated in response to clot capture. Resolution of thrombus was variable, and related to the design of the device. Fibrin webbing was widely present with the VT, BN, and SN filters but limited in the others. The VT and NGF filters demonstrated the most stable filter base diameter.Conclusions: The performance of vena caval filters differs with respect to clot resolution and mechanical stability. Interdependent filter limbs and single-stage conical capture sites appear to result in more favorable performance in in vivo studies

  12. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  13. Protective efficacy of an Ecklonia cava extract used to treat transient focal ischemia of the rat brain.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kim, Jeong Hwan; Lee, Nam Seob; Jeong, Yeong Gil; Lee, Je-Hun; Kim, Eun Ji; Han, Seung Yun

    2012-06-01

    Phlorotannins (marine algal polyphenols) have been reported to exhibit beneficial biological activities, serving as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Among marine algae, Ecklonia cava, a member of the Laminariaceae, is a very popular food regarded as healthy in Korea and Japan. Recently, benefits afforded by phlorotannins in the treatment of various clinical conditions have been reported, but any therapeutic effects of such materials in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke remain unclear. Also, the mechanisms of action of the algal components remain poorly understood. In the present in vivo study, administration of Ecklonia cava polyphenols (ECP) at 10 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg intraperitoneally (i.p.) significantly decreased infarct size and the extent of brain edema in the rat after induction of transient focal ischemia via middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Further, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL) assay revealed dose-dependent blockage of neuronal apoptosis upon intravenous ECP treatment. Neurobehavioral tests performed over the 6 days after MCAO revealed a reduction in neurological motor performance in control animals, but administration of ECP (50 mg/kg i.p.) prevented this decline. In vitro, a significant neuroprotective effect of ECP was evident when cell viability was assayed after induction of H(2)O(2)-mediated oxidative stress, upon retinoic acid treatment, in the differentiated neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y. Interestingly, ECP blocked the rise in cytosolic calcium, in a dose-dependent manner, in differentiated SH-SY5Y cells exposed to H(2)O(2). Together, the results suggest that ECP exerts neuroprotective effects in the focally ischemic brain by reducing Ca(2+)-mediated neurotoxicity. PMID:22822465

  14. A CASE REPORT ON ABNORMAL COURSE OF VENA SAPHENA PARVA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. Fístula aorto-cava: Caso clínico / Aortocaval Fistula: Case report

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    José Almeida, Lopes; Armando, Mansilha; José Fernando, Teixeira.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available As Fístulas Aorto-Cava (FAC) são complicações raras dos aneurismas da aorta abdominal (AAA) e estão frequentemente associadas a significativa mobi-mortalidade. Os autores apresentam o caso clínico de um doente que recorre ao nosso hospital e lhe é diagnosticado um AAA de 6,9 cm e uma FAC. Foi realiz [...] ada a sua correção cirurgica urgente por via clássica, tendo-se utilizado uma prótese tubular de Dacron® de 20 mm para a reconstrução aórtica. O internamento prolongou-se por 30 dias, desenvolveu gangrena do membro inferior direito com necessidade de realização de amputação major desse membro. O doente protetizou e 3 anos após esta cirurgia morre de neoplasia esofágica metastizada. É realizada uma revisão da literatura e é feita referência às várias hipóteses de tratamento. Abstract in english Aortocaval fistulas are rare complications of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and are often associated with significant mobi-mortality. The authors present a case report of a patient who comes to our hospital and an AAA of 6.9 cm and an associated aortocaval fistula were diagnosed. We performed its [...] urgent surgical correction by open repair, were a 20 mm tubular Dacron® graft was used for the aortic reconstruction. The hospitalization lasted for 30 days, during which developed gangrene of the right lower limb, requiring major amputation of this limb. The patient adapted well to a lower limb prosthesis and 3 years after this surgery dies of a metastic esophageal cancer. It is performed a literature review of the pathology in question and made reference to the various treatment options.

  16. An Unusual Termination of Seven Veins in the Jugulo-Subclavian Junction Inusual Terminación de Siete Venas en la Unión Yugulo-Subclavia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. Comparison of Venae Sectio vs. modified Seldinger Technique for Totally Implantable Access Ports; Portas-trial [ISRCTN:52368201

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luntz S

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The insertion of a Totally Implantable Access Port (TIAP is a routinely employed technique in patients who need a safe and permanent venous access. The number of TIAP implantations is increasing constantly mainly due to advanced treatment options for malignant diseases. Therefore it is important to identify the implantation technique which has the optimal benefit/risk ratio for the patient. Study design A single-centre, randomized, controlled superiority trial to compare two different TIAP implantation techniques. Sample size: 160 patients will be included and randomized intra-operatively. Eligibility criteria: Age equal or older than 18 years, patients scheduled for primary elective implantation of a TIAP in local anaesthesia and a signed informed consent. Primary endpoint: Primary success rate of the randomized technique. Intervention: Venae Sectio in combination with the Seldinger Technique (guide wire and a peel away sheath will be used to place a TIAP. Reference treatment: Conventional Venae Sectio will be used with a direct insertion of the TIAP without guide wire or peel away sheath. Duration of study: Approximately 20 months. Organisation/Responsibility The trial will be conducted in compliance with the protocol and in accordance with the moral, ethical, and scientific principles governing clinical research as set out in the Declaration of Helsinki (1989 and Good Clinical Practice (GCP. The trial will also be carried out in keeping with local and regulatory requirements. The Klinisches Studienzentrum Chirurgie (KSC – Centre of Clinical Trials in Surgery at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital Heidelberg is responsible for planning and conduction of the trial. Documentation of patient's data will be accomplished via electronical Case Report Files (eCRF with MACRO®-Software by the KSC. Randomization, data management, monitoring and biometry are provided by the independent Koordinierungszentrum für Klinische Studien (KKS – Coordination Centre for Clinical Trails at the University of Heidelberg.

  18. Trombosis de la vena yugular interna secundaria a faringoamigdalitis aguda / Thrombosis of the internal jugular vein secondary to acute pharyngotonsillitis

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Giselle, Cuestas; Yesica, Lijdens; María Victoria, Demarchi; María Pía, Martínez Corvalán; Juan, Razetti; Carlos, Boccio.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La faringoamigdalitis aguda es una de las enfermedades más comunes en niños y adolescentes. La etiología más frecuente es la viral, seguida por la bacteriana. Entre las causas bacterianas, el principal agente es el estreptococo beta hemolítico del grupo A. Una complicación infrecuente de los proceso [...] s infecciosos faríngeos es la tromboflebitis séptica de la vena yugular interna. El diagnóstico se sospecha ante la tumefacción laterocervical unilateral de carácter inflamatorio. Se confirma mediante tomografía computada con contraste. El tratamiento consiste en la administración prolongada de antibióticos; el uso de anticoagulantes es controvertido. El diagnóstico precoz y el tratamiento apropiado son esenciales para evitar la oclusión vascular persistente y la progresión del trombo, que puede ocasionar émbolos pulmonares. Presentamos a una adolescente con tromboflebitis de la vena yugular interna secundaria a faringoamigdalitis aguda estreptocócica, con el objetivo de describir las manifestaciones clínicas, los métodos diagnósticos y el tratamiento de esta rara complicación vascular. Abstract in english Acute pharyngotonsillitis is one of the most common diseases in children and adolescents. The most frequent etiology is virus, followed by bacteria. The main bacterial agent is beta hemolytic Streptococcus group A. A rare complication of pharyngeal infectious processes is septic thrombophlebitis of [...] the internal jugular vein. The diagnosis is suspected in the presence of an inflammatory unilateral neck swelling. The diagnosis is confirmed by contrast computed tomography. Treatment consists of prolonged administration of antibiotics, being the use of anticoagulants controversial. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential to prevent persistent vascular occlusion and progression of the thrombus, which can cause pulmonary emboli. In the present study, we present a teenager with thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein secondary to acute streptococcal pharyngotonsillitis. Clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods and treatment of this rare vascular complication are described herein.

  19. A long term follow-up of Günther vena caval filters.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  20. Exploiting biological activities of brown seaweed Ecklonia cava for potential industrial applications: a review.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wijesinghe, W A J P; Jeon, You-Jin

    2012-03-01

    Seaweeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres, proteins, polysaccharides and various functional polyphenols. Many researchers have focused on brown algae as a potential source of bioactive materials in the past few decades. Ecklonia cava is a brown seaweed that is abundant in the subtidal regions of Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. This seaweed attracted extensive interest due to its multiple biological activities. E. cava has been identified as a potential producer of wide spectrum of natural substances such as carotenoids, fucoidans and phlorotannins showing different biological activities in vital industrial applications including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and functional food. This review focuses on biological activities of the brown seaweed E. cava based on latest research results, including antioxidant, anticoagulative, antimicrobial, antihuman immunodeficiency virus, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antimutagenic, antitumour and anticancer effects. The facts summarized here may provide novel insights into the functions of E. cava and its derivatives and potentially enable their use as functional ingredients in potential industrial applications. PMID:21942760

  1. Case report: structural failure of a bird's nest inferior vena caval filter.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  2. Giant superior vena caval aneurysm in a post-Glenn patient

    OpenAIRE

    Panduranga, Prashanth; Thomas, Eapen; Al-Maskari, Salim; Al-Farqani, Abdulla

    2012-01-01

    Aneurysms of mediastinal systemic veins are extremely rare, usually asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed during chest radiography. We describe the case of a giant superior vena caval aneurysm in a 14-year old male following Glenn surgery and discuss its complications and management.

  3. Correlación entre el diámetro de la vena porta, recuento plaquetario y tiempo de protrombina en el diagnóstico de várices esofágicas en pacientes con enfermedad hepática crónica del Hospital de Lídice durante el período Enero 2002- Marzo 2007

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Solángel, Díaz; Gustavo, Fernández; Dorys, Suárez; Andrés, Ortiz; Natacha, Bastardo; Maria, Cruz; Lucy, Dagher; Jacobo, Dib Jr.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudios recientes han reportado alternativas diagnósticas no invasivas para Várices Esofágicas (VE), identificando factores pronósticos como: bajo recuento plaquetario, esplenomegalia, diámetro de la vena porta aumentado, disminución de la actividad de protrombina (PT) y una clasificación avanzada [...] de Child-Pugh. Objetivo: determinar la relación entre diámetro de vena porta, recuento plaquetario y PT como valores predictivos negativos para la presencia de VE. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo de pacientes con enfermedad hepática crónica y diagnóstico endoscópico de várices esofágicas (VE), correlacionándolos con diámetro de la vena porta, recuento plaquetario y tiempo de protrombina (PT), en el Servicio de Gastroenterología del Hospital "Jesús Yerena" de Lídice; enero 2002 marzo 2007. Resultados: El diámetro de la vena porta osciló entre 8,00 y 20,00mm, recuento plaquetario entre 44,000 y 650,000 por mm? y el diferencial de PT se encontró entre 0,00 y 12,30 segundos. El diagnóstico endoscópico de VE mas frecuente fue el grado II con un 58,00%, relacionado con una media de diámetro de vena porta de 12,21mm, recuento plaquetario de 151,18mm? y PT de 1,36 segundos. Discusión: Se encontró una relación directamente proporcional entre el diámetro de vena porta y grado de VE, e inversamente proporcional con respecto al recuento plaquetario y PT. Abstract in english Recent studies have reported non invasive diagnostic alternatives for Esophageal Varices (EV), identifying prognostic factors such as: low platelet count, enlarged spleen, augmented portal vein diameter, diminished prothrombin activity level (PT), and an advanced Child-Pugh classification. Objective [...] s: to determine the relationship between portal vein diameter, platelet count and PT as negative predictors for the presence of EV. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out among patients with chronic hepatic disease and endoscopic diagnosis of EV, correlating portal vein diameter, platelet count and PT, at the Gastroenterology Service, Hospital of Lídice; between January 2002 and March 2007. Results: The diameter of the portal vein ranged from 8, 00 to 20, 00 mm; the platelet count between 44,000 and 650,000 mm? and the difference between the PT varied from 0, 00 secs and 12, 30 secs. The most frequent endoscopic diagnosis of EV was grade II (58%), related with a mean portal vein diameter of 12, 21 mm, platelet count of 151,18mm? and PT of 1, 36 secs. Discussion: we found a direct proportional relationship between portal vein diameter and the grade of EV, and an inversely proportional relationship with platelet count and PT.

  4. Correlación entre el diámetro de la vena porta, recuento plaquetario y tiempo de protrombina en el diagnóstico de várices esofágicas en pacientes con enfermedad hepática crónica del Hospital de Lídice durante el período Enero 2002- Marzo 2007

    Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

    Solángel, Díaz; Gustavo, Fernández; Dorys, Suárez; Andrés, Ortiz; Natacha, Bastardo; Maria, Cruz; Lucy, Dagher; Jacobo, Dib Jr.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudios recientes han reportado alternativas diagnósticas no invasivas para Várices Esofágicas (VE), identificando factores pronósticos como: bajo recuento plaquetario, esplenomegalia, diámetro de la vena porta aumentado, disminución de la actividad de protrombina (PT) y una clasificación avanzada [...] de Child-Pugh. Objetivo: determinar la relación entre diámetro de vena porta, recuento plaquetario y PT como valores predictivos negativos para la presencia de VE. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo de pacientes con enfermedad hepática crónica y diagnóstico endoscópico de várices esofágicas (VE), correlacionándolos con diámetro de la vena porta, recuento plaquetario y tiempo de protrombina (PT), en el Servicio de Gastroenterología del Hospital "Jesús Yerena" de Lídice; enero 2002 marzo 2007. Resultados: El diámetro de la vena porta osciló entre 8,00 y 20,00mm, recuento plaquetario entre 44,000 y 650,000 por mm y el diferencial de PT se encontró entre 0,00 y 12,30 segundos. El diagnóstico endoscópico de VE mas frecuente fue el grado II con un 58,00%, relacionado con una media de diámetro de vena porta de 12,21mm, recuento plaquetario de 151,18mm y PT de 1,36 segundos. Discusión: Se encontró una relación directamente proporcional entre el diámetro de vena porta y grado de VE, e inversamente proporcional con respecto al recuento plaquetario y PT. Abstract in english Recent studies have reported non invasive diagnostic alternatives for Esophageal Varices (EV), identifying prognostic factors such as: low platelet count, enlarged spleen, augmented portal vein diameter, diminished prothrombin activity level (PT), and an advanced Child-Pugh classification. Objective [...] s: to determine the relationship between portal vein diameter, platelet count and PT as negative predictors for the presence of EV. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out among patients with chronic hepatic disease and endoscopic diagnosis of EV, correlating portal vein diameter, platelet count and PT, at the Gastroenterology Service, Hospital of Lídice; between January 2002 and March 2007. Results: The diameter of the portal vein ranged from 8, 00 to 20, 00 mm; the platelet count between 44,000 and 650,000 mm and the difference between the PT varied from 0, 00 secs and 12, 30 secs. The most frequent endoscopic diagnosis of EV was grade II (58%), related with a mean portal vein diameter of 12, 21 mm, platelet count of 151,18mm and PT of 1, 36 secs. Discussion: we found a direct proportional relationship between portal vein diameter and the grade of EV, and an inversely proportional relationship with platelet count and PT.

  5. Electrophysiological Study and Catheter Ablation with 3D Mapping

    Medline Plus

    Full Text Available ... vena cava, which is one of the major vessels that feeds the heart. Okay, if you collect ... inferior vena cava, which is the other main vessel that feeds the heart. Okay. How’s that diagram ...

  6. Clinical Perspectives: 7-Year-Old Girl Has 6 Organs Removed and Retransplanted

    Medline Plus

    Full Text Available ... the clamps might be okay to keep the continuity of the vena cava. But it wasn't ... there was some partial connection. There's some partial continuity of the vena cava but that made it ...

  7. Clinical Perspectives: 7-Year-Old Girl Has 6 Organs Removed and Retransplanted

    Medline Plus

    Full Text Available ... I'm sorry, infiltrated onto the vena cava wall. It was really not intravascular invasion but it ... to leave a little bit of vena cava wall onto the tumor site. Once this part is ...