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  1. Vena cava superior izquierda persistente

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    Gustavo Restrepo

    2014-03-01

    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 técnicas 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.

  2. Vena cava superior izquierda persistente

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    Gustavo Restrepo

    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 técnicas 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.

  3. Persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Diagnóstico e importancia prenatal

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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  4. Implante de un cardiodesfibrilador bicameral vía vena cava superior izquierda persistente

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    Daniel Bagattin; Bruno Strada; Adrián Carlessi; Oscar Didio; Atilio Abud; Raúl Goyeneche

    2009-01-01

    La vena cava superior izquierda persistente (VCSIP) es la anomalía congénita venosa deltórax más frecuente. Se encuentra en el 0,3% de la población general y en el 5-10% de lospacientes con cardiopatías congénitas. Generalmente evoluciona en forma asintomática yno genera trastornos hemodinámicos, pero su reconocimiento es importante, ya que puededificultar la introducción de catéteres para mediciones hemodinámicas, los implantes demarcapasos cardíacos (MCP) y de cardiodesfibriladores automáti...

  5. Implante de un cardiodesfibrilador bicameral vía vena cava superior izquierda persistente

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    Daniel Bagattin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La vena cava superior izquierda persistente (VCSIP es la anomalía congénita venosa deltórax más frecuente. Se encuentra en el 0,3% de la población general y en el 5-10% de lospacientes con cardiopatías congénitas. Generalmente evoluciona en forma asintomática yno genera trastornos hemodinámicos, pero su reconocimiento es importante, ya que puededificultar la introducción de catéteres para mediciones hemodinámicas, los implantes demarcapasos cardíacos (MCP y de cardiodesfibriladores automáticos implantables (CDAI,especialmente cuando se utiliza la vía cefálica o la subclavia izquierda.En el caso clínico que se presenta se efectuó el implante de un CDAI bicameral vía VCSIP,descubierta durante el procedimiento. Asimismo, se muestran las características de estavariedad anatómica mediante tomografía cardíaca computarizada de 64 cortes (TCC64.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:224-226.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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. E...

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

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    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.

  8. Vena cava filter; Vena-cava-Filter

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

    2007-05-15

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

  9. Anomalía del retorno venoso sistémico Drenaje anómalo de la vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda: Revisión de la literatura y reporte de caso Anomalous systemic venous return. Anomalous drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium: Review of literature and case report

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    Ríos Giovanny

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico tiene gran variedad de presentaciones; sin embargo, la patología de más baja frecuencia es el drenaje de vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, hecho de peso para que en el mundo se reporten pocos casos. En la Fundación Clínica Abood Shaio se trató el caso de una paciente de seis años de edad con drenaje venoso total de cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, mediante la técnica de movilización de cava superior y anastomosis cavo-atrial, y se obtuvieron buenos resultados. El caso es mención corresponde al número 21 en la literatura mundial.Total anomalous systemic venous return has a variety of presentations, being the drainage of right superior vena cava into the left atrium a low frequency condition. There are few reported cases in the world. In Shaio Clinic Foundation we have handled a case of total venous drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium in a 6-year old girl, using the superior vena cava mobilization technique and cavo-atrial anastomosis, with good results. This case is reported as case number 21 in the world.

  10. Anomalía del retorno venoso sistémico Drenaje anómalo de la vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda. Revisión de la literatura y reporte de caso

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    Giovanny Ríos, MD

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available La anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico tiene gran variedad de presentaciones; sin embargo, la patología de más baja frecuencia es el drenaje de vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, hecho de peso para que en el mundo se reporten pocos casos. En la Fundación Clínica Abood Shaio se trató el caso de una paciente de seis años de edad con drenaje venoso total de cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, mediante la técnica de movilización de cava superior y anastomosis cavo-atrial, y se obtuvieron buenos resultados. El caso es mención corresponde al número 21 en la literatura mundial.

  11. Anomalía del retorno venoso sistémico Drenaje anómalo de la vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda. Revisión de la literatura y reporte de caso

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    Ríos, Giovanny; Caicedo, Víctor M.; Orjuela, Hernando; Santos, Hernando; Núñez, Federico; Andrade, Darío

    2012-01-01

    La anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico tiene gran variedad de presentaciones; sin embargo, la patología de más baja frecuencia es el drenaje de vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, hecho de peso para que en el mundo se reporten pocos casos. En la Fundación Clínica Abood Shaio se trató el caso de una paciente de seis años de edad con drenaje venoso total de cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, mediante la técnica de movilización de cava superior y anastomosis c...

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

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    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

  13. VENA RENAL IZQUIERDA RETRO-AÓRTICA. VENA RENAL IZQUIERDA RETRO-AÓRTICA

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    Alejandro M. Russo

    2013-01-01

    Understanding of the renal venous anatomy and its variations is essential to perform any procedure in the region. We report a variation of the left renal venous tree found during a cadaveric dissection, the retro-aortic left renal vein. It was a unique venous trunk that emerged from the left renal hilum and traveled dorsally to the abdominal aorta before reaching the inferior vena cava. The existence of this vessel is associated to the embryology of the inferior vena cava. We discuss the surg...

  14. Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

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    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....... 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...

  15. VENA RENAL IZQUIERDA RETRO-AÓRTICA. Retro-aortic left renal vein

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    Alejandro M Russo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El conocimiento de la anatomía venosa del riñón y sus variaciones es esencial para realizar cualquier tipo de procedimiento en la región. Se reporta una variante del árbol venoso del riñón izquierdo, encontrado durante la disección cadavérica, la vena renal izquierda retro-aórtica. Se trató de un tronco único originado a nivel del hilio renal izquierdo que discurrió por detrás de la arteria aorta abdominal para finalizar en la vena cava inferior. La existencia de este vaso se asocia a la embriología de la vena cava inferior. Se discuten aspectos quirúrgicos, radiológicos y embriológicos de su persistencia. Otras implicancias clínicas también son comentadas. Understanding of the renal venous anatomy and its variations is essential to perform any procedure in the region. We report a variation of the left renal venous tree found during a cadaveric dissection, the retro-aortic left renal vein. It was a unique venous trunk that emerged from the left renal hilum and traveled dorsally to the abdominal aorta before reaching the inferior vena cava. The existence of this vessel is associated to the embryology of the inferior vena cava. We discuss the surgical, radiological and possible embryological aspects. Other clinical implications are also considered. 

  16. VENA RENAL IZQUIERDA RETRO-AÓRTICA. Retro-aortic left renal vein

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    Alejandro M Russo

    2016-01-01

    El conocimiento de la anatomía venosa del riñón y sus variaciones es esencial para realizar cualquier tipo de procedimiento en la región. Se reporta una variante del árbol venoso del riñón izquierdo, encontrado durante la disección cadavérica, la vena renal izquierda retro-aórtica. Se trató de un tronco único originado a nivel del hilio renal izquierdo que discurrió por detrás de la arteria aorta abdominal para finalizar en la vena cava inferior. La existencia de este vaso se asocia a la embr...

  17. Trombosis de la vena cava inferior y tromboembolia pulmonar de origen tumoral

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    Alejandro Vázquez

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Puérpera de 25 años diagnosticada de tumoración renal izquierda de 17 cm de diámetro, ocupando el hipocondrio izquierdo y desplazando la línea media (Fig. 1, así como trombosis de la vena cava inferior desde las venas ilíacas hasta su porción retrohepática, y tromboembolia a nivel de la arteria pulmonar principal derecha (Figs. 2 A y B. No se evidenciaron metástasis a distancia. Fue intervenida quirúrgicamente realizando nefrectomía radical izquierda y linfadenectomía regional; trombectomía de la vena cava inferior, exéresis de la vena ovárica izquierda y trombectomía de la arteria pulmonar derecha mediante el uso de circulación extracorpórea y parada circulatoria a 24°C, sin complicaciones.

  18. Ultrasound Detection of Superior Vena Cava Thrombus

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    Aaron Birch

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava (SVC syndrome is most commonly the insidious result of decreased vascular flow through the SVC due to malignancy, spontaneous thrombus, infections, and iatrogenic etiologies. Clinical suspicion usually leads to computed tomography to confirm the diagnosis. However, when a patient in respiratory distress requires emergent airway management, travel outside the emergency department is not ideal. With the growing implementation of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS, clinicians may make critical diagnoses rapidly and safely. We present a case of SVC syndrome due to extensive thrombosis of the deep venous system cephalad to the SVC diagnosed by POCUS. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(6:715-718

  19. Surgical management of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.

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    Jiang, Hua; Wang, You-Xin; Li, Bing; Jiang, Yan-Yong; Miao, Cheng-Li; Liao, Dai-Xiang; Zhao, Rong-Hua; Luo, Cheng-Hua

    2015-06-01

    The optimal surgical management of patients with leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava remains a controversy. From 1975 and 2009, five patients with leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava were treated at the Chinese PLA General Hospital and Beijing Shijitan Hospital. The age ranged 39-61 years and the duration of symptoms ranged from 18 to 36 months. Abdominal and back pain are the most common complaints. A combination of various imaging modalities is essential for treatment planning. R0, R1, R2, and biopsy only were accomplished in 2, 1, 1, and 1 case, respectively. Combined resections included inferior vena cava, right kidney, adrenal gland, psoas, colon, duodenal, gallbladder, liver, and/or aorta, without inferior vena cava reconstruction. No inferior vena cava-related postoperative complication was seen in our series. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  20. [Superior vena cava syndrome by cardiac tumor].

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    Brueck, Martin; Bandorski, Dirk; Stahl, Ulrich; Kramer, Wilfried

    2009-01-15

    A 59-year-old man with a 4-week history of dyspnea, coughing, and chest discomfort was referred to hospital for further evaluation. Moreover, he reported fever and fatigue. There were neither cardiovascular risk factors nor drug medication. 6 months earlier, a deep vein thrombosis of his left lower limb was diagnosed followed by an anticoagulation for 4 weeks. Physical examination revealed a dilatation of the neck veins with a present Kussmaul sign and a diastolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. The findings on the rest of his physical examination were unremarkable. Electrocardiography showed normal sinus rhythm, low voltage, and anterolateral T wave inversion. Initial laboratory results were remarkable for elevated lactate dehydrogenase level. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a small pericardial effusion with a large intracardiac mass adjacent to the right atrium. Thoracic computed tomography confirmed the tumor mass and showed enlargement of mediastinal lymph nodes. The patient underwent transesophageal echocardiography-guided transvenous biopsy of the tumor. The immunohistology of the specimen revealed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient subsequently received a chemotherapy with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone. His clinical response after the first cycle was remarkable with total regression of the superior vena cava syndrome. After the third cycle of therapy, both tumor and pericardial effusion had disappeared. A cardiac tumor is a rare cause of a superior vena cava syndrome. Tissue biopsy is warranted to guide diagnosis and therapy. Transvenous biopsy is generally safe when guided by echocardiography.

  1. Tomographic anatomy of the vena cava and renal veins: features relevant to vena cava filter placement

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    Thiago Melo do Espírito Santo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available 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 relationships 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.

  2. Right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium

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    Calcagni, Giulio; Sidi, Daniel; Bonnet, Damien [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); Batisse, Alain [Institut de Puericulture et de Perinatalogie, Paris (France); Vouhe, Pascal [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); Ou, Phalla [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France)

    2008-08-15

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

  3. Superior vena cava syndrome in hemodialysis patient

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    Azeb Molhem

    2011-01-01

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

  4. Giant leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava. A surgical challenge.

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    Kumar, Santosh; Devana, Sudheer Kumar; Kuthe, Sachin; Yadav, Thakur Deen; Prasad, Seema

    2014-09-01

    We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with an unusually large (26 × 20 × 16 cm) extraluminal leiomyosarcoma arising from segment I (below the renal vessels) of the inferior vena cava. She was successfully managed with radical surgical excision and reconstruction of the inferior vena cava with synthetic graft. © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  5. [Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava: role of imaging].

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    Manfredi, R; Cotroneo, A R; Pirronti, T; Macis, G; Marano, P

    1995-10-01

    In recent years, clinics and radiology of congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava have increased in importance in planning abdominal surgery, liver or kidney transplantation, or new interventional or diagnostic procedures such as the positioning of inferior vena cava filters to prevent pulmonary embolism, varicocel sclerotherapy and renal venous sampling. In the past, the radiologic assessment of these rare anomalies was performed only with angiography, which remains the most accurate diagnostic method. Today, besides angiography, less invasive examinations can be performed, e.g., US, CT and MRI, with MRA. In the last two years, 5 patients with inferior vena cava anomalies were examined: 3 had double inferior vena cava and 2 azygos continuation. All of them were submitted to US, CT, MRI and MRA and 3 patients underwent also angiography, two of them with double puncture. US can suggest the diagnosis but may be limited by technical factors and in the assessment of the whole inferior vena cava. Enhanced CT can depict anomaly extent, but uses contrast agents and ionizing radiations. Angiography better depicts craniocaudal spread and collateral networks but is an invasive procedure and sometimes needs a double puncture (double inferior vena cava). MRI, with MRA, yields the same information as the other modalities, but without contrast agents or ionizing radiations. The development of velocity encoded sequences will probably make this technique the method of choice in the study of inferior vena cava anomalies. Our study was aimed at reviewing the embryo-genesis of inferior vena cava anomalies and to assess the relative importance of different diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis and staging of these anomalies.

  6. Doppler superior vena cava flow evolution and respiratory variation in superior vena cava syndrome.

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    Lv, Fa Qin; Duan, Yun You; Yuan, Li Jun; Wang, Wen; Cao, Tie Sheng; Liu, Xi

    2008-04-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a clinical expression of obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava. The patterns of the Doppler flow changes of superior vena cava (SVC), especially the respiratory effects on them have not yet been fully elucidated. This study was to examine SVC Doppler flow patterns and the respiratory effects on them in healthy subjects and patients with SVCS. The SVC Doppler flow patterns of 18 normal human subjects and 22 patients with SVCS were analyzed at initial diagnosis and were followed up every 2 months for at least 11 months. Among the 22 patients, 5 patients with the tumor near the right atrium oppressing the inferior segment of the SVC had clear VR- and AR-waves, while in the other 17 patients the VR- and AR-waves disappeared or their outlines were vague. The respiratory variations of the S- and D-waves as a percentage change in inspiration compared to expiration in patient group were much lower than those in control group (S-wave: 1.67 +/- 3.32% vs. 15.65 +/- 16.15%, P = 0.0003; D-wave: 1.80 +/- 1.12% vs. 23.55 +/- 37%, P = 0.0087), which gradually became larger with treatment and showed no significant difference with those in control group after 7 months. The Doppler flows of the patients with SVCS correlate well with the images of CT scan of them. The respiratory variation of the S- and D-velocities could be used to evaluate the severity of SVC obstruction and its therapeutic effect.

  7. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.

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    Sulpice, L; Rayar, M; Levi Sandri, G-B; de Wailly, P; Henno, S; Turner, K; Lesimple, T; Boudjema, K; Meunier, B

    2016-06-01

    Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare tumor with poor prognosis. Optimal treatment includes complete resection of the malignant lesion. From 1997 to 2013, eight patients underwent surgery in our department for IVC LMS. LMS was considered to arise from the IVC if the tumor presented intraluminal development or if complete resection (R0) required removal of part of the IVC with an extraluminal mass. There were two grade 1 tumors (25%), four grade 2 (50%) and two grade 3 (25%). The median length of stay was 16 days and there were no peri-operative deaths. Median of follow-up was 56 months and mean overall survival was 120 months. Mean 3-year survival rate was 87.5%. Six patients (75%) developed a local recurrence. Four patients died from disease progression. Two patients underwent to surgery for recurrence. IVC LMS have a poor prognosis if surgical resection cannot be achieved. Long-term survival is related to an extensive surgery, in the event of recurrence, surgery should again be proposed and may be effective for controlling disease progression, possibly improving survival. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  8. Symptomatic duodenal perforation by inferior vena cava filter.

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    Baptista Sincos, Anna Pw; Sincos, Igor R; Labropoulos, Nicos; Donegá, Bruno C; Klepacz, Andrea; Aun, Ricardo

    2017-01-01

    Objectives Duodenal perforation by an inferior vena cava filter is rare and life threatening. Our objective is to find out number of occurrences and compare diagnosis and treatments. Method The reference list of Malgor's review in 2012 was considered as well as all new articles with eligible features. Search was conducted on specific databases: MEDLINE, Web of Sciences, and Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde. Results Most of the patients presented with upper abdominal pain and the use of radiologic studies was crucial for diagnosis. The most common treatment was laparotomy with filter or strut removal plus duodenum repair. However, clinical conditions of patients must be considered and the endovascular technique with endograft deployment into inferior vena cava may be an alternative. Conclusion Duodenal perforation by an inferior vena cava filter is uncommon and in high-risk surgical patients endovascular repair must be considered.

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

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    Leong, S

    2010-06-19

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

  10. INFERIOR VENA-CAVA OBSTRUCTION AFTER ORTHOTOPIC LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION

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    BROUWERS, MAM; DEJONG, KP; PEETERS, PMJG; BIJLEVELD, CMA; KLOMPMAKER, IJ; SLOOFF, MJH

    Post-operative inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction is reported as an uncommon complication after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We report 6 cases after 245 OLT's in the period between March '79 and December '92. Compression or torsion of the IVC or a technical problem were underlying

  11. Superior vena cava obstruction caused by radiation induced venous fibrosis

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    Van Putten, JWG; Schlosser, NJJ; Vujaskovic, Z; Van der Leest, AHD; Groen, HJM

    Superior vena cava syndrome is most often caused by lung carcinoma. Two cases are described in whom venous obstruction in the superior mediastinum was caused by local vascular fibrosis due to radiotherapy five and seven years earlier. The development of radiation injury to greater vessels is

  12. High prevalence rate of left superior vena cava determined by ...

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    Background: Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is one of the common anomalies of the systemic veins. Its prevalence is 0.10.3% in the general population and is more common with congenital heart disease (CHD). The importance of detecting persistent LSVC prior to cardiac surgery is paramount for systemic veins ...

  13. High prevalence rate of left superior vena cava determined by ...

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    Oct 8, 2013 ... Background: Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is one of the common anomalies of the systemic veins. Its prevalence is 0.1Á0.3% in the general population and is more common with congenital heart disease. (CHD). The importance of detecting persistent LSVC prior to cardiac surgery is paramount ...

  14. Prosthetic replacement of the infrahepatic inferior vena cava for leiomyosarcoma.

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    Illuminati, Giulio; Calio', Francesco G; D'Urso, Antonio; Giacobbi, Daniela; Papaspyropoulos, Vassilios; Ceccanei, Gianluca

    2006-09-01

    Resection of the infrahepatic inferior vena cava associated with prosthetic graft replacement for caval leiomyosarcoma is an acceptable procedure to obtain prolonged and good-quality survival. A consecutive sample clinical study with a mean follow-up of 40 months. The surgical department of an academic tertiary center and an affiliated secondary care center. Eleven patients, with a mean age of 51 years, who have primary leiomyosarcoma of the infrahepatic inferior vena cava. All of the patients underwent radical resection of the tumor en bloc with the affected segment of the vena cava. Reconstruction consisted of 10 cavocaval polytetrafluoroethylene grafts and 1 cavobiliac graft. An associated right nephrectomy was performed in 2 cases. The left renal vein was reimplanted in the graft in 3 cases. Cumulative disease-specific survival, disease-free survival, and graft patency rates expressed by standard life-table analysis. No patients died in the postoperative period. The cumulative (SE) disease-specific survival rate was 53% (21%) at 5 years. The cumulative (SE) disease-free survival rate was 44% (19%) at 5 years. The cumulative (SE) graft patency rate was 67% (22%) at 5 years. Radical resection followed by prosthetic graft reconstruction is a valuable method for treating primary leiomyosarcoma of the infrahepatic inferior vena cava.

  15. Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma: vascular reconstruction is not ...

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    Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of inferior vena cava is a rare and aggressive tumor, arising from the smooth muscle cells in the vessel wall. A large complete surgical resection is the essential treatment. The need of vascular reconstruction is not always mandatory. It's above all to understand the place of the reconstruction with ...

  16. Pelvic girdle chondrosarcoma and inferior vena cava thrombosis

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    Hoekstra, HJ; Pras, B; Mooyaart, ELM; van Ginkel, R; Molenaar, WM

    1997-01-01

    Pelvic girdle chondrosarcomas in children and adolescents are extremely rare, These high grade malignant chondrosarcomas with a locally aggressive growth pattern have a high tendency for thrombus formations in the afferent tumour vessels, associated with an increased risk of inferior vena cava

  17. The Role of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Cancer Patients

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    Pandhi, Mithil B.; Desai, Kush R.; Ryu, Robert K.; Lewandowski, Robert J.

    2016-01-01

    Cancer induces a hypercoagulable state and renders patients susceptible to venous thromboembolism. While anticoagulation remains the mainstay of treatment, many of these patients require placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, often due to a contraindication to or failure of anticoagulation. In this article, the available data on IVC filter usage in cancer patients will be reviewed. PMID:27247473

  18. Brucellosis and thrombosis of the inferior vena cava.

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    Rüegger, Kristina; Tarr, Philip; Karatolios, Konstantinos; Humburg, Jörg; Hügli, Rolf; Jeanneret, Christina

    2017-01-01

    We describe the case of a 23-year old woman with a newly diagnosed thrombosis of the inferior vena cava associated with a Brucella melitensis infection. We suggest possible mechanisms leading to brucellosis-associated venous thrombosis and review 14 previously reported cases.
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  19. Renal Angiomyolipoma Associated with Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus

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    Xavier Durand

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A 57-year-old woman was found to have an inferior vena cava involvement of a known sinusal angiomyolipoma incompletely resected three years beforehand. Intravascular extension into the IVC of angiomyolipoma has rarely been reported. We present a new case and reconsider the literature about this uncommon complication of a benign renal tumor.

  20. An urban trauma centre experience with abdominal vena cava injuries

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    Background: The aim of the study was to present the surgical management of injuries to the abdominal vena cava (AVC) and to identify clinical and physiological factors and management strategies which affect the outcome. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted of AVC injuries in patients attending the trauma ...

  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis Provoked by Inferior Vena Cava Agenesis

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    Raad A. Haddad

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Inferior vena cava agenesis (IVCA is a rare congenital anomaly that can be asymptomatic or present with vague, nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal or lower back pain, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT. Here, we present a 55-year-old male who came with painless swelling and redness of his left lower limb. On examination, swelling and redness were noted extending from the left foot to the upper thigh; it was also warm compared to his right lower limb. Venous Doppler ultrasound was done which showed DVT extending up to the common femoral vein. Subsequently, computed-tomography (CT of the chest and abdomen was done to exclude malignancy or venous flow obstruction; it revealed congenital absence (agenesis of the infrarenal inferior vena cava (IVC.

  2. Bioabsorbable materials for use in vena cava filters

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    Løvdal, Alexandra Liv Vest; Klausen, Kasper

    -term complications, such as filter fracture, filter migration, caval wall perforation, recurring deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and post-thrombotic syndrome, there is currently a need for an alternative to these IVC filters. A way to overcome the complications is to create a bioabsorbable IVC filter which is the main......Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are used to prevent a blood clot from blocking the pulmonary vein causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). The filter is placed in the large vein, vena cava, through a minimally invasive procedure. The filter today are made from various metal alloys. Due to their long...... the adequate flexibility in such a filter design to withstand the cyclic compression of the vein over the course of 2 weeks. To achieve the goal of creating a bioabsorbable IVC filter, the stent-base must be made from a different polymer....

  3. In vivo evaluation of a new vena cava filter

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    Gilberto do Nascimento Galego

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pulmonary embolism is an important cause of cardiovascular death. Inferior vena cava filters have been shown to be effective for prevention of this condition. Objectives To determine the safety, performance and efficacy of a new inferior vena cava filter in an ovine model. Methods BKone1 filters are self-centering with over-the-wire deployment, have three filtering regions and are made from nickel-titanium alloy. Eight of these filters were implanted in 8 sheep. The sheep were divided into 4 groups of two animals (A and B and the number of clots injected differed by group. Two clots were injected in group 2, four in group 3, eight in group 4 and zero clots in group 1. A animals underwent euthanasia soon after the procedure and B animals were observed for 30 days and then euthanized after a control cavography. All inferior vena cavas were processed for histological examination. Clots were prepared in a metal mold, sectioned and then radiopaque markers were inserted. Clot capture was analyzed by identifying the radiopaque marker on fluoroscopy. Results No clot migration was observed during follow-up. Control cavographies showed patent inferior vena cavas. Pathological examination indicated little inflammatory tissue response. All clots were captured in the condition with 2 clots, only one clot was missed in the group injected with 4 clots and in the condition of 8 clots, they were partly captured. Conclusions The filters were deployed safely. There was a reduction in efficacy as the number of blood clots increased.

  4. Modeling Flow Past a Tilted Vena Cava Filter

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    Singer, M A; Wang, S L

    2009-06-29

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

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

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    Andersen, Poul Erik; Midtgaard, Annette; Brenøe, Anne-Sofie

    2015-01-01

    AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the early clinical experience with the Zilver Vena stent in treating patients with malignant superior vena cava syndrome. METHODS: Demographic, procedural, and follow-up data of 12 patients (seven women; mean age 69 years) treated for superior vena cava...... at the time of stent deployment. RESULTS: All patients had superior vena cava obstruction and clinical superior vena cava syndrome caused by malignant expansive mediastinal disease (eight patients non-small cell lung cancer and four small cell lung cancer). The technical success with deployment of the stents...... in the intended position was 75%. Good clinical effect with resolution of superior vena cava syndrome was achieved in 11 of the 12 patients (92%). CONCLUSION: The Zilver Vena stent appeared to be safe, easy to deploy, and showed good clinical outcome. The high radial force of the stent might be of advantage...

  6. Bilateral superior vena cava with right superior vena cava draining into left atrium.

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    Alghamdi, Mohammed H; Elfaki, Wafa; Al-Habshan, Fahad; Aljarallah, Abdullah S

    2015-04-01

    Anomalies of systemic venous return are extremely heterogeneous congenital malformations with variable ranges from completely normal physiology to severe forms of right to left shunting requiring surgical treatment. Anomalous drainage of a right-sided superior vena cava (SVC) to the left atrium (LA) is one of the rarest variants of systemic venous return anomalies, characterized by right-to-left shunt physiology and cyanosis. Here we report a 2 years old girl presented with cyanosis which was observed shortly after birth by her parents but not further investigated. She is otherwise active girl and with normal growth and development. Her clinical examination was unremarkable apart from mild clubbing of the fingers and low oxygen saturation of 88-90% in room air. Her ECG and chest X-ray were unremarkable. Echocardiography showed bilateral SVC connected by a small innominate vein. The right SVC drains directly into the LA while the left SVC drains into the right atrium (RA) via a dilated coronary sinus. There is a small superior sinus venosus type atrial septum defect (ASD) with left to right shunt. Also, there is partial anomalous pulmonary venous return with right upper and right middle pulmonary veins draining directly into the right SVC, which is connected to LA. The right lower pulmonary vein and left pulmonary veins drain directly to LA. The rest of her echocardiography demonstrated normal heart structures and function. This patient was referred for surgical correction, including baffling of the right SVC to the RA and closure of the ASD. We describe this case to highlight the importance of recognizing this rare anomalous systemic venous connection as one of the very rare causes of cyanosis in the pediatric age group as well as at older age.

  7. Tratamento da síndrome da veia cava superior Treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

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    Luís Marcelo Inaco Cirino

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A veia cava superior é formada pela união das duas veias inominadas, direita e esquerda, e localiza-se no mediastino médio, à direita da artéria aorta e anteriormente à traquéia. A síndrome da veia cava superior representa um conjunto de sinais (dilatação das veias do pescoço, pletora facial, edema de membros superiores, cianose e sintomas (cefaléia, dispnéia, tosse, edema de membro superior, ortopnéia e disfagia decorrentes da obstrução do fluxo sanguíneo através da veia cava superior em direção ao átrio direito. A obstrução pode ser causada por compressão extrínseca, invasão tumoral, trombose ou por dificuldade do retorno venoso ao coração secundária a doenças intra-atriais ou intraluminais. Aproximadamente 73% a 97% dos casos de síndrome da veia cava superior ocorrem durante a evolução de processos malignos intratorácicos. A maioria dos pacientes com a síndrome secundária a neoplasias malignas é tratada sem necessidade de cirurgia, através de radioterapia ou quimioterapia, ou através da colocação de stents endoluminais. Quando a síndrome é de etiologia benigna, o tratamento é feito através de medidas clínicas (anticoagulação, elevação da cabeça, etc. ou, em casos refratários, através de angioplastia, colocação de stents endoluminais e cirurgia.The superior vena cava is formed by the union of the right and left brachiocephalic veins. It is located in the middle mediastinum, to the right of the aorta and anterior to the trachea. Superior vena cava syndrome consists of a group of signs (dilation of the veins in the neck, facial swelling, edema of the upper limbs, and cyanosis and symptoms (headache, dyspnea, cough, orthopnea and dysphagia caused by the obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava to the right atrium. This obstruction can be caused by extrinsic compression, tumor invasion or thrombosis. Such obstruction may also occur as a result of insufficient venous return

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

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    Ariadne Mayumi Yamada

    2013-07-01

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

  9. Blunt injury of the infrarenal inferior vena cava — imaging and ...

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    Blunt injury of the infrarenal inferior vena cava — imaging and conservative management. Ian C Duncan, Basil J Sher, Leslie M Fingleson. Abstract. Isolated rupture of the infrarenal segment of the inferior vena cava due to blunt trauma is relatively rare. It may be missed clinically and even diagnostic peritoneal lavage may ...

  10. Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia ablation and inferior vena cava agenesis.

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    Galand, Vincent; Pavin, Dominique; Behar, Nathalie; Mabo, Philippe; Martins, Raphaël P

    2016-10-01

    Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare and very often diagnosed in asymptomatic patients during computed tomography performed for other purposes. These anomalies can have significant clinical implications, for example if electrophysiology procedures are needed. Diagnostic and ablation procedures are difficult since catheter manipulation and positioning are more complex. We present here a case of successful atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia ablation in a patient with unexpected IVC agenesis, using an azygos route. Copyright © 2016 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  11. Omental flap transposition for inferior vena cava filter penetration

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    Junji Yamaguchi, MD

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    Full Text Available A 40-year-old woman presented with uterine malignancy, deep vein thrombosis, and nonmassive pulmonary embolism in both lungs. Gunter-tulip filter was inserted, because she had severe genital bleeding, which is one of the contraindications to anticoagulation therapy. Total hysterectomy was conducted and anticoagulation therapy was started afterward. The thrombus worsened perioperatively, and the filter could not be retrieved. Since there was lymph node recurrence, the second time operation was performed. During operation, the struts were found to be penetrating the inferior vena cava. Omental flap was used to cover the struts, and no associated complications occurred after operation.

  12. Inferior Vena Cava Duplication: Incidental Case in a Young Woman

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    Danilo Coco

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of a double inferior vena cava (IVC with retroaortic left renal vein, azygos continuation of the IVC, and presence of the hepatic portion of the IVC drained into the right renal vein is reported and the embryologic, clinical, and radiological significance is discussed. The diagnosis is suggested by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT, which reveals the aberrant vascular structures. Awareness of different congenital anomalies of IVC is necessary for radiologists to avoid diagnostic pitfalls and they should be remembered because they can influence several surgical interventions and endovascular procedures.

  13. A Novel Technique for Inferior Vena Cava Filter Extraction

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

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

  14. Creation of the permanent inferior vena cava filter for prevention of pulmonary artery embolism

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to create a new permanent cava filter to improve functional capacities of the construction and achieve high clinical parameters. A new geometry of the permanent inferior vena cava filter was presented which has high blood clot-capturing ability, does not cause thrombus fragmentation, makes migration impossible. The inferior vena cava filter does not injure the vessel wall and preserves integrity under long-term use. The inferior vena cava filter installation is safe and controllable, the filter self-positioning and reposition are possible, the delivery system size is 6F, the blood flow changing is minimal.

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

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    2014-10-01

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

  16. Renal transplant in children with previous inferior vena cava thrombosis.

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    Martinez-Urrutia, Maria Jose; Pereira, Pedro Lopez; Ramirez, Luis Avila; Romera, Roberto Lobato; Melgar, Angel Alonso; Monereo, Enrique Jaureguizar; Larrucea, Juan Tovar

    2007-06-01

    Our experience with renal transplantation in children with inferior vena cava thrombosis is presented in this study. Of the 238 children who have received renal transplants at our institution, four had IVC thrombosis (discovered during pretransplant evaluation: three patients; found at surgery: one patient). The pretransplant US evaluation diagnosis of IVC thrombosis in three patients was confirmed by transjugular retrograde cavography. There were no signs of hypercoagulability or IVC thrombosis symptoms prior to diagnosis in any patient. The graft was implanted in a left orthotopic position in three patients. Venous drainage was attained to the infrahepatic vena cava or native renal vein after ipsilateral nephrectomy. The renal artery of the graft was anastomosed to the aorta. In one patient, the graft was placed in the left iliac fossa. Patient and graft survival are 100%. Three grafts are functioning normally after a mean follow-up of 3.7 yr. The graft placed in the iliac fossa has moderate dysfunction due to high pressure venous outflow. Children with IVC thrombosis can be successfully transplanted orthotopically. Candidates with any suspicious-looking occlusion on ultrasound should be studied by retrograde venography to confirm diagnosis prior to transplantation.

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

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

    2007-06-15

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

  18. [Massive inferior vena cava thrombosis in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic hepatorenal disease].

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    Peces, R; Gil, F; Costero, O; Pobes, A

    2002-01-01

    We report a 68-year-old man with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, who developed multiple venous thromboses (inferior vena cava, left renal vein and iliofemoral veins) caused by local compression of the intrahepatic inferior vena cava by hepatic cysts. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of inferior vena cava thrombosis caused by hepatic cysts compression. Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging were effective in documenting the venous thromboses and the underlying lesions non-invasively. Long-term anticoagulation was an efficient and safe treatment.

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

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    Dante Antonelli

    2007-10-01

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

  20. Marker-Negative Pheochromocytoma Associated with Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis

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    S. Poudyal

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Pheochromocytoma associated with inferior vena cava (IVC thrombosis is very rare. A 27-year-old female presented with right flank pain and hypertensive urgency. Contrast-enhanced CT abdomen and gadolinium-contrast MRI abdomen revealed right adrenal mass suspicious of malignancy with invasion and compression to the right IVC wall along with IVC thrombus extending from the level of renal veins to the level of confluence with hepatic veins. Her routine laboratory investigations including 24-hour urine fractionated metanephrines, vanillylmandelic acid, and cortisol were normal. Right adrenalectomy with IVC thrombectomy was done. Perioperative period was uneventful. Histopathology of the mass turned out to be pheochromocytoma with thrombus revealing fibroadipose tissue with fibrin. Pheochromocytoma may present with IVC thrombus as well as normal serum and urinary markers. Thus, clinical suspicion is imperative in perioperative management of adrenal mass.

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

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

    2012-08-15

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

  2. Fainting as an unusual presentation of a large inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma.

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    De Luca, Giuseppe Massimiliano; Gurrado, Angela; Marzullo, Andrea; Piccinni, Giuseppe; Memeo, Riccardo; Vacca, Angelo; Testini, Mario

    2015-08-01

    Primary tumors of the inferior vena cava are rare, with leiomyosarcoma representing the vast majority. A 60-year-old man was admitted in emergency for fainting and mild anemia. A whole-body computed tomography revealed a retroperitoneal mass of approximately 8 cm in diameter, invading the lumen of the inferior vena cava, extending to the renal vein confluence. An en bloc resection of the solid mass was performed. Macroscopically the tumor did not seem to insist on the resection margin. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient was discharged after eight days, starting adjuvant chemotherapy. During the follow-up, the patient did not show other fainting episode, and at 24 months he is disease free. Unusually, fainting could even be the isolated sign of a large leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava, also when it affects its middle portion. © The Author(s) 2014.

  3. Isolated Right Superior Vena Cava Drainage into the Left Atrium Diagnosed Noninvasively in the Peripartum Period

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    Baggett, Charles; Skeen, Shawn J.; Gantt, D. Scott; Trotter, Bradley R.; Birkemeier, Krista L.

    2009-01-01

    Isolated right superior vena cava drainage into the left atrium is an extremely rare cardiac anomaly, especially in the absence of other cardiac abnormalities. Only 28 of 5,127 reported consecutive congenital cardiac cases involved superior vena cava drainage into the left atrium, and all were associated with other cardiac anomalies. Of 19 reported cases of right superior vena cava drainage into the left atrium, most patients have been children who were experiencing mild hypoxemia and cyanosis. Herein, we describe the case of a 34-year-old woman who presented with asymptomatic hypoxemia in the peripartum period. She was diagnosed to have isolated drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium. To the best of our knowledge, this is the 1st reported instance of such diagnosis by use of noninvasive imaging only, without cardiac catheterization. We also review the medical literature that pertains to our patient's anomaly. PMID:20069093

  4. 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

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    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

  5. Supraventricular tachycardia secondary to pulmonary embolism and supra vena cava thrombus: Case report

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    2013-12-01

    Discussion: Pulmonary emboli present with a wide range of varying clinical features. SVTs are an uncommon feature of pulmonary emboli, hence a high index of suspicion needs to be maintained and a thorough workup for the cause of an SVT needs to be undertaken. SVT’s sometimes develop secondary to inferior vena cava thrombi and pulmonary emboli but there is very little literature reporting a relationship between Superior vena cava thrombi and development of supraventricular tachycardia.

  6. Inferior vena cava aneurysm in an infant presenting with a renal mass.

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    Unzueta-Roch, José L; García-Abós, Miriam; Sirvent-Cerdá, Sara; de Prada, Inmaculada; Martínez de Azagra, Amelia; Ollero, Jose M; Madero-López, Luis

    2014-10-01

    Aneurysm of the inferior vena cava is a rare finding in the pediatric population. We report the case of a 5-month-old infant presenting with anemia, hypertension, and dehydration in the emergency room. A renal mass was found with ultrasound and MRI and a renal tumor was first considered. Histopathologic review of the surgical specimen led to the diagnosis of aneurysmal dilatation of the vena cava.

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

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    2013-01-01

    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 fro...

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

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

    2011-10-15

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

  9. Inferior vena cava dimensions in patients with acute kidney injury

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    Andres Yepes-Hurtado

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Volume contraction frequently contributes to the development of acute kidney injury.  The rapid assessment of volume status in patients with acute kidney injury could improve decision making and outcomes. Methods: The maximum and minimum diameters and percent collapsibility of the inferior vena cava (IVC were measured in 30 patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit with laboratory evidence of acute kidney injury.  These measurements were made on the day of admission and 24 hours following admission.  Information about age, gender, body mass index, serum creatinine levels, and fluid balances was recorded. Results: This study included 30 patients with a mean age is 62.4 ±16.0 years.  The mean initial creatinine was 4.3 ± 4.2 mg/dL (range: 1.7 mg/dL to 22.1 mg/dL.  The mean fractional excretion of sodium was 2.06 ± 2.65%.  The mean maximum diameter of inferior vena cava was 1.8 ± 0.5 cm with the range is 0.4-2.65 cm.  The mean percent collapse was 32 ± 20%.  Five patients had evidence of hypovolemia using guidelines from the American Society of Echocardiology; 6 patients had evidence of hypervolemia.  Nineteen patients had measurements between these 2 categories.  There is no significant change in mean diameters following fluid administration for 24 hours.  An initial IVC diameter of 0.94 cm predicted ≥ 30% collapsibility with an area under the curve is 0.748. Discussion: Patients with acute kidney injury based on laboratory measurements had evidence for hypovolemia, euvolemia, and hypervolemia based on IVC measurements.  There was no consistent change in IVC dimensions following fluid administration, even though the creatinine fell in most patients.  Simple bedside measurements of IVC dimensions can facilitate fluid administration decisions but must be used with clinical assessment.

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

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

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

  11. Vena cava filter practices of a regional vascular surgery society.

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    Friedell, Mark L; Nelson, Peter R; Cheatham, Michael L

    2012-07-01

    Vena cava filter (VCF) use in the United States has increased dramatically with prophylactic indications for placement and the availability of low-profile retrievable devices, which are overtaking the filter market. We surveyed the practice patterns of a large group of vascular surgeons from a regional vascular surgery society to see whether they mirrored current national trends. A 17-question online VCF survey was offered to all members of the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery. The responses were analyzed using the χ(2) goodness of fit tests. Of the 276 members surveyed, 126 (46%) responded, with 118 (93%) indicating that they placed filters during their practice. Highly significant differences were identified with each question (at least P biconical and certain retrievable filters. Given the low removal rate and lack of long-term experience with retrievable filters, routine use of these devices as permanent filters should be questioned. If used on a temporary basis, there should be a plan for filter removal at the time of implantation. Copyright © 2012 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Medical image of the week: superior vena cava syndrome

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    Kaur M

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. A 65 year old Native American man with past medical history significant for hypertension presented with a two week history of generalized edema, most prominent in the face and upper extremities. The patient had gained 30 lbs in the previous 6 months. He denied any fever, night sweats, dyspnea, hemoptysis, change in voice, chest pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or hematemesis but did acknowledge a 40+ pack-year smoking history. Family history was significant for two brothers deceased from lung cancer. On presentation, he was hemodynamically stable, had visibly distended neck veins and collateral veins on the chest and abdomen. Routine laboratory tests included a comprehensive metabolic panel remarkable for mild transaminitis, complete blood count with thrombocytopenia (69,000 and mild anemia (hemoglobin 13.5. Urinalysis and infectious workup were unremarkable. A CT chest/abdomen/pelvis confirmed superior vena cava (SVC syndrome from a thrombus in the right atrium extending cephalad into the SVC and ...

  13. Compression of the Inferior Vena Cava in Bowel Obstruction

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    Alessandro Cina

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. We investigated whether (a the inferior vena cava (IVC is compressed in bowel obstruction and (b some tracts are more compressed than others. Methods. Two groups of abdominal computed tomography (CT examinations were collected retrospectively. Group O ( scans were positive for bowel obstruction, group C ( scans were negative for diseases. IVC anteroposterior and lateral diameters (APD, LAD were assessed at seven levels. Results. In group C, IVC section had an elliptic shape (APD/LAD: .76 ± .14, the area of which increased gradually from 1.9 (confluence of the iliac veins to 3.1 cm2/m2 of BSA (confluence of the hepatic veins with a significant narrowing in the hepatic section. In group O, bowel obstruction caused a compression of IVC (APD/LAD: .54 ± .17. Along its course, IVC section area increased from 1.3 to 2.5 cm2/m2. At ROC curve analysis, an APD/LAD ratio lower than 0.63 above the confluence of the iliac veins discriminated between O and C groups with sensitivity of 74% and specificity of 96%. Conclusions. Bowel obstruction caused a compression of IVC, which involved its entire course except for the terminal section. APD/LAD ratio may be useful to monitor the degree of compression.

  14. Porcine vena cava as an alternative to bovine pericardium in bioprosthetic percutaneous heart valves.

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    Munnelly, Amy E; Cochrane, Leonard; Leong, Joshua; Vyavahare, Naren R

    2012-01-01

    Percutaneous heart valves are revolutionizing valve replacement surgery by offering a less invasive treatment option for high-risk patient populations who have previously been denied the traditional open chest procedure. Percutaneous valves need to be crimped to accommodate a small-diameter catheter during deployment, and they must then open to the size of heart valve. Thus the material used must be strong and possess elastic recoil for this application. Most percutaneous valves utilize bovine pericardium as a material of choice. One possible method to reduce the device delivery diameter is to utilize a thin, highly elastic tissue. Here we investigated porcine vena cava as an alternative to bovine pericardium for percutaneous valve application. We compared the structural, mechanical, and in vivo properties of porcine vena cava to those of bovine pericardium. While the extracellular matrix fibers of pericardium are randomly oriented, the vena cava contains highly aligned collagen and elastin fibers that impart strength to the vessel in the circumferential direction and elasticity in the longitudinal direction. Moreover, the vena cava contains a greater proportion of elastin, whereas the pericardium matrix is mainly composed of collagen. Due to its high elastin content, the vena cava is significantly less stiff than the pericardium, even after crosslinking with glutaraldehyde. Furthermore, the vena cava's mechanical compliance is preserved after compression under forces similar to those exerted by a stent, whereas pericardium is significantly stiffened by this process. Bovine pericardium also showed surface cracks observed by scanning electron microscopy after crimping that were not seen in vena cava tissue. Additionally, the vena cava exhibited reduced calcification (46.64 ± 8.15 μg Ca/mg tissue) as compared to the pericardium (86.79 ± 10.34 μg/mg). These results suggest that the vena cava may provide enhanced leaflet flexibility, tissue resilience, and tissue

  15. [Vena cava filters and treatment of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients].

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    Mismetti, P; Rivron-Guillot, K; Moulin, N

    2008-06-01

    Despite numerous publications, there is still only one randomised clinical trial with vena cava filter in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This study has shown a potential and early benefit on the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) (the first three months) but a late negative effect on the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) recurrences (beyond the sixth month) especially on the risk of filter thrombosis. Consequently, the international recommendations are against a systematic use of vena cava filter to treat VTE (grade 1A) and they suggest to use them in case of a recurrence despite adequate treatment or in case of a contra-indication to anticoagulants (grade 2C). But these two conditions are frequent with VTE associated with cancer since, the risk of VTE recurrences is about 5 to 10% despite prolonged low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) treatment and the major bleeding risk is also about 5 to 10% in this case. These VTE recurrences are frequently early (first month of treatment) and contra-indications to anticoagulants due to major bleeding are mostly temporary. In this way, retrievable vena cava filters (possible retrieval until six months after placement) could be useful in order, to prevent recurrences during the thromboembolic risk period without any prolonged increasing risk of vena cava thrombosis. However, vena cava filters could be associated with some complications (tilt, migration sepsis...). So without any strong validation, they have still to be considered as a therapeutic strategy needing to be evaluated especially in cancer patient.

  16. Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Stable Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism Who Receive Thrombolytic Therapy.

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    Stein, Paul D; Matta, Fadi; Hughes, Mary J

    2018-01-01

    There is a need for further analyses of subgroups of patients with pulmonary embolism who might benefit from vena cava filters. In the present investigation, we analyze mortality with vena cava filters in the subgroup of stable patients with pulmonary embolism who received thrombolytic therapy. We use a different database than used previously, and we analyze data in more recent years. Administrative data were analyzed from the Premier Healthcare Database, 2010-2014, in hospitalized stable patients with pulmonary embolism who received thrombolytic therapy and may or may not have received a vena cava filter. Patients were identified on the basis of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. In-hospital all-cause mortality in stable patients who received a vena cava filter in addition to thrombolytic therapy was 139 of 2660 (5.2%), compared with 697 of 4332 (16.1%) who did not receive a filter (P pulmonary embolism who receive thrombolytic therapy, irrespective of the reason, the additional use of an inferior vena cava filter results in a lower in-hospital mortality. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  17. Percutaneous treatment of superior vena cava syndrome using metallic stents

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    De Gregorio Ariza, Miguel Angel; Gimeno, Maria Jose; Alfonso, Eduardo; Mainar, Antonio; Medrano, Joaquin; Lopez-Marin, Paloma [Department of Interventional Radiology, ' ' Lozano Blesa' ' University Hospital, Avda. San Juan Bosco 15, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Gamboa, Pablo [Division of Interventional Radiology, Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (United States); Tobio, Ricardo [Interventional Radiology, Clinica de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain); Herrera, Marcos [Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States)

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of treatment of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) in patients with benign and malignant disease using expandable metallic stent. From January 1995 to April 2000, 87 expandable stents were implanted in 82 patients (59 men, 23 women; mean age 57.8 years, age range 39-79 years) for the treatment of SVCS. The SVCS was defined as symptomatic bilateral obstruction of venous drainage from head, neck and upper extremities. In 68 patients SVCS was due to malignant neoplasia, and in 14 cases it was due to benign aetiology. All patients were treated with expandable stent. We implanted 81 Wallstent prostheses and 6 Palmaz stents. Adjuvant thrombolysis was applied in 12 patients who required fibrinolysis. After recanalization, the stent was implanted in all cases in SVC (infra- or supra-azygos vein). All patients were treated with heparin of low molecular weight (HBPM) during 6 months. Patency was analyzed according to clinical symptoms and Doppler US or venograms exploration. Technical success was observed in all cases. Clinical success was reached in 78 of 82 patients (95.1%) (absence of symptoms in 2 or 3 days). Four patients suffered immediate thrombosis which required fibrinolitic treatment with a new prosthesis placement in 1 case. The follow-up for the malignant process was of 7.1 months (range 1-39 months) and in benign cases was 31.2 months (range 11-61 months). Sixty-two (91.1%) patients with malignancy died without SVCS symptomatology. All the patients with benign pathology are alive. Clinical primary patency in malignant cases was 87% with assisted patency of 96.2%. Endovascular therapy using metallic stent and thrombolysis is a successful method to treat SVCS due to benign or malignant aetiology. (orig.)

  18. Vena Cava Responsiveness to Controlled Isovolumetric Respiratory Efforts.

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    Folino, Anna; Benzo, Marco; Pasquero, Paolo; Laguzzi, Andrea; Mesin, Luca; Messere, Alessandro; Porta, Massimo; Roatta, Silvestro

    2017-10-01

    Respirophasic variation of inferior vena cava (IVC) size is affected by large variability with spontaneous breathing. This study aims at characterizing the dependence of IVC size on controlled changes in intrathoracic pressure. Ten healthy subjects, in supine position, performed controlled isovolumetric respiratory efforts at functional residual capacity, attaining positive (5, 10, and 15 mmHg) and negative (-5, -10, and -15 mmHg) alveolar pressure levels. The isovolumetric constraint implies that equivalent changes are exhibited by alveolar and intrathoracic pressures during respiratory tasks. The IVC cross-sectional area equal to 2.88 ± 0.43 cm 2 at baseline (alveolar pressure = 0 mmHg) was progressively decreased by both expiratory and inspiratory efforts of increasing strength, with diaphragmatic efforts producing larger effects than thoracic ones: -55 ± 15% decrease, at +15 mmHg of alveolar pressure (P < .01), -80 ± 33 ± 12% at -15 mmHg diaphragmatic (P < .01), -33 ± 12% at -15 mmHg thoracic. Significant IVC changes in size (P < .01) and pulsatility (P < .05), along with non significant reduction in the response to respiratory efforts, were also observed during the first 30 minutes of supine rest, detecting an increase in vascular filling, and taking place after switching from the standing to the supine position. This study quantified the dependence of the IVC cross-sectional area on controlled intrathoracic pressure changes and evidenced the stronger influence of diaphragmatic over thoracic activity. Individual variability in thoracic/diaphragmatic respiratory pattern should be considered in the interpretation of the respirophasic modulations of IVC size. © 2017 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  19. Unusual caudal vena cava thrombosis in a cow, secondary to Trueperella (Arcanobacterium pyogenes infection

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    Full Text Available Abstract: The caudal vena cava thrombosis, or pulmonary thromboembolism, in cattle is correlated with lactic acidosis, caused by diets rich in grains and highly fermentable, associated or not to septic situations, used in feedlots of beef or high-producing dairy cattle. This paper reports an unusual caudal vena cava thrombosis in a cow, secondary to Trueperella (Arcanobacterium pyogenes infection, resulting in reduced milk production, anorexia, pale mucous membranes, ruminal atony, sternal decubitus and autoauscultation position. The heart was enlarged at necropsy, presence of clots distributed along the thoracic cavity, adherence between lung and pleura, abscesses, emphysema, petechiae, suffusions and ecchymosis in lungs, thickening of the caudal vena cava wall, hepatomegaly with chronic passive congestion ("nutmeg" aspect, and rumenitis. In lab, the actinomycete Trueperella (Arcanobacterium pyogenes was isolated from liver and lung samples, probably resulting through dissemination of the bacteria of the rumen content, what reaffirms the opportunistic behavior of this actinomycete.

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

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    Bartek, Jiri; Abedi-Valugerdi, Golbarg; Liska, Jan

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-07-01

    We report a patient with intracranial hemorrhage secondary to venous hypertension as a result of a giant aortic pseudoaneurysm that compressed the superior vena cava and caused obstruction of the venous return from the brain. To our knowledge, this is the first patient reported to have an intracranial hemorrhage secondary to a superior vena cava syndrome. The condition appears to be caused by a reversible transient rise in intracranial pressure, as a result of compression of the venous return from the brain. Treatment consisted of surgery for the aortic pseudoaneurysm, which led to normalization of the intracranial pressure and resorption of the intracranial hemorrhage. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Subtotal Occlusion of the Inferior Vena Cava and a Right Atrial Mass

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    Christian Steinberg

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hepatocellular carcinoma usually metastasizes to regional lymph nodes, lung, and bones but can rarely invade the inferior vena cava with intravascular extension to the right atrium. We present the case of a 75-year-old man who was admitted for generalized oedema and was found to have advanced HCC with invasion of the inferior vena cava and endovascular extension to the right atrium. In contrast to the great majority of hepatocellular carcinoma, which usually develops on the basis of liver cirrhosis due to identifiable risk factors, none of those factors were present in our patient.

  3. Outcome of inferior vena cava and noncaval venous leiomyosarcomas.

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    Illuminati, Giulio; Pizzardi, Giulia; Calio', Francesco; Pacilè, Maria Antonietta; Masci, Federica; Vietri, Francesco

    2016-02-01

    Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare tumor arising from the smooth muscle cells of arteries and veins. LMS may affect both the inferior vena cava (IVC) and non-IVC veins. Because of its rarity, the experience with the outcome of the disease originating from the IVC compared with that with non-IVC offspring is overall limited. In this study, we compared the clinical features and outcomes after operative resection of IVC and non-IVC LMS to detect possible significant differences that could affect treatment and prognosis. Twenty-seven patients undergoing operative resection of a venous LMS at a single tertiary care center and one secondary care hospital were reviewed retrospectively and divided into 2 groups: IVC-LMS (Group A, n = 18) and non-IVC LMS (Group B, n = 9). As primary end points, postoperative mortality and morbidity, disease-specific survival and, if applicable, patency of venous reconstruction were considered. Bivariate differences were compared with the χ(2) test. Disease-specific survival was expressed by a life-table analysis and compared using the log-rank test. No postoperative mortality was observed in either group. Postoperative morbidity was 28% in group A and 11% in group B (P = .33). The mean duration of follow-up was 60 months (range, 13-140). Disease-specific survival was 60% in group A and 75% in group B at 3 years (P = .48), and it was 54% in group A and 62% in group B at 5 years (P = .63). Seven grafts were occluded in group A (39%) and 1of 3 were occluded in group B (33%) (P = .85). IVC and non-IVC LMS exhibit similar outcomes in terms of postoperative course and survival. Operative resection associated with vascular reconstruction, if applicable, eventually followed by radiation and chemotherapy may be curative and is associated with good functional results. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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

    2009-12-03

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

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

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    Clovis Luis Konopka

    2010-09-01

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

  6. Study of helical flow inducers with different thread pitches and diameters in vena cava

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    Deng, Xiaoyan; Shan, Xinying; Xing, Yubin

    2018-01-01

    Pulmonary embolism is a severe, potentially life-threatening condition. Inferior vena cava filters have been used to prevent recurrent pulmonary embolisms. However, the build-up of thrombosis in vena cava filters after deployment presents a severe problem to patients. Previous studies proposed that filters with helical flow are beneficial and capable of alleviating this problem. In this study, the hemodynamic performances of four typical helical flow inducers in the vena cava are determined using computational fluid dynamics simulations (steady-state and pulsatile flow) and compared. Pilot in vitro experiments were also conducted. The simulation results demonstrate that large-diameter inducers produce helical flow. Among inducers with identical diameter, those with a smaller thread pitch are more likely to induce increased helical flow. We also observed that the small thread pitch inducers can yield higher shear rates. Furthermore, a large diameter, small thread pitch helical flow inducer increases the time-averaged wall shear stress and reduces the oscillating shear index and relative residence time on the vessel wall in the vicinity of the helical flow inducer. In vitro experiments also verify that large diameter inducers generate a helical flow. A notable observation of this study is that the diameter is the key parameter that affects the induction of a helical flow. This study will likely provide important guidance for the design of interventional treatments and the deployment of filters associated with helical flow in the vena cava. PMID:29298357

  7. Inferior vena cava filter removal after prolonged dwell time of 2310 days.

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    Shah, Ankit H; Lichliter, Andrew; Cura, Marco

    2016-07-01

    Inferior vena cava filters are commonly placed for a variety of indications, often when anticoagulation is contraindicated. Although technical success is high and complication rates low, there are complications that are important to be aware of. We present the case of a 29-year-old woman with a prolonged filter dwell time resulting in complications.

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

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    Wanscher, Maria Rørbæk; Frifelt, J J; Smith-Sivertsen, C

    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...

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

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    Lipp Rainer W

    2010-07-01

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

  10. [Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Case report and literature review].

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    López-Ruiz, José Antonio; Tallón-Aguilar, Luis; Marenco-de la Cuadra, Beatriz; López-Pérez, José; Oliva-Mompeán, Fernando; Padillo-Ruiz, Javier

    Large vessel sarcomas are rare tumours. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is the most common. About 300 cases have been reported in the literature. They tend to be large, and not develop metastasis. The prognosis of these tumours is poor. An 81 year-old woman who complained of pain in the right flank, with no other symptoms. Abdominal computed tomography showed a large retroperitoneal mass, which affected the inferior vena cava, with signs of thrombosis inside. It also encompassed the right renal vein and the right kidney. Excision of the tumour was performed in block, performing an autologous saphenous vein bypass between left the renal vein and proximal segment of inferior vena cava. Leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava are classified according to their relationship with adjacent structures. The clinical signs and symptoms are generally non-specific. Diagnosis is made using computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and biopsy of the retroperitoneal mass. Surgery is the only treatment capable of providing prolonged survival. The surgical management is determined by: the level of involvement, the extension, and the presence or absence of collateral veins. The role of adjuvant therapy is controversial. Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcomas remain a challenge for surgeons. At present, radical resection with negative margins, offers the highest survival rate. The best results are obtained with a multidisciplinary approach by experienced teams in the management of these tumours. Copyright © 2016 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Publicado por Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  11. Endovascular recanalization for nonmalignant obstruction of the inferior vena cava.

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    Erben, Young; Bjarnason, Haraldur; Oladottir, Gudrun L; McBane, Robert D; Gloviczki, Peter

    2018-01-11

    The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of endovascular recanalization of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins with long-standing chronic venous obstruction caused by nonmalignant disease. Medical records for 66 patients who underwent endovascular recanalization of the IVC with or without iliac veins from January 2001 to December 2014 at our medical center were retrospectively reviewed. Primary outcomes included morbidity and mortality; secondary outcomes included primary, primary assisted, and secondary patency and resolution of symptoms. Forty-five (68%) patients were male; the mean age was 43 years (range, 17-83 years). All but one patient had chronic symptoms (mean duration, 8 ± 9 years). Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology classes included 3, 4a, 4b, 5, and 6 in 41, 2, 1, 2, and 20 patients, respectively. Mean Venous Clinical Severity Score was 12.4 ± 6.5. Fifty-nine patients (89%) had history of deep venous thrombosis, and 13 also had pulmonary embolism. Twenty-five patients (38%) had an IVC filter; 20 (30%) had thrombophilia. The obstruction involved the infrarenal IVC in 44 patients and both the infrarenal and suprarenal IVC in 22 patients. All recanalizations were performed under conscious sedation and local anesthesia and involved sequential angioplasty and stent placement into the IVC, with or without iliac vein stenting. Venous access included bilateral femoral veins and right internal jugular vein. Stents used were Wallstents (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Mass; n = 70), Protegé stents (ev3, Plymouth, Minn; n = 49), Gianturco (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind; n = 44), and Luminexx (Bard, Tempe, Ariz; n = 1). Pressure gradients were 6.7 ± 4.0 mm Hg before and 0.9 ± 1.1 mm Hg after stenting (P pulmonary embolism. Four patients had five complications: two developed an arteriovenous fistula, one patient developed groin hematoma that required open evacuation, and one had peri-IVC hematoma and femoral vein

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

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    Gustavo J. Ventura Couto

    2008-03-01

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

  13. [Maze procedure in a case of dextrocardia with atrial septal defect and persistent left superior vena cava].

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    Muraoka, Arata; Kawada, Masaaki; Misawa, Yoshio

    2014-08-01

    A 52-year-old man was diagnosed with dextrocardia at the age of 1 year and was asymptomatic until 1 year before admission. He was transferred to our hospital for management of atrial fibrillation. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed dextrocardia with atrial septal defect;moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation; and a large, persistent left superior vena cava. A cardiac catheterization study revealed that pulmonary flow/systemic flow (Qp/Qs) was 3.6 and that pulmonary vascular resistance was 2.5 Wood U·m². Intracardiac repair with tricuspid annuloplasty and a maze procedure was scheduled. When establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, venous drainage was initially obtained from the inferior vena cava and the left superior vena cava, and the small superior vena cava was then directly cannulated after opening the right atrium. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and serial electrocardiograms have demonstrated maintenance of normal sinus rhythm for 3.5 years after the operation.

  14. Implications of a 5-liter urinary bladder: inferior vena cava syndrome leading to bilateral pulmonary artery emboli.

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    Sharma, Vidit; McGuire, Barry B; Nadler, Robert B

    2014-06-01

    Compression of the inferior vena cava by the distended urinary bladder is rare but is usually found in the presence of lower extremity edema. Here, we present the case of a 68-year-old man found to have multiple pulmonary emboli as the first manifestation of inferior vena cava compression from a distended urinary bladder 5 L in capacity. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. [Duplication of the superior vena cava and other malformations discovered at insertion of a port-a-cath].

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    Hammerer, V; Jeung, M; Mennecier, B; Demian, M; Pauli, G; Quoix, E

    2005-09-01

    We report a clinical case of a persistent left superior vena cava discovered in a 50-year-old female patient when a port-a-cath was inserted. This already seldom malformation was associated with an arteria lusoria and polysplenia with left inferior vena cava with hemiazygos continuation, right-sided stomach, short pancreas, preduodenal portal vein and intestinal malrotation, but without any cardiac abnormalities.

  16. Removal of a Guenther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter after 147 days in a pediatric patient

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    Mody, Rekha N.; Stokes, LeAnn S.; Bream, Peter R.; Spottswood, Stephanie E. [Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Nashville, TN (United States)

    2006-05-15

    A Guenther Tulip retrievable inferior vena cava filter was placed in a 9-year-old boy with T-cell ALL who had both iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and acute intracranial hemorrhage. The filter was removed 147 days after placement, when the patient was no longer at increased risk for DVT or pulmonary embolus. Removal of the filter did not compromise flow through the vena cava. (orig.)

  17. A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers

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    Andruszkiewicz, Paweł; Sobczyk, Dorota; Nycz, Krzysztof; Górkiewicz-Kot, Izabela; Ziętkiewicz, Mirosław; Wierzbicki, Karol; Wojtczak, Jacek; Kowalik, Ilona

    2017-01-01

    Background: Ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient’s allocation to one of the two groups: “fluid responder” or “fluid non-respond...

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

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

    2014-06-15

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

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

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

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

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

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    Catherine Yang

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

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

    2013-04-15

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

  2. A case of absent right and persistent left superior vena cava

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    Nagy Endre

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background and purpose: Our case report deals with the importance of detailed echocardiographic examination for differential diagnosis of coronary sinus dilation and development of abnormalities of great thoracic veins. Case presentation: A 49-year-old man underwent transthoracic echocardiography for atypical chest pain. A dilated coronary sinus was found and venous contrast echocardiography raised the suspicion of absent right and persistent left superior vena cava. Transesophageal echocardiography showed absence of right superior vena cava. The echocardiographic findings were confirmed by upper venous digital subtraction cavography. Conclusion: combination of agenesia of right SVC and isolated persistent left SVC in adult patients is a very rare abnormality. Both clinicians and sonographers should be alerted to the possible presence of this combined venous anomaly. Transthoracic echocardiograpy – including agitated saline infusion to the antecubital vein – is an important diagnostic tool for accurate diagnosis of this congenital thoracic venous malformation.

  3. Percutaneous retrieval of a vena cava filter from the right atrium: case report

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    Rasuli, P. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Radiology, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Mehran, R. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); French, G. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Radiology, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Turek, M. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Lalonde, K.A. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Cardinal, P. [The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

    2000-07-01

    Migration of vena cava filters can occur spontaneously, but it can also occur as a result of entanglement of the filter with a guidewire, particularly during 'blind' (unguided) insertion of a central venous line. When a filter migrates to the heart, traditional practice has been either to leave the filter in place or to remove it surgically by means of open heart surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass. We found only 6 reports of successful percutaneous retrieval or repositioning of a vena cava filter (Table 1). We describe a new interventional technique for retrieving a filter from the right atrium and a novel endosurgical method for removing a filter from the innominate vein. (author)

  4. Isolated persistent left superior vena cava: A case report and its clinical implications

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    Samarjit Bisoyi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The venous anomaly of a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC affects 0.3%-0.5% of the general population. PLSVC with absent right superior vena cava, also termed as "isolated PLSVC," is an extremely rare venous anomaly. Almost half of the patients with isolated PLSVC have cardiac anomalies in the form of atrial septal defect, endocardial cushion defects, or tetralogy of Fallot. Isolated PLSVC is usually innocuous. Its discovery, however, has important clinical implications. It can pose clinical difficulties with central venous access, cardiothoracic surgeries, and pacemaker implantation. When it drains to the left atrium, it may create a right to left shunt. In this case report, we present the incidental finding of isolated PLSVC in a patient who underwent aortic valve replacement. Awareness about this condition and its variations is important to avoid complications.

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

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    Pradeepkumar Charlagorla

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Klop, B

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Primary leiomyosarcoma of the juxtarenal inferior vena cava: a case report.

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    Kumar, Surjeet; Kumar, Anil; Guleria, Sandeep

    2013-06-01

    Primary juxtrarenal leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare disease and is invariably malignant. Prognosis depends on early patient diagnosis and management. We report a case of a primary IVC tumor in a 66-year-old woman which was managed successfully by surgical resection of involved IVC along with right nephrectomy. IVC reconstruction was done using a Dacron interposition graft, and the left renal vein was anastomosed end to side to the Dacron graft.

  8. Inferior Vena Cava and Renal Vein Thrombosis Associated with Thymic Carcinoma

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    Vlad Teodor Berbecar

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Thymic tumors are rare mediastinal tumors that can present with a wide variety of symptoms. They can cause distant manifestations and are frequently associated with paraneoplastic syndromes. In our case, we describe the evolution of a 68-year-old male whose first manifestation was thrombosis of the inferior vena cava and renal veins. Thrombosis of large abdominal veins is rare, especially without being associated with any other comorbidity or risk factors.

  9. Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Elderly Patients with Stable Acute Pulmonary Embolism.

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    Stein, Paul D; Matta, Fadi; Hughes, Mary J

    2017-03-01

    Patients aged >60 years with pulmonary embolism who were stable and did not require thrombolytic therapy were shown to have a somewhat lower in-hospital all-cause mortality with vena cava filters. In this investigation we further assess mortality with filters in stable elderly patients. In-hospital all-cause mortality according to use of inferior vena cava filters was assessed from the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample, 2003-2012, in: 1) All patients with pulmonary embolism; 2) All with pulmonary embolism who had none of the comorbid conditions listed in the Charlson Comorbidity Index; 3) Patients with a primary (first-listed) diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, and 4) Patients with a primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and none of the comorbid conditions listed in the Charlson Comorbidity Index. From 2003-2012, 2,621,575 stable patients with pulmonary embolism were hospitalized in the US. Patients aged >80 years showed lower mortality with vena cava filters (all pulmonary embolism, 6.1% vs 10.5%; all pulmonary embolism with no comorbid conditions, 3.3% vs 6.3%; primary pulmonary embolism, 4.1% vs 5.7%; primary pulmonary embolism with no comorbid conditions, 2.1% vs 3.7%; all P pulmonary embolism, irrespective of comorbid conditions, did not show lower mortality with filters. At present, in the absence of a randomized controlled trial, it seems prudent to consider a vena cava filter in very elderly (aged >80 years) stable patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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

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    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.

  11. Giant Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm Associated with a Fistula Draining into the Superior Vena Cava.

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    Dolapoglu, Ahmet; Ott, David A

    2016-08-01

    Giant coronary artery aneurysm associated with a coronary-cameral fistula is an uncommon condition. Such aneurysms are usually associated with other cardiac diseases, such as coronary atherosclerosis, and therefore might augment myocardial ischemia in adults. The main indications for surgical intervention are severe coexisting coronary artery disease, evidence of embolization, and aneurysmal enlargement or rupture. We describe a large right coronary artery aneurysm and a coronary-cameral fistula that drained into the superior vena cava. The surgical repair was successful.

  12. Anomalous drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium

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    Park, H.M.; Summerer, M.H.; Preuss, K.; Armstrong, W.F.; Mahomed, Y.; Hamilton, D.J.

    1983-08-01

    A 22 year old man with asymptomatic hypoxemia was found to have a large right to left shunt due to a rare congenital anomaly: total drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium. The anomaly was first suspected after radionuclide angiocardiography was performed using technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin and was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Contrast echocardiographic and surgical findings are discussed. Other reports on this anomaly are reviewed.

  13. Anomalous inferior vena cava in association with omphalocele: a case report

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    Antoniou, E.E.H. [Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan); Matsuoka, S. [Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan); Mori, K. [Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan); Hayabuchi, Y. [Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan); Kuroda, Y. [Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Univ. of Tokushima (Japan)

    1995-06-01

    We present the case of a 6-year-old boy who had an omphalocele repaired at day 1 of life. He had a secundum atrial septal defect and an anomalous inferior vena cava of a type which has not been previously reported. Cine-MRI was a useful noninvasive tool for diagnosing the anomalous subaortic innominate vein and four immature vessels which make up the venous drainage systems of the lumbar region. (orig.)

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

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    2012-01-01

    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. PMID:22742531

  15. The Anatomical Correlation between the Internal Venous Vertebral System and the Cranial Venae Cavae in Rabbit

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    David Mazensky

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to describe the possible variations in the connection between the internal venous vertebral system and the cranial vena cava in rabbit using corrosion technique. The study was carried out on 40 adult New Zealand white rabbits. The venous system was injected by using Batson's corrosion casting kit number 17. We found the connection between the internal venous vertebral system and the cranial vena cava by means of the vertebral veins and the right azygos vein. The vertebral vein was present as independent tributary in 36 cases (90%. In the rest of the cases, it was found as being double, being triple, or forming a common trunk with other veins. The azygos vein was present as independent tributary of the cranial vena cava in 39 cases (97.5%. We found also a common trunk formed by the junction of the deep cervical vein, the right vertebral vein, and the azygos vein in one case (2.5%. The azygos vein received 6, 7, 8, or 9 pairs of dorsal intercostal veins. Documenting the anatomical variations in the rabbit will aid in the planning of future experimental studies and determining the clinical relevance on such studies.

  16. Safety and efficacy of the Gunther Tulip retrievable vena cava filter: midterm outcomes.

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    Hoffer, Eric K; Mueller, Rebecca J; Luciano, Marcus R; Lee, Nicole N; Michaels, Anne T; Gemery, John M

    2013-08-01

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

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

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    Wang Quan

    2012-06-01

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

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

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

    2013-08-01

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

  19. Inferior vena cava and right atrial thrombosis in children with nephroblastoma: diagnostic and therapeutic problems.

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    Giannoulia-Karadana, A; Moschovi, M; Koutsovitis, P; Tolis, G; Tzortzatou-Stathopoulou, F

    2000-10-01

    The neoplastic thrombus in Wilms' tumor rarely can extend in to the inferior vena cava or to the right atrium. The neoplastic thrombus usually is diagnosed concurrently with the tumor, although in some cases the diagnosis of the thrombus may precede the diagnosis of nephroblastoma. Among 90 children with Wilms' tumor who were treated in the authors' unit, 4 had extensive tumor thrombosis of the inferior vena cava or the right atrium. One of these patients was found with a life-threatening thrombosis of the inferior vena cava and the right atrium, which was treated surgically; in this case, the diagnosis of nephroblastoma was made postoperatively. As for the 3 remaining patients the diagnosis of neoplastic thrombosis and Wilms' tumor was made simultaneously. In the first case, the patient underwent surgical excision of the thrombus with cardiopulmonary bypass and a short period of hypothermic cardiopulmonary arrest. In the other 3 cases the thrombus resolved with chemotherapy only. Surgical excision of extensive neoplastic thrombosis is suggested in the case of life-threatening thrombosis even with cardiopulmonary bypass. Chemotherapy is suggested in cases lacking clinical symptoms of thrombosis.

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

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    Elton Correia Alves

    2010-12-01

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

  1. Manejo exitoso con stent en un prematuro con síndrome de vena cava superior: Reporte de caso Successful management with stent in a premature infant with superior vena cava syndrome: A case report

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    Jhon J Gómez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de vena cava superior en la infancia es una complicación inusual al uso de catéter venoso central en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales. Otras causas en niños son la cirugía para enfermedades congénitas del corazón la cual ocupa la mayoría de los casos, y los linfomas, que constituyen la segunda causa más frecuente de obstrucción. Se describe el caso de un recién nacido prematuro de 25 semanas, con síndrome de vena cava superior secundario al uso de catéter venoso central para manejo de sepsis. Se destaca la importancia de un diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz. Así mismo, se reporta el manejo exitoso con stent para el síndrome de vena cava superior.Superior vena cava syndrome in infancy is an unusual complication of the use of central venous catheters in neonatal intensive care unit. Other causes of this syndrome in children are surgery for congenital heart disease which accounts for most of the cases, and lymphomas, that constitute the second most common cause of obstruction. We describe the case of a premature infant born at 25 weeks with superior vena cava syndrome secondary to a central venous catheter for management of sepsis. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment is highlighted. We also report the successful management with stenting for superior vena cava syndrome.

  2. Acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis in patients with atresia of the inferior vena cava can be treated successfully with catheter-directed thrombolysis

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    Broholm, Rikke; Jørgensen, Maja; Just, Sven

    2011-01-01

    To assess the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT).......To assess the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT)....

  3. Inferior vena cava filters in pulmonary embolism: A historic controversy.

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    Jerjes-Sanchez, Carlos; Rodriguez, David; Navarrete, Aline; Parra-Cantu, Carolina; Joya-Harrison, Jorge; Vazquez, Eduardo; Ramirez-Rivera, Alicia

    Rationale for non-routine use of inferior venous cava filters (IVCF) in pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. Thrombosis mechanisms involved with IVCF placement and removal, the blood-contacting medical device inducing clotting, and the inorganic polyphosphate in the contact activation pathway were analyzed. In addition, we analyzed clinical evidence from randomized trials, including patients with and without cancer. Furthermore, we estimated the absolute risk reduction (ARR), the relative risk reduction (RRR), and the number needed to treat (NNT) based on the results of each study using a frequency table. Finally, we analyzed the outcome of our PE patients that were submitted to thrombolysis with short and long term follow-up. IVCF induces thrombosis by several mechanisms including placement and removal, rapid protein adsorption, and simultaneous surface-induced activation via the contact activation pathway. Also, inorganic polyphosphate has an important role as a procoagulant, reversing the effect of anticoagulants. Randomized control trials included 904 cancer and non-cancer PE patients. In terms of ARR, RRR, and NNT, there is no evidence for routine use of IVCF. In 290 patients with proved PE, extensive thrombotic burden and right ventricular dysfunction under thrombolysis and oral anticoagulation, we observed a favorable outcome in a short- and long-term follow-up; additionally, IVCF was only used in 5% of these patients. Considering the complex mechanisms of thrombosis related with IVCF, the evidence from randomized control trials and ARR, RRR, and NNT obtained from venous thromboembolism patients with and without cancer, non-routine use of IVCF is recommended. Copyright © 2017 Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez. Publicado por Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  4. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Complete Membranous Obstruction of Suprahepatic Inferior Vena Cava: Long-Term Results

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    Kucukay, Fahrettin, E-mail: fkucukay@hotmail.com [Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Department of Interventional Radiology (Turkey); Akdogan, Meral, E-mail: akdmeral@yahoo.com [Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology (Turkey); Bostanci, Erdal Birol, E-mail: ebbostanci@yahoo.com [Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery (Turkey); Ulus, Ahmet Tulga, E-mail: uluss@yahoo.com [Hacettepe University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Turkey); Kucukay, Murat Bulent, E-mail: dr-mbk@hotmail.com [Lokman Hekim Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine (Turkey)

    2016-10-15

    PurposeTo determine the long-term results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for a complete membranous obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava.MethodsPatients (n = 65) who were referred to the interventional unit for PTA for a complete membranous obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava between January 2006 and October 2014 were included in the study. Thirty-two patients (18 males, 14 females, mean age 35 ± 10.7, range 20–42 years) were treated. The patients presented with symptoms of ascites (88 %), pleural effusion (53 %), varicose veins (94 %), hepatomegaly (97 %), abdominal pain (84 %), and splenomegaly (40 %). Transjugular liver access set and re-entry catheter were used to puncture and traverse the obstruction from the jugular side. PTA balloon dilations were performed. The mean follow-up period was 65.6 ± 24.5 months. The objective was to evaluate technical success, complications, primary patency, and clinical improvement in the symptoms of the patients.ResultsThe technical success rate was 94 %. In two patients, obstruction could not be traversed. These patients underwent cavoatrial graft bypass surgery. There were no procedure-related complications. Clinical improvements were achieved in all patients within 3 months. The primary patency rate at 4 years was 90 %. There was no primary assisted patency. There was no need for metallic stent deployment in the cohort. The secondary patency rate at 4 years was 100 %.ConclusionsPercutaneous transluminal angioplasty for a complete membranous obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava is safe and effective, and the long-term results are excellent.

  5. Filtros de vena cava en pacientes con cáncer

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    Fernando A. Díaz Couselo

    2012-08-01

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

  6. Persistent left superior vena cava: experience of a tertiary health-care center.

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    Kula, Serdar; Cevik, Ayhan; Sanli, Cihat; Pektas, Ayhan; Tunaoglu, Fatma Sedef; Oguz, Ayse Deniz; Olgunturk, Rana

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) in patients with all types of congenital heart defects and to determine the congenital heart anomalies accompanying PLSVC. The present study is based on a retrospective review of 1205 children who consecutively underwent cardiac catheterization from 2000 to 2007. In order to determine the existence of PLSVC, all the subjects routinely underwent superior vena cava (SVC) injection during angiography at the catheter laboratory of the study center. The prevalence of PLSVC was computed to be 6.1% for the present study population. Transthoracic echocardiography was able to detect PLSVC in 32 children (2.6%) whereas angiography diagnosed PLSVC in 74 children (6.1%). The mean age of the patients with PLSVC was 40.09 ± 50.21 months. A communication between the right and left SVC was determined in 27% of the children who were diagnosed with PLSVC after angiography was performed (20 out of 74). A statistically significant association was present between PLSVC and other congenital cardiac anomalies, including ventricular septal defect (n= 42, 56.8%), atrial septal defect (n= 31, 41.9%), pulmonary stenosis (n= 19, 25.7%), atrioventricular septal defect (n= 10, 13.5%), patent ductus arteriosus (n= 6, 8.1%) and cor triatriatum (n= 3, 4.1%). Transthoracic echocardiography usually visualizes dilated coronary sinus in association with PLSVC. However, SVC injection should be performed in patients undergoing angiography so that morbidity and mortality related with persistent left superior vena cava can be avoided during cardiovascular surgery. © 2011 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2011 Japan Pediatric Society.

  7. Manejo exitoso con stent en un prematuro con síndrome de vena cava superior. Reporte de caso

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    Jhon J. Gómez, MD

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de vena cava superior en la infancia es una complicación inusual al uso de catéter venoso central en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales. Otras causas en niños son la cirugía para enfermedades congénitas del corazón la cual ocupa la mayoría de los casos, y los linfomas, que constituyen la segunda causa más frecuente de obstrucción. Se describe el caso de un recién nacido prematuro de 25 semanas, con síndrome de vena cava superior secundario al uso de catéter venoso central para manejo de sepsis. Se destaca la importancia de un diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz. Así mismo, se reporta el manejo exitoso con stent para el síndrome de vena cava superior.

  8. Excessive anteriorisation of the superior vena cava associated with an azygos lobe.

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    Agrawal, G G; Gandhi, M S; Gandhi, S D

    1995-01-01

    A wide variety of congenital vascular anomalies of the superior mediastinum exist. Being clinically silent, most of these anomalies are detected incidentally on plain radiographs or CT scans where they could be mistaken for mediastinal masses. Familiarity with these anomalies is very important for correct interpretation and avoidance of confusion. We present a case of a mediastinal mass detected accidentally on plain radiography which on further radiological investigation was found to be an unreported normal variant of the superior vena cava (SVC). CT scans of the thorax and superior vena cavograms showed excessive anteriorisation of the SVC in the presence of an azygos lobe. After reviewing the literature and the embryology of the SVC and azygos lobe, we postulate that the variation in the location of the SVC was possibly due to the presence of the azygos lobe.

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

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

    2008-01-01

    In this case report the treatment of a young man with bilateral iliaco-femoral DVT and vena cava aplasia is presented. The patient was treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis; the catheters were introduced in the thrombus of both legs via v. popliteae. The treatment led to almost complete thr...... thrombus resolution and no valvular incompetence at three months follow-up. In our opinion this treatment should be offered even in complex cases of acute proximal deep venous thrombosis Udgivelsesdato: 2008/5/19...

  10. Bilateral dyb venos trombose og vena cava-aplasi behandlet med lokal trombolyse

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    Pelta, A.M.; Jorgensen, M.; Jensen, L.P.

    2008-01-01

    In this case report the treatment of a young man with bilateral iliaco-femoral DVT and vena cava aplasia is presented. The patient was treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis; the catheters were introduced in the thrombus of both legs via v. popliteae. The treatment led to almost complete thr...... thrombus resolution and no valvular incompetence at three months follow-up. In our opinion this treatment should be offered even in complex cases of acute proximal deep venous thrombosis Udgivelsesdato: 2008/5/19...

  11. Radiation induced myxoma of superior vena cava origin presenting as a right atrial mass.

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    Sabzi, F; Faraji, R

    2014-01-01

    Myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumors. Myxomas are more common in the left heart chamber than the right side chamber. An extracardiac origin presenting as a right atrial mass is very rare. Right-sided tumors are considerably less common than left-sided tumors, and however myxoma of great vessels origin presenting as right atrial masses are rare but radiation induced villous myxoma in superior vena cava (SVC) is exceedingly rare tumor. A case of radiation induced myxoma originating in a previously undescribed location and presenting as a right atrial mass is reported.

  12. Primary mediastinal melanoma presenting as superior vena cava syndrome: A case study

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    Ann C Gaffey

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The rates of melanoma have increased over the past 30 years. Malignant melanoma most commonly occurs in the skin with secondary involvement of other organs. Here, we present an extremely rare case of malignant melanoma of the mediastinum with presentation of superior vena cava syndrome without clinical evidence of extrathoracic disease. The incidence of this clinical presentation is uncommon, resulting in only a handful of case reports in the literature. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2016; 5(1.000: 56-58

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

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

    2013-06-15

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

  14. Right double inferior vena cava associated with retrocaval ureter: computed tomographic findings in two cases.

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    Shin, Mack; Lee, Jong Beum; Park, Sung Bin; Park, Hyun Jeong; Kim, Yang Soo

    2014-01-01

    Two cases of right double inferior vena cava (RDIVC) were observed on computed tomography. In one case, the duplicated IVCs were both located to the right of the abdominal aorta and were nearly on the same coronal plane. In the other case, the right IVC showed partial duplication. The right ureter coursed posterior to the lateral IVC, then emerged between the duplicated IVC in both cases. The findings from the two cases presented in this report showed novel anatomical differences, likely attributable to different embryologic processes, as compared to previously reported cases of RDIVC. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Abdominal wall phlebitis due to Prevotella bivia following renal transplantation in a patient with an occluded inferior vena cava.

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    Janssen, S; van Donselaar-van der Pant, K A M I; van der Weerd, N C; Develter, W; Bemelman, F J; Grobusch, M P; Idu, M M; Ten Berge, I J M

    2013-02-01

    Pre-existing occlusion of the inferior vena cava may complicate renal transplantation. Suppurative abdominal wall phlebitis following renal transplantation was diagnosed in a patient with pre-existing thrombosis of the inferior vena cava of unknown cause. The phlebitis developed in the subcutaneous collateral veins of the abdominal wall contra-laterally to the renal transplant. Cultures from abdominal wall micro-abscesses yielded Prevotella bivia as the causative agent. This complication has not been described before in the context of renal transplantation. The pathogenesis and management of this serious complication are discussed in this paper.

  16. An establishment of vascular access through superior vena cava for a patient with multiple central venous stenosis or occlusion.

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    Diao, Yong Shu; Feng, Yan Huan; Liu, Chun Cheng; Cui, Tian Lei; Fu, Ping

    2016-05-01

    The patency of vascular access is of vital importance to dialysis patients. Access dysfunction is largely caused by vessel stenosis and thrombosis. Nephrologists usually find themselves helpless when all treatments fail and the vascular access seems to have exhausted. Here we report a successful establishment of vascular access through superior vena cava for a critical patient with multiple central venous stenosis or occlusion. To our knowledge, it is the first case ever reported on the successful establishment of vascular access through superior vena cava under such a complicated condition of vascular exhaustion.

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

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

    2008-01-15

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

  18. A Programmed Procedure of Prosthetic Reconstruction of the Superior Vena Cava 
for Thoracic Tumors via Median Thoracotomy

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    Shijie ZHANG

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective The involvement of superior vena cava is a common condition in locally advanced thoracic tumors. Patients may benefit from the high risk operation. This study proposed a programmed procedure to optimize surgical techniques, which can facilitate the safety of operation via median thoracotomy. Methods A total of 35 patients with thoracic disease involved superior vena cava underwent prosthetic vascular reconstruction via median thoracotomy. All patients were confirmed locally advanced without distant metastasis including 16 pulmonary neoplasm and 19 mediastinal disease. The operations proceed from left to right with one direction manner. The initial part of the left innominate vein was dissected, then cut off, so as to lift tumor, the pericardium was opened, and the left innominate vein and the right artrium were bridged with prosthetic vascular. The proximal end of the superior vena cava which not invaded was dissected and the tumor was pulled to the caudal side, the right mediastinal pleura was opened and the right inner mammary vascular was ligated and the right innominate vein was fully revealed. Stretch the tumor to left top, cut azygos vein on above the hilum, then block the right innominate vein and superior vena cava, removed involved part of blood vessels, the right innominate vein and superior vena cava was connected with prosthetic vascular. With these procedures the superior vena cava was reconstructed completely. Results The operation was completed successfully in all cases. Postoperative complications included 6 cases with arrhythmia, 5 cases with hypoxemia, 1 case with myasthenia crisis, 1 case with cardiac hernia, and 2 cases with fungal infection. 2 patients died of myocardial infarction and lung infection respectively with a mortality rate of 5.12%. The remaining 33 cases were discharged successfully. The average postoperative hospital stay was 15 days. Of the 10 patients with superior vena cava syndrome

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

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    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. Successful use of wearable cardioverter defibrillator in a patient with dextrocardia and persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Wan, Chingping; Oren, Jess W; Szymkiewicz, Steven J

    2013-09-01

    Congenital disorders, such as dextrocardia and persistent left superior vena cava, are rare. However, their presence is often associated with other cardiac anomalies, and may lead to lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which result in sudden cardiac death. Treating patients with these disorders can present a challenge to clinicians, as it may cause technical difficulties during interventional procedures, and more often, altered defibrillation techniques in a setting of prehospital sudden cardiac arrest. This report describes the first case of successful defibrillation therapy delivered by the wearable cardioverter defibrillator to a patient with dextrocardia and persistent left superior vena cava during a ventricular tachycardia arrest. ©2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Right atrium and superior vena cava pressure measurements in a novel animal model to study one and a half ventricle repair as compared to Fontan type procedure

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    Anil Bhattarai

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background & Objectives: To evaluate the advantages of the one and a half ventricle repair on maintaining a low pressure in the inferior vena cava district. Also evaluate the competition of flows at the superior vena cava – right pulmonary artery anastomosis site, in order to understand the hemodynamic interaction of a pulsatile flow in combination to a laminar one. Materials & Methods: Adult rabbits (n=30 in terminal anaesthesia with a follow up of 8 h were used, randomly distributed in three experimental groups: Group 1: animals with an anastomosis between superior vena cava and right pulmonary artery, as a model of one and one half ventricle repair; Group 2: animals with the cavopulmonary anastomosis followed by clamping of the right pulmonary artery proximal to the anastomosis; and Group 3: sham animals. Pressures of superior vena cava and pulmonary arteries were afterwards measured, in a resting condition as well as after induced pharmacological stress test.Results: In Group 1, superior vena cava pressure was significantly higher, while venous pressure in the inferior vena cava – right atrium district was constant or lower in comparison with the other groups. After stress test, the pressure in the superior vena cava and the heart rate both increased further, but the right ventricular, right atrial and pulmonary artery pressures remained similar to the values in a resting condition. This proved that the inferior vena cava return was well-preserved, and no venous hypertension was present in the inferior vena cava district even after stress test (good exercise tolerance.Conclusion: One and one half ventricle repair can be considered a good surgical strategy for maintaining a low pressure in the inferior vena cava district with potential for right ventricle growth, restoring the more physiological circulation in borderline or failing right ventricle conditions. The experiment presented a positive finding in favour of one and one half

  2. Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome Associated with Severe Inferior Vena Cava Stenosis

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    Laura Londra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Precis. The postoperative course of a neovagina creation procedure in a young woman with Meyer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome was complicated, despite prophylaxis, by extensive pelvic deep venous thrombosis secondary to unsuspected severe inferior vena cava stenosis. Background. Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH syndrome is characterized by congenital vaginal agenesis and an absent or rudimentary uterus in genotypical females. Malformations of the inferior vena cava (IVC are not commonly associated with MRKH syndrome. We report a case of a patient with MRKH syndrome with severe IVC stenosis that was diagnosed when the patient presented with extensive pelvic deep venous thrombosis (DVT during the postoperative course of a neovagina creation. Case. A 19-year-old female underwent a McIndoe procedure. Despite DVT prophylaxis, extensive pelvic DVT of the femoral vein was diagnosed on postoperative day 7. Therapeutic anticoagulation was initiated, and pharmacological and mechanical thrombolysis were performed. During these procedures, a hypoplastic IVC was noted. Conclusion. MRKH syndrome can be associated with IVC malformations, which constitute an anatomical risk factor for postoperative DVT.

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

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    Filipović 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.

  4. Pulmonary embolism due to compression of the inferior vena cava by a hepatic hemangioma.

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    Paolillo, V; Sicuro, M; Nejrotti, A; Rizzetto, M; Casaccia, M

    1993-01-01

    We describe a 35-year-old man who had a pulmonary embolism with thrombosis of the inferior vena cava, apparently resulting from compression by a hepatic hemangioma. The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was confirmed by pulmonary angiography; however, the hemangioma was detected only incidentally, as a hyperechoic mass, during an echocardiogram for intracardiac thrombosis. Abdominal sonography, computed tomography, celiac angiography, technetium 99m-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy, and ultrasound-guided liver biopsy all assisted in the diagnosis of hepatic hemangioma and its compression of the inferior vena cava. Because of the multisegmental and perihilar involvement of the tumor, surgery was not performed. For dissolution of the clots, the patient was given thrombolytic therapy followed by heparin administration. He was then placed on long-term warfarin therapy and is well after 5 years; the size of the hemangioma is unchanged. Cases of pulmonary embolism due to diseases of the upper abdominal organs are rare and probably underestimated. This case stresses the need for a systematic investigation of the abdomen when a pulmonary embolism is present without evidence of deep vein thrombosis. Images PMID:8508068

  5. The law of unintended consequences: current design challenges in inferior vena cava filters.

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    Magnowski, Audrey; Brown, Matthew; Schramm, Kristofer; Lindquist, Jonathan; Rochon, Paul J; Johnson, D Thor; Kondo, Kimi L; Desai, Kush; Lewandowski, Robert J; Ryu, Robert K

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    Venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is a commonly encountered condition with potentially fatal sequelae. When unable to be adequately anticoagulated, patients require a mechanical means to prevent PE. This review discusses the history of inferior vena cava interruption and the development of inferior vena cava filters (IVCF). Areas covered: Milestone innovations in the mechanical treatment of VTD, their successes and shortcomings are discussed. The unforeseen complications that have occurred with implantation of IVCF have a profound impact on the present utilization of retrievable filters. Particular attention is dedicated to the evidence for safe and effective use of IVCF and the challenges presented to further improvement of these technologies. Expert commentary: While evidence suggests that IVCF are effective in preventing PE, the recent 'de-volution' from permanent to retrievable design has unleashed an epidemic device-related complications. Retrievable filter design is reliant on a 'Goldilocks' premise: make the device stable (so it doesn't migrate), but not too stable (so you can still retrieve it). Efforts must be aimed at optimizing utilization using decision support tools, meticulous follow up after deployment, and conversion from retrievable to permanent devices if the patient requires lifelong mechanical prophylaxis.

  6. European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: Inferior vena cava filters.

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    Comes, Raquel Ferrandis; Mismetti, Patrick; Afshari, Arash

    2018-02-01

    : The indications for the use of an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) in the context of deep venous thrombosis to prevent pulmonary embolism remain controversial. Despite wide use in clinical practice, great variation exists in national and international guidelines in regard to the indications. In addition, clinical practice is based on poor-quality data from trauma and bariatric surgery with a high incidence of complications. It is often difficult to assess their efficacy and lack of filter retrieval appears to be a substantial issue compared with a potential benefit by insertion of these devices. Complications usually refer to increased risk of deep venous thrombosis, filter perforation, filter penetration, filter migration, inferior vena cava occlusion and subsequently failure in pulmonary embolism prevention. Evidence from low-quality studies or registries, with small numbers of patients and conflicting findings, does not allow for a strong recommendation for or against the use of IVCFs. IVCFs should only be considered in cases of very high risk of pulmonary embolism and in perioperative situations at very high risk of bleeding, resulting in a prolonged contra-indication to pharmacological prophylaxis.

  7. Is it worth adding an inferior vena cava filter to anticoagulation in thromboembolic disease?

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    Alexandra Yunes

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen A pesar del tratamiento anticoagulante, algunos pacientes que han presentado un episodio de enfermedad tromboembólica persisten con riesgo elevado de recurrencia. Se ha planteado que adicionar un filtro de vena cava inferior podría disminuir este riesgo, pero la real utilidad clínica no está clara. Para responder esta pregunta utilizamos la base de datos Epistemonikos, la cual es mantenida mediante búsquedas en múltiples fuentes de información. Identificamos tres revisiones sistemáticas que en conjunto incluyen cuatro ensayos aleatorizados que responden la pregunta. Extrajimos los datos, realizamos un metanálisis y preparamos tablas de resumen de los resultados utilizando el método GRADE. Concluimos que podría existir poca o nula diferencia en cuanto a la ocurrencia de trombosis venosa profunda al agregar un filtro de vena cava inferior en pacientes anticoagulados, y que no está claro si existen diferencias en cuanto a la ocurrencia de tromboembolismo pulmonar o mortalidad porque la certeza de la evidencia es muy baja.

  8. Primary Pulmonary Lymphoma Presenting with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome in a Young Female

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    Divya Salhan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary Pulmonary Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (PPDLBCL is an extremely rare entity, which exhibits an aggressive behavior by compressing local blood vessels. It represents only 0.04% of all lymphoma cases and is extremely rare in young age. We present a case of a primary pulmonary lymphoma with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS in a young female. 27-year-old African American female presented with fever, cough, and facial puffiness for 2 weeks and unintentional weight loss. Chest examination showed decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion on right side. Labs were normal except for mild leukocytosis, high lactate, and lactate dehydrogenase. Chest X-ray showed a large right side infiltrate with pleural effusion but chest CT showed 10 × 14 × 16 cm mass in the right lung without hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. CT guided biopsy of the right lung mass was done and large B cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She received “involved field radiation” because of the bulky tumor size and superior vena cava involvement prior to R-CHOP to which she responded well. PPDLBCL should be considered as one of the differentials in a young patient with a large lung mass, which needs timely diagnosis and management.

  9. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Colon Carcinoma: A Report of a Multifactorial Association

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    Joana Espírito Santo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Superior vena cava (SVC syndrome results from the obstruction of blood flow through the SVC, having distinct pathophysiological underlying mechanisms. Cancer is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism that varies according to patient-, tumor-, and treatment-related factors. An individualized clinical approach is important to pursue the accurate diagnosis of the underlying pathology causing thromboembolism in cancer patients. Case Presentation. The authors present a case of a 58-year-old male with an infrequent presentation of an unknown colon carcinoma, who has never had any symptom until he was hospitalized with the diagnosis of superior vena cava syndrome and pulmonary thromboembolism. The patient had an advanced disease by the time of diagnosis and molecular alterations contributing to abnormal hemostasis. He presented venous and arterial thromboembolism and developed disseminated intravascular coagulopathy after surgery, anticoagulant and transfusion therapy, dying 40 days after the hospitalization. Conclusion. The authors discuss thromboembolic disease and tumor metastasis roles in a cancer patient with SVC syndrome. Thromboembolism in a malignancy context is a challenging clinical entity. A multifactorial perspective of the thrombotic disease is warranted to approach thromboembolism risk and stratify patients suitable to receive adequate anticoagulant prophylaxis and targeted therapies, aiming to improve clinical prognosis.

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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 ...

  14. A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers.

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    Andruszkiewicz, Paweł; Sobczyk, Dorota; Nycz, Krzysztof; Górkiewicz-Kot, Izabela; Ziętkiewicz, Mirosław; Wierzbicki, Karol; Wojtczak, Jacek; Kowalik, Ilona

    2017-12-01

    Ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient's allocation to one of the two groups: "fluid responder" or "fluid non-responder", based on inferior vena cava collapsibility index calculation made with two different probes. 20 experienced clinicians blinded to the purpose of the study analysed forty anonymized digital clips of images obtained during ultrasound examination of 20 patients. For each patient, one digital loop was recorded with a cardiac and the second with a convex probe. The participants were asked to determine the maximal and minimal diameters of the inferior vena cava in all presented films. An independent researcher performed a comparative analysis of the measurements conducted with both probes by all participants. The calculation of the collapsibility index and allocation to "fluid responder" or "fluid non-responder" group was performed at this stage of the study. The comparison of measurements obtained with cardiac and convex probes showed no statistically significant differences in the measurements of the maximal and minimal dimensions and in the collapsibility index. We also noticed that the decision of allocation to the "fluid responder" or "non-responder" group was not probe-dependent. Both transducers can be used interchangeably for the estimation of the studied dimensions.

  15. Implantation of VVI pacemaker in a patient with dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava, and sick sinus syndrome

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    Guo, Gongliang; Yang, Lili; Wu, Jinyi; Sun, Liqun

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Dextrocardia, or right-lying heart, is an uncommon congenital heart disease in which the apex of the heart is located on the right side of chest. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVA) is a rare venous anomaly that is often associated with the abnormalities of cardiac transduction system. A case with combination of dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava, and sick sinus syndrome has not been reported. Methods: We used different techniques including cardiac color Doppler echocardiography, 24-hour Holter monitoring, and abdominal ultrasound to make a diagnosis and treated the patient by implanting a VVI pacemaker. Results: A 50-year-old woman was admitted with a syncope. Angiography of the right atrium and superior vena cava, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and abdominal ultrasound revealed the presence of the combination of mirror image dextrocardia, PLSVA, and sick sinus syndrome. The complex structural anomalies presented great technical challenges for interventional treatments. After thorough examination and understanding of the structural anatomy and anomalies of the superior and inferior vena cava and cardiac chambers, we successfully treated this patient by implanting a VVI pacemaker. Conclusion: Physicians must be aware of the complexity of the morphological and anatomical structures of dextrocardia accompanying PLSVC. Given that the diagnosis of situs inversus was performed at a relatively advanced age, it is therefore important to make such a correct diagnosis followed by appropriate therapeutic intervention. PMID:28151908

  16. [An autopsy case of invasive thymoma extending to the right atrium with superior vena cava syndrome as the initial manifestation].

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    Noguchi, Saiko; Sogo, Yoko; Hamaguchi, Reo; Sugimoto, Hideyasu; Kobayashi, Akiko; Yamazaki, Keiichi; Jinn, Yasuto; Yoshimura, Nobuyuki; Inase, Naohiko; Yasuyuki, Yoshizawa

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    We report a case of invasive thymoma presenting with superior vena caval obstruction and intracardiac extension. A 74-year-old man was admitted in July 2002 with swelling of the face and right upper extremity. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a small anterior mediastinal mass, which infiltrated the lumen of the superior vena cava extending into the right atrium. Invasive thymoma was strongly suspected, but he refused any medical treatment. His health declined steadily, with repeated right-sided heart failure. He died due to cardiac tamponade 50 months after his first visit. On autopsy, the tumor was diagnosed as a thymoma classified as type B3 according to the WHO histological classification. Formation of a tumor thrombus in the superior vena cava and the right atrium is a rare mode of extension of thymoma. In this respect, our case may be valuable for improving the understanding of the natural course of invasive thymoma.

  17. Inferior vena cava anomalies-a common cause of DVT and PE commonly not diagnosed.

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    Nanda, Sudip; Bhatt, Surya Prakash; Turki, Mohamed A

    2008-05-01

    A 62-year-old white male presented with recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) despite having an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Investigations ruled out upper limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and IVC thrombus, the common causes for a PE in the presence of IVC filter. The culprit was double IVC with a persisting left supracardinal vein that allowed an alternate route for the leg DVT to cause PE. IVC anomalies have a propensity to cause lower limb DVT. Although rarely suspected recent studies have revealed that IVC anomalies are not rare if anticipated and evaluated. Chest CT scans in cases of suspected idiopathic PE should extend up to the renal veins as this will identify common IVC anomalies. Therapy to prevent recurrent DVT can be instituted. A good quality venacavagram should always precede any IVC filter placement as this will identify almost all IVC anomalies and appropriate steps can prevent a recurrent PE.

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

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

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

  19. Myxoma of the Superior Vena Cava Origin Presented as a Right Atrial Mass

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    Feridoun Sabzi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumors. Myxomas are more common in the left heart chamber than the right side chamber. An extracardiac origin presenting as a right atrial mass is very rare. We present a case of myxoma originating in the superior vena cava (SVC in a 24-year-old man, who underwent surgical resection. Preoperative two-dimensional echocardiography demonstrated a mass in the right atrium. Intraoperatively, the tumor was found to have originated from the SVC orifice. The tumor was excised from the SVC by opening the one-third proximal portion of the SVC. Pathological examination revealed a myxoma, and one-year follow-up showed no evidence of the recurrence of any tumors in the SVC.

  20. Inferior vena cava thrombosis: a rare complication of fibrocalcific pancreatic diabetes.

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    Mishra, R; Yathish, B E; Himanshu, D; Usman, K

    2013-04-22

    A 42-year-old man presented with a history of recurrent loose motions for the previous 7 months. The patient also had a history of diabetes mellitus for the last 10 years and was uncontrolled on oral hypoglycaemic agents but responded to insulin. There was no history of any addiction. Examination and investigations showed the presence of malabsorption along with a calcified pancreas. The presence of a thrombus was also noted in the inferior vena cava. In the absence of alcohol intake, a diagnosis of fibrocalcific pancreatic diabetes was made and the patient was investigated for other hypercoagulable states but none was found. The patient was put on oral anticoagulants, insulin and pancreatic enzyme supplements, and currently, he is under regular follow-up for diabetes.

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

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    Shalini Koppisetty

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Inferior vena cava atresia (IVCA is a rare but well described vascular anomaly. It is a rare risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT, found in approximately 5% of cases of unprovoked lower extremity (LE DVT in patients <30 years of age. Affected population is in the early thirties, predominantly male, often with a history of major physical exertion and presents with extensive or bilateral DVTs. Patients with IVC anomalies usually develop compensatory circulation through the collateral veins with enlarged azygous/hemizygous veins. Despite the compensatory circulation, the venous drainage of the lower limbs is often insufficient leading to venous stasis and thrombosis. We describe a case of extensive and bilateral deep venous thrombosis following physical exertion in a thirty-six-year-old male patient with incidental finding of IVCA on imaging.

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

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    Thomas Strecker

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. For patients with terminal heart failure, heart transplantation (HTX has become an established therapy. Before transplantation there are many repeated measurements with a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC via the superior vena cava (SVC necessary. After transplantation, endomyocardial biopsy (EMB is recommended for routine surveillance of heart transplant rejection again through the SVC. Case Presentation. In this report, we present a HTX patient who developed a SVC syndrome as a possible complication of all these procedures via the SVC. This 35-year-old Caucasian male could be successfully treated by balloon dilatation/angioplasty. Conclusion. The SVC syndrome can lead to pressure increase in the venous system such as edema in the head and the upper part of the body and further serious complications like cerebral bleeding and ischemia, or respiratory problems. Balloon angioplasty and stent implantation are valid methods to treat stenoses of the SVC successfully.

  3. A Dedicated Inferior Vena Cava Filter Service Line: How to Optimize Your Practice

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    Karp, Jennifer K.; Desai, Kush R.; Salem, Riad; Ryu, Robert K.; Lewandowski, Robert J.

    2016-01-01

    Despite the increased placement of retrievable inferior vena cava filters (rIVCFs), efforts to remove these devices are not commensurate. The majority of rIVCFs are left in place beyond their indicated usage, and often are retained permanently. With a growing understanding of the clinical issues associated with these devices, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prompted clinicians to remove rIVCF when they are no longer indicated. However, major obstacles exist to filter retrieval, chief among them being poor clinical follow-up. The establishment of a dedicated IVC filter service line, or clinic, has been shown to improve filter retrieval rates. Usage of particular devices, specifically permanent versus retrievable filters, is enhanced by prospective physician consultation. In this article, the rationale behind a dedicated IVC filter service line is presented as well as described the structure and activities of the authors' IVC filter clinic; supporting data will also be provided when appropriate. PMID:27247479

  4. Superior vena cava injury after central venous catheterization: a case report

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    Bagheri R

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground: Central venous catheters are useful instruments in monitoring of critical patients and are important roots for total parentral nutrition. The catheters are widely used in general wards and intensive care units. Their use may be associated with serious and rare complications. "n"nCase presentation: We reported a 24 years old woman that admitted to Ghaem hospital Mashhad University of Medical Science, in Mashhad, Iran, because of penetrating chest wall injury and surgical exploration indicated due to massive hemorrhage. Central vein (right jugular vein was canulated for resuscitation and monitoring. Superior vena cava was injured after canulation and presented with delay massive mediastinal hematoma. "n"nConclusion: We aim to introduce this rare complication and its management. This management could be conservative or surgical intervention according to severity of the vein damage.

  5. Implication of the inferior vena cava in the generation of reentry in the pectinate muscles

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    Andrés Paolo Castaño-Vélez

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    Full Text Available La fibrilación auricular (FA es la más común de la arritmia cardiaca y su prevalencia aumenta con la edad. Las arritmias cardiacas más peligrosas y complejas son el resultado del fenómeno conocido como reentrada. Se ha planteado que los músculos pectíneos proveen un sustrato para la actividad reentrante durante la FA. En estudios experimentales la vena cava ha sido asociada con actividad ectópica que promueve la generación de reentradas. En este trabajo se incorporaron los cambios generados por el remodelado eléctrico a un modelo de potencial de acción (PA de miocito auricular, acoplado con un modelo tridimensional anatómicamente realista de aurícula humana con direccionamiento de fibras. Al aplicar un foco ectópico en la cercanía del ostium de la vena cava inferior se encuentra una relación entre esta actividad y la generación de reentradas en los músculos pectíneos. Una reentrada funcional que se repite en el tiempo es favorecida por la anatomía de los músculos pectíneos, las propiedades anisotrópicas y la distribución no uniforme en el tejido tridimensional. Se encontró la existencia de un camino de conducción preferencial que facilita la iniciación de reentradas afectando el esquema de conducción y la capacidad de inducción y desarrollo de arritmias.

  6. Trombosis del sector ilio-cava: trombosis puerperal y trombosis en agenesia de la cava inferior Thrombosis of the ileo-caval sector: puerperal thrombosis and agenesia thrombosis of the inferior vena cava

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    Jorge García Egea

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La trombosis de la vena cava inferior supone alrededor del 15 % del total de los casos de trombosis venosa profunda. Se presenta un caso de una puérpera primigesta con parto por cesárea que presentó una trombosis con inicio en la vena ovárica derecha y extensión hasta la cava inferior. Fue tratada con heparina de bajo peso molecular en dosis anticoagulantes, reposo con extremidades elevadas y elastocompresión. Tras la evolución satisfactoria del proceso, con lisis parcial del trombo, se comenzó anticoagulación oral con acenocumarol durante 6 meses. El segundo paciente, un varón de 73 años, con antecedentes de hidatidosis hepática intervenida, presentó una trombosis de la cava inferior infrarrenal y agenesia del segmento retrohepático de la cava inferior. El enfermo sigue con tratamiento anticoagulante con acenocumarol, elastocompresión y cuidados higiénicos. Como secuela presentó un síndrome posflebítico con episodios de úlceras flebostásicas y reagudizaciones del edema, que han obligado a su hospitalización en dos ocasiones.The thrombosis of the inferior vena cava account for around the 15% of the cases of deep venous thrombosis. This is the case of a puerperal primigravida with a cesarean section labor presenting with a thrombosis initially in the right ovarian vein and then extension to the inferior vena cava. Treatment included low molecular weight heparin in anticoagulant doses; rest with elevation of the extremities and elastic bandage. After a satisfactory process evolution with partial lysis of the thrombus, the oral anticoagulation with Acenocumarol for 6 months was started. The second patient, a man aged 73 with backgrounds of an operated hepatic hydatidosis, had a thrombosis of the infrarenal inferior vena cava and agenesia of retrohepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. The patient remains with anticoagulant treatment including Acenocumarol, elastic bandage and hygienic care. As sequela he had a postphlebitic

  7. Systematic review and meta-analysis of persistent left superior vena cava on prenatal ultrasound: associated anomalies, diagnostic accuracy and postnatal outcome.

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    Gustapane, S; Leombroni, M; Khalil, A; Giacci, F; Marrone, L; Bascietto, F; Rizzo, G; Acharya, G; Liberati, M; D'Antonio, F

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    high-risk pregnancies, the rate of associated abnormalities is likely to be higher than that in the general population of fetuses with PLSVC, for which more data are needed. Revisión sistemática y metaanálisis de la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda en la ecografía prenatal: anomalías asociadas, precisión del diagnóstico y resultado postnatal RESUMEN OBJETIVOS: Cuantificar la prevalencia de anomalías cromosómicas en fetos con vena cava superior izquierda persistente (VCSIP), evaluar la solidez de la asociación entre la VCSIP y la coartación aórtica, y determinar la precisión del diagnóstico de la ecografía prenatal como método para identificar correctamente casos aislados de VCSIP. MÉTODOS: Se buscó en las bases de datos de MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINHAL y Cochrane artículos publicados desde el año 2000 en adelante, usando combinaciones de las palabras clave "vena cava superior izquierda" y "resultado". Dos de los autores revisaron de forma independiente todos los resúmenes encontrados. La evaluación de calidad de los estudios incluidos se realizó mediante la escala Newcastle-Ottawa para estudios de cohortes. Se analizaron las tasas de los siguientes resultados: anomalías cromosómicas; anomalías intracardíacas (AIC) y anomalías extracardíacas (AEC) asociadas diagnosticadas prenatalmente; AIC y AEC adicionales detectadas sólo en ecografías postnatales o mediante evaluación clínica, pero no observadas en ecografías prenatales; y la asociación entre la VCSIP y la coartación aórtica. Se utilizó un meta-análisis de proporciones para combinar los datos. En total, se identificaron 2708 artículos y se incluyeron 13 (n = 501) en la revisión sistemática. En la ecografía prenatal o en una revisión de seguimiento se detectaron AIC y AEC asociadas en el 60,7% (IC 95%, 44,2-75,9%) y el 37,8% (IC 95%, 31,0-44,8%) de los casos, respectivamente. Se produjeron anomalías cromosómicas en el 12,5% (IC 95%, 9,0-16,4%) de los casos en

  8. [Symmetrical phlebothrombosis of lower extremities resulting from congenital malformation of vena cava inferior].

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    Halcín, A; Kovácová, E; Mikla, F; Reptová, A; Bedeová, J

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    Agenesis/atresia ofvena cava inferior is a rare congenital anomaly, caused by an aberrance of embryonal venous system development. This is in most cases asymptomatic, because of well developed collateral venous circulation. However, in some cases, it can be manifested with occurence of deep thrombosis in area of pelvis and lower limbs. In this case report, we repon a 21 year old male with painful swelling of both lower limbs. Ultrasonographic examination revealed a bilateral thrombosis in deep venous system of lower limbs and pelvis. Subsequent CT angiography showed atresia ofinfrarenal segment ofvena cava inferior. According to the CT image thrombotic proces affected also collateral venous system, that joined mostly to vena azygos and hemiazygos. Examination of coagulation system didn't reveal a procuring cause ofthrombotic occurrence. We realized a systemic trombolysis with streptokinase during 5 days. Starting from the fifth day we administered a low molecular weight heparin in anticoagulant dose. This treatment showed a good clinical effect. Pacient was discharged with a long-term oral warfarin therapy in combination with acetylsalicylic acid. In next four months of taking recommended therapy no relapse of thrombotic process nor evolvement of bleeding complication was observed.

  9. Titanium greenfield inferior vena cava filter; effectiveness of percutaneous placement for prevention of pulmonary embolism

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    Jeong, Bong Gak; Hahn, Seong Tai; Jung, Jung Im; Lee, Sang Hoon; Koh, Ki Young; Park, Seog Hee; Shinn, Kyung Sub [The Catholic Univ. of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous placement of a Greenfield titanium filter in the inferior vena cava (IVC) for the prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Twelve patients with DVT underwent percutaneous Greenfield titanium filter placement. The indications included recurrent pulmonary embolism or failed anticoagulation therapy in six patients, extensive PE in three, and prophylaxis for high risk of PE in the remaining three. In all cases the filter was positioned after confirming the anatomy, patency, and presence of thrombosis of the IVC and renal veins by inferior vena cavography. Long-term follow-up study involved clinical evaluation, plain radiography, Doppler ultrasonography and CT scanning. Filter placement [infrarenal in ten patients (83%) and suprarenal in two (17%)] was technically successful in all cases (100%). The venous approach involved the right femoral vein in eight patients (67%) and the right internal jugular vein in four (33%). Complications included overlapping of the filter legs in three patients (25%), and misplacement in one (8%). After filter placement, no further PE developed. In all of five patients followed up for two years, the IVC maintained patency without evidence of caval perforation or occlusion. In patients with DVT, percutaneous placement of a Greenfield titanium filter is a safe and effective method for the prevention of PE.

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

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

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    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

  11. Persistent left superior vena cava, absence of the innominate vein, and upper sinus venosus defect : a rare anomaly detected using bubbles.

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    Akpinar, I; Sayin, M R; Karabag, T; Dogan, S M; Sen, S T; Gudul, N E; Aydin, M

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    Superior vena cava anomalies are rare malformations that are typically seen with other congenital cardiac defects. Although a persistent left superior vena cava is the most common anomaly of the systemic venous return in the thorax, its combination with an upper sinus venosus defect and absence of the innominate vein is extremely rare. Here, we report a patient diagnosed with these anomalies based on a bubble study and confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging.

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

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    Terry L. Levin, MD

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

  13. Manejo exitoso con stent en un prematuro con síndrome de vena cava superior: Reporte de caso Successful management with stent in a premature infant with superior vena cava syndrome: A case report

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    Gómez, Jhon J.; Ernesto Vallejo; María A Palma; Juan P Rojas

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    El síndrome de vena cava superior en la infancia es una complicación inusual al uso de catéter venoso central en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales. Otras causas en niños son la cirugía para enfermedades congénitas del corazón la cual ocupa la mayoría de los casos, y los linfomas, que constituyen la segunda causa más frecuente de obstrucción. Se describe el caso de un recién nacido prematuro de 25 semanas, con síndrome de vena cava superior secundario al uso de catéter venoso central...

  14. Tromboembolia pulmonar asociada al síndrome de la vena cava superior de origen trombótico

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    Ana Madeleine Barrera-López

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    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de un paciente masculino de 32 años de edad, quien consulta al servicio de urgencias con historia clínica del síndrome de la vena cava superior, en el estudio de la angiotomografía pulmonar, se demuestra embolismo pulmonar izquierdo, trombosis de la vena yugular interna derecha y confluente yugulo subclavio. No hay evidencia de asociación con neoplasia, infecciones o enfermedades del tejido conectivo, siendo el único factor de riesgo asociado para la trombosis, hiperviscocidad (tríada de virchow por poliglobulia.

  15. Massive Thrombosis of the Right Atrium Extended to the Superior Vena Cava at the Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Venous thromboembolic disease is a common complication found in 8% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia. The location at the right atrium is exceptional. These last fifty years, only 6 cases of thrombosis of the atrium in the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia were published on PubMed search engine. Case Presentation. 35-year-old farmer, who had been admitted by emergency department for superior vena cava syndrome and had a hyperleukocytic AML with complex karyotype associated with a significant thrombosis of the right atrium, extended all along the superior vena cava. He has been treated by the 2011 AML protocol using low molecular weight heparin and died from respiratory distress. Conclusions. If thrombosis is common in AML, the location in right atrium is rare. Its management requires surgery that is sometimes difficult to achieve.

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

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    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.

  17. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Thrombosis in the Postoperative Neurosurgical Setting: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Loriaux, Daniel; Cobb, Mary In-Ping Huang; Zomorodi, Ali; Gonzalez, Fernando; Smith, Tony P.; Lad, Shivanand P.

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    There are no definitive treatment guidelines for caval-filter thrombosis in the postoperative setting. Clinical management for partial or complete postoperative inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion relies solely on expert opinion, anecdotal evidence, and small clinical trials. As such, the primary objective of the present report is to offer a complex case of extensive IVC filter occlusion in a neurosurgical patient with past medical history significant for protein C deficiency. The presentation...

  18. Capsular renal leiomyosarcoma with encasement of the inferior vena cava - Diagnosed by immunostaining and review of literature

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    Full Text Available We report and describe the presentation, pathological diagnosis with immunostaining and management of a rare case of capsular renal leiomyosarcoma encasing the inferior vena cava (IVC. We have reviewed and tabulated other such similar cases. The present case was successfully managed by radical nephrectomy and adjuvant radio-chemotherapy. Immunostaining should be freely used to define the histological type of renal sarcoma in order to accurately counsel and deliver a prognosis for patients with renal leiomyosarcomas with a poor prognosis.

  19. Fracture and embolization of a Celect inferior vena cava filter strut to the liver: A Case Report

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    Kim, So Hee; Song, Yun Gyu [Dept. of Radiology, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon (Korea, Republic of)

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are typically used for prophylaxis against pulmonary embolism. A new version of the Günther Tulip filter, the Celect IVC filter was introduced in April 2007. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports commenting on Celect IVC filter fracture and fragment embolization to liver. We report a case in which the strut of the Celect IVC filter embolized to the liver.

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

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

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    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 gr...

  1. Pulmonary Embolism Originating from a Hepatic Hydatid Cyst Ruptured into the Inferior Vena Cava: CT and MRI Findings

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    Necdet Poyraz

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    Full Text Available Pulmonary embolism due to hydatid cysts is a very rare clinical entity. Hydatid pulmonary embolism can be distinguished from other causes of pulmonary embolism with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI. MRI especially displays the cystic nature of lesions better than CECT. Here we report a 45-year-old male patient with the pulmonary embolism due to ruptured hydatid liver cyst into the inferior vena cava.

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

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    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.)

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

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    Kaya Kaan

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    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, ınc, Kennesaw, Ga. Removal of the BioGlue relieved the unexpected problem.

  4. Defining Prolonged Dwell Time: When Are Advanced Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Techniques Necessary? An Analysis in 762 Procedures.

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    Desai, Kush R; Laws, James L; Salem, Riad; Mouli, Samdeep K; Errea, Martin F; Karp, Jennifer K; Yang, Yihe; Ryu, Robert K; Lewandowski, Robert J

    2017-06-01

    Despite growth in placement of retrievable inferior vena cava filters, retrieval rates remain low. Filters with extended implantation times present a challenge to retrieval, where standard techniques often fail. The development of advanced retrieval techniques has positively impacted retrieval of retrievable inferior vena cava filters with prolonged dwell times; however, there is no precise definition of the time point when advanced techniques become necessary. We aim to define prolonged retrievable inferior vena cava filters dwell time by determining the inflection point when the risk of standard retrieval technique failure increases significantly, necessitating advanced retrieval techniques to maintain overall technical success of retrieval. From January 2009 to April 2015, 762 retrieval procedures were identified from a prospectively acquired database. We assessed patient age/sex, filter dwell time, procedural technical success, the use of advanced techniques, and procedure-related adverse events. Overall retrieval success rate was 98% (n=745). When standard retrieval techniques failed, advanced techniques were used; this was necessary 18% of the time (n=138). Logistic regression identified that dwell time was the only risk factor for failure of standard retrieval technique (odds ratio, 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 1.05-1.10; P technique failure was 40.9%. Adverse events occurred at a rate of 2% (n=18; 15 minor and 3 major). The necessity of advanced techniques to maintain technical success of retrieval increases with dwell time. Patients with retrievable inferior vena cava filters in place beyond 7 months may benefit from referral to centers with expertise in advanced filter retrieval. © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

  5. A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers

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    Paweł Andruszkiewicz

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient’s allocation to one of the two groups: “fluid responder” or “fluid non-responder”, based on inferior vena cava collapsibility index calculation made with two different probes. Methods: 20 experienced clinicians blinded to the purpose of the study analysed forty anonymized digital clips of images obtained during ultrasound examination of 20 patients. For each patient, one digital loop was recorded with a cardiac and the second with a convex probe. The participants were asked to determine the maximal and minimal diameters of the inferior vena cava in all presented films. An independent researcher performed a comparative analysis of the measurements conducted with both probes by all participants. The calculation of the collapsibility index and allocation to “fluid responder” or “fluid non-responder” group was performed at this stage of the study. Results: The comparison of measurements obtained with cardiac and convex probes showed no statistically significant differences in the measurements of the maximal and minimal dimensions and in the collapsibility index. We also noticed that the decision of allocation to the “fluid responder” or “non-responder” group was not probe-dependent. Conclusion: Both transducers can be used interchangeably for the estimation of the studied dimensions.

  6. A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers

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    Sobczyk, Dorota; Nycz, Krzysztof; Górkiewicz-Kot, Izabela; Ziętkiewicz, Mirosław; Wierzbicki, Karol; Wojtczak, Jacek; Kowalik, Ilona

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    Background Ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient’s allocation to one of the two groups: “fluid responder” or “fluid non-responder”, based on inferior vena cava collapsibility index calculation made with two different probes. Methods 20 experienced clinicians blinded to the purpose of the study analysed forty anonymized digital clips of images obtained during ultrasound examination of 20 patients. For each patient, one digital loop was recorded with a cardiac and the second with a convex probe. The participants were asked to determine the maximal and minimal diameters of the inferior vena cava in all presented films. An independent researcher performed a comparative analysis of the measurements conducted with both probes by all participants. The calculation of the collapsibility index and allocation to “fluid responder” or “fluid non-responder” group was performed at this stage of the study. Results The comparison of measurements obtained with cardiac and convex probes showed no statistically significant differences in the measurements of the maximal and minimal dimensions and in the collapsibility index. We also noticed that the decision of allocation to the “fluid responder” or “non-responder” group was not probe-dependent. Conclusion Both transducers can be used interchangeably for the estimation of the studied dimensions. PMID:29375898

  7. Bilateral lower limb edema caused by compression of the retrohepatic inferior vena cava by a giant hepatic hemangioma.

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    Akbulut, Sami; Yilmaz, Mehmet; Kahraman, Aysegul; Yilmaz, Sezai

    2013-01-01

    Hemangiomas are the most common benign primary tumors of the liver and their prevalence ranges from 0.4% to 20%. Approximately 85% of hemangiomas are clinically asymptomatic and are incidentally detected in imaging studies performed for other causes. In a very small minority of patients, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, distension, palpable mass, obstructive jaundice, bleeding, and signs and symptoms of Budd-Chiari syndrome may develop due to compression of bile duct, hepatic vein, portal vein, and adjacent organs. Occasionally, external compression of inferior vena cava may lead to edema and/or indirect symptoms such as deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs. In this report, we present a case of giant hepatic hemangioma that completely filled the right lobe of the liver. The patient presented with bilateral lower limb edema and pain. A computed tomography scan detected a 9 × 11 × 12 cm mass indicative of a hemangioma in the right lobe of the liver that compressed the inferior vena cava. The patient refused treatment initially but returned 6 months later presenting with the same symptoms. At that time, the mass had increased in size and a hepatectomy was performed, preserving the middle hepatic vein. By postoperative month 13, the swelling in the lower extremities had decreased significantly and the inferior vena cava appeared normal.

  8. Comparison of complication rates associated with permanent and retrievable inferior vena cava filters: a review of the MAUDE database.

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    Andreoli, Jessica M; Lewandowski, Robert J; Vogelzang, Robert L; Ryu, Robert K

    2014-08-01

    To compare the safety of permanent and retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters by reviewing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. The MAUDE database was reviewed from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2012. Product class search criteria were "filter, intravascular, cardiovascular." Type of device used and specific adverse events (AEs) were recorded. For the period January 2009-December 2012, 1,606 reported AEs involving 1,057 IVC filters were identified in the MAUDE database . Of reported AEs, 1,394 (86.8%) involved retrievable inferior vena cava filters (rIVCFs), and 212 (13.2%) involved permanent inferior vena cava filters (pIVCFs) (P < .0001). Reported AEs included fracture, migration, limb embolization, tilt, IVC penetration, venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism, IVC thrombus, and malfunctions during placement. Each specific AE was reported with significantly higher frequency in rIVCFs compared with pIVCFs. The most common reported complication with rIVCFs was fracture, whereas the most commonly reported complications with pIVCFs were placement malfunctions. For rIVCFs, the most commonly reported AE varied depending on filter brand. The MAUDE database reveals that complications occur with significantly higher frequency with rIVCFs compared with pIVCFs. This finding suggests that the self-reported complication rate with rIVCFs is significantly higher than the self-reported complication rate with pIVCFs. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  9. Vena cava filters in cancer patients: experience with 50 patients Filtros de veia cava inferior em pacientes com câncer: experiência em 50 casos

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    Antonio Eduardo Zerati

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To study the immediate and late results obtained from the implantation of vena cava filters in cancer patients with deep vein thrombosis concomitant with neoplasia. METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of 50 patients with an association of cancer and deep venous thrombosis who underwent interruption of the inferior vena cava and the insertion of permanent vena cava filters. The indications for the procedure, filter implantation technique, early and late complications related to the operation, and the clinical evolution were evaluated. RESULTS: The most frequent indication for filter implantation was the contraindication for full anticoagulant treatment (80%. The femoral vein was the preferred access route (86% of the patients. There were no complications related to the surgical procedure. During the follow-up, the following complications were observed: 1 episode of nonfatal pulmonary thromboembolism, 2 cases of occlusion of the inferior vena cava, and 1 case of thrombus retained in the device. Twenty patients (40% died due to progression of the neoplasm. CONCLUSIONS: Interruption of the inferior cava vein using an endoluminal filter is a procedure with a low rate of complications. It is a safe and efficient measure for preventing pulmonary embolism in cancer patients who have deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs.OBJETIVO: Estudar os resultados imediatos e tardios obtidos com a implantação de filtros de veia cava inferior em pacientes com trombose venosa profunda concomitante a neoplasia. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos retrospectivamente 50 pacientes com câncer e trombose venosa profunda associada submetidos a interrupção de veia cava inferior com filtros intraluminais definitivos. Foram estudados aspectos referentes à indicação do procedimento, à técnica de implante dos dispositivos, complicações precoces e tardias relacionadas à operação e à evolução dos pacientes. RESULTADOS: A indicação mais freqüente para o

  10. Optimal placement of a superior vena cava cannula in minimally invasive robot-assisted cardiac surgery.

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    Lee, Yoon Kyung; Sim, Ji Yeon; Seo, Jung Wook; Choi, In Cheol; Hahm, Kyung Don; Choi, Jae Woong

    2010-02-01

    Minimally invasive robot-assisted cardiac surgery is generally performed nowadays. To avoid the interference of a superior vena cava (SVC) cannula during surgery, it should be inserted before the operation. The position of this cannula is very important because it can cause poor venous drainage during operation. The proper position of the SVC cannula was investigated in the present study. The position of the SVC cannula using the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and chest X-ray in 45 patients was ascertained. The distances from the SVC cannula tip to the carina, sternal end of the right clavicle and the lower margin of the T4 vertebral body on chest X-rays were measured. The mean depth of the SVC cannula was 142.0+/-11.6 mm. The correlation coefficients of cannula depth with sex, weight and height were 0.519, 0.399 and 0.382, respectively. The appropriate depth of an SVC cannula has weakly positive relationships with sex, weight and height. The results of the present study suggest that chest X-rays might be necessary to confirm the appropriate location of the cannula and that TEE might be the method of choice for correct positioning of the SVC cannula in minimally invasive robot-assisted cardiac surgery.

  11. Unusual Presentation of Testicular Cancer with Tumor Thrombus Extending to the Inferior Vena Cava

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    Marie Dusaud

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 45-year-old man with a left testis tumor with a 25 mm para-aortic lymph node swelling, multiple bilateral pulmonary metastases, bilateral pulmonary embolism, and inferior vena cava (IVC thrombus underwent a radical orchidectomy in our institution. The thrombus extended from the left gonadal vein to the left renal vein to the IVC. The fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (f-FDG positron emission tomography (PET computerized tomography (CT demonstrated a hypermetabolic focus in the retroperitoneum and in the IVC thrombus. Before orchidectomy only lactate dehydrogenase (LDH was high but all the serum tumor markers increased postoperatively. The tumor was staged pT1N2M1aS1, which was an intermediate prognosis, based on the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group consensus (IGCCCG. After 4 courses of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP chemotherapy the patient’s tumor markers normalized and the thrombus disappeared. There was only one residual retroperitoneal lymph node M1. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection was performed. The pathological examination revealed only necrotic tissues. The patient has been disease-free since surgery.

  12. Technical considerations for radical resection of a primary leiomyosarcoma of the vena cava

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    Chan, Albert C Y; Chan, See Ching; Yiu, Ming Kwong; Ho, Kwan Lun; Wong, Edmond M H; Lo, Chung Mau

    2012-01-01

    Background Radical resection provides the best hope for cure in leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Multi-visceral resection is often indicated by extensive tumour involvement. This report describes the technical challenges encountered during resection of a retrohepatic IVC leiomyosarcoma. Methods Computed tomography showed an IVC leiomyosarcoma measuring 7.8 × 10.0 × 19.3 cm in a 41-year-old patient. The tumour reached the confluence of the hepatic veins, displacing the caudate lobe anteriorly and extending towards the IVC bifurcation inferiorly. En bloc resection of the IVC tumour with a right hepatic and caudate lobectomy, and a right nephrectomy was performed. Results Subsequent to a Cattel manoeuvre, the operative procedures carried out can be broadly categorized in four major steps: (i) mobilization of the infrahepatic IVC and tumour; (ii) mobilization of the suprahepatic IVC from diaphragmatic attachments; (iii) right hepatectomy with complete caudate lobe resection, and (iv) en bloc resection of the IVC tumour. This approach allowed the entire length of tumour-bearing IVC to be freed from the retroperitoneum and avoided the risk for iatrogenic tumour rupture during dissection at the retrohepatic IVC. Reconstruction of the IVC was not performed in the presence of venous collaterals. Conclusions Experience in liver resection and transplantation, and appreciation of the hepatocaval anatomy facilitate the safe and radical resection of retrohepatic IVC leiomyosarcoma. PMID:22762406

  13. Prenatal Diagnosis of Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava and its Clinical Significance

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    Aytül Çorbacıoğlu Esmer

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC is a variant of systemic venous return which is observed in 0.3% of autopsies in the general population and in 4-8% of patients with congenital heart disease. Aims: To evaluate associated cardiac, extracardiac and chromosomal anomalies in prenatally diagnosed cases of PLSVC and to review their outcome. Study Design: Retrospective comparative study. Methods: The data of patients with a prenatal diagnosis of PLSVC between May 2008 and January 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Results: Data of 31 cases were reviewed. Fifteen (48.4% cases were associated with cardiac defects and 17 (54.8% cases had associated extracardiac sonographic or postpartum findings. Two fetuses had karyotype anomalies. Outcome was significantly more favorable in cases not associated with cardiac defects in comparison to those associated with cardiac anomalies (84.6% vs. 33.3%, p=0.009. All cases with isolated PLSVC survived, while among the cases associated with extracardiac anomalies, with cardiac anomalies and with both extracardiac and cardiac anomalies, the survival rate was 75%, 50% and 22.2%, respectively. The most frequent group of cardiac anomalies associated with PLSVC was septal defects and VSD was the most common heart defect individually, being observed in nine fetuses. Conclusion: Prenatally diagnosed PLSVC is associated with cardiac and extracardiac anomalies in the majority of cases. Outcome is significantly worse if PLSVC is associated with a cardiac defect, and the prognosis is excellent in isolated cases.

  14. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome due to Thrombosis: A Rare Paraneoplastic Presentation of Bronchogenic Carcinoma

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    Avradip Santra

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava (SVC syndrome is not an uncommon occurrence in patients with malignancy and it is often described as a medical emergency. In majority of the cases, SVC syndrome occurs due to mechanical obstruction of the SVC by extraluminal compression with primary intrathoracic malignancies. However, intraluminal obstruction due to thrombosis can also produce symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. Clot-related SVC obstruction is mostly associated with indwelling central venous catheter and pacemaker leads, although such thrombosis can occur spontaneously in a background of a hypercoagulable state, e.g., malignancy. Here, an unusual case of sudden onset SVC syndrome has been reported, which on initial radiologic evaluation was found to have a lung nodule without any significant mediastinal mass or adenopathy compressing SVC. Subsequent investigation with Doppler ultrasonography of the neck showed thrombosis in the right internal jugular, right subclavian and right brachiocephalic vein, which was responsible for SVC syndrome. Histopathological evaluation of lung nodule confirmed presence of an adenocarcinoma. Therefore, venous thromboembolism as a paraneoplastic syndrome should be kept in mind while evaluating a case of SVC obstruction in a cancer patient. Management of the underlying disease is of prime importance in such cases and anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy. Ability to identify paraneoplastic syndrome may have a significant effect on clinical outcome, ranging from early diagnosis to improved quality of life of the patient.

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

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    Inoue, Yoshimasa; Sakai, Shoji; Aoki, Teruhiro

    2013-01-01

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

  16. Left-sided and duplicate inferior vena cava: a case series and review.

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    Ang, Wee Choen; Doyle, Terry; Stringer, Mark D

    2013-11-01

    Left-sided and duplicate inferior vena cava (IVC) are two major anatomical variants within the spectrum of IVC malformations, both of which are developmental abnormalities of the supracardinal veins. Four clinical cases are described to highlight the computed tomographic appearances of these vascular malformations and provide novel data on venous dimensions. A systematic review of the recent literature (2000-2011) was conducted focusing on the anatomy, demographics, and associated pathology (congenital and acquired) of isolated left-sided and duplicate IVC. A total of 73 relevant articles were retrieved, consisting of case reports and small case series. The prevalence of left-sided IVC is about 0.1-0.4% and that for duplicate IVC about 0.3-0.4%; both anomalies show a slight male preponderance. In each condition, there are documented variations in the course and tributaries of the IVC. The clinical importance of these anomalies lies in three principal areas: the potential for misdiagnosis on imaging; technical difficulties during retroperitoneal surgery (particularly abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and live donor nephrectomy); and their significance in relation to the etiology and management of venous thromboembolism. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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

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

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

  18. Inferior vena cava diameter change after intravenous furosemide in patients diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure.

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    Tchernodrinski, Stefan; Lucas, Brian P; Athavale, Ambarish; Candotti, Carolina; Margeta, Bosko; Katz, Ariel; Kumapley, Rudolf

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    Measurement of the inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters may improve decision-making for patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. Nevertheless, little is known about how the IVC is affected by loop diuretics. We sought to determine if bolus infusions of intravenous furosemide affect IVC diameters measured by hand-carried ultrasonography. We conducted a prospective cohort study at a public teaching hospital from September 2009 through June 2010. Physician investigators performed IVC ultrasonography on a convenience sample of 70 hospitalized adults who were prescribed intravenous furosemide for the diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure. Participants' median baseline IVC diameter was 2.38 cm (interquartile range, 1.91-2.55 cm). At 1-2 hours after furosemide, IVC diameters decreased an average of 0.21 cm (95% CI, 0.13-0.29 cm) and remained significantly below baseline at 2-3 hours after furosemide by an average of 0.15 cm (95% CI, 0.07-0.22 cm). IVC diameters of adults diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure become measurably smaller after single doses of intravenous furosemide. Whether this represents a true change in volume status has not been studied. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Retrieval of TRAPEASE and OPTEASE Inferior Vena Cava Filters with Extended Dwell Times.

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    Scher, Daniel; Venbrux, Anthony; Okapal, Kevin; Gabriel, Gaby; Dufour, Robert; Chun, Albert; Sarin, Shawn; Akman, Andrew

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    To demonstrate that OPTEASE and TRAPEASE filters can be removed after dwell times greater than 60 days. A retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent an attempted removal of a TRAPEASE or OPTEASE filter with a greater than 60-day dwell time between 2009 and 2015 at a single institution. Eleven patients within that time span were identified, and 10 were included in the review. One patient was excluded from the study because the date of filter placement was unknown. All filters were successfully retrieved. The average dwell time for removed TRAPEASE filters was 1,273 days (range, 129-3,582 d), with a median of 492 days (n = 5). The average dwell time for OPTEASE filters was 977 days (range, 123-2,584 d), with a median of 661 days (n = 5). The average dwell time of all filters was 1,125 days (range, 123-3,582 d), with a median of 577 days (n = 10). All patients exhibited inferior vena cava (IVC) stenosis after filter retrieval. An IVC pseudoaneurysm was present following retrieval in one case and resolved. In one case, a fractured filter strut was left completely embedded in the caval wall. Two patients reported unilateral leg swelling on clinical follow-up, and the remainder reported no leg swelling or tightness. Initial experience suggests that TRAPEASE and OPTEASE filters can be removed after extended dwell times. Copyright © 2015 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Echocardiographic Characterization of the Inferior Vena Cava in Trained and Untrained Females.

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    Hedman, Kristofer; Nylander, Eva; Henriksson, Jan; Bjarnegård, Niclas; Brudin, Lars; Tamás, Éva

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    The aim of the study was to explore the long- and short-axis dimensions, shape and collapsibility of the inferior vena cava in 46 trained and 48 untrained females (mean age: 21 ± 2 y). Echocardiography in the subcostal view revealed a larger expiratory long-axis diameter (mean: 24 ± 3 vs. 20 ± 3 mm, p < 0.001) and short-axis area (mean: 5.5 ± 1.5 vs. 4.7 ± 1.4 cm2, p = 0.014) in trained females. IVC shape (the ratio of short-axis major to minor diameters) and the relative decrease in IVC dimension with inspiration were similar for the two groups. The IVC long-axis diameter reflected short-axis minor diameter and was correlated to maximal oxygen uptake (r = 0.52, p < 0.01). In summary, the results indicate that trained females have a larger IVC similar in shape and respiratory decrease in dimensions to that of untrained females. The long-axis diameter corresponded closely to short-axis minor diameter and, thus, underestimates maximal IVC diameter. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Atrial tachycardia caused by a superior vena cava fibrillation with conduction block

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    Masatsugu Nozoe, MD, PhD

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available AT caused by SVC fibrillation: Here, we report a case of a 62-year-old man with a history of incessant atrial tachycardia (AT for several years. An electrophysiological study revealed rapid and irregular activity in the superior vena cava (SVC, but the surface 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG exhibited a relatively regular AT (atrial cycle length=240 ms. CARTO mapping of the right atrium (RA demonstrated that the earliest atrial activation occurred at the posterior septum of the upper RA (the SVC–RA junction. Intravenous administration of 20 mg adenosine triphosphate (ATP led to an acceleration of the SVC–RA conduction up to 1:1 conduction, and the atrial cycle length decreased, consequently converting the AT to transient atrial fibrillation (AF. Application of single radiofrequency energy at the earliest atrial activation site during tachycardia terminated the AT and achieved isolation of the SVC from the RA, despite the continued presence of fibrillation in the SVC. We speculated that SVC fibrillation with spontaneous conduction block at the SVC–RA junction was the cause of this AT.

  2. Surgical Resection of a Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava Mimicking Hepatic Tumor

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    Junji Ueda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Leiomyosarcomas of vascular origin are particularly rare tumors occurring mainly in the inferior vena cava (IVC. They are malignant, slow-growing tumors with a poor prognosis. This paper reports on a rare case of surgical resection of an IVC leiomyosarcoma mimicking a hepatic tumor. Case Presentation. A 65-year-old Japanese male was admitted for evaluation of an abdominal tumor. Enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a slightly enhanced heterogeneous tumor, 18 mm in diameter, between the Spiegel lobe of the liver and the IVC in early-phase images, with no enhancement or washout in late-phase images. We diagnosed this tumor as either a hepatic tumor in the Spiegel lobe or a retroperitoneal tumor such as leiomyosarcoma or liposarcoma and performed a laparotomy. On the basis of surgical findings, we extirpated the tumor by performing a wedge resection of the wall of the IVC and suturing the primary IVC wall. Pathological findings led to a further diagnosis of the tumor as a leiomyosarcoma originating in the IVC. Thirty-seven months after the operation, multiple liver and lung metastases were detected, and the patient died from multiple organic failures. Conclusion. We experienced a rare case of a leiomyosarcoma of IVC mimicking hepatic tumor.

  3. Complications of permanent cardiac pacing in patients with persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Polewczyk, Anna; Kutarski, Andrzej; Czekajska-Chehab, Elżbieta; Adamczyk, Piotr; Boczar, Krzysztof; Polewczyk, Maciej; Janion, Marianna

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    Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is present in about 0.3-0.5% of the general population and in about 12% of patients with other abnormalities. This congenital anomaly is usually asymptomatic and does not cause any physiological problems. However, it may become a significant problem in multiple clinical situations. Various complications related to PLVSC are encountered in anesthesiological, nephrological, oncological and cardiological procedures. The presence of PLSVC is usually incidentally detected during placement of pacemaker (PM), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) leads. Technical difficulties during lead positioning (especially ventricular leads) are commonly known and often described in the literature. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the specific methods used for implantation of increasingly complicated pacing systems, finding an optimal strategy in patients with PLSVC, especially with electrotherapy complications. We performed a single-center retrospective analysis of 11 patients (7 women and 4 men, mean age 60.4 ± 13 years) with PLSVC hospitalized in single Cardiology Department between 2000 and 2012. The clinical characteristic, indications for PM/ICD/CRT implantation, technique of implantation and complications were evaluated. In PLSVC patients, different indications for pacing or resynchronization therapy were represented: sick sinus syndrome (SSS) in 4 patients, 3rd degree atrio-ventricular (AV) block in 4 patients, dilated cardiomyopathy with left bundle branch block in 2 patients, dilated cardiomyopathy and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia episodes in 1 patient. In patients no. 1, 3, 4 and 10 the complications necessitated the change of leads or type of pacing. Transvenous lead extraction was successfully performed in patient no. 1 and 10 with re-implantation of new leads via PLSVC in patient no. 1 and via right superior vena cava in patient no. 10. Patient no. 3

  4. Intraluminal superior vena cava metastasis from adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum: A case report

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    TAKAYOSHI, KOTOE; ARIYAMA, HIROSHI; TAMURA, SHINGO; YODA, SHUNSUKE; ARITA, TAKESHI; YAMAGUCHI, TOSHIHIRO; OZONO, KEIGO; YAMAMOTO, HIDETAKA; INADOMI, KYOKO; KUMAGAI, HOZUMI; TANAKA, MAMORU; OKUMURA, YUTA; SAGARA, KOSUKE; NIO, KENTA; NAKANO, MICHITAKA; ARITA, SHUJI; KUSABA, HITOSHI; ODASHIRO, KEITA; ODA, YOSHINAO; AKASHI, KOICHI; BABA, EISHI

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    In 2013, a 76-year-old male with a cardiac pacemaker was diagnosed with adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum. Subsequently, a pancreatoduodenectomy and lymph node dissection were performed, and 12 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy (modified FOLFOX6 regimen), which consisted of fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin, were administered via a central venous catheter. At 5 months after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy, the patient experienced the sudden onset of severe pain at the back right of the ear, edema of the right side of the face and right jugular vein dilatation. Computed tomography (CT) revealed filling defects in the superior vena cava (SVC) and right brachiocephalic vein, indicating catheter-induced venous thrombosis. Although the catheter was removed and anti-coagulation therapy, aspiration of the thrombosis and ballooning dilatation were performed immediately, the patient's symptoms were not ameliorated. Notably, histological examination following thrombus aspiration revealed metastatic cancer cells, and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT identified metabolically active nodules in the SVC at locations consistent with the initial duodenal tumors detected by CT and in the first thoracic vertebrae. The tumor thrombus rapidly increased in size and resulted in worsening dyspnea. Subsequently, radiotherapy was performed, followed by chemotherapy, which relieved the systemic symptoms and suppressed the tumor growth. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, intraluminal SVC metastasis as a result of adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenum has not been reported previously. The placement of a cardiac pacemaker, central venous catheter and tumor cells possessing high metastatic potential are hypothesized to have contributed to this rare case of metastasis. PMID:26870254

  5. Challenging diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava.

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    Mastoraki, Aikaterini; Leotsakos, George; Mastoraki, Sotiria; Papanikolaou, Ioannis S; Danias, Nikolaos; Smyrniotis, Vasilios; Arkadopoulos, Nikolaos

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    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVCL) is a rare malignant tumour originating from the smooth muscle cells of the media with intra- or extra-luminal growth. The type of the lesion is further divided into three levels in relation to hepatic and renal veins respectively. The aim of this review was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of IVCL with special reference to the extent of its histological spread and to analyse the recent literature in order to provide an update on the current concepts of diagnostic and therapeutic management of this entity. IVCL's patients may present with non-specific complaints such as dyspnoea, malaise, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. Haematogenous metastasis is frequent. At a later stage, IVCL may also spread through lymphatic. Multiple diagnostic imaging techniques have been proposed for accurate preoperative diagnosis, including Doppler ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), individually or in combination with cavography echocardiography or CT-guided biopsy. Despite recent research on the therapeutic strategies against IVCL, surgical resection appears the only potentially curative approach. Unfortunately, a mere minority of patients is eligible to undergo surgical intervention. In addition, surgical removal of IVCL does not necessarily guarantee patient's long-term survival. Alternative therapies, such as radio- and chemo-therapy often proved insufficient. Debate continues regarding the optimal management of the IVC after tumour resection, with primary repair, ligation and IVC reconstruction all have been utilized with varying success. Copyright © 2014 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval success.

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    Glocker, Roan J; Novak, Zdenek; Matthews, Thomas C; Patterson, Mark A; Jordan, William D; Pearce, Benjamin J; Passman, Marc A

    2014-01-01

    Success rates vary for the retrieval of inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs). The optimal retrieval time and factors influencing retrieval success remain unproven. This study aims to determine optimal time and evaluate factors related to successful IVCF retrieval. An institutional prospectively maintained database was reviewed for all IVCF retrieval attempts from 2006 to 2012. Patient demographics, comorbidities, indications for procedure, placement technique, IVCF type, presence of angulation, and time to retrieval were evaluated with respect to success or failure of retrieval. Statistical analyses (t-test, χ(2), correlations, and Kaplan-Meier plots) were performed comparing successful and unsuccessful retrievals. Of 121 attempted IVCF retrievals, 92 (76%) were successful and 29 (24%) were unsuccessful. There were no significant differences between the successful and unsuccessful attempts in terms of patient demographics, comorbidities, indications for procedure, placement technique, or IVCF type, which included 93 Celect (77%) and 28 Gunther Tulip (23%). Time since IVCF placement was significantly different (P = .025) between the successful and unsuccessful retrieval groups (medians were 105 [7-368] and 162 [43-379] days, respectively). Time since IVCF placement greater than 117 days correlated significantly with unsuccessful IVCF retrieval (R = 0.218; P = .017; odds ratio, 2.88; P = .02). Angulation greater than 20 degrees on anteroposterior radiograph was noted in seven of 29 (24%) unsuccessful retrievals compared with seven of 92 (8%) successful retrievals and was significant (P = .012). Cook Gunther Tulip and Celect IVCF retrieval is most likely to be successful within 3 to 4 months of placement. Unsuccessful retrieval attempts are more likely to occur when IVCF position is angulated. Copyright © 2014 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Denali, Tulip, and Option Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval: A Single Center Experience.

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    Ramaswamy, Raja S; Jun, Emily; van Beek, Darren; Mani, Naganathan; Salter, Amber; Kim, Seung K; Akinwande, Olaguoke

    2017-12-19

    To compare the technical success of filter retrieval in Denali, Tulip, and Option inferior vena cava filters. A retrospective analysis of Denali, Gunther Tulip, and Option IVC filters was conducted. Retrieval failure rates, fluoroscopy time, sedation time, use of advanced retrieval techniques, and filter-related complications that led to retrieval failure were recorded. There were 107 Denali, 43 Option, and 39 Tulip filters deployed and removed with average dwell times of 93.5, 86.0, and 131 days, respectively. Retrieval failure rates were 0.9% for Denali, 11.6% for Option, and 5.1% for Tulip filters (Denali vs. Option p = 0.018; Denali vs. Tulip p = 0.159; Tulip vs. Option p = 0.045). Median fluoroscopy time for filter retrieval was 3.2 min for the Denali filter, 6.75 min for the Option filter, and 4.95 min for the Tulip filter (Denali vs. Option p Tulip p Tulip vs. Option p = 0.67). Advanced retrieval techniques were used in 0.9% of Denali filters, 21.1% in Option filters, and 10.8% in Tulip filters (Denali vs. Option p Tulip p Tulip vs. Option p Tulip filters. Retrieval of the Denali filter required significantly less amount of fluoroscopy time and use of advanced retrieval techniques when compared to both the Option and Tulip filters. The findings of this study indicate easier retrieval of the Denali and Tulip IVC filters when compared to the Option filter.

  8. Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with a persistent left superior vena cava.

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    Hwang, Jongmin; Park, Hyoung-Seob; Kim, Jun; Kim, Jeong Su; Park, Jong Sung; Kim, Ki-Hun; Bae, Myung Hwan; Lee, Sang-Hee; Lee, Young Soo; Han, Seongwook; Kim, Dae-Kyeong; Cha, Tae-Joon; Shin, Dong Gu; Jung, Byung Chun; Kim, Yoon-Nyun

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    A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. This venous anomaly can impact the evaluation and treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVA). The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and characteristics of PLSVC in adult SVA patients. From July 2002 to July 2012, clinical and procedural data from databases of 10 cardiac electrophysiology laboratories in the Yeungnam region of the Republic of Korea were reviewed. Of 6662 adult SVA patients who underwent an EP study or catheter ablation of SVA during the 10-year study period, 18 patients had PLSVC (mean age 47.6 ± 14.8 years, 10 men). The proportion of PLSVC in adult SVA patients was 0.27% (18/6662). SVA type and procedural outcomes of radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation in these patients were investigated and the results were as follows: successful slow pathway modification in six of seven patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), successful ablation of accessory pathway in three of four patients with atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia, and successful ablation of atrial tachycardia (cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent in two, septal macroreentry in one, focal from the PLSVC in one) in three of four patients. In one patient with junctional tachycardia, catheter ablation failed. In two patients with atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation was successful. Among adult SVA patients who underwent an EP study or RF catheter ablation during the 10-year study period, 0.27% had PLSVC. The most common type of SVA was AVNRT. The success rate of catheter ablation was 82% in SVA patients with PLSVC. There were no procedure-related complications.

  9. Combined thrombus aspiration and recanalization in treating Budd-Chiari syndrome with inferior vena cava thrombosis.

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    Fu, Yu-Fei; Xu, Hao; Wu, Qian; Zhang, Qing-Qiao; Cui, Yan-Feng; Wei, Ning

    2015-12-01

    To investigate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of combined thrombus aspiration and inferior vena cava (IVC) recanalization for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) patients with IVC thrombosis. From March 2011 to October 2014, 17 consecutive BCS patients with IVC thrombosis [male 13, female 4 (mean age 52.6 ± 8.4 years, range 43-72 years)] treated by combined thrombus aspiration and IVC recanalization were enrolled in this retrospective study. An 8F guiding catheter was used as the aspiration catheter. During the treatment, the aspiration catheter was placed from the right femoral vein to the IVC thrombi, and a 20-ml syringe was connected with the aspiration catheter for thrombus aspiration. IVC recanalization was performed after thrombus aspiration. Data on technical success, clinical success, and follow-up were analyzed. Technical success was achieved in all patients. After thrombus aspiration, 12 patients had no visible thrombi on IVC venography, while 5 patients were shown to have the IVC mural thrombi. Afterwards, 13 patients were treated by IVC balloon dilation, and 4 patients were treated by IVC stent insertion. No patient experienced dyspnea after treatment. The average IVC pressure decreased from 29.8 ± 3.4 cmH2O to 8.6 ± 2.1 cmH2O (P < 0.001). Clinical success was achieved in all patients. The average follow-up period was 15.3 ± 11.6 months (range 2-44 months). Long-term IVC patency was achieved in 15 of 17 patients. Combined thrombus aspiration and IVC recanalization can be a safe and effective method for BCS patients with IVC thrombosis.

  10. Fibrin Sheath Angioplasty: A Technique to Prevent Superior Vena Cava Stenosis Secondary to Dialysis Catheters

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    Hacker, Robert I.; Garcia, Lorena De Marco; Chawla, Ankur; Panetta, Thomas F.

    2012-01-01

    Fibrin sheaths are a heterogeneous matrix of cells and debris that form around catheters and are a known cause of central venous stenosis and catheter failure. A total of 50 cases of central venous catheter fibrin sheath angioplasty (FSA) after catheter removal or exchange are presented. A retrospective review of an outpatient office database identified 70 eligible patients over a 19-month period. After informed consent was obtained, the dialysis catheter exiting the skin was clamped, amputated, and a wire was inserted. The catheter was then removed and a 9-French sheath was inserted into the superior vena cava, a venogram was performed. If a fibrin sheath was present, angioplasty was performed using an 8 × 4 or 10 × 4 balloon along the entire length of the fibrin sheath. A completion venogram was performed to document obliteration of the sheath. During the study, 50 patients were diagnosed with a fibrin sheath, and 43 had no pre-existing central venous stenosis. After FSA, 39 of the 43 patient's (91%) central systems remained patent without the need for subsequent interventions; 3 patients (7%) developed subclavian stenoses requiring repeat angioplasty and stenting; 1 patent (2.3%) developed an occlusion requiring a reintervention. Seven patients with prior central stenosis required multiple angioplasties; five required stenting of their central lesions. Every patient had follow-up fistulograms to document long-term patency. We propose that FSA is a prudent and safe procedure that may help reduce the risk of central venous stenosis from fibrin sheaths due to central venous catheters. PMID:23997555

  11. Improving inferior vena cava filter retrieval rates with the define, measure, analyze, improve, control methodology.

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    Sutphin, Patrick D; Reis, Stephen P; McKune, Angie; Ravanzo, Maria; Kalva, Sanjeeva P; Pillai, Anil K

    2015-04-01

    To design a sustainable process to improve optional inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval rates based on the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) methodology of the Six Sigma process improvement paradigm. DMAIC, an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, was employed to design and implement a quality improvement project to increase IVC filter retrieval rates at a tertiary academic hospital. Retrievable IVC filters were placed in 139 patients over a 2-year period. The baseline IVC filter retrieval rate (n = 51) was reviewed through a retrospective analysis, and two strategies were devised to improve the filter retrieval rate: (a) mailing of letters to clinicians and patients for patients who had filters placed within 8 months of implementation of the project (n = 43) and (b) a prospective automated scheduling of a clinic visit at 4 weeks after filter placement for all new patients (n = 45). The effectiveness of these strategies was assessed by measuring the filter retrieval rates and estimated increase in revenue to interventional radiology. IVC filter retrieval rates increased from a baseline of 8% to 40% with the mailing of letters and to 52% with the automated scheduling of a clinic visit 4 weeks after IVC filter placement. The estimated revenue per 100 IVC filters placed increased from $2,249 to $10,518 with the mailing of letters and to $17,022 with the automated scheduling of a clinic visit. Using the DMAIC methodology, a simple and sustainable quality improvement intervention was devised that markedly improved IVC filter retrieval rates in eligible patients. Copyright © 2015 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Electrical isolation of the superior vena cava using upstream phrenic pacing to avoid phrenic nerve injury.

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    Kimura, Takehiro; Takatsuki, Seiji; Fukumoto, Kotaro; Nishiyama, Nobuhiro; Sato, Yuriko; Aizawa, Yoshiyasu; Fukuda, Yukiko; Sato, Toshiaki; Miyoshi, Shunichiro; Fukuda, Keiichi

    2012-09-01

    Phrenic nerve (PN) injury is a potential complication that can occur during superior vena cava (SVC) isolation to cure atrial fibrillation (AF). Avoiding radiofrequency (RF) energy delivery is the safer alternative but may result in failed isolation. High-output PN pacing above the ablation site (upstream PN pacing) to confirm whether the PN is intact is a promising technique to avoid PN injury. This study was conducted to elucidate the safety of delivering RF energy at the site of capture of the right PN using upstream high-output pacing during electrical SVC isolation. SVC isolation was conducted in 41 drug-resistant AF patients. When high-output pacing (25 mA) from the distal tip of the ablation catheter captured the PN at the right atrial-SVC junction, upstream PN pacing (cycle length: 1000-1500 ms) was applied during RF delivery. The application of RF energy was stopped upon the failure or weakness of diaphragmatic twitching. The feasibility of SVC isolation using upstream PN pacing was investigated. In all 41 patients, SVC isolation was successfully achieved. RF energy was delivered at the PN capture site in 26 patients (154 ± 138 second, 18 ± 5 W), and upstream PN pacing was successfully applied in all of the patients. Out of 46 SVC isolations, including five repeated sessions, PN injury occurred in one patient, who recovered spontaneously within 2 weeks. Upstream PN pacing may be effective for the safe completion of SVC isolation and to reduce the severity of PN injury. ©2012, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Correlation between echocardiographic superior vena cava flow and short-term outcome in infants with asphyxia.

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    Kumagai, Takeshi; Higuchi, Ryuzo; Higa, Asumi; Tsuno, Yoshinobu; Hiramatsu, Chisako; Sugimoto, Takuya; Booka, Mina; Okutani, Takahiro; Yoshikawa, Norishige

    2013-05-01

    To assess the relationship between superior vena cava (SVC) flow and short-term outcome in infants with perinatal asphyxia. Infants in sequence born after more than 35 weeks of gestation who had been hospitalized at the NICU and normal neonatal wards of Wakayama Medical University between May 2005 and September 2010 were recruited for this observational cohort study. The study eligibility criterion was the presence of perinatal asphyxia, as evidenced by abnormal fetal heart rate monitoring and an Apgar score of 7 or less at 1 min or need for resuscitation using positive pressure ventilation. SVC flow was measured in the first three days of life by Doppler echocardiography as described by Kluckow and Evans. Short-term outcome was defined as poor if MRI demonstrated bilateral lesions of the basal ganglia and thalamus and/or multicystic encephalomalacia due to hypoxic ischemia. In the head cooling group, SVC flow in infants with a good outcome was lower than that in infants with a poor outcome at 12h (36.9±7.7 vs. 113.4±42.4 ml/kg/min (p=0.01)), 24h (75.2±25.3 vs. 155.6±45.7 ml/kg/min (p=0.03)), and 48 h (92.5±34.2 vs. 161.1±46.7 ml/kg/min (p=0.04)) after birth. SVC flow decreased promptly after introduction of head cooling in infants who had a good outcome, whereas it increased gradually after head cooling in those who had a poor outcome. We speculate that regulation of brain circulation is disrupted in infants with asphyxia who show a poor outcome. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Scalp Metastasis from Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava Sign as the First Clinical Sign: A Case Report

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    Prieto Muñoz, Isabel; Pardo Masferrer, Jose

    2012-01-01

    The presentation of scalp metastases from leiomyosarcoma of the vena cava is an extremely infrequent event. There are no other publications that describe such finding and very few of leiomyosarcoma in vessels. About this event we have reviewed the English literature describing studies on scalp metastases and skin metastases in general: their incidence, origin, clinical appearance, meaning, and diagnosis. The case we describe would be the second one presented worldwide because, as far as we know, it has been only one more published in 2005. PMID:23091758

  15. 1{sup 25I} brachytherapy seeds implantation for inoperable low-grade leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava

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    Li, Yuliang; Wang, Yongzheng; Liu, Bin; Li, Zheng; Wang, Wujie [The Second Hospital of Shandong Univ., Jinan (China)

    2013-04-15

    A 60-year-old female presented with abdominal pain and tenderness of five-day duration. Contrast enhanced CT showed a mass of 9 x 6 x 5.5 cm in size with almost complete obliteration of the inferior vena cava and massive extension to the extravascular space. CT-guided biopsy demonstrated a low-grade leiomyosarcoma. The patient underwent 1{sup 25I}odine seeds implantation in two sessions, and another balloon cavoplasty. Abdominal pain and tenderness gradually improved and the patient continues to remain as disease free state for three years after the procedures.

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

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

    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.

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

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    Sarah Gordon

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Truncus Arteriosus with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Cardiac Computed Tomography Findings in an Unrepaired Adult Patient

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    Berhan Genç

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Truncus arteriosus (TA, a rare complex congenital cardiac disease in which systemic pulmonary and coronary circulations originate from a common vessel, develops due to failure of separation of the common trunk during embryonic life. In this case report, we discuss a 24-year-old patient with TA in whom a computed tomography angiography was performed. To the best of our knowledge, no case has been reported so far where an adult had combined left superior vena cava and pulmonary vein anomaly.

  19. Heterotaxy syndrome with malrotation of the gut and interrupted vena cava does not preclude safe procurement of multivisceral graft.

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    Hartog, H; Mirza, D F; Perera, M T P R

    2014-03-01

    We report the first successful procurement and transplantation of a multivisceral graft from a pediatric donor with polysplenic heterotaxy syndrome, including intestinal malrotation, midline liver with left-sided gallbladder and an interrupted inferior vena cava with azygous continuation. Procurement of the graft presented a surgical challenge in the presence of above anomalies. Modified approach to standard organ procurement and minor technical adaptation enabled successful transplantation. In an era of severe organ shortage of pediatric multivisceral grafts, a valuable organ offer should not lightly be declined for reasons of anatomic imperfections that might be overcome. © Copyright 2014 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

  20. Vertebral uptake of Tc-99m macroaggregated albumin (MAA) with SPECT/CT occurring in superior vena cava obstruction

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    Karls, Shawn; Hassoun, Hani; Derbekyan, Vilma [Dept. of Nuclear Madicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal (Canada)

    2016-09-15

    A 67-year-old male presented with dyspnea for which lung scintigraphy was ordered to rule out pulmonary embolus. Planar images demonstrated abnormal midline uptake of Tc-99m macroaggregated albumin, which SPECT/CT localized to several thoracic vertebrae. Thoracic vertebral uptake on perfusion lung scintigraphy was previously described on planar imaging. Radionuclide venography and contrast-enhanced CT subsequently demonstrated superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction with collateralization through the azygous/hemiazygous system and vertebral venous plexus. SPECT/CT differentiated residual esophageal/tracheal ventilation activity, a clinically insignificant finding, from vertebral uptake indicative of SVC obstruction, a potentially life-threatening condition.

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

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

    2006-08-15

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

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

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    Robinson RA

    2013-05-01

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

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

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    Alessia Reali

    2013-01-01

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

  4. Can the Right Kidney be Salvaged in the Surgical Management of Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava-a Rare Case Report.

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    Chakrabarti, Suvadip; Agarwal, Deepak; Desai, Sanjay M; Mehta, Dharmendra Y

    2016-09-01

    Primary leiomyosarcoma is rare malignant tumour arising from the smooth muscles and can appear at any site where smooth muscle is present. It is more common in the peripheral vessels and has predilection for the female sex. We here report a rare case of leiomyosarcoma involving the segment I & II of inferior vena cava with extension into the renal veins in a 70 year old male patient. Midline transperitoneal approach was taken to excise the tumour along with the vessel wall with anastomosis between the right renal vein and the infrarenal inferior vena cava with a reversed great saphenous vein graft thereby salvaging the right kidney.

  5. Inferior vena cava filter thrombus: A possible cause of an unanticipated finding of {sup 99m} Tc-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy

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    Song, Hee Sung; Choi, Joon Hyouk; Kim, Young Suk [Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-06-15

    {sup 99m}Tc-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy, a sensitive and specific diagnostic test, is useful for patients suspected of suffering from active gastrointestinal bleeding. This study follows a case of a patient who was suspected of gastrointestinal bleeding after an inferior vena cava filter was inserted due to a deep vein thrombosis of the femoral vein. To evaluate an exact focus of bleeding, {sup 99m}Tc-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy was executed. Herein, an unanticipated finding of {sup 99m}Tc-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy probably due to a thrombus on the inferior vena cava filter is reported.

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

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    Renan Roque Onzi

    2007-06-01

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

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

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    Haghighi Mahshid

    2006-12-01

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

  8. Should We Remove the Retrievable Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava Filter? Eight Years of Experience at a Single Center

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    Joohyung Son

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The inferior vena cava filter (IVCF is very effective for preventing pulmonary embolism in pa-tients who cannot undergo anticoagulation therapy. However, if a filter is placed in the body permanently, it may lead to other complications. Methods: A retrospective study was performed of 159 patients who under-went retrievable Cook Celect IVCF implantation between January 2007 and April 2015 at a single center. Baseline characteristics, indications, and complications caused by the filter were investigated. Results: The most common underlying disease of patients receiving the filter was cancer (24.3%. Venous thrombolysis or thrombectomy was the most common indication for IVCF insertion in this study (47.2%. The most common complication was inferior vena cava penetration, the risk of which increased the longer the filter remained in the body (p=0.032, Exp(B=1.004. Conclusion: If the patient is able to retry anticoagulation therapy and the filter is no longer needed, the filter should be removed, even if a long time has elapsed since implantation. If the filter cannot be removed, it is recommended that follow-up computed tomography be performed regularly to monitor the progress of venous thromboembolisms as well as any filter-related complications.

  9. Effect of feeding level on luteal function and progesterone concentration in the vena cava during early pregnancy in gilts.

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    Athorn, R Z; Stott, P; Bouwman, E G; Chen, T Y; Kennaway, D J; Langendijk, P

    2013-01-01

    This study assessed the effect of feeding level on progesterone concentration in the caudal vena cava during early pregnancy in gilts. Twenty-four Landrace gilts were allocated to either a high (2.8±0.02) or a low (1.5±0.01 kg day⁻¹) feeding level at Day 0 of pregnancy. Serial blood samples were collected every 15 min for 3 h before and 3 h after feeding on Days 6 and 9 of pregnancy. Embryo survival and development as well as in vitro luteal progesterone production were assessed at Day 10 of pregnancy. Progesterone concentration in the vena cava was pulsatile with gilts on the high feeding level having more pulses compared with Low gilts on Day 9 of pregnancy (Pgilts on the high feeding level (Pgilts compared with 77±3% for Low gilts (P<0.05). No difference in embryo development between the treatments was seen. There was no difference between treatments in in vitro secretion of progesterone by luteal tissue. In conclusion, a high plane of nutrition positively affects progesterone secretion by the ovaries in early pregnancy.

  10. Hepatectomia total com preservação da veia cava inferior: "piggy-back" experimental em cães Total hepatectomy with preservation of the inferior vena cava: piggyback technique in the dog

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    Orlando de Castro-e-Silva Jr

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available No transplante de fígado, a preservação do segmento retro-hepático da veia cava durante a hepatectomia do receptor apresenta uma série de vantagens: diminuição do tempo de isquemia quente por eliminar a anastomose da veia cava infra-hepática, redução da necessidade da utilização de derivações veno-venosas e simplificação da cirurgia do re-transplante hepático. Em cães, os lobos hepáticos lateral direito e caudado são caprichosamente atravessados pela veia cava inferior, dificultando a completa "esqueletização" do vaso. No presente trabalho, os autores revisam a singular história do método do "piggy-back" experimental e clínico, e discutem a técnica da cirurgia em cães.During the recipient hepatectomy in liver transplantation, preservation of the retrohepatic segment of the inferior vena cava has several advantages: it decreases warm ischemia time by eliminating the infrahepatic caval anastomosis, eliminates the need for venovenous bypass and eases retransplantation. Removal of the liver of the dog without sacrificing the inferior vena cava has been considered impossible because of the intrahepatic course of the vena cava at the sites of entry of the hepatic veins. The following report reviews the history of the piggyback method, and discuss about the feasibility of the total removal of the liver without injury to the vena cava in the dog.

  11. Surgical treatment of renal cell carcinoma with advanced tumor invasion of the inferior vena cava

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    M. I. Davydov

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate short-term and long-term results of nephrectomy, thrombectomy, circular inferior vena cava (IVC resection in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC and advanced IVC tumor invasion.Materials and methods. Medical data of 49 patients with RCC and level II–IV tumor venous thrombus with advanced IVC wall tumor invasion were analyzed. All the patients underwent nephrectomy, thrombectomy, circular IVC resection (radical – 35 (71.0 %, cytoreductive, in M+ cases – 14 (28.6 %. Circular resection of the infrarenal IVC segment was performed in 25 (51.0 % patients; resection of the infrarenal, perirenal and retrohepatic IVC segments with a ligation of the left renal vein (RV – in 24 (49.0 % patients. Perirenal IVC prosthesis was used in 2 (4.1 % patients with initially preserved IVC blood flow, in other cases replacement of the removed IVC segment wasn’t performed due to presence of a network of venous collaterals duplicating the IVC. Patients with metastases received systemic antitumor treatment after nephrectomy, thrombectomy.Results. Median operative time was 260 (135–580 minutes, median blood loss was 8750 (3000–27 000 ml. Severe intraoperative complications were observed in 2 (4.0 % patients, 1 (2.0 % patient died on the operating table due to hypovolemic shock. Postoperative complications were observed in 26 (53.2 % cases (grade III–V in 22 (45.8 % patients. Five-year overall and cancer-specific survival of all patients was 54.6 and 67.8 %, respectively, relapse-free survival of 35 patients with M0 category was 49.4 %. Both IVC prostheses were patent 12 months after the surgery. Function of the left kidney after ligation of the left RV was preserved at the preoperative level in all 24 patients in a median of 12 (2–120 months.Conclusion. Nephrectomy, segmental/subtotal cavectomy with preservation of the main renal venous entries is an effective treatment method in RCC patients with advanced tumor IVC invasion

  12. Surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombi in the inferior vena cava or right atrium.

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    Wakayama, Kenji; Kamiyama, Toshiya; Yokoo, Hideki; Kakisaka, Tatsuhiko; Kamachi, Hirofumi; Tsuruga, Yosuke; Nakanishi, Kazuaki; Shimamura, Tsuyoshi; Todo, Satoru; Taketomi, Akinobu

    2013-10-05

    The prognosis for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombi in the inferior vena cava (IVC) or right atrium (RA) is poor, and there is no established effective treatment for this condition. Thus study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of surgical resection and prognosis after surgery for such cases. Between January 1990 and December 2012, 891 patients underwent hepatectomy for HCC at our institution. Of these, 13 patients (1.5%) diagnosed with advanced HCC with tumor thrombi in the IVC or RA underwent hepatectomy and thrombectomy. Data detailing the surgical outcome were evaluated and recurrence-free and overall survival rates were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Seven patients had an IVC thrombus and six had an RA thrombus. Extra-hepatic metastasis was diagnosed in 8 of 13 patients. Surgical procedures included three extended right lobectomies, three extended left lobectomies, five right lobectomies, and two sectionectomies. Right adrenal gland metastases were excised simultaneously in two patients. All IVC thrombi were removed under hepatic vascular exclusion and all RA thrombi were removed under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Four patients (30.8%) experienced controllable postoperative complications, and there was no surgical mortality. The mean postoperative hospital stay for patients with IVC and RA thrombi was 23.6 ± 12.5 days and 21.2 ± 4.6 days, respectively. Curative resection was performed in 5 of 13 cases. The 1- and 3-year overall survival rates were 50.4%, and 21.0%, respectively, and the median survival duration was 15.3 months. The 1- and 3-year overall survival rates for patients who underwent curative surgical resection were 80.0% and 30.0%, respectively, with a median survival duration of 30.8 months. All patients who underwent curative resection developed postoperative recurrences, with a median recurrence-free survival duration of 3.8 months. The 1-year survival rate for patients who underwent noncurative surgery and had

  13. Inferior Vena Cava Measurement With Ultrasound: What is The Best View and Best Mode?

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    Nathan M. Finnerty

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Intravascular volume status is an important clinical consideration in the management of the critically ill. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS has gained popularity as a non-invasive means of intravascular volume assessment via examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC. However, there are limited data comparing different acquisition techniques for IVC measurement by POCUS. The goal of this evaluation was to determine the reliability of three IVC acquisition techniques for volume assessment: subxiphoid transabdominal long axis (LA, transabdominal short axis (SA, and right lateral transabdominal coronal long axis (CLA (aka “rescue view”. Methods: Volunteers were evaluated by three experienced emergency physician sonographers (EP. Gray scale (B-mode and motion-mode (M-mode diameters were measured and IVC collapsibility index (IVCCI calculated for three anatomic views (LA, SA, CLA. For each IVC measurement, we calculated descriptive statistics, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC, and two-way univariate analyses of variance. Results: EPs evaluated 39 volunteers, yielding 351 total US measurements. Measurements of the three views had similar means (LA 1.9 ± 0.4cm; SA 1.9 ± 0.4cm; CLA 2.0 ± 0.5cm. For B-Mode, LA had the highest ICC (0.86, 95% CI [0.76-0.92] while CLA had the poorest ICC (0.74, 95% CI [0.56-0.85]. ICCs for all M-mode IVCCI were low. Significant interaction effects between anatomical view and EP were observed for B-mode and M-mode measurements. Post-hoc analyses revealed difficulty in consistent view acquisition between EPs. Conclusion: Inter-rater reliability of the IVC by EPs was highest for B-mode LA and poorest for all M-Mode IVC collapsibility indices (IVCCI. These results suggest that B-mode LA holds the most promise to deliver reliable measures of IVC diameter. Future studies may focus on validation in a clinical setting as well as comparison to a reference standard. [West J Emerg Med. 2017;18(3496-501.

  14. Endovascular treatment of thrombosed inferior vena cava filters: Techniques and short-term outcomes

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    Mohammad Arabi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To present the techniques for endovascular treatment of thrombosed filter-bearing inferior vena cavae (IVCs, along with short-term clinical and imaging follow-up. Materials and Methods: A total of 45 consecutive patients (17 females and 28 males, aged 19-79 years (mean age of 49 years, who had IVC filter placement complicated by symptomatic acute or chronic iliocaval thrombosis and underwent endovascular therapy were studied. All patients presented with lower extremity swelling and/or pain. One patient also had bilateral lower extremity swelling and chronic gastrointestinal (GI bleeding which was secondary to chronic systemic to portal venous collaterals. Patients underwent one or more of the following endovascular treatments depending on the chronicity and extent of thrombosis: (a catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT (n = 25, (b pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT (n = 15, (c balloon angioplasty (n = 45, and/or (d stent placement across the filter (n = 42. In addition, 16 patients underwent groin arteriovenous fistula (AVF creation (36% and 3 (7% had femoral venous thrombectomy to improve flow in the recanalized iliac veins and IVCs. Results: Anatomical success was achieved in all patients. Follow-up was not available in 10 patients (lost to follow-up, n = 4; expired due to comorbidities, n = 2; lost to follow-up after re-intervention, n = 4. At a mean follow-up time of 13.3 months (range 1-48 months, clinical success was achieved in 27 patients (60%, i.e. in 21 patients without re-intervention and in 6 patients with re-intervention. Clinical success was not achieved despite re-intervention in eight patients. Higher clinical success was noted in patients who did not require repeat interventions (P = 0.03 and the time to re-intervention was significantly shorter in patients who had clinical failure (P = 0.01. AVF creation did not improve the clinical success rate (P = 1. There was no significant difference in clinical success between

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

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

    2013-12-15

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

  16. Inferior Vena Cava Measurement with Ultrasound: What Is the Best View and Best Mode?

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    Finnerty, Nathan M; Panchal, Ashish R; Boulger, Creagh; Vira, Amar; Bischof, Jason J; Amick, Christopher; Way, David P; Bahner, David P

    2017-04-01

    Intravascular volume status is an important clinical consideration in the management of the critically ill. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has gained popularity as a non-invasive means of intravascular volume assessment via examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC). However, there are limited data comparing different acquisition techniques for IVC measurement by POCUS. The goal of this evaluation was to determine the reliability of three IVC acquisition techniques for volume assessment: sub-xiphoid transabdominal long axis (LA), transabdominal short axis (SA), and right lateral transabdominal coronal long axis (CLA) (aka "rescue view"). Volunteers were evaluated by three experienced emergency physician sonographers (EP). Gray scale (B-mode) and motion-mode (M-mode) diameters were measured and IVC collapsibility index (IVCCI) calculated for three anatomic views (LA, SA, CLA). For each IVC measurement, we calculated descriptive statistics, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), and two-way univariate analyses of variance. EPs evaluated 39 volunteers, yielding 351 total US measurements. Measurements of the three views had similar means (LA 1.9 ± 0.4cm; SA 1.9 ± 0.4cm; CLA 2.0 ± 0.5cm). For B-Mode, LA had the highest ICC (0.86, 95% CI [0.76-0.92]) while CLA had the poorest ICC (0.74, 95% CI [0.56-0.85]). ICCs for all M-mode IVCCI were low. Significant interaction effects between anatomical view and EP were observed for B-mode and M-mode measurements. Post-hoc analyses revealed difficulty in consistent view acquisition between EPs. Inter-rater reliability of the IVC by EPs was highest for B-mode LA and poorest for all M-Mode IVC collapsibility indices (IVCCI). These results suggest that B-mode LA holds the most promise to deliver reliable measures of IVC diameter. Future studies may focus on validation in a clinical setting as well as comparison to a reference standard.

  17. Ablación por radiofrecuencia de vía anómala en paciente con agenesia de la vena cava inferior

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    Gómez, Carlos A.; Múñoz, Edison; Ramos, Luis F.

    2015-01-01

    Describimos un caso de una paciente de sexo femenino de 55 años de edad a quien se le diagnosticó síndrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White, y al ser llevada al procedimiento de ablación se le encuentra agenesia de la vena cava inferior, con continuidad hacia las cavidades cardiacas derechas a través de la vena ácigos. La realización posterior del procedimiento a través de dicha vena se consideró exitosa, pero ante la recurrencia de las alteraciones electrocardiográficas y nuevos episodios de taquica...

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

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    Katsuro Harada Júnior

    2012-09-01

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

  19. [Removal of retrievable inferior vena cava filters 90 days after implantation in an ovine model: is there a time limit for removal?].

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    de Gregorio, Miguel Angel; Laborda, Alicia; Higuera, María Teresa; Lostale, Fernando; Gómez-Arrue, Javier; Serrano, Carolina; Martínez, Miguel Angel; Viloria, Américo

    2008-11-01

    To study the feasibility and safety of removing retrievable Günther-Tulip vena cava filters (GTFs) 90 days after their implantation in an ovine model. Thirty GTFs were implanted in 30 ewes and retrieval was attempted at 90 days. Conventional cavography was performed in all cases before and after retrieval in order to evaluate inferior vena cava patency and record dimensions. The presence of complications related to placement and retrieval of the filter from the inferior vena cava was also recorded. The force required to remove the filters was measured using a modified commercial dynamometer adapted to the GTF retrieval set. Histologic study focused on the inferior vena cava wall. Implantation was performed successfully in all cases (100%). One ewe developed a small focus of thrombosis around 1 of the legs of the filter and another presented a small thrombus within the filter. Retrieval of the filter was attempted in all 30 sheep at 90 days and the result was satisfactory in all but 1 case (96.6%). None of the GTFs required a force greater than 12 N to disengage the hooks of the filter from the wall. No complications were detected on venacavography or at autopsy. Variable degrees of fibrosis were observed in the histologic study. Retrieval of GTFs 90 days after implantation in an ovine model was feasible, safe, and easy, and required little force (median, 4.2 N).

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

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    Köcher, Martin; Krcova, Vera; Cerna, Marie; Prochazka, Martin

    2009-04-01

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

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

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

    2009-04-15

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

  2. Focal accumulation of a radiopharmaceutical in the liver on technetium-99m gated blood pool and Apcitide scintigraphy leading to the diagnosis of superior vena cava obstruction.

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    Sherman, Paul M; Bridwell, Robert S

    2002-01-01

    Focal increased enhancement or radiopharmaceutical uptake in the liver has been associated with superior vena cava syndrome. This report describes the finding in a patient imaged with a relatively new agent, Tc-99m Apcitide. The collateral pathways responsible for the liver "hot spot" are reviewed, as is the role of Tc-99m Apcitide in deep venous thrombosis imaging.

  3. Evaluación ecográfica de la vena cava inferior en los pacientes hemodinámicamente inestables

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    I. Iturbide

    2017-07-01

    La técnica ecográfica para medir variabilidad de la vena cava permite seleccionar a los pacientes ventilados hemodinámicamente inestables que responderán a la terapia de reposición de fluidos. Estos son los que presentan variación en el calibre de la VCI mayor del 12%.

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

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    Gutzeit, Andreas; Roos, Justus E; Hergan, Klaus; von Weymarn, Constantin; Wälti, Stephan; Reischauer, Carolin; Froehlich, Johannes M

    2014-12-01

    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. Suction provokes reduction in blood flow in the inferior vena cava. Ratio between the inferior and superior vena cava blood flow diminished during suction. Manometer used during breathing standardises MR phase-contrast blood flow measurements.

  5. Implantation of VVI pacemaker in a patient with dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava, and sick sinus syndrome: A case report.

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    Guo, Gongliang; Yang, Lili; Wu, Jinyi; Sun, Liqun

    2017-02-01

    Dextrocardia, or right-lying heart, is an uncommon congenital heart disease in which the apex of the heart is located on the right side of chest. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVA) is a rare venous anomaly that is often associated with the abnormalities of cardiac transduction system. A case with combination of dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava, and sick sinus syndrome has not been reported. We used different techniques including cardiac color Doppler echocardiography, 24-hour Holter monitoring, and abdominal ultrasound to make a diagnosis and treated the patient by implanting a VVI pacemaker. A 50-year-old woman was admitted with a syncope. Angiography of the right atrium and superior vena cava, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and abdominal ultrasound revealed the presence of the combination of mirror image dextrocardia, PLSVA, and sick sinus syndrome. The complex structural anomalies presented great technical challenges for interventional treatments. After thorough examination and understanding of the structural anatomy and anomalies of the superior and inferior vena cava and cardiac chambers, we successfully treated this patient by implanting a VVI pacemaker. Physicians must be aware of the complexity of the morphological and anatomical structures of dextrocardia accompanying PLSVC. Given that the diagnosis of situs inversus was performed at a relatively advanced age, it is therefore important to make such a correct diagnosis followed by appropriate therapeutic intervention.

  6. Open surgical removal of a tilted and dislodged inferior vena cava filter through a lumbar branch without cavotomy.

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    Reed, Nanette R; Gloviczki, Peter; Stockland, Andrew H; McBane, Robert D

    2013-07-01

    Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters decrease the risk of pulmonary embolism. Retrieval is recommended but device migration, tilting, or perforation of the IVC by the filter may prevent successful removal. We present a case of a tilted IVC filter with the retrieval hook lodged in a lumbar vein preventing endovascular removal. A subcostal incision was used for open removal. The thrombosed lumbar vein was encircled with vessel loops, facilitating collapse of the filter. No cavotomy was made. This technique, with minimal variation, can be used to remove most nonthrombosed retrievable filters from the IVC, without the need for venotomy. Copyright © 2013 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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    Abdallah Haidar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  8. Combined resection of the right liver lobe and retrohepatic inferior vena cava to treat hepatic alveolar echinococcosis: A case report.

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    Du, Lei; Zhang, Ling-Qiang; Hou, Li-Zhao; Ren, Li; Wang, Hai-Jiu; Guo, Xin-Jian; Fan, Haining

    2017-09-01

    Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) is a potentially fatal and chronically progressive infestation that is caused by the multivesicular metacestode of Echinococcus multilocularis (EM). HAE behaves like a malignant tumor and has been referred to as "worm cancer." The main treatment method for HAE is surgical resection. We present a 41-year-old Tibetan alveolar echinococcosis (AE) patient with AE lesions invading the right liver lobe and retrohepatic inferior vena cava (RHIVC). The patient was diagnosed with HAE based on results obtained from ultrasound examination, computed tomography, liver 3-dimensional reconstruction, serology tests, clinical presentation, and surgical exploration. The final pathology report confirmed the diagnosis as HAE. A radical surgery that combined resection of the liver and RHIVC was performed successfully. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery and a good prognosis. When lesions of the liver significantly violate the RHIVC, resecting the RHIVC without reconstruction may be considered if possible.

  9. Cardiac Rupture of the Junction of the Right Atrium and Superior Vena Cava in Blunt Thoracic Trauma

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    Full Text Available Cardiac rupture following blunt thoracic trauma is rarely encountered, since it commonly causes death at the scene. With advances in critical care, blunt cardiac rupture has been successfully treated with well-organized team approach including an emergency physician, anesthesiologist, and cardiac surgeon. We encountered a patient with blunt cardiac rupture of the junction of the superior vena cava and right atrium that extended 7 cm to the right ventricular junction. The patient was successfully resuscitated after a closed thoracostomy and pericardiocentesis with fluid loading. Cardiac injury was repaired via mid-sternotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient recovered without complications and was discharged on the 7th day after surgery.

  10. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Incidence and Management in Patients Undergoing Repair of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection.

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    Clarke, Nicholas S; Murthy, Raghav A; Guleserian, Kristine J

    2017-07-01

    A association between partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) and systemic venous anomalies has been described in the literature, but the true incidence is yet to be elucidated. At our institution, we sought to find the incidence of a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) in patients undergoing an operation for PAPVC. A retrospective review of all pediatric and adult patients with PAPVC who underwent surgical repair from February 2006 to February 2016. All clinical, radiographic, and operative data were reviewed. Eighty-five patients underwent surgical repair. A PLSVC was identified in 15 (17.6%) patients. Every PLSVC drained/connected to the coronary sinus. A bridging vein was present in only 26.7% (4 of 15). Intraoperative management of the PLSVC consisted of direct cannulation in nine (60%) patients, temporary occlusion in one (6.7%) patient, and ligation in one (6.7%) patient. In the 15 PLSVC patients, 6 (40%) had a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD), 2 (13.3%) had a patent foramen ovale (PFO), 10 (66.6%) had a sinus venosus type defect, and 3 (20%) had both an ASD and sinus venosus-type defect. Of the 15 patients with PAPVC and PLSVC, 14 (93%) had anomalous drainage of pulmonary vein(s) on the right side, whereas 1 (7%) had veins on both sides with anomalous drainage. Persistent left superior vena cava is present in 17.6% of patients undergoing an operation for PAPVC. Awareness of this association as well as the intraoperative management of PLSVC is advised for those that perform operations for PAPVC. As improper myocardial protection and cardiopulmonary bypass strategies in the presence of a PLSVC can result in deleterious outcomes.

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

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

    2015-07-01

    Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are frequently used for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) following deep venous thromboembolism. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  12. The use of HeRo catheter in catheter-dependent dialysis patients with superior vena cava occlusion.

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    Davis, Kathryn L; Gurley, John C; Davenport, Daniel L; Xenos, Eleftherios S

    2016-01-01

    Hemodialysis (HD) patients with superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion have limited access options. Femoral access is commonly employed but is associated with high complication rates. Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) catheters can be used in tunneled catheter-dependent (TCD) patients who have exhausted other access options. The HeRO graft bypasses occlusion and traverses stenosis with outflow directly into the central venous circulation. At our institution we have used the inside-out central venous access technique (IOCVA) to traverse an occluded vena cava for HeRO graft placement. We review our experience with this technique. A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with HeRO graft placement at our institution. All were dependent on a tunneled femoral dialysis catheter due to central venous occlusion (CVO). The IOCVA technique was used in each case. This technique was used as last resort for patients who had no other dialysis access option. Demographics, patency rates, complications, and mortality were recorded. A total of 11 HeRO grafts were placed in 11 patients from January 2012 to June 2013, with 100% technical success rate. Three grafts were ligated due to steal syndrome. Two grafts were lost due to thrombosis. Five of 11 patients experienced a 30-day complication. Three patients died within the follow-up period; however, none were directly related to the graft placement. Follow up range was 65-573 days; 5 of 11 grafts were used for dialysis at the end of the follow-up period. The 12-month patency rate was 30%. HeRO grafts are one option for dialysis patients with CVO. There is, however, a high incidence of steal syndrome and other complications. These grafts should be offered as a final potential alternative to catheter dependence.

  13. Síndroma da veia cava superior como apresentação de neoplasia Superior vena cava syndrome as tumour presentation

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    Nuno Filipe Pires

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A síndroma da veia cava superior (SVCS é causada por uma obstrução/compressão gradual e insidiosa da veia cava superior, caracterizando -se por fácies pletórica, edema e ingurgitamento vascular do pescoço e parte superior do tronco. É geralmente tradutora de neoplasia, sendo o cancro do pulmão a sua causa mais comum. Objectivo: Estudo retrospectivo dos internamentos no Hospital de S. João entre Janeiro de 1995 e Dezembro de 2006 por SVCS de etiologia a esclarecer com a caracterização clínica dos doentes e a avaliação de factores de prognóstico. Material e métodos: Foram seleccionados 60 doentes que à data de admissão não tinham causa para SVCS. Foram avaliados, entre outros, idade, sexo, exposição e carga tabágica, etiologia do SVCS, tratamento e sobrevivência global. Resultados: Dos doentes estudados, 87% apresentavam cancro do pulmão, sendo o tipo histológico mais comum o carcinoma pulmonar de pequenas células (CPPC, com 41% dos casos. Em 10% dos doentes foi diagnosticado linfoma não Hodgkin. Em relação aos factores de prognóstico estudados, verificou-se que a ausência de metastização, o diagnóstico histológico de linfoma, o bom estado geral e a ausência de consumo tabágico se correlacionam positivamente de forma significativa com a sobrevivência. Contrariamente, o diagnóstico de CPPC apresentou igualmente de forma significativa uma menor sobrevivência. Conclusão: Nesta série de doentes com SVCS como apresentação da doença observou -se uma sobrevivência significativamente menor nos casos de CPPC, doentes fumadores (especialmente com ≥ 40 UMA, naqueles com mau estado geral, bem como nos que apresentavam uma maior progressão da doença, com presença de metastização.Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS is characterised by gradual and insidious compression/obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC. Upper chest and neck ingurgitation, plethoric face and oedema are the common symptoms/signs. It

  14. The Incidental Finding of a Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Implications for Primary Care Providers—Case and Review

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    Loren Garrison Morgan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC is the most common thoracic venous anomaly and is a persistent congenital remnant of the vena caval system from early cardiac development. Patients with congenital anomalous venous return are at increased risk of developing various cardiac arrhythmias, due to derangement of embryologic conductive tissue during the early development of the heart. Previously this discovery was commonly made during the placement of pacemakers or defibrillators for the treatment of the arrhythmias, when the operator encountered difficulty with proper lead deployment. However, in today’s world of various easily obtainable imaging modalities, PLSVC is being discovered more and more by primary care providers during routine testing or screening for other ailments. Given the known association between anomalous venous return and the propensity for cardiac arrhythmias, we review the embryology of PLSVC and the mechanisms by which it leads to conduction abnormalities. We also provide the practitioner with recommendations for certain baseline cardiac observations and suggestions for proper surveillance in hopes that better understanding will reduce unnecessary and potentially harmful testing, premature subspecialty referral, and unneeded patient anxiety.

  15. Caval penetration by retrievable inferior vena cava filters: a retrospective comparison of Option and Günther Tulip filters.

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    Olorunsola, Olufoladare G; Kohi, Maureen P; Fidelman, Nicholas; Westphalen, Antonio C; Kolli, Pallav K; Taylor, Andrew G; Gordon, Roy L; LaBerge, Jeanne M; Kerlan, Robert K

    2013-04-01

    To compare the frequency of vena caval penetration by the struts of the Option and Günther Tulip cone filters on postplacement computed tomography (CT) imaging. All patients who had an Option or Günther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placed between January 2010 and May 2012 were identified retrospectively from medical records. Of the 208 IVC filters placed, the positions of 58 devices (21 Option filters, 37 Günther Tulip filters [GTFs]) were documented on follow-up CT examinations obtained for reasons unrelated to filter placement. In cases when multiple CT studies were obtained after placement, each study was reviewed, for a total of 80 examinations. Images were assessed for evidence of caval wall penetration by filter components, noting the number of penetrating struts and any effect on pericaval tissues. Penetration of at least one strut was observed in 17% of all filters imaged by CT between 1 and 447 days following placement. Although there was no significant difference in the overall prevalence of penetration when comparing the Option filter and GTF (Option, 10%; GTF, 22%), only GTFs showed time-dependent penetration, with penetration becoming more likely after prolonged indwelling times. No patient had damage to pericaval tissues or documented symptoms attributed to penetration. Although the Günther Tulip and Option filters exhibit caval penetration at CT imaging, only the GTF exhibits progressive penetration over time. Copyright © 2013 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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    Kotasthane Vaishali D

    2010-07-01

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

  17. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Associated with Hemiazygos Vein Draining in It and Absence of Left Brachiocephalic Vein, in a Patient with Congenital Heart Defect

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    Opincariu Diana

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Persistent left superior vena cava is an anomalous vein that derives from a malfunction of obliteration of the left common cardinal vein during intrauterine life. The diagnosis can be suggested by a dilated coronary sinus as seen in echocardiography, or other imagistic methods. Due to the lack of hemodynamic impairment, and consequently with few or no symptoms, this vascular anomaly is frequently discovered incidentally. In this brief report we present the case of a 35-year-old male known with a complex congenital cardiovascular malformation that included atrial septum defect, persistent left superior vena cava and anomalous right pulmonary vein drainage in the PLSVC, diagnosed with sinoatrial block that required pacemaker implantation. Due to the patient’s medical history, investigations to decide the best approach needed for pacemaker implantation were performed, including a thoracic CT that incidentally found additional anomalies — the hemiazygos vein draining in PLSVC and the lack of the left brachiocephalic vein.

  18. The Role of Sonographic Examination of the Inferior Vena Cava in the Diagnosis of Pseudoclaudication in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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    Ya.V. Fischenko

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    Full Text Available In 63 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, it was defined the relationship of sonographic parameters of the inferior vena cava and pseudoclaudication. Evaluated fluctuating data of volumetric blood flow rate driven by provocation test in patients with pseudoclaudication showed the average value of the sensitivity of this method (0.64, but overdiagnosis rate reaches significant levels (0.71 that requires additional verification tests to confirm a causal relationships.

  19. SU-G-IeP4-15: Ultrasound Imaging of Absorbable Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Proper Placement

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    Mitcham, T; Bouchard, R; Melancon, A; Melancon, M [University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Eggers, M [Adient Medical Technologies, Pearland, TX (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are used in patients with a high risk of pulmonary embolism in situations when the use of blood thinning drugs would be inappropriate. These filters are implanted under x-ray guidance; however, this provides a dose of ionizing radiation to both patient and physician. B-mode ultrasound (US) imaging allows for localization of certain implanted devices without radiation dose concerns. The goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of imaging the placement of absorbable IVCFs using US imaging to alleviate the dosage concern inherent to fluoroscopy. Methods: A phantom was constructed to mimic a human IVC using tissue-mimicking material with 0.5 dB/cm/MHz acoustic attenuation, while agar inclusions were used to model acoustic mismatch at the venous interface. Absorbable IVCF’s were imaged at 15 cm depth using B-mode US at 2, 3, 5, and 7 MHz transmit frequencies. Then, to determine temporal stability, the IVCF was left in the phantom for 10 weeks; during this time, the IVCF was imaged using the same techniques as above, while the integrity of the filter was analyzed by inspecting for fiber discontinuities. Results: Visualization of the inferior vena cava filter was possible at 5, 7.5, and 15 cm depth at US central frequencies of 2, 3, 5, and 7 MHz. Imaging the IVCF at 5 MHz yielded the clearest images while maintaining acceptable spatial resolution for identifying the IVCF’s, while lower frequencies provided noticeably worse image quality. No obvious degradation was observed over the course of the 10 weeks in a static phantom environment. Conclusion: Biodegradable IVCF localization was possible up to 15 cm in depth using conventional B-mode US in a tissue-mimicking phantom. This leads to the potential for using B-mode US to guide the placement of the IVCF upon deployment by the interventional radiologist. Mitch Eggers is an owner of Adient Medical Technologies. There are no other conflicts of interest to disclose.

  20. Robot-assisted Retrohepatic Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy: First or Second Porta Hepatis as an Important Boundary Landmark.

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    Wang, Baojun; Li, Hongzhao; Huang, Qingbo; Liu, Kan; Fan, Yang; Peng, Cheng; Gu, Liangyou; Li, Xintao; Guo, Gang; Liu, Rong; Hu, Minggen; Zhao, Guodong; Wang, Hongguang; Liu, Fengyong; Xiong, Jiang; Zhang, Xu; Ma, Xin

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    Robot-assisted retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy (RA-R-IVCTE) has been reported only for limited series. To describe in detail the techniques for RA-R-IVCTE with regard to the relationship of a proximal thrombus to either the first porta hepatis (FPH) or second porta hepatis (SPH). From May 2013 to July 2016, 22 patients with R-IVC tumor thrombi were admitted to our hospital. RA-R-IVCTE was performed using the Rummel tourniquet technique. For a proximal thrombus inferior to the FPH, we ligated some short hepatic veins (SHVs; typically 1-3). For a thrombus between the FPH and SPH, we mobilized the right lobe of the liver from the IVC by ligating additional SHVs. For a thrombus near or above the SPH but below the diaphragm, we mobilized both the right and left lobes of the liver to obtain high proximal control of the suprahepatic and infradiaphragmatic IVC, and simultaneously clamped the FPH. Detailed techniques were described for various scenarios and perioperative outcomes were recorded. The median operation time was 285min (interquartile range [IQR] 191-390). Intraoperative estimated blood loss was 1350ml (IQR 1000-2075ml). Some 63.6% of patients required an intraoperative blood transfusion and 68% were transferred to the intensive care unit after surgery. Grade IV complications developed in five cases. Vascular injuries (4 cases) were treated with intraoperative endoscopic sutures. An intestinal fistula was found on postoperative day 7 in one case; treatment with gastrointestinal decompression and drainage resolved the condition by 1 mo. Even though the risks involved are high, RA-R-IVCTE is feasible for selected patients. The FPH/SPH is an important boundary landmark for RA-R-IVCTE. The location of proximal IVC tumor thrombi in relation to the FPH or SPH should determine the technique used. Robot-assisted thrombectomy for retrohepatic inferior vena cava tumor thrombus is feasible in selected patients. Copyright © 2017 European Association of

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

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    Zhang, Wen, E-mail: wenzhangxiao@126.com; Yan, Zhiping, E-mail: Yan.zhiping@zs-hospital.sh.cn; Luo, Jianjun, E-mail: luo.jianjun@zs-hospital.sh.cn; Fang, Zhuting, E-mail: 470389481@qq.com; Wu, Linlin, E-mail: linlinzhifubao@126.com; Liu, QingXin, E-mail: liu.qingxin@zs-hospital.sh.cn; Qu, Xudong, E-mail: qu.xudong@zs-hospital.sh.cn; Liu, Lingxiao, E-mail: liu.lingxiao@zs-hospital.sh.cn; Wang, Jianhua, E-mail: wang.jianhua@zs-hospital.sh.cn [Fudan University, Department of Interventional Radiology, Zhongshan Hospital (China)

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    Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish an animal model of implanted inferior vena cava tumor thrombus (IVCTT) and to evaluate the effect of linear iodine-125 seeds strand in treating implanted IVCTT. Methods: Tumor cell line VX{sub 2} 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

  2. Ablación por radiofrecuencia de vía anómala en paciente con agenesia de la vena cava inferior

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    Carlos A. Gómez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Describimos un caso de una paciente de sexo femenino de 55 años de edad a quien se le diagnosticó síndrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White, y al ser llevada al procedimiento de ablación se le encuentra agenesia de la vena cava inferior, con continuidad hacia las cavidades cardiacas derechas a través de la vena ácigos. La realización posterior del procedimiento a través de dicha vena se consideró exitosa, pero ante la recurrencia de las alteraciones electrocardiográficas y nuevos episodios de taquicardia se le realizó nuevo estudio electrofisiológico y ablación por vía yugular interna derecha con éxito. Presentamos además una revisión de la literatura sobre este tópico.

  3. Rectal cancer presenting tumor thrombosis in the inferior vena cava and common iliac vein: case report

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    Rhee, Sun Jung; Park, Seong Jin; Lee, Hae Kyung; Yi, Boem Ha; Park, Sung Il; Hong, Soo Jin; Kim, Hee Kyung; Park, Jeong Mi [Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Bucheon (Korea, Republic of)

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    We report the radiologic findings of a rectal carcinoma case with tumor thrombus in the inferior vana cava and left common iliac vein of a 48-year-old woman. The patient complained of swelling in the left leg and consequently underwent a lymphoscintigraphy, CT venography, abdominal CT, PET-CT, pelvis MRI, and ultrasound doppler. The rectal cancer was determined via a colonoscopy. The tissue biopsy of tumor thrombus in the IVC was done during insertion of IVC filter and poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma was revealed by pathology.

  4. Resection of primary leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with reconstruction: a case series and review of the literature.

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    Wachtel, Heather; Jackson, Benjamin M; Bartlett, Edmund K; Karakousis, Giorgos C; Roses, Robert E; Bavaria, Joseph E; Fraker, Douglas L

    2015-03-01

    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare tumor which presents a unique surgical challenge. We present a series of six cases of leiomyosarcoma resection performed with IVC reconstruction. Retrospective chart review was performed for patients undergoing initial operative resection of primary leiomyosarcoma with IVC reconstruction, at a tertiary care center. Between 2005-2013, six patients underwent resection with reconstruction. Half were female, and the mean age at presentation was 57 ± 15.4 years. Three patients required en bloc resection with adjacent organs. Three patients were resected on venovenous bypass, and one on cardiopulmonary bypass. Three underwent IVC patch repair (bovine pericardium, n = 2; saphenous vein, n = 1), and three had IVC reconstruction with graft (Dacron, n = 1; PTFE, n = 1; aortic homograft, n = 1). All achieved grossly negative margins. Median disease-free survival was 34 months (IQR 7-52 months), and median disease-specific survival was 51 months (IQR 20-108). Five year disease-free and disease-specific survival rates were 30% and 66.7%, respectively. Leiomyosarcomas of the IVC present a technical challenge to the surgeon. Careful preoperative workup and a collaborative team consisting of experienced cardiac and vascular surgeons and surgical oncologists can allow for a safe and successful operation despite extensive tumor involvement. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Superior Vena Cava (SVC Endovascular Reconstruction with Implanted Central Venous Catheter Repositioning for Treatment of Malignant SVC Obstruction

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    Stephanie Volpi

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Superior vena cava (SVC syndrome is a group of clinical signs caused by the obstruction or compression of SVC and characterized by edema of the head, neck, and upper extremities, shortness of breath, and headaches. The syndrome may be caused by benign causes but most of the cases are caused by lung or mediastinal malignant tumors. Stenting of SVC has become widely accepted as the palliative treatment for this condition in malignant diseases, as it offers rapid relief of symptoms and improves the quality of life. Preserving previously placed central venous catheters (CVCs is a major issue in this population. We report the case of a patient with SVC syndrome caused by tumoral obstruction due to central small-cell lung cancer who had right subclavian implanted CVC and a preferential head and neck venous drainage through the left internal jugular and brachiocephalic vein (BCV. We describe a complex procedure of SVC reconstruction with two different objectives: left recanalization and stent placement to ensure head and neck venous drainage and right BCV stenting for CVC repositioning and subsequent replacement. We also review published cases of SVC obstructions stenting with catheter repositioning. The patient experienced quick relief of symptoms after treatment. Chemotherapy was rapidly delivered through the preserved implanted CVC access. A 3-month follow-up computed tomography showed stents patency.

  6. Factors associated with reduced radiation exposure, cost, and technical difficulty of inferior vena cava filter placement and retrieval.

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    Neill, Matthew; Charles, Hearns W; Pflager, Daniel; Deipolyi, Amy R

    2017-01-01

    We sought to delineate factors of inferior vena cava filter placement associated with increased radiation and cost and difficult subsequent retrieval. In total, 299 procedures from August 2013 to December 2014, 252 in a fluoroscopy suite (FS) and 47 in the operating room (OR), were reviewed for radiation exposure, fluoroscopy time, filter type, and angulation. The number of retrieval devices and fluoroscopy time needed for retrieval were assessed. Multiple linear regression assessed the impact of filter type, procedure location, and patient and procedural variables on radiation dose, fluoroscopy time, and filter angulation. Logistic regression assessed the impact of filter angulation, type, and filtration duration on retrieval difficulty. Access site and filter type had no impact on radiation exposure. However, placement in the OR, compared to the FS, entailed more radiation (156.3 vs 71.4 mGy; P = 0.001), fluoroscopy time (6.1 vs 2.8 min; P 1 retrieval device (P 30 min fluoroscopy time (P = 0.02). Cost savings for placement in the FS vs OR were estimated at $444.50 per case. In conclusion, increased radiation and cost were associated with placement in the OR. Filter angulation independently predicted difficult filter retrieval; angulation was determined by filter type. Performing filter placement in the FS using specific filters may reduce radiation and cost while enabling future retrieval.

  7. Primary Mediastinal Synovial Sarcoma Presenting as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Irappa Madabhavi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary mediastinal sarcomas are aggressive tumors with a very rare incidence. This report describes the case of a 35-year-old male patient who presented with acute symptoms of dyspnoea, facial puffiness, voice-hoarseness, and engorged neck veins. With the clinical picture consistent with the superior vena cava (SVC syndrome, the patient was investigated with computed tomography of the chest. This revealed a large soft tissue density mass lesion compressing the SVC along with other critical superior mediastinal structures. Histopathological evaluation of the mass revealed features consistent with a soft tissue sarcoma and positive staining was observed for vimentin and S-100. Cytogenetic analysis by fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH demonstrated the t(X:18 translocation. Thus diagnosis was established as primary mediastinal synovial sarcoma. Patient was treated with three cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, to which there was a partial response as per the RECIST criteria. Surgical excision of the mediastinal mass was performed, and further postoperative treatment with adjuvant chemoradiotherapy was provided. Patient currently is free of disease. This is to the best of our knowledge the first report in the world literature of a successfully treated case of “primary mediastinal sarcomas presenting as SVC syndrome.” Patient is under regular surveillance at our clinic and remains free of recurrence one year after treatment completion.

  8. Refractory cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea secondary to occult superior vena cava syndrome and benign intracranial hypertension: diagnosis and management.

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    Bledsoe, Jonathan M; Moore, Eric J; Link, Michael J

    2009-07-01

    This study is designed to describe the association between benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea and address the effect of extracranial venous flow dynamics on intracranial pressure (ICP). We present a 58-year-old woman with refractory spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea who was later found to have superior vena cava syndrome. The patient had undergone two prior transnasal endoscopic repair attempts. In retrospect, a preoperative magnetic resonance venogram (MRV) suggested very prolonged cerebral transit time, despite otherwise normal intracranial venous anatomy. The CSF leak was repaired through a bifrontal craniotomy. The intraoperative and postoperative course was complicated due to the patient's significant comorbidities. She ultimately made a good recovery and has not had any further CSF rhinorrhea in more than 2 years of follow-up. Refractory, spontaneous CSF leak must prompt aggressive investigation for multiple causes of elevated ICP. A cerebral transit time can be obtained from scout imaging when a magnetic resonance angiogram or MRV is performed, and this may disclose elevated ICP if it is prolonged. If endoscopic transnasal repair fails, craniotomy and direct suture repair and autologous tissue reinforcement of the skull base may prove successful and durable, even if BIH persists.

  9. Practice patterns of retrievable inferior vena cava filters and predictors of filter retrieval in patients with pulmonary embolism.

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    Kang, Jieun; Ko, Heung-Kyu; Shin, Ji Hoon; Ko, Gi-Young; Jo, Kyung-Wook; Huh, Jin Won; Oh, Yeon-Mok; Lee, Sang-Do; Lee, Jae Seung

    2017-12-01

    Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are increasingly used in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) who have contraindications to anticoagulant therapy. However, previous studies have shown that many retrievable filters are left permanently in patients. This study aimed to identify the common indications for IVC filter insertion, the filter retrieval rate, and the predictive factors for filter retrieval attempts. To this end, a retrospective cohort study was performed at a tertiary care center in South Korea between January 2010 and May 2016. Electronic medical charts were reviewed for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) who underwent IVC filter insertion. A total of 439 cases were reviewed. The most common indication for filter insertion was a preoperative/procedural aim, followed by extensive iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Retrieval of the IVC filter was attempted in 44.9% of patients. The retrieval success rate was 93.9%. History of cerebral hemorrhage, malignancy, and admission to a nonsurgical department were the significant predictive factors of a lower retrieval attempt rate in multivariate analysis. With the increased use of IVC filters, more issues should be addressed before placing a filter and physicians should attempt to improve the filter retrieval rate.

  10. Inferior vena cava atresia predisposing to acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis in children: A descriptive dual-center study.

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    Tarango, Cristina; Kumar, Riten; Patel, Manish; Blackmore, Anne; Warren, Patrick; Palumbo, Joseph S

    2018-02-01

    Thrombosis in the healthy pediatric population is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the optimal treatment or outcomes of children with unprovoked acute lower extremity (LE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT) associated with atresia of the inferior vena cava (IVC). We retrospectively analyzed the records of patients with acute LE DVT subsequently found to have IVC atresia who presented to two tertiary pediatric institutions between 2008 and 2016. Data were reviewed for thrombophilia risk factors, treatment, and outcomes. Eighteen patients, aged 13-18 years (median: 16 years), presenting with acute LE DVT were found to have IVC atresia. Three patients also presented with pulmonary embolism. Fourteen patients underwent site-directed thrombolysis in addition to anticoagulation. Five patients (28%) had confirmed or suspected recurrent thrombosis. Thirteen patients (72%) had no identified provocation for DVT. Ten patients (56%) had post-thrombotic syndrome, and 17 of 18 patients remain on indefinite anticoagulation. This study suggests that IVC atresia is a risk factor for LE DVT and pulmonary embolism in otherwise healthy children and highlights the importance of dedicated imaging of the IVC in young patients with unprovoked LE DVT. Indefinite anticoagulation may be considered in pediatric patients presenting with unprovoked thrombosis secondary to an atretic IVC. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Topographic anatomy of the fetal inferior vena cava, coronary sinus, and pulmonary veins: Variations in Chiari's network.

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    Naito, Michiko; Yu, Hee Chul; Kim, Ji Hyun; Rodríguez-Vázquez, José Francisco; Murakami, Gen; Cho, Baik Hwan

    2015-07-01

    To understand anomalies in Chiari's network better, we assessed the topographical anatomy of the fetal inferior vena cava (IVC), coronary sinus, and atria. We examined sagittal serial paraffin sections of 15 human fetuses of crown-rump length 24-36 mm, corresponding to a gestational age of 8 weeks. Although their outflow tract morphologies were similar, these 15 specimens could be classified into two groups. In eight specimens, the left common cardinal vein reached the body wall, whereas in the other seven the vein was obliterated near the left pulmonary vein. Irrespective of the group in which the specimen was included, the anteroposterior arrangement of the coronary sinus, the sinus septum (septum), and the right sinus valve (right valve) could be classified into three types: the right valve-septum-coronary sinus arrangement in seven specimens; the right valve-coronary sinus-septum arrangement in five; and the coronary sinus-right valve-septum arrangement in three. Depending on differences in topographical anatomy, the sinus septum separated the coronary sinus opening from either the right or the left atrium. Likewise, the coronary sinus opening was either adjacent to or distant from the IVC terminal. Rather than the counter-side position of the right valve being at the IVC terminal, the left sinus valve protruded leftward, forming an incomplete interatrial septum. Fetal variations seemed to be closely connected with individual variations and a high frequency of Chiari's network anomalies in adults. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Venous thrombosis and congenital absence of inferior vena cava in a patient with menorrhagia and pelvic pain.

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    Nichols, J L; Gonzalez, S C; Bellino, P J; Bieber, E J

    2010-02-01

    Agenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an uncommon congenital vascular malformation. We report a case in a teenage female recently started on oral contraception. Because of menorrhagia, the patient had begun an oral contraceptive pill (OCP) 1(1/2) months prior to presentation. She initially presented with pelvic and lower back pain, and imaging showed a pelvic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and an interrupted IVC. Anticoagulation was started, the OCP was discontinued, and a discussion occurred regarding the treatment options for her menorrhagia following her recent diagnosis. The case presented shows the rare occurrence of the congenital absence of an IVC with pelvic thrombosis in a young female with a history of menorrhagia and new onset of pelvic pain. The evaluation of this case report leads to a comprehensive review in the treatment choice for menorrhagia with the preceding history of a thrombotic event. Copyright 2010 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Ultrasonography of inferior vena cava to determine central venous pressure: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.

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    Alavi-Moghaddam, Mostafa; Kabir, Ali; Shojaee, Majid; Manouchehrifar, Mohammad; Moghimi, Mehrdad

    2017-05-01

    Background Until now, no valid alternative exists for predicting central venous pressure (CVP) with lower invasiveness than central venous catheter. Purpose To explore inferior vena cava diameter (IVCD) measurement accuracy by ultrasonography as a surrogate variable for determination of central venous pressure (CVP). Material and Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis of all published studies in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, and Google Scholar were conducted from inception to July 2013. We used the STROBE checklist for quality assessment and meta-regression. Results Thirty-seven papers with 2843 cases were identified. The correlation coefficients between each one of IVCD, inspiratory IVC (iIVC), IVC collapsibility index (IVCCI), and expiratory IVC (eIVC) with CVP, were 0.68, 0.60, 0.54, and 0.44, respectively. There was no evidence of publication bias ( P = 0.28). Based on meta-regression, male gender was an important source of heterogeneity (OR = 1.01; 95% confidence interval, 1-1.03), which resulted in a higher correlation between IVCD and CVP. The present study showed a higher strength of association with CVP pertaining to IVCD, iIVC, IVCCI, and eIVC, respectively, and they were higher in men. Conclusion This study does not support the measurement of IVCD by ultrasonography as an acceptable surrogate variable to determine CVP among critical patients.

  14. Semi-automated tracking and continuous monitoring of inferior vena cava diameter in simulated and experimental ultrasound imaging.

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    Mesin, Luca; Pasquero, Paolo; Albani, Stefano; Porta, Massimo; Roatta, Silvestro

    2015-03-01

    Assessment of respirophasic fluctuations in the diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is detrimentally affected by its concomitant displacements. This study was aimed at presenting and validating a method to compensate for IVC movement artifacts while continuously measuring IVC diameter in an automated fashion (with minimal interaction with the user) from a longitudinal B-mode ultrasound clip. Performance was tested on both experimental ultrasound clips collected from four healthy patients and simulations, implementing rigid IVC displacements and pulsation. Compared with traditional M-mode measurements, the new approach systematically reduced errors in caval index assessment (range over maximum diameter value) to an extent depending on individual vessel geometry, IVC movement and choice of the M-line (the line along which the diameter is computed). In experimental recordings, this approach identified both the cardiac and respiratory components of IVC movement and pulsatility and evidenced the spatial dependence of IVC pulsatility. IVC tracking appears to be a promising approach to reduce movement artifacts and to improve the reliability of IVC diameter monitoring. Copyright © 2015 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Fontan's circulation with dextrocardia, recent pulmonary embolism, and inferior vena cava filter: Anesthetic challenges for urgent hysterectomy.

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    Singh, Preet Mohinder; Borle, Anuradha; Ramachandran, Rashmi; Trikha, Anjan; Goudra, Basavana Gouda

    2016-01-01

    Fontan's circulation is a unique challenge for the anesthesiologist. Venous pressure is the only source of blood flow for the pulmonary circulation. Patients with such circulation are extremely sensitive to progression of cyanosis (decreased pulmonary blood flow) or circulatory failure. Any major venous compression can compromise the pulmonary blood flow worsening cyanosis; simultaneously, an increased afterload can precipitate circulatory failure. We present a rare patient of surgically corrected Ivemark syndrome with Fontan's physiology with dextrocardia who developed a large uterine fibroid compressing inferior vena cava (IVC). As a result of compression, not only the pulmonary circulation was compromised but she also developed stasis-induced venous thrombosis in the lower limbs that lead to pulmonary embolism (PE) (increased afterload). In addition to oral anticoagulation an IVC filter was inserted to prevent ongoing recurrent PE. Further, to prevent both circulatory compromise and deep venous thrombosis an urgent myomectomy/hysterectomy was planned. In the present case, we discuss the issues involved in the anesthetic management of such patients and highlight the lacunae in the present guidelines for managing perioperative anticoagulation these situations.

  16. Catheter-directed Thrombolysis in Acute Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Caused by Central Venous Catheters.

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    Cui, Jie; Kawai, Tasuo; Irani, Zubin

    2015-01-01

    Indwelling central venous catheters have been reported to increase the risk of superior venous cava (SVC) syndrome. This case report describes the development of acute SVC syndrome in a 28-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease implanted with a left-side hemodialysis reliable outflow graft and a right-side double lumen hemodialysis catheter via internal jugular veins. Her symptoms were not alleviated after catheter removal and systemic anticoagulation therapy. She was eventually treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis and a predischarge computer tomographic venogram on postthrombolytic procedure day 7 showed patent central veins and patient remained asymptomatic. This case demonstrates that catheter-directed thrombolysis can be safely employed to treat refractory catheter-induced acute SVC syndrome in end-stage renal disease patients. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Connected to the Coronary Sinus in the Fetus: Effects on Cardiac Structure and Flow Dynamics.

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    Liu, Xiaowei; He, Yihua; Tian, Zhiyun; Rychik, Jack

    2016-08-01

    Ventricular size discrepancy may be due to a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) in utero. We sought to investigate for differences in cardiac structure measures and hemodynamics between fetuses with isolated PLSVC connected to the coronary sinus (CS) and normal. Fetuses diagnosed with isolated PLSVC in the second and third trimester were enrolled. We defined two groups: group 1, twenty-five fetuses in the second trimester (22-27 W + 6d); group 2, twenty-two fetuses in the third trimester (28-39 W + 6d). Fifty-three fetuses without intra-cardiac or extra-cardiac anomalies and gestation age-matched were divided into normal control groups: group 3, 28 fetuses in the second trimester; group 4, 25 fetuses in the third trimester. Parameters of cardiac structure and hemodynamics were measured, including: left- and right-side heart size, the diameter of foramen ovale, aorta (AO), aortic isthmus and pulmonary artery (PA), and ratios of cardiac structure RV/LV, RA/LA and PA/AO were calculated. Hemodynamic parameters measured included: flow velocity across mitral valve, tricuspid valve and foramen ovale. In the second trimester, the ratio of RV/LV and PA/AO of the PLSVC fetuses was significantly larger than normal, while the AO diameter, aortic isthmus diameter were smaller than normal (P cardiac structure size from normal. These differences appear to diminish with gestational age. A dilated CS may have an influence on development of fetal left heart structures.

  18. Can a renal nurse assess fluid status using ultrasound on the inferior vena cava? A cross-sectional interrater study.

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    Steinwandel, Ulrich; Gibson, Nicholas; Towell, Amanda; Rippey, James J R; Rosman, Johan

    2017-10-11

    Ultrasound of the inferior vena cava (IVC-US) has been used to estimate intravascular volume status and fluid removal during a hemodialysis session. Usually, renal nurses rely on other, imprecise methods to determine ultrafiltration. To date, no study has examined whether renal nurses can reliably perform ultrasound for volume assessment and for potential prevention of intradialytic hypotension. This pilot study aimed to determine if a renal nurse could master the skill of performing and correctly interpreting Point of Care Ultrasound on patients receiving hemodialysis. After receiving theoretical training and performing 100 training scans, a renal nurse performed 60 ultrasound scans on 10 patients. These were categorized by the nurse into hypovolemic, euvolemic, or hypervolemic through measurement of the maximal diameter and degree of collapse of the IVC. Scans were subsequently assessed for adequacy and quality by two sonologists, who were blinded to each other's and the nurse's results. The interrater reliability of 60 scans was good, with intraclass correlation 0.79 (95% confidence interval (CI) =0.63-0.87) and with a good interrater agreement for the following estimation of intravascular volume (Cohen's weighted Kappa κw  = 0.62), when comparing the nurse to an expert sonographer. A renal nurse can reliably perform ultrasound of the IVC in hemodialysis patients, obtaining high quality scans for volume assessment of hemodialysis patients. This novel approach could be more routinely applied by other renal nurses to obtain objective measures of patient volume status in the dialysis setting. © 2017 Commonwealth of Australia. Hemodialysis International © International Society for Hemodialysis International.

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

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    Ganguli, Suvranu, E-mail: sganguli@partners.org; Kalva, Sanjeeva; Oklu, Rahmi; Walker, T. Gregory; Datta, Neil [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Vascular Imaging and Intervention, Department of Imaging (United States); Grabowski, Eric F. [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics (United States); Wicky, Stephan [Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Vascular Imaging and Intervention, Department of Imaging (United States)

    2012-10-15

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

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

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    Miletin, J

    2012-02-01

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

  1. Safety and Efficacy of an Absorbable Filter in the Inferior Vena Cava to Prevent Pulmonary Embolism in Swine.

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    Huang, Steven Y; Eggers, Mitchell; McArthur, Mark J; Dixon, Katherine A; McWatters, Amanda; Dria, Stephen; Hill, Lori R; Melancon, Marites P; Steele, Joseph R; Wallace, Michael J

    2017-12-01

    Purpose To evaluate the immediate and long-term safety as well as thrombus-capturing efficacy for 5 weeks after implantation of an absorbable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in a swine model. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Eleven absorbable IVC filters made from polydioxanone suture were deployed via a catheter in the IVC of 11 swine. Filters remained in situ for 2 weeks (n = 2), 5 weeks (n = 2), 12 weeks (n = 2), 24 weeks (n = 2), and 32 weeks (n = 3). Autologous thrombus was administered from below the filter in seven swine from 0 to 35 days after filter placement. Fluoroscopy and computed tomography follow-up was performed after filter deployment from weeks 1-6 (weekly), weeks 7-20 (biweekly), and weeks 21-32 (monthly). The infrarenal IVC, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, and spleen were harvested at necropsy. Continuous variables were evaluated with a Student t test. Results There was no evidence of IVC thrombosis, device migration, caval penetration, or pulmonary embolism. Gross pathologic analysis showed gradual device resorption until 32 weeks after deployment. Histologic assessment demonstrated neointimal hyperplasia around the IVC filter within 2 weeks after IVC filter deployment with residual microscopic fragments of polydioxanone suture within the caval wall at 32 weeks. Each iatrogenic-administered thrombus was successfully captured by the filter until resorbed (range, 1-4 weeks). Conclusion An absorbable IVC filter can be safely deployed in swine and resorbs gradually over the 32-week testing period. The device is effective for the prevention of pulmonary embolism for at least 5 weeks after placement in swine. © RSNA, 2017.

  2. Usefulness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Unstable Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Patients Who Underwent Pulmonary Embolectomy.

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    Stein, Paul D; Matta, Fadi; Lawrence, Frank R; Hughes, Mary J

    2018-02-15

    Administrative data were analyzed from the Premier Healthcare Database, 2010 to 2014, to assess whether inferior vena cava (IVC) filters reduce mortality in unstable patients (in shock or on ventilator support) with acute pulmonary embolism and in stable patients who undergo surgical pulmonary embolectomy. Mortality was assumed to be due to pulmonary embolism in patients who had none of the co-morbid conditions listed in the Charlson Comorbidity Index. Data were determined on the basis of International Classification of Disease-9th Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. All-cause mortality in unstable patients was lower with IVC filters in-hospital, 288 of 1,972 (23%) versus 1339 of 3002 (45%) (p <0.0001), and at 3 months, all-cause mortality was 316 of 1,272 (25%) versus 1,428 of 3,002 (48%) (p <0.0001). Pulmonary embolism mortality was lower with IVC filters in unstable patients in-hospital, 191 of 926 (21%) versus 913 of 2,138 (43%) (p <0.0001) and at 3 months, 215 of 926 (23%) versus 971 of 2,138 (45%) (p <0.0001). A lower in-hospital and 3-month all-cause mortality and pulmonary embolism mortality was also shown with IVC filters in stable patients who underwent pulmonary embolectomy. These data, in concert with previous retrospective data, suggest that unstable patients with pulmonary embolism and stable patients who undergo pulmonary embolectomy may benefit from an IVC filter. Further investigations would be useful. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  3. Retrospective Review of 516 Implantations of Option Inferior Vena Cava Filters at a Single Health Care System.

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    Tsui, Brian; An, Tianzhi; Moon, Eunice; King, Russell; Wang, Weiping

    2016-03-01

    To retrospectively evaluate the safety, efficacy, and retrievability of Option inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. All patients (N = 516; 247 women; mean age, 67.1 y ± 15.1; range, 19.5-101.6 y) who received an Option filter between August 2009 and March 2015 at a single health care system were analyzed. The study duration was 68 months, with median clinical follow-up of 7.1 months (range, 1 d to 61.8 mo). During follow-up, 73 of 83 patients (88.0%) underwent successful filter retrieval, 153 died (including three after successful retrieval), and 293 remained alive with filters in situ. Seventeen cases of breakthrough pulmonary embolism (PE) occurred (3.4%). Among 323 patients with direct filter imaging, there were two cases of tilt > 15°, one case of filter deformity, 16 cases of intracaval migration > 2 cm, and no cases of filter fracture. There were six cases of caval occlusion, nine cases of thrombus trapped inside the filter, and 57 cases of limb penetration on computed tomography scans or radiographs of the IVC. Retrieval failures were attributed to filter tilt or tip embedment in the caval wall (n = 4), complete IVC thrombosis (n = 3), thrombus inside the filter (n = 2), or inability to disengage filter legs (n = 1). Recurrent deep vein thrombosis occurred in 34 patients, including 32 with filters in situ and two whose filters had been removed. Most Option filters were left in situ for permanent indications. Rates of successful retrieval, device-related complications, and breakthrough PE were similar to those associated with other retrievable filters. Copyright © 2016 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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    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.

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

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

    2015-10-15

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

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

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    2011-10-01

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

  7. [Prognostic value of measuring the diameter and inspiratory collapse of the inferior vena cava in acute heart failure].

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    Josa-Laorden, C; Giménez-López, I; Rubio-Gracia, J; Ruiz-Laiglesia, F; Garcés-Horna, V; Pérez-Calvo, J I

    2016-05-01

    To assess the utility of measuring the diameter and collapse of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in acute heart failure (AHF), its relationship with the prognosis and serum biomarkers of congestion. An observational prospective study was conducted that included 85 patients with AHF, classifying them into 4 groups according to IVC diameter (≤ or >20mm) and inspiratory collapse (< or ≥50%) at admission. The endpoints were mortality due to HF and the combined event of mortality and readmission for HF at 180 days. Some 24.7% of the patients had an undilated IVC and ≥50% collapse (group 1); 20% had an undilated IVC and <50% collapse (group 2), 5.9% had a dilated IVC and ≥50% collapse (group 3); and 49.4% had a dilated IVC and <50% collapse (group 4). The lack of inspiratory collapse but not IVC dilation was related to higher concentrations of urea (P=.007), creatinine (P=.004), uric acid (P=.008), NT-proBNP (P=.009) and CA125 (P=.005). Survival free of the combined event at 180 days was lower in those patients with no IVC collapse. Dilation and the absence of the inspiratory collapse of the IVC are common in the context of AHF. The lack of inspiratory collapse of the IVC during the decompensation phase identifies a subgroup of patients with poorer prognosis at 6 months. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI). All rights reserved.

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

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    HUANG Long

    2015-06-01

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

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

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    Rishi Nayyar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 restoring left renal outflow in presence of concomitant right nephrectomy is discussed. Both the patients were disease free at six months with no loss of left renal glomerular filtration rate.

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

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    Hamada, Akihiro; Yamasaki, Toshinari; Negoro, Hiromitsu; Kobayashi, Takashi; Terada, Naoki; Sugino, Yoshio; Matsui, Yoshiyuki; Inoue, Takahiro; Kamba, Tomomi; Yoshimura, Koji; Ogawa, Osamu

    2014-12-01

    In cases of advanced renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus, surgical resection of both tumor and thrombus contributes to the improvement of patient's prognosis, but the risk of perioperative complication is still high. We experienced two cases of advanced renal tumors with IVC tumor thrombus down-sized by presurgical treatment of axitinib. Axitinib treatment showed a marked tumor reduction effect without any severe adverse event. We could remove both tumor and thrombus without perioperative complications. In these two cases, downsizing of IVC thrombus enabled us to reduce the extent of the surgery.

  11. Tratamiento endovascular con estent de síndrome de vena cava superior asociado a cables de marcapasos. Revisión de la literatura

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    Andrés Reyes Valdivia

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    Full Text Available La aparición de trombosis venosa asociada a cables de marcapasos no es una entidad infrecuente, cursando habitualmente de forma asintomática o con síntomas leves debido a la dificultad del retorno venoso. Esto debido a la colateralidad secundaria y progresiva que compensa dicho componente mecánico obstructivo. La presentación sintomática como síndrome de vena cava superior no es habitual y su aparición por tanto, poco frecuente; dada la extensa colateralidad venosa que asocian estos pacientes.

  12. Effectiveness of a flexible coiled sheath for correcting an acute angle between the brachiocephalic vein and the superior vena cava for successful defibrillator implantation

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    Yeon Pyo Yoo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Successful implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs that is performed to avoid surgery in patients with atypical vasculature is still problematic. Acute angulations and significant tortuosity of the venous vasculature may influence both procedural success and periprocedural complications. We successfully implanted an ICD in a patient with deformed vasculature caused by tuberculosis-induced lung destruction by using a flexible coiled sheath instead of a friable peel-away sheath. This report highlights an alternative maneuver that may be an option in patients who have an acute angle between the brachiocephalic vein and the superior vena cava.

  13. Right sided double inferior vena cava with obstructed retrocaval ureter: Managed with single incision multiple port laparoscopic technique using "Santosh Postgraduate Institute tacking ureteric fixation technique"

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    Singh, Shivanshu; Garg, Nitin

    2015-01-01

    Right double inferior vena cava with obstructed retrocaval ureter is an extremely rare anomaly with only a few reported cases in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report describing ureteric repair by use of a single-incision laparoscopic technique. In addition, this report addresses the underlying surgical challenges of this repair and provides a brief review of the embryology of this anomaly. The "Santosh Postgraduate Institute ureteric tacking fixation technique" provides ease of end-to-end uretero-ureteric anastomosis in a single-incision laparoscopic surgery. PMID:25874048

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

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    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.

  15. Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with extended inferior vena cava thrombosis: complications and long-term results

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    V. A. Atduev

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Analysis of factors affecting results of inferior vena cava (IVC thrombectomy in patients with renal cell carcinoma.Materials and methods. Nephrectomy with thrombectomy from IVC was performed in 53 patients (31 (58.5 % males and 22 (41.5 % females with extended thrombosis. Patient age was 35–76 years (mean age 58.7 ± 10.1 years. In 36 (68 % patients stage Т3b was determined (mean thrombus length 5.28 ±0.32 cm, in 17 (32 % patients – stage Т3с (mean thrombus length – 13.00 ±0.71 cm. Postoperative complications were evaluated in accordance with the Clavien–Dindo classification. Calculations were performed using statistics software SPSS Statistics 16.Results. No intraoperative complications were observed, mean blood loss was 714 (200–4000 ml. Use of the Cell Saver system allowed to perform reinfusion in the majority of patients. Blood transfusion of 200–500 ml was necessary in 15 patients. In 32 (60.3 % patients no complications were observed. Grade I complications were observed in 2 (3.7 % patients, grade II – in 15 (28.3 % patients, IIIА grade – in 2 (3.7 % patients, and grade IIIВ – in 1 (1.8 % patient; there wasn’t any grade IV complications. Two (3.8 % patients died of pulmonary artery thromboembolism. Correlation analysis has shown a high dependency of complications on thrombus size (r = 0.7 and blood loss volume (r = 0.6, and low dependency on tumor size (r = 0.44; complications weren’t affected by patients’ age (r = 0.1 or Karnofsky status (r = 0.0. Median overall survival was 48 months, 3-year survival was 57.1 %, median progression-free survival was 46 months, 3-year progression-free survival was 56.8 %; 90-day morbidity was absent. Three-year overall survival for рN0 was significantly higher than for рN1 (69 % vs. 25 %; р = 0.014. There was no difference in terms of survival between patients with supradiaphragmatic and subdiaphragmatic thrombi (р = 0.14.Conclusion. Results of our study show

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

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    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

  17. End-to-end renal vein anastomosis to preserve renal venous drainage following inferior vena cava radical resection due to leiomyosarcoma.

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    Araujo, Raphael L C; Gaujoux, Sébastien; D'Albuquerque, Luiz Augusto Carneiro; Sauvanet, Alain; Belghiti, Jacques; Andraus, Wellington

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    When retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) resection is required, for example, for IVC leiomyosarcoma, reconstruction is recommended. This is particularly true when the renal vein confluence is resected to preserve venous outflow, including that of the right kidney. Two patients with retrohepatic IVC leiomyosarcoma involving renal vein confluences underwent hepatectomy with en bloc IVC resection below the renal vein confluence. IVC reconstruction was not performed, but end-to-end renal vein anastomoses were, including a prosthetic graft in 1 case. The postoperative course was uneventful with respect to kidney function, anastomosis patency assessed using Doppler ultrasonography and computerized tomography, and transient lower limb edema. End-to-end renal vein anastomosis after a retrohepatic IVC resection including the renal vein confluence should be considered as an alternative option for preserving right kidney drainage through the left renal vein when IVC reconstruction is not possible or should be avoided. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Gianturco Z-Stent Fixation of a Modified Iliac Limb Stent-Graft Endoprosthesis for the Treatment of Malignant Superior Vena Cava Syndrome.

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    Chick, Jeffrey Forris Beecham; Osher, Matthew L; Cooper, Kyle J; Saad, Wael E; Williams, David M; Khaja, Minhaj S

    2017-11-01

    Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, characterized by facial and arm swelling, is most frequently caused by intrathoracic malignancies. Decompression may be achieved with endovenous stent placement. Polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents have shown to have higher long-term cumulative patency rates compared with uncovered stents for the treatment of malignant SVC syndrome. Unfortunately, polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents are not readily available worldwide. Moreover, the existing armamentarium, including balloon-expandable iCAST stents (maximum diameter 10 mm) and heparin-coated Viabahn stent-graft endoprostheses (maximum diameter 13 mm), is too small to adequately treat malignant obstruction of the SVC. This report describes a patient with SVC syndrome and SVC tumor thrombus secondary to recurrent nonseminomatous germ cell carcinoma of the mediastinum treated with a Gianturco Z-stent-fixed modified EXCLUDER abdominal aortic aneurysm iliac limb endoprosthesis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Phlegmasia Caerulea Dolens in a Patient With an Inferior Vena Cava Filter: Treatment of Massive Iliocaval Thrombosis Using Local Intravenous Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis

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    Cookson, Daniel, E-mail: danielthomascookson@yahoo.co.uk [Middlemore Hospital, Department of Radiology (New Zealand); Caldwell, Stuart, E-mail: stuart.caldwell@middlemore.co.nz [Middlemore Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (New Zealand)

    2012-10-15

    Phlegmasia caerulea dolens (PCD) is a potentially disastrous complication of inferior vena cava filter insertion, and its optimum management has not been clearly established. We present a case report of a patient with pulmonary embolism and acute adrenal haemorrhage who developed PCD secondary to massive iliocaval thrombosis after insertion of a Cook Celect removable filter. Local intravenous catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), followed by systemic anticoagulation, achieved limb salvage and virtual resolution of symptoms at 3 months without complications. CDT can be a successful primary treatment of filter-associated PCD and can be safe in selected patients with acute nontraumatic haemorrhage. Systemic anticoagulation may subsequently restore complete venous patency and may therefore be a useful approach to postthrombolysis management of residual iliocaval thrombus when filter removal is indicated.

  20. Transesophageal Echocardiogram-Guided Stent Placement in Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Secondary to Granulomatous Lung Disease: A Case Series and Literature Review.

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    Sun, Kaiwen; Batra, Rishi; Markin, Nicholas W; Suh, Melissa; Pipinos, Iraklis I; Roberts, Ellen K; Mactaggart, Jason N; Baxter, B Timothy

    2017-11-01

    Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening condition due to likely development of edema in the head and neck and potential respiratory compromise. Less than half of those affected by SVC syndrome survive more than a year. Obstruction can be from neoplasms or secondary to benign disease. Treatment for most cases of symptomatic SVC syndrome involves placement of a stent to relieve the stenosis. Serious complications such as stent migration, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac tamponade can occur in 5% to 10% of cases, and inadequate imaging of the SVC-atrial junction by fluoroscopy contributes to these problems. The overlapping contrast in the atrium makes it difficult to precisely place the distal end of the stent, potentially allowing for embolization of the stent to occur. We present a case series of 3 patients wherein transesophageal echocardiography was used for guidance of stent placement in the SVC and significantly aided in placement.

  1. A randomized trial of catheters of different lengths to achieve right atrium versus superior vena cava placement for continuous renal replacement therapy.

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    Morgan, David; Ho, Kwok; Murray, Conor; Davies, Hugh; Louw, Jeanne

    2012-08-01

    The aim was to assess whether inserting a longer soft silicone short-term dialysis catheter targeting tip placement in the right atrium could improve dialyzer circuit life span compared with inserting a shorter dialysis catheter targeting tip placement in the superior vena cava. Randomized unblinded controlled study. A tertiary multidisciplinary intensive care unit enrolling 100 critically ill patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Placement of longer (20-24 cm) versus shorter dialysis catheters (15-20 cm) within one of the major thoracic veins for initiation of CRRT. The primary study outcome was duration of dialysis circuit life span. Secondary outcomes included delivered daily dialysis dose, incidence and cause of CRRT circuit failure, complications potentially related to the position of the short-term dialysis catheter, mortality, and patient length of stay. Placing the longer dialysis catheters was associated with an increased average dialyzer life span of 6.5 hours (24 hours [25th-75th percentile, 11-32] vs 17.5 hours [25th-75th percentile, 8-23]; P = 0.001), improved delivered daily dialysis dose (91% [25th-75th percentile, 85%-100%] vs 81% [25th-75th percentile, 72%-97%]; P catheters. The incidence of atrial arrhythmias was similar between groups (28% vs 21%; P = 0.6) and the only mechanical complication was the malposition of one dialysis catheter tip in the longer dialysis catheter group. Single-center study design. The use of longer soft silicone short-term dialysis catheters targeting right atrial placement appeared to be safe and could improve dialyzer life span and daily dialysis dose of CRRT delivered compared with the use of shorter catheters targeting superior vena cava placement. Copyright © 2012 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Is the inferior vena cava diameter measured by bedside ultrasonography valuable in estimating the intravascular volume in patients with septic shock?

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    Mortaza Talebi Doluie

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction:Resuscitation should be initiated immediately in shock. Early goal-directed therapy is an established algorithm for the resuscitation in septic shock. The first step is to maintain cardiac preload. Central venous pressure (CVP plays an important role in goal-directed therapy. Central venous catheterization is invasive and time-consuming in emergency conditions. There are some alternative and noninvasive methods for estimating the intravascular volume such as measuring the inferior vena cava (IVC diameter by ultrasonography. Methods: We searched PubMed, Google scholar, and Scopus databases with keywords (central venous pressure OR venous pressure OR CVP AND (ultrasonography OR sonography AND (sepsis OR septic shock AND (inferior vena cava OR IVC.Result: The search resulted in 2550 articles. The articles were appraised regarding the relevance, type of article, and statistical methods. Finally, 12 articles were selected. The number of patients was between 30 and 83 cases (mean age=57-67 years, intubated and non-intubated in each study. The IVC diameter was measured in respiratory cycle by bedside ultrasonography in longitudinal subxiphoid view and caval index was calculated, then they were compared with the CVP measured by central venous catheter.Discussion: CVP is an indicator of intravascular fluid status and right heart function. CVP measurement is an invasive method and of course with some complications. The IVC is the biggest vein of venous system with low-pressure; expansion of the vein reflects intravascular volume.Conclusion: It seems that IVC diameter measured by ultrasonography could be used as an alternative method for the determination of CVP in the emergency or critical patients.

  3. [On the venous system in the retroperitoneal region (a contribution to the persistence of the primitive vena cava system) (author's transl)].

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    Besier, H; Stofft, E

    1977-01-01

    A vasal anomaly in the region of the Vena cava inferior is being described in the corpse of a 25-year-old man. 1. In the course of development the V. subcardinalis has not been joined to the Pars hepatica of the V. cava inferior, which originates from the V. hepatis revehens communis. In our case the Anastomosis intersubcardinalis remains and is subjected to a slight retroaortal displacement to the left. 2. Among the Vv. sacrocardinales the V. sacrocardinalis sinistra, which ought to involute after the sixth embryonal week, has been retained together with the Anastomosis intersacrocardinalis. 3. The Vv. supracardinales are connected with the intersubcardinal anastomosis and the intersupracardinal transversal anastomosis has been retained. 4. The Vv. caudales end in the Anastomosis sacrocardinalis at a point before the Sacrum and the Anastomosis intercaudalis has been retained, too. 5. The caudal section of the right lower cardinal vein in its prerenal part is retained with an anastomosis to the right subcardinal vein. 6. The portal blood of the liver is directly distributed to the atrium dextrum after it has passed through three Vv. hepaticae. The Lig. venosum is intrahepatic and is joined to the Vv. hepaticae. 7. The primitive bilateral-symmetric veinous system of the caudal half of the body continues to exist almost completely.

  4. Urologic Oncologic SurveyRobotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy: Initial series. Gill IS, Metcalfe C, Abreu A, Duddalwar V, Chopra S, Cunningham M, Thangathurai D, Ukimura O, Satkunasivam R, Hung A, Papalia R, Aron M, Desai M, Gallucci M. J Urol. 2015 Oct;194(4):929-938. [Epub 2015 Apr 6]. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.03.119.

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    Meng, Max

    2017-05-01

    Level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy for renal cancer is one of the most challenging open urologic surgeries. We present the initial series of completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy. Nine patients underwent robotic level III inferior vena cava thrombectomy and 7 patients underwent level II thrombectomy. The entire operation (high intrahepatic inferior vena cava control, caval exclusion, tumor thrombectomy, inferior vena cava repair, radical nephrectomy, and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy) was performed exclusively robotically. To minimize the chances of intraoperative inferior vena cava thrombus embolization, an "inferior vena cava-first, kidney-last" robotic technique was developed. Data were accrued prospectively. All 16 robotic procedures were successful, without open conversion or mortality. For level III cases (9), median primary kidney (right 6, left 3) cancer size was 8.5cm (range: 5.3-10.8) and inferior vena cava thrombus length was 5.7cm (range: 4-7). Median operative time was 4.9 hours (range: 4.5-6.3), estimated blood loss was 375ml (range: 200-7,000), and hospital stay was 4.5 days. All surgical margins were negative. There were no intraoperative complications and 1 postoperative complication (Clavien 3b). At a median 7 months of follow-up (range: 1-18) all patients are alive. Compared to level II thrombi the level III cohort trended toward greater inferior vena cava thrombus length (3.3 vs 5.7cm), operative time (4.5 vs 4.9h) and blood loss (290 vs 375ml). With appropriate patient selection, surgical planning and robotic experience, completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava thrombectomy is feasible and can be performed efficiently. Larger experience, longer follow-up and comparison with open surgery are needed to confirm these initial outcomes. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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

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    Le Blanche, Alain F., E-mail: le_blanche.alain@chu-amiens.fr [University of Picardie-Jules Verne (France); Ricco, Jean-Baptiste [University of Poitiers (France); Bonneau, Michel [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (I.N.R.A.) and Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (APHP), Centre of Research in Interventional Imaging - CRII (France); Reynaud, Philippe [Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou (HEGP) APHP, Department of Respiratory Diseases (France)

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    Purpose: Retrieval of optional caval filters may be impaired by filter tilting, migration, fracture, or embedding in the IVC wall. The goal of this experimental study was to evaluate a new optional filter, convertible by unlocking and removing the filter head. Methods: Forty-nine Pre-Alp sheep (average weight, 55 kg) were anesthetized. IVC was catheterized via the right femoral vein (n = 46) or via the internal jugular vein (n = 3) with a 12.9-F sheath. VenaTech{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.

  6. Estudo da resposta tissular à endoprótese recoberta de jugular bovina em veia cava inferior de suínos Bovine jugular covered stent-graft implanted in swine inferior vena cava - a study of tissue response

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    Cristina Ribeiro Riguetti Pinto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a resposta tissular a uma endoprótese, com cobertura biológica heteróloga, implantada em veia cava inferior de suínos. MÉTODO: Desenvolvemos uma endoprótese auto-expansível, revestida com um segmento de jugular bovina, conservada por processo L-hydro e suturada em um stent de aço inoxidável 316L. O dispositivo introdutor utilizado foi a bainha de liberação da endoprótese aórtica Taheri-Leonhardt (Flórida, EUA. Foram implantadas endopróteses em 10 suínos, todas na veia cava infra-renal. Os animais foram submetidos à flebografia peroperatória. À necropsia, após 2 meses, cada endoprótese foi retirada em bloco e analisada macroscopicamente, visando a avaliação da perviedade, aderência aos tecidos vizinhos e incorporação à parede venosa; e, histopatologicamente, visando a resposta histológica ao enxerto. RESULTADOS: Na análise macroscópica, todas as endopróteses encontravam-se pérvias e totalmente incorporadas à parede venosa, porém seis apresentavam trabeculações grosseiras no seu interior e quatro algum grau de fibrose perivascular. Três animais desenvolveram linfocele, uma retroperitoneal e as outras na parede abdominal. No estudo histopatológico, observamos reação inflamatória granulomatosa tipo corpo estranho em todos os casos, sendo predominante na camada média (80%. CONCLUSÃO: O modelo estudado apresentou baixa trombogenicidade, corroborando com a eficácia do meio de conservação e material escolhidos; porém, baixa biocompatibilidade, provavelmente pelo obstáculo imunológico dos xenoenxertos e resposta tissular exagerada do território venoso.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tissue response to a bovine jugular vein covered stent when implanted in the swine inferior vena cava. METHOD: We developed a self-expanding stent, using a segment of L-hydro conserved bovine jugular vein, which was trimmed and sutured to a 316L stainless steel stent. We used the Taheri-Leonhardt delivery system for

  7. [An inflammatory aortic aneurysm ruptured into the retroperitoneum and an extensive communication of the aneurysm with the vena cava inferior].

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    Tovar Martín, E; Acea Nebril, B; Díaz Pardeiro, P

    1993-01-01

    Aortocaval fistula is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms that occurs with a frequency of 1% of operative cases or less. In this report we present a case of aortocaval fistula associated with ruptured and inflammatory aortic aneurysm that became apparent after evacuation of the thrombus. The inferior cava was ligated. We discuss the clinical syndrome and the management of patients with aortocaval fistula secondary to an abdominal aortic aneurysm and the results of surgical repair.

  8. Outcome of a retrieval stent filter and 30 mm balloon dilator for patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome and chronic inferior vena cava thrombosis: a prospective pilot study

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    Ding, P.-X. [Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450052 (China); Han, X.-W., E-mail: hanxinwei@tom.co [Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450052 (China); Wu, G.; Li, Y.-D.; Shui, S.-F.; Wang, Y.-L. [Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, Henan Province 450052 (China)

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    Aim: To evaluate the mid-term safety and efficacy of a retrieval stent filter and 30 mm balloon dilator in the treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) patients with chronic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. Materials and methods: Twenty-three consecutive patients with BCS and chronic IVC thrombosis were treated with a retrieval stent filter and a 30 mm balloon dilator, and subsequently underwent color Doppler ultrasound follow-up at our hospital. Data relating to the technical success, angiographic and ultrasound results, mortality, morbidity, and final clinical outcome were collected retrospectively and follow-ups were performed 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after placement of the stent, and annually thereafter. Results: Stent filter placement and balloon dilation were technically successful in all patients, with no procedure-related complications. Removal of the stent filter was technically successful in 22 of 23 attempts, yielding a technical successful rate of 95.7% (95% confidence intervals (CI): 87%, 105%). Inferior vena cavagrams performed immediately before stent removal demonstrated that the IVC thrombus had completely resolved in all patients without pulmonary embolism. The mean primary patency rate 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after venoplasty was 0.91 (95% CI: 0.79-1.04), 0.87 (95% CI: 0.72-1.02), 0.87 (95% CI: 0.72-1.02), and 0.87 (95% CI: 0.72-1.02), respectively. The secondary patency rates were 1.00 throughout the follow-up period. All patients are alive with resolution of the symptoms at the time of this report. Conclusions: The preliminary results indicate that the retrieval stent filter and 30 mm balloon dilator are a safe and effective treatment for BCS patients with chronic IVC thrombosis.

  9. Trombosis de vena cava superior asociada a catéter en paciente crítico: reporte de un caso y breve revisión de la literatura Superior vena cava thrombosis associated with catheter in critical patients: a case report and brief literature review

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    Ricardo Bohórquez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los fenómenos de hipercoagulabilidad son comunes en los pacientes politraumatizados críticamente enfermos. Los principales factores de riesgo para esta complicación son la cirugía, las invasiones vasculares, la inmovilidad y los procesos inflamatorios. Los catéteres intravasculares proveen un acceso necesario para la administración de terapia intravenosa, toma de muestras sanguíneas y monitorización. Sin embargo, su uso se asocia frecuentemente con complicaciones locales y sistémicas serias incluyendo infecciones diseminadas, tromboflebitis séptica y endocarditis. En este contexto, debe sospecharse de tromboflebitis séptica de la vena cava superior en el paciente con bacteriemia persistente después de 72 horas de terapia antimicrobiana apropiada. La base del tratamiento incluye: remoción del foco infeccioso, administración temprana de antibióticos intravenosos y anticoagulación. Así mismo, debe considerarse el tratamiento quirúrgico en aquellos con evolución inadecuada.Hypercoagulability phenomena are common in critically ill polytraumatized patients. The main risk factors for this complication are surgery, vascular invasions, immobility and inflammatory processes. Intravascular catheters provide a necessary access for the administration of intravenous therapy, blood sampling and monitoring. However, their use is frequently associated with serious local and systemic complications including disseminated infections, septic thrombophlebitis and endocarditis. In this context, septic thrombophlebitis of the superior vena cava should be suspected in patients with persistent bacteremia after 72 hours of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. The mainstay of treatment includes the removal of the source of infection, early administration of intravenous antibiotics and anticoagulation. Also, surgical treatment should be considered in those with inadequate clinical evolution.

  10. An approach to the intra-thoracic inferior vena cava through the abdominal cavity preparing for total hepatic vascular exclusion by sagittal diaphragmotomy.

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    Mizuno, Shugo; Yagihara, Masahiro; Tanemura, Akihiro; Kuriyama, Naohisa; Azumi, Yoshinori; Kishiwada, Masashi; Ohsawa, Ichiro; Usui, Masanobu; Sakurai, Hiroyuki; Tabata, Masami; Miyabe, Masayuki; Isaji, Shuji

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    For resection of advanced liver tumors with tumor thrombus/invasion extending into the intra-thoracic inferior vena cava (IVC) above the diaphragm as well as huge liver tumors located at the root of hepatic vein, an appropriate approach to the intra-thoracic IVC through the abdominal cavity is the key to control the intraoperative massive bleeding. The pericardium and diaphragm are separated by using fingers without injury of the pericardium. From just below the xiphoid process to the IVC, the diaphragm is vertically dissected without cutting the pericardium and doing median sternotomy. Then the intra-thoracic IVC is exposed easily and encircled with an umbilical tape. This technique was applied in four patients (hepatocellular carcinoma: n = 3, cholangiocellular carcinoma: n = 1). The mean patient's age was 69 (59-81) year old, and three were male. The median duration of surgery and blood loss was 490 min and 3600 mL, respectively. The median peaked aspartate aminotransferase and total bilirubin was 428 IU/mL and 2.75 mg/dL, respectively. The median duration of hospital stay was 22 days. This approach to intra-thoracic IVC through the abdominal cavity is very beneficial and helpful for many liver surgeons.

  11. Diagnosis of an infected central venous catheter with ultrasound and computed tomography; Diagnose eines infizierten Thrombus der Vena cava inferior mit Sonographie und Computertomographie

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    Tacke, J. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik; Adam, G. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik; Sliwka, U. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Neurologische Klinik; Klosterhalfen, B. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Inst. fuer Pathologie; Schoendube, F. [RWTH Aachen (Germany). Klinik fuer Thorax- Herz- und Gefaesschirurgie

    1995-08-01

    The authors report the case of a 16-year-old male patient, who suffered from meningitis and Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. After initial improvement in the intensive care unit, he developed septic temperatures, caused by an infected thrombus of a central venous catheter in the inferior vena cava, Color-coded ultrasound showed hyperechogenic signals and missing flow detection at the catheter tip. Computed tomography showed air bubbles in the thrombosed catheter tip and confirmed the diagnosis. Vasuclar surgery was done and an infected, 17-cm-long infected thrombus was removed. (orig./VHE) [Deutsch] Die Autoren berichten ueber den Fall eines 16jaehrigen Patienten, dem wegen einer Meningitis und der Zeichen eines Waterhouse-Friderichsen-Syndroms ein femoralvenoeser Zentralkatheter gelegt wurde. Nach initialer Entfieberung entwickelte sich eine Sepsis, deren Ursache in einem infizierten Thrombus des Zentralvenenkatheters lag. Die Diagnose wurde sonographisch gestellt und nachfolgend computertomographisch bestaetigt. In beiden Verfahren wiesen Lufteinschluesse im Katheterthrombus auf die Injektion hin. Der Befund wurde durch eine gefaesschirurgische Thrombektomie bestaetigt und therapiert. (orig./VHE)

  12. CT-Guided Superior Vena Cava Puncture: A Solution to Re-Establishing Access in Haemodialysis-Related Central Venous Occlusion Refractory to Conventional Endovascular Techniques

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    Khalifa, Mohamed, E-mail: mkhalifa@nhs.net; Patel, Neeral R., E-mail: neeral.patel06@gmail.com; Moser, Steven, E-mail: steven.moser@imperial.nhs.uk [Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Radiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (United Kingdom)

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    PurposeThe purpose of this technical note is to demonstrate the novel use of CT-guided superior vena cava (SVC) puncture and subsequent tunnelled haemodialysis (HD) line placement in end-stage renal failure (ESRF) patients with central venous obstruction refractory to conventional percutaneous venoplasty (PTV) and wire transgression, thereby allowing resumption of HD.MethodsThree successive ESRF patients underwent CT-guided SVC puncture with subsequent tract recanalisation. Ultrasound-guided puncture of the right internal jugular vein was performed, the needle advanced to the patent SVC under CT guidance, with subsequent insertion of a stabilisation guidewire. Following appropriate tract angioplasty, twin-tunnelled HD catheters were inserted and HD resumed.ResultsNo immediate complications were identified. There was resumption of HD in all three patients with a 100 % success rate. One patient’s HD catheter remained in use for 2 years post-procedure, and another remains functional 1 year to the present day. One patient died 2 weeks after the procedure due to pancreatitis-related abdominal sepsis unrelated to the Tesio lines.ConclusionCT-guided SVC puncture and tunnelled HD line insertion in HD-related central venous occlusion (CVO) refractory to conventional recanalisation options can be performed safely, requires no extra equipment and lies within the skill set and resources of most interventional radiology departments involved in the management of HD patients.

  13. The internal anatomy of the inferior vena cava with specific emphasis on the entrance of the renal, gonadal and lumbar veins.

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    Bubb, Kathleen; du Plessis, Maira; Hage, Robert; Tubbs, R Shane; Loukas, Marios

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    Major tributaries such as the renal and adrenal veins have been studied extensively; however, tributaries of the infra-renal segment of the inferior vena cava (IVC) have not been given much attention. Accurate knowledge of the anatomy of these veins is necessary for improved efficacy of surgical interventions in the retroperitoneum. The aim of this study therefore was to provide a comprehensive picture of the internal anatomy of the tributaries of the infra-renal segment of the IVC. Dissection of the posterior abdominal wall was performed on 30 formalin-fixed cadavers. Endoscopic study was carried out followed by a midline venotomy on the anterior wall of the isolated IVC, the location and orientation of its tributaries and their ostia were observed and measurements taken. The results showed that while there was great variation in the drainage pattern of the lumbar veins, most lumbar veins had ostia located between L2 and L3 vertebrae irrespective of the location of renal and gonadal tributaries. Valves were found in 81.81 % of gonadal veins, in 56.60 % of all lumbar veins and discrete ostial valves in 14.81 % of renal veins. The location of the tributaries of the IVC was correlated with the vertebral levels. Empirical data regarding their ostio-valvular complexes were established, which put into question widely accepted concept of valveless tributaries. Our results may implicate surgical procedures in and around the retroperitoneal region.

  14. Complications of Celect, Günther tulip, and Greenfield inferior vena cava filters on CT follow-up: a single-institution experience.

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    McLoney, Eric D; Krishnasamy, Venkatesh P; Castle, Jordan C; Yang, Xiangyu; Guy, Gregory

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    To evaluate and compare the rates of complications on follow-up computed tomography (CT) studies of patients with Celect, Günther Tulip, and Greenfield inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Retrospective review of CT studies obtained 0-1,987 days after infrarenal placement of an IVC filter identified 255 Celect, 160 Tulip, and 50 Greenfield filters. Follow-up CT studies were independently evaluated by two observers for IVC perforation, contact with adjacent organs, and filter fracture. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify factors associated with higher rates of IVC perforation, including age, IVC diameter, sex, and history of malignancy. IVC perforation was observed in 126 of 255 Celect filters (49%) with a mean follow-up of 277 days, 69 of 160 Tulip filters (43%) with a mean follow-up of 437 days, and one of 50 Greenfield filters (2%) with a mean follow-up of 286 days. A significantly higher IVC perforation rate was observed in women (45.5%) compared with men (30.8%; P = .002) and in patients with a history of malignancy (43.7%) compared with patients with no history of malignancy (29.9%; P Tulip filters (0.6%), and none of 50 Greenfield filters. No significant difference was observed in IVC perforation rate between Celect and Tulip filters. Greenfield filters had a significantly lower rate of IVC perforation than Celect and Tulip filters. Higher IVC perforation rates were observed in women and patients with a history of malignancy. © SIR, 2013.

  15. Incidence of inferior vena cava thrombosis detected by transthoracic echocardiography in the immediate postoperative period after adult cardiac and general surgery.

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    Saranteas, T; Kostopanagiotou, G; Tzoufi, M; Drachtidi, K; Knox, G M; Panou, F

    2013-11-01

    Venous thromboembolism is an important complication after general and cardiac surgery. Using transthoracic echocardiography, this study assessed the incidence of inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis among a total of 395 and 289 cardiac surgical and major surgical patients in the immediate postoperative period after cardiac and major surgery, respectively. All transthoracic echocardiography was performed by a specialist intensivist within 24 hours after surgery with special emphasis on using the subcostal view in the supine position to visualise the IVC. Of the 395 cardiac surgical patients studied, the IVC was successfully visualised using the subcostal view in 315 patients (79.8%) and eight of these patients (2.5%) had a partially obstructive thrombosis in the IVC. In 250 out of 289 (85%) general surgical patients, the IVC was also clearly visualised, but only one patient (0.4%) had an IVC thrombosis (2.5 vs 0.4%, P postoperative period after both adult cardiac and major surgery. IVC thrombosis appeared to be more common after adult cardiac surgery than general surgery. A large prospective cohort study is needed to define the risk factors for IVC thrombus and whether early thromboprophylaxis can reduce the incidence of IVC thrombus after adult cardiac surgery.

  16. Superior vena cava flow and tricuspid anular motion after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation, and role of right atrial relaxation on systolic venous return.

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    Ochi, H; Izumi, S; Murakami, R; Shimada, T; Morioka, S; Moriyama, K

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    To determine whether atrial relaxation or systolic descent of the tricuspid anulus is the predominant factor determining systolic venous return, 22 patients with atrial fibrillation were studied. Venous return (i.e., superior vena cava (SVC) flow) was measured using pulsed Doppler echocardiography. Systolic descent of the tricuspid anulus (i.e., total excursion of tricuspid anulus during systole) was also measured using echocardiography. Serial examinations were performed before and after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in 15 patients. In 11 patients, both the total excursion of the tricuspid anulus and SVC flow were examined in relation to the ratio of the preceding to the pre-preceding RR interval (R2/R1). Systolic forward flow of SVC increased as the ratio of late diastolic to total excursion of the tricuspid anulus (i.e., right atrial systolic function) increased. It correlated significantly with the ratio of late diastolic to total excursion of the tricuspid anulus but not with total excursion. Total excursion of the tricuspid anulus correlated significantly with R2/R1, but systolic forward flow of SVC did not. These results indicate that atrial relaxation rather than systolic descent of the tricuspid anulus was the predominant factor determining systolic forward flow in the SVC.

  17. Volume overload and its risk factors in South African chronic kidney disease patients: an appraisal of bioimpedance spectroscopy and inferior vena cava measurements.

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    Hassan, Muzamil Olamide; Duarte, Raquel; Dix-Peek, Therese; Vachiat, Ahmed; Dickens, Caroline; Grinter, Sacha; Naidoo, Sagren; Manga, Pravin; Naicker, Saraladevi

    2016-07-01

    Fluid retention occurs early in chronic kidney disease (CKD) resulting in increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess volume and nutritional status among South African CKD participants and determine the relationship between malnutrition, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and volume overload using a body composition monitor (BCM). We also evaluated the usefulness of BCM measurement in assessing volume overload. 160 participants comprising hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, stage 3 CKD patients, and healthy controls (40 in each group) were studied. A BCM was used to assess fluid and nutritional status. Cardiac dimension measurements, and inferior vena cava diameter (IVCD) and carotid intima media thickness were assessed by echocardiography and ultrasonography, respectively. Serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were measured as markers of inflammation. Fluid overload and malnutrition were present in 68% and 63% of studied patients, respectively. Using physical examination findings as the reference measurements for volume overload, the area under the concentration curves for BCM and IVCD measurements were 0.866 (sensitivity 82%, specificity 74%, p < 0.001) and 0.727 (sensitivity 57%, specificity 70%, p < 0.001), respectively. Lean tissue index, inflammation, and atherosclerosis were associated with volume overload. Volume overload and malnutrition were common across the spectrum of South African CKD cohorts; volume overload was associated with malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is a useful and sensitive tool for the assessment of fluid status in clinically euvolumic nondialytic CKD patients.

  18. Defibrillation lead placement using a transthoracic transatrial approach in a case without transvenous access due to lack of the right superior vena cava

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    Full Text Available A 65-year-old woman with a history of syncope was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She had previously undergone mastectomy of the left breast owing to breast cancer. Holter electrocardiogram (ECG and monitor ECG revealed sick sinus syndrome (Type II and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. Sustained ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation were induced in an electrophysiological study. Although the patient was eligible for treatment with a dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD, venography revealed lack of the right superior vena cava (R-SVC. Lead placement from the left subclavian vein would have increased the risk of lymphedema owing to the patient׳s mastectomy history. Consequently, the defibrillation lead was placed in the right ventricle by direct puncture of the right auricle through the tricuspid valve. The atrial lead was sutured to the atrial wall, and the postoperative course was unremarkable. Defibrillation lead placement using a transthoracic transatrial approach can be an alternative method in cases where a transvenous approach for lead placement is not feasible.

  19. Outcomes of inferior vena cava filter insertion in patients with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis for prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism: A single center retrospective analysis

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    Park, Byung Jin; Kim, Jae Kyu; Yim, Nam Yeol; Kim, Hyoung Ook [Dept. of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Yang Jun [Dept. of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-07-15

    To evaluate the mid- and long-term outcomes of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion in patients with underlying deep vein thrombosis for prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism, based on a single center experience. A total of 166 IVC filter insertion procedures in 160 patients, between February 2004 and December 2014, were retrospectively reviewed. Severity of deep vein thrombosis, indwelling time of the IVC filter, retrieval rate, and complication rate depending on the type of IVC filter were analyzed based on the patients' radiologic findings and medical records. IVC filter insertion procedures were successfully performed in all patients. Among the 99 attempts at filter retrieval, 91 trials succeeded (91.9%, 91/99) and 8 trials failed. Indwelling time of the IVC filter showed a positive correlation with failure of filter retrieval (p = 0.01). There was no procedure-related complication after all IVC filter insertion procedures. Eight delayed complications (5.0%, 8/160 patients with IVC filter insertion) were observed [caval thrombosis below the IVC filter (n = 7) and IVC penetration (n = 1)]. Günther Tulip filter was associated with a significant incidence of complication (p = 0.036). IVC filter insertion in patients with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis for prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism can be regarded as a safe treatment modality with an acceptable complication rate.

  20. Transhepatic approach to create stent fenestration in the extracardiac Fontan conduit in a child with dextrocardia and interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation.

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    Kobayashi, Daisuke; Turner, Daniel R; Forbes, Thomas J

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    Plastic bronchitis is a rare life-threatening complication of Fontan operation. When medical treatment is ineffective in the setting of high systemic venous pressures, Fontan fenestration may be considered to decompress venous pressures and improve cardiac output by creation of the right-to-left shunting. However, transcatheter approach can be difficult in patients with complex venous anatomy. We report a 4-year-old girl born with hypoplastic left ventricle and heterotaxy syndrome, who developed plastic bronchitis following extracardiac Fontan procedure. Her venous anatomy was complex with dextrocardia and interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation. Stent fenestration was successfully performed via transhepatic approach, which was selected based on the anatomical relationship (between extracardiac conduit, left atrium, and hepatic veins) delineated by pre-catheterization cardiac MRI. Simultaneous transesophageal echocardiography guided the intervention. Her plastic bronchitis improved significantly in 3 months but slowly progressed after the stent fenestration. At her 8-month follow-up, stent fenestration remains open and she is currently under heart transplantation evaluation due to persistent plastic bronchitis. Treatment of plastic bronchitis can be undertaken with Fontan fenestration, with pre-procedural MRI playing an essential role in patients with complex venous anatomy. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Long-term results of cell-free biodegradable scaffolds for in situ tissue-engineering vasculature: in a canine inferior vena cava model.

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    Goki Matsumura

    Full Text Available 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 ε-caprolactone copolymer sponge with outer glycolide and ε-caprolactone copolymer monofilament reinforcement, was implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC of 13 canines. All the animals remained alive without any major complications until euthanasia. The utility of the iTEV was evaluated from 1 to 24 months postoperatively. The elastic modulus of the iTEV determined by an intravascular ultrasound imaging system was about 90% of the native IVC after 1 month. Angiography of the iTEV after 2 years showed a well-formed vasculature without marked stenosis or thrombosis with a mean pressure gradient of 0.51 ± 0.19 mmHg. The length of the iTEV at 2 years had increased by 0.48 ± 0.15 cm compared with the length of the original scaffold (2-3 cm. Histological examinations revealed a well-formed vessel-like vasculature without calcification. Biochemical analyses showed no significant differences in the hydroxyproline, elastin, and calcium contents compared with the native IVC. We concluded that the findings shown above provide direct evidence that the new scaffold can be useful for cell-free tissue-engineering of vasculature. The long-term results revealed that the iTEV was of good quality and had adapted its shape to the needs of the living body. Therefore, this scaffold would be applicable for pediatric cardiovascular surgery involving biocompatible materials.

  2. Creation of an iOS and Android Mobile Application for Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters: A Powerful Tool to Optimize Care of Patients with IVC Filters.

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    Deso, Steven E; Idakoji, Ibrahim A; Muelly, Michael C; Kuo, William T

    2016-06-01

    Owing to a myriad of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter types and their potential complications, rapid and correct identification may be challenging when encountered on routine imaging. The authors aimed to develop an interactive mobile application that allows recognition of all IVC filters and related complications, to optimize the care of patients with indwelling IVC filters. The FDA Premarket Notification Database was queried from 1980 to 2014 to identify all IVC filter types in the United States. An electronic search was then performed on MEDLINE and the FDA MAUDE database to identify all reported complications associated with each device. High-resolution photos were taken of each filter type and corresponding computed tomographic and fluoroscopic images were obtained from an institutional review board-approved IVC filter registry. A wireframe and storyboard were created, and software was developed using HTML5/CSS compliant code. The software was deployed using PhoneGap (Adobe, San Jose, CA), and the prototype was tested and refined. Twenty-three IVC filter types were identified for inclusion. Safety data from FDA MAUDE and 72 relevant peer-reviewed studies were acquired, and complication rates for each filter type were highlighted in the application. Digital photos, fluoroscopic images, and CT DICOM files were seamlessly incorporated. All data were succinctly organized electronically, and the software was successfully deployed into Android (Google, Mountain View, CA) and iOS (Apple, Cupertino, CA) platforms. A powerful electronic mobile application was successfully created to allow rapid identification of all IVC filter types and related complications. This application may be used to optimize the care of patients with IVC filters.

  3. Outcome of Resection and Chemotherapy versus Chemotherapy Alone for Retroperitoneal Recurrence of Testicular Cancer Involving the Inferior Vena Cava: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 22 Consecutive Patients.

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    Illuminati, Giulio; Calio, Francesco G; Angelici, Alberto M; Pizzardi, Giulia; Pasqua, Rocco; Masci, Federica; Vietri, Francesco

    2016-07-01

    Optimal treatment strategy for retroperitoneal recurrence of testicular cancer involving the inferior vena cava (IVC) is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to validate the hypothesis that surgical resection, en-bloc with the involved segment of IVC and its subsequent reconstruction followed by chemotherapy, would yield better oncologic results than chemotherapy alone. Two consecutive series of patients with retroperitoneal recurrence of testicular cancer involving the IVC, treated with surgical resection plus chemotherapy (group A, n=14) or chemotherapy alone (group B, n=8) were retrospectively reviewed. The mean duration of follow-up was was 65 months (range=8-184). Operative mortality and morbidity in group A, response to chemotherapy in group B, disease-specific survival and quality adjusted life-years (QALY) for both groups, were primary end-points of the study. Postoperative mortality and morbidity (group A) were, respectively, nil and 14%. In group B, two patients (25%) fully responded to chemotherapy and remained free from disease progression. Disease-specific survival at 3 and 5 years was 81% and 54% in group A and 36% in group B both at 3 and 5 years, respectively (p=0.02). QALY was 3.92 in group A and 0.77 for both 3 and 5 years in group B, respectively, (p=0.031). En bloc resection of retroperitoneal recurrence of testicular tumors invading the IVC, followed by chemotherapy, allows a better survival rate compared to chemotherapy alone. Copyright© 2016 International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. John G. Delinassios), All rights reserved.

  4. Retrospective analysis of inferior vena cava collapsibility with point of care ultrasound and urine sodium and FENa in patients with early stage acute kidney injury.

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    Babar, Faizan; Singh, Gurkeerat; Noor, Mustafa; Sabath, Bruce

    2017-01-01

    Early stage acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for an increase in mortality. Accurate assessment of volume status is a major challenge during the early stages of acute renal injury. Determining volume status based on the history and physical exam lacks accuracy. Urine sodium and free excretion of sodium (FENa) provide objective evidence of intravascular volume status when interpreted carefully and is helpful to delineate prerenal from intrinsic renal failure. In recent years point of care ultrasound has been used to assess volume status. Our team conducted a retrospective chart review to assess the association of inferior vena cava collapsibility by point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and urine electrolytes (urine sodium, fractional excretion of sodium) during early stage AKI (Stage 1-2 of KDIGO guidelines). We reviewed 150 cases based on the provisional diagnosis. 36 patients met the criteria for further review. Using bivariate analysis, we found a strong association between >50% IVC collapsibility with FENa < 0.4% with an odds ratio 5.3 (CI 1.1-24.5, p = 0.04), and urine sodium <20 meq/dl with an odds ratio of 6.7 (Cl 1.5-30, p = 0.02). Subsequently, multivariate analysis and Spearman correlation showed an inverse relation between IVC collapsibility and fractional excretion of sodium FENa (β = -0.4, p = 0.001) and (r = -0.44, p = 0.01). These findings suggest the role of POCUS and urinary markers in determining the intravascular volume status in AKI. POCUS is also valuable to assess volume status in cases of renal failure where urine studies are difficult to interpret.

  5. Ultrasonographic measurement of the respiratory variation in the inferior vena cava diameter is predictive of fluid responsiveness in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Zhang, Zhongheng; Xu, Xiao; Ye, Sheng; Xu, Lei

    2014-05-01

    Respiratory variation in the inferior vena cava (ΔIVC) has been extensively studied with respect to its value in predicting fluid responsiveness, but the results are conflicting. This systematic review was aimed at investigating the diagnostic accuracy of ΔIVC in predicting fluid responsiveness. Databases including Medline, Embase, Scopus and Web of Knowledge were searched from inception to May 2013. Studies exploring the diagnostic performance of ΔIVC in predicting fluid responsiveness were included. To allow for more between- and within-study variance, a hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic model was used to pool the results. Subgroup analyses were performed for patients on mechanical ventilation, spontaneously breathing patients and those challenged with colloids and crystalloids. A total of 8 studies involving 235 patients were eligible for analysis. Cutoff values of ΔIVC varied across studies, ranging from 12% to 40%. The pooled sensitivity and specificity in the overall population were 0.76 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.61-0.86) and 0.86 (95% CI: 0.69-0.95), respectively. The pooled diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) was 20.2 (95% CI: 6.1-67.1). The diagnostic performance of ΔIVC appeared to be better in patients on mechanical ventilation than in spontaneously breathing patients (DOR: 30.8 vs. 13.2). The pooled area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.84 (95% CI: 0.79-0.89). Our study indicates that ΔIVC measured with point-of-care ultrasonography is of great value in predicting fluid responsiveness, particularly in patients on controlled mechanical ventilation and those resuscitated with colloids. Copyright © 2014 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Effect of neck position during radionuclide superior cavography. Its value in the diagnosis of superior vena cava obstruction due to retrosternal goiter

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    Vincken, W.; Roels, P.; Soenstaboe, R.; DeGreve, J.; Bossuyt, A.; Jonckheer, M.

    1983-09-01

    In five patients with substernal goiter, three of whom presented with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, and in five normal subjects, radionuclide superior cavography (RNSC) was performed with extension and flexion of the neck during tracer administration (simultaneous bilateral injection of Tc-/sup 99/m pertechnetate). When the tracer was injected during neck extension, venous flow pattern was abnormal in four of five patients, and transit time (TT) prolonged in three of five patients. In this posture, mean TT +/- 1 standard deviation (SD) was 6.3 +/- 2.6 s (range 3.5 to 9 s) for the five patients and 3.5 +/- 0.7 s (range 2.5 to 4.5 s) for a group of five control subjects. When the tracer was injected during neck flexion, all five patients showed abnormal flow patterns and prolonged TT (mean +/- 1 SD 10.1 +/- 4.1 s; range 4.4 to 16 s), in contrast to the control group where a slight decrease in TT was found (mean +/- 1 SD 3 +/- 0.6 s; range 2 to 3.5 s). In the presence of a substernal goiter, or any mobile mass at the thoracic inlet, impairment of venous flow through the SVC system appears to be a common occurrence, readily detectable by RNSC. RNSC should be performed with neck flexion during tracer injection, since in this posture its ability to detect compromised venous flow through the SVC system is enhanced, even in patients without a clinically apparent SVC syndrome.

  7. Electrophysiological and Histological Evaluation of Acute Efficacy and Safety of Balloon Occlusive Ablation at Superior Vena Cava-Right Atrial Junction

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    Kazushi Tanaka, MD

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    Full Text Available We evaluated efficacy and safety of occlusive radiofrequency catheter ablation (o-RFA using our thermal balloon catheter (TBC at superior vena cava (SVC-right atrial (RA junction (SVCJ compared to that of RFA with a standard-tip catheter. Methods: To electrically isolate (SVCI SVC from RA in 10 pigs (group 1, the initial o-RFA at a balloon surface temperature of 53.9 ± 3.0°C for 3–5 min (13.56 MHz was achieved at the SVCJ completely obstructed with an inflated balloon. If unsuccessful, subsequent o-RFA was repeated in a ࣘ5°C increments until reaching either SVCI or sinus arrest. Before and after each o-RFA, stimulation protocol from the RA was performed. Additionally, in 5 different pigs (group 2, RFA at 55°C (ࣘ50 W for 1 min with a 4 mm-tip catheter was achieved at multiple sites along the SVCJ. Finally, the neighboring tissues of the SVCJ were histologically investigated. Results: In group 1, successful SVCI could be easily accomplished at the final temperature of 57.2 ± 2.4°C; however, in 3 pigs, a new atrial tachycardia was induced after o-RFA at <55°C and in 2 pigs sinus arrest occurred during o-RFA at 60°C. Histologically, transmural and circumferential contraction band necrosis was mainly confirmed around the SVCJ without damage to collateral tissue. In group 2, coagulation necrosis occupied almost all the ablative lesions, leading to severe degeneration of collateral tissue. Conclusion: O-RFA at the SVCJ may be more feasible and safer than RFA.

  8. Establishment of an inferior vena cava filter database and interventional radiology led follow-up - retrieval rates and patients lost to follow-up.

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    Klinken, Sven; Humphries, Charlotte; Ferguson, John

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    To evaluate the rates of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval and the number of patient's lost to follow-up, before and after the establishment of an IVC filter database and interventional radiology (inserting physician) led follow-up. On the 1st of June 2012, an electronic interventional radiology database was established at our Institution. In addition, the interventional radiology team took responsibility for follow-up of IVC filters. Data were prospectively collected from the database for all patients who had an IVC filter inserted between the 1st June 2012 and the 31st May 2014. Data on patients who had an IVC filter inserted between the 1st of June 2009 to the 31st of May 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient demographics, insertion indications, filter types, retrieval status, documented retrieval decisions, time in situ, trackable events and complications were obtained in the pre-database (n = 136) and post-database (n = 118) cohorts. Attempted IVC filter retrieval rates were improved from 52.9% to 72.9% (P = 0.001) following the establishment of the database. The number of patients with no documented decision (lost to follow-up) regarding their IVC filter reduced from 31 of 136 (23%) to 0 of 118 patients (P = database group (113 as compared to 137 days, P = 0.129). Following the establishment of an IVC filter database and interventional radiology led follow-up, we demonstrate a significant improvement in the attempted retrieval rates of IVC filters and the number of patient's lost to follow-up. © 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

  9. Bedside ultrasonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava fails to predict fluid responsiveness in the first 6 hours after cardiac surgery: a prospective case series observational study.

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    Sobczyk, Dorota; Nycz, Krzysztof; Andruszkiewicz, Pawel

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    To assess validity of respiratory variation of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter to predict fluid responsiveness and guide fluid therapy in mechanically ventilated patients during the first 6 hours after elective cardiac surgery. Prospective observational case series study. Single-center hospital. 50 consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Transthoracic bedside echocardiography. Parameters derived from ultrasonographic assessment of the IVC diameter (collapsibility index [CI], distensibility index [DI], and IVC/aorta index). In the whole study group, change in fluid balance correlated with change in IVC maximum diameter (p = 0.034, r = 0.176). IVC-CI and IVC-DI correlated with IVC/aorta index. A weak correlation between central venous pressure (CVP) and IVC-derived parameters (IVC-CI and IVC-DI) was noticed. Despite statistical significance (p<0.05), all observed correlations expressed low statistical power (r<0.21). There were no statistically significant differences between fluid responders and nonresponders in relation to clinical parameters, CVP, ultrasound IVC measurement, and IVC-derived indices. Dynamic IVC-derived parameters (IVC-CI, IVC-DI, and IVC/aorta index) and CVP are not reliable predictors of fluid responsiveness in the first 6 hours after cardiac surgery. Complexity of physiologic factors modulating cardiac performance in this group may be responsible for the difficulty in finding a plausible monitoring tool for fluid guidance. Bedside ultrasonographic measurement of IVC is unable to predict fluid responsiveness in the first 6 hours after cardiac surgery. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Prenatal thrombosis of renal veins and the inferior vena cava in a newborn with double heterozygosity for the factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene G20210A mutations: a case report.

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    Bulut, Ozgul; Ince, Zeynep; Uzunhan, Ozan; Coban, Asuman

    2017-11-30

    : Renal vein thrombosis in a neonate is a rare but well recognized condition with low mortality but high morbidity. The cause has not been explained clearly yet but is probably a multifactorial process that includes inherited prothrombotic abnormalities. Antenatal onset of renal vein thrombosis is important due to the increased risk for permanent organ damage. We report a case of prenatal thrombosis of the renal veins and the inferior vena cava in a newborn with double heterozygosity for factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene mutations who had persistently impaired renal function requiring chronic peritoneal dialysis.

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

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    Seong, Min Hyun; Kim, Young Hwan; Lee, Sang Kwon; Choi, Jin Soo; Kim, Mi Jeong; Koo, Ja Hyun; Kim, Hyoung Tae; Cho, Won Hyun [Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Seong, Nak Kwan [Daegu Catholic School of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

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    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

  12. Malignant thrombosis of the superior vena cava caused by non-small-cell lung cancer treated with radiation and erlotinib: a case with complete and prolonged response over 3 years

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    Full Text Available Jianyang Wang,1 Jun Liang,1 Wenqing Wang,1 Han Ouyang,2 Luhua Wang11Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital and Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Cancer Hospital and Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of ChinaAbstract: Most cases of superior vena cava (SVC syndrome resulting from neoplasm, especially from lung cancer, remain a serious challenge to treat. Here, for the first time as far as we are aware, we report the case of a non-small-cell lung cancer patient with a massive SVC malignant thrombosis who was treated with thoracic irradiation and erlotinib. The treatment regimen consisted of erlotinib 150 mg/day and a total dose of 66 Gy/33 fractions delivered to the tumor, malignant thrombosis, and metastasis mediastinal lymph nodes. The malignant thrombosis responded dramatically and the combined regimen was well tolerated. After discharge, the erlotinib was prescribed as maintenance therapy. The patient was followed closely for the next 3 years. During this time, positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans and serum tumor marker screens were undertaken. By 6 months, the primary tumor showed complete response and by 9 months, the SVC thrombosis had disappeared. No sign of relapse has been found to date.Keywords: superior vena cava syndrome, radiotherapy, thoracic irradiation, neoplasm

  13. Primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma in a woman who is human immunodeficiency virus positive presenting with superior vena cava syndrome: a case report.

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    Pallangyo, Pedro; Nicholaus, Paulina; Lyimo, Frederick; Urio, Elikaanany; Kisenge, Peter; Janabi, Mohamed

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    The risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is increased 200-fold in individuals seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus compared to those free from human immunodeficiency virus. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated non-Hodgkin lymphoma is known for its atypical presentation, aggressive ability, widespread involvement, poor response to chemotherapy, and high relapse potential which makes both the diagnosis and management a difficult undertaking especially in resource-poor settings. We report a case of primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma in a 46-year-old woman of African descent who is human immunodeficiency virus positive who presented with symptoms of superior vena cava syndrome. Her past medical history was remarkable for a 23-year history of systemic hypertension and a 10-year history of human immunodeficiency virus infection. A physical examination revealed an underweight woman with right-sided facial, neck, upper limb, and trunk swelling together with distended veins on her chest and abdomen draining downwards. A respiratory examination revealed a reduced chest expansion, stony dull percussion note, and absent breath sounds on her entire right side with a left-sided tracheal deviation. She had a CD4 count of 146 cells/μL. A chest X-ray revealed a homogenous opacification on her right side with a left-sided tracheal deviation while a computed tomography scan of her chest revealed a solid mass on her right side. An echocardiogram showed a huge well-circumscribed mass (4.6×3.3 cm) with spontaneous echocardiographic contrast compressing her heart inferiorly. She had severe pulmonary hypertension (right ventricular systolic pressure 58 mmHg) but preserved left ventricular systolic function, no thrombus was seen, and her pericardium was normal. A computed tomography angiography of her aorta ruled out an aortic aneurysm. Finally, she underwent mediastinoscopy and a direct biopsy of the mass was taken for histopathology. Hematoxylin and eosin staining

  14. Successful iliac vein and inferior vena cava stenting ameliorates venous claudication and improves venous outflow, calf muscle pump function, and clinical status in post-thrombotic syndrome.

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    Delis, Konstantinos T; Bjarnason, Haraldur; Wennberg, Paul W; Rooke, Thom W; Gloviczki, Peter

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    Stent therapy has been proposed as an effective treatment of chronic iliofemoral (I-F) and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of technically successful stenting in consecutive patients with advanced CVD (CEAP3-6 +/- venous claudication) for chronic obliteration of the I-F (+/-IVC) trunks, on the venous hemodynamics of the limb, the walking capacity, and the clinical status of CVD. These patients had previously failed to improve with conservative treatment entailing compression and/or wound care for at least 12 months. The presence of venous claudication was assessed by > or =3 independent examiners. The CEAP clinical classification was used to determine the severity of CVD. Outflow obstruction [Outflow Fraction at 1- and 4-second (OF1 and OF4) in %], venous reflux [Venous Filling Index (VFI) in mL/100 mL/s], calf muscle pump function [Ejection Fraction (EF) in %] and hypertension [Residual Venous Fraction (RVF) in %], were examined before and after successful venous stenting in 16 patients (23 limbs), 6 females, 10 males, median age 42 years; range, 31-77 yearas, left/right limbs 14/9, using strain gauge plethysmography; 7/16 of these had thrombosis extending to the IVC. Contralateral limbs to those stented without prior I-F +/- IVC thrombosis, nor infrainguinal clots on duplex, were used as control limbs (n = 9). Excluded were patients with stent occlusion or stenoses, peripheral arterial disease (ABI calf muscle pump function (EF), worse CEAP clinical class, and increased RVF (all, P calf muscle pump function (EF) had both improved (P calf muscle pump function (EF), and RVF of the stented limbs did not differ significantly from those of the control; significantly worse (P calf muscle pump function, compounded by a significant clinical improvement of CVD. The significant increase in the amount of venous reflux of the stented limbs indicates that elastic or inelastic compression support of the successfully

  15. Factors Associated with Advanced Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removals: A Single-Center Retrospective Study of 203 Patients Over 7 Years

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    Dowell, Joshua D., E-mail: Joshua.Dowell@osumc.edu; Wagner, Daniel, E-mail: Daniel.Wagner@osumc.edu; Elliott, Eric, E-mail: Eric.Elliott@osumc.edu [The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology (United States); Yildiz, Vedat O., E-mail: Vedat.Yildiz@osumc.edu; Pan, Xueliang, E-mail: Jeff.Pan@osumc.edu [The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Center for Biostatistics (United States)

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    PurposeTo identify factors associated with advanced inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) retrieval to raise awareness on technical considerations, retrieval efficiency, and patient safety.Materials and MethodsA single-center retrospective review was performed of 203 consecutive retrievable IVC filters placed between 2007 and 2014. Attempted retrievals were classified as advanced if the routine “snare and sheath” technique was initially unsuccessful after multiple attempts, or an alternate endovascular maneuver or access site was utilized. Patient and filter characteristics were recorded.Results203 attempted retrievals were reviewed (48.7 % male, 51.2 % female, mean age 52.7 years, mean dwell time 109 days). Advanced retrievals were observed in 20 patients (9.8 %) (15 females, 5 males). Fluoroscopy time (p ≤ 0.01, 34.3 ± 21.1 and 5.3 ± 4.5 min for advanced retrievals and routine retrievals respectively, same below), gender (p = 0.031), and retrieval tilt angle (p ≤ 0.01, 5.7 ± 5.10° vs. 11.9 ± 11.03°) were associated with advanced retrievals. Females were 3.16 times more likely to have an advanced retrieval performed than males with a significantly higher tilt angle in those with advanced retrieval. History of cancer (p = 0.502), dwell time (p = 0.916), retrieval caval diameter (p = 0.053), placement caval diameter (p = 0.365), filter type (p = 0.710), strut perforation (p = 0.506), placement tilt angle (p = 0.311), and age (p = 0.558) were not found significantly associated with advanced retrievals.ConclusionsWomen are at increased risk for advanced filter retrieval secondary to a significant change in filter tilt over time compared to men, independent of filter type or competing demographic or filter risks, likely placing them at increased risk for higher procedural fluoroscopy times.

  16. Utility of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters: A Systematic Literature Review and Analysis of the Reasons for Nonretrieval of Filters with Temporary Indications.

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    Jia, Zhongzhi; Fuller, Tyler A; McKinney, J Mark; Paz-Fumagalli, Ricardo; Frey, Gregory T; Sella, David M; Van Ha, Thuong; Wang, Weiping

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    To investigate the use of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in the current practice and analyze the causes of filter left in situ despite initial plans for retrieval. A systematic search of all English-language studies of retrievable IVC filters was conducted, including clinical trials and observational studies published between January 1984 and March 2016. A total of 103 studies were identified, including 10 filter models in 20,319 patients. Placement indications were reported for 11,128 (54.8%) patients, including therapeutic (n = 6270; 56.3%) and prophylactic (n = 4858; 43.7%) indications. A total of 13,224 (65.1%) filters were left as permanent devices; 7095 (34.9%) filters were removed. The reasons for filter nonretrieval among the 5308 (40.1%) reported cases were primary permanent indication (21.2%; 1127/5308), death (19.4%; 1031/5308), ongoing pulmonary embolism (PE) protection (19.0%; 1011/5308), failed retrieval (13.7%; 725/5308), loss to follow-up (13.0%; 689/5308), discontinued care (4.4%; 235/5308), physician oversight (4.0%; 213/5308), patient morbidity (2.8%; 149/5308), and patient refusal (2.4%; 128/5308). A total of 7820 patients presented for filter retrieval, and 7095 filters (90.7%) were successfully removed, with a mean indwelling time of 106.6 ± 47.3 days. Breakthrough PE was reported in 2.1% (191/9169) of patients. Filter tilt, recurrent deep vein thrombosis, penetration, IVC thrombosis, migration, and fracture occurred in 7.7% (798/10,348), 7.1% (362/5092), 5.4% (379/7001), 3.9% (345/8788), 1.4% (160/11,679), and 0.5% (50/9509) of patients, respectively. Approximately two-thirds of retrievable filters were not retrieved even though more than 85% of the filters were initially intended for temporary use. The major reasons for filter left in situ despite initial plans for retrieval were death, need for ongoing PE protection, failed retrieval, loss to follow-up, discontinued care, and physician oversight.

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

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    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

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

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    Kocot Arkadius

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    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

  19. Robot-assisted Level II-III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Step-by-Step Technique and 1-Year Outcomes.

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    Chopra, Sameer; Simone, Giuseppe; Metcalfe, Charles; de Castro Abreu, Andre Luis; Nabhani, Jamal; Ferriero, Mariaconsiglia; Bove, Alfredo Maria; Sotelo, Rene; Aron, Monish; Desai, Mihir M; Gallucci, Michele; Gill, Inderbir S

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    Level II-III inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma is among the most challenging urologic oncologic surgeries. In 2015, we reported the initial series of robot-assisted level III caval thrombectomy. To describe our University of Southern California technique in a step-by-step fashion for robot-assisted IVC level II-III tumor thrombectomy. Twenty-five selected patients with renal neoplasm and level II-III IVC tumor thrombus underwent robot-assisted surgery with a minimum 1-yr follow-up (July 2011 to March 2015). Our standardized anatomic-based "IVC-first, kidney-last" technique for robot-assisted IVC thrombectomy focuses on minimizing the chances of an intraoperative tumor thromboembolism and major hemorrhage. Baseline demographics, pathology data, 90-d and 1-yr complications, and oncologic outcomes at last follow-up were assessed. Robot-assisted IVC thrombectomy was successful in 24 patients (96%) (level III: n=11; level II: n=13); one patient was electively converted to open surgery for failure to progress. Median data included operative time of 4.5h, estimated blood loss was 240ml, hospital stay 4 d; five patients (21%) received intraoperative blood transfusion. All surgical margins were negative. Complications occurred in four patients (17%): two were Clavien 2, one was Clavien 3a, and one was Clavien 3b. All patients were alive at a 16-mo median follow-up (range: 12-39 mo). Robotic IVC tumor thrombectomy is feasible for level II-III thrombi. To maximize intraoperative safety and chances of success, a thorough understanding of applied anatomy and altered vascular collateral flow channels, careful patient selection, meticulous cross-sectional imaging, and a highly experienced robotic team are essential. We present the detailed operative steps of a new minimally invasive robot-assisted surgical approach to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This type of surgery can be performed safely with low blood loss and excellent

  20. Mixoma de átrio direito com origem na veia cava inferior: uma localização rara com implicações diagnósticas e terapêuticas Right atrium myxoma originating from the inferior vena cava: an unusual location with therapeutic and diagnostic implications

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    Noedir A. G. STOLF

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    Full Text Available Os mixomas são os tumores cardíacos primários mais freqüentes. Sua localização habitual é o átrio esquerdo, sendo encontrados também em outros locais. É relatado o caso de paciente de 71 anos que, com diagnóstico de tumor em átrio direito, foi submetido a operação para retirada do tumor. A operação foi realizada, sendo confirmado o diagnóstico e procedida a ressecção do tumor com sucesso e sem intercorrência. Em estudo ecocardiográfico de controle no 4º mês de pós-operatório, evidenciou-se presença de massa residual que parecia originar-se na veia cava inferior. Foi submetida a nova operação, em que foi realizada a ressecção do mixoma, que se originava na veia cava inferior e se projetava para o interior do átrio direito. Com o tumor, foi ressecada, na sua implantação, uma porção da veia cava inferior. O presente relato mostra uma localização rara de origem do mixoma, bem como as complicações quanto ao diagnóstico e à abordagem no tratamento cirúrgico.The myxomas are the most frequent primary cardiac tumors. They are usually located in the left atrium but can be found in other places. This is a case report of a 71 year old patient with diagnosis of a tumor arising from the right atrium, submitted to a surgical resection of the tumor. The operation was realized and the diagnosis confirmed. Resection was successful and the procedure uneventful. Four months postoperatively a standard two-dimensional echocardiogram revealed a residual mass that seemed to arise from the inferior vena cava. He was reoperated and the myxoma originating from the inferior vena cava and extending to the interior of the right atrium was resected. At the basis of the tumor implantation, a portion of the inferior vena cave was resected. The present report shows an unusual location of the myxoma as well as the complications regarding the diagnosis and the approach to surgical treatment.

  1. Late endovascular removal of Günther-Tulip inferior vena cava filter and stent reconstruction of chronic post-thrombotic iliocaval obstruction after 4753 days of filter dwell time: a case report with review of literature.

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    Doshi, Mehul Harshad; Narayanan, Govindarajan

    2016-12-01

    Chronic post-thrombotic obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) or iliocaval junction is an uncommon complication of long indwelling IVC filter. When such an obstruction is symptomatic, endovascular treatment options include stent placement with or without filter retrieval. Filter retrieval becomes increasingly difficult with longer dwell times. We present a case of symptomatic post-thrombotic obstruction of the iliocaval junction related to Günther-Tulip IVC filter (Cook Medical Inc, Bloomington, IN) with dwell time of 4753 days, treated successfully with endovascular filter removal and stent reconstruction. Filter retrieval and stent reconstruction may be a treatment option in symptomatic patients with filter-related chronic IVC or iliocaval junction obstruction, even after prolonged dwell time.

  2. Puerperal ovarian vein thrombophlebitis with clot protrusion into the inferior vena cava. Evaluation with US, CT and MR imaging; Thrombophlebite puerperale de la veine ovarienne avec extension cave inferieure: aspects en echographie, TDM et IRM

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    Ranchoup, Y.; Thony, F.; Dal Soglio, S.; Farah, I.; Bosson, J.L.; Villar, C.; Coulomb, M.; Ferretti, G. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 38 - Grenoble (France)

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    To assess US, CT, and MR findings in women having puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis with clot protrusion into the inferior vena cava. We retrospectively reviewed the duplex US (n = 9), CT (n = 5) and MR (n = 5) examinations of 9 patients with 8 right ovarian vein thrombosis, and one left ovarian vein thrombosis. US findings allowed for the diagnosis of ovarian vein thrombosis in all showing enlarged tubular echogenic thrombus within the retroperitoneum with clot protrusion in the IVC in all cases. CT scan and MRI demonstrated ovarian vein thrombosis in all the cases in which it was performed but failed to show a mobile thrombus within the IVC in one patient. Duplex US is a reliable technique to show puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis and its extension to the IVC. CT scan and MR imaging can be used to precise the extension to the IVC. (author)

  3. An unusual constellation of congenital malformations in a single patient including partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, persistent left superior vena cava, aberrant pulmonary fissure, anomalous aortic arch, tracheal diverticulum and annular pancreas.

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    Lapa, T; Vedelago, J; Kim, H; Patrick, E

    2014-10-31

    We report a case of a male patient with a constellation of rare congenital anomalies consisting of: partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), persistent left superior vena cava, 'bovine arch' aortic branching, tracheal diverticulum, aberrant lung fissure anatomy and an annular pancreas. He had presented with a history of worsening dyspnoea. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a single patient with such a vast constellation of anomalies. The radiological evaluations, epidemiology, embryology and clinical features of the anomalies are discussed. It is important for radiologists to be aware of each of these anomalies as distinct entities; detection of a single anomaly should alert to the possibility that further anatomic aberrancies may be present. 2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  4. Drenagem anômala de veia pulmonar inferior direita em veia cava inferior associada a apêndice hepático intracardíaco Anomalous drainage of the right inferior pulmonary vein into the inferior vena cava associated to intrathoracic hepatic appendix

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    Carlos R Moraes

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    Full Text Available Descreve-se o caso de uma paciente de 61 anos de idade, com drenagem anômala de veia pulmonar inferior direita em veia cava inferior, associada a apêndice hepático intratorácico, herniado através de fenda no diafragma. A correção cirúrgica foi realizada por anastomose direta da veia anômala com o átrio esquerdo, pela redução do apêndice hepático para a cavidade abdominal e, finalmente, pelo fechamento do defeito diafragmático. O pós-operatório decorreu sem qualquer complicação. Os autores chamam a atenção para a raridade do caso.The authors present a case of a 61-year-old woman with anomalous drainage of the right inferior pulmonary vein into the inferior vena cava associated to an intrathoracic hepatic appendix herniated through a diaphragmatic defect. Surgical correction was obtained by direct anastomosis of the anomalous vein to the left atrium, reduction of the hepatic appendix to the abdominal cavity and closure of the diphragmatic defect. The postoperative course was unevenftul. The rarity of this condition is stressed.

  5. Proposal for a new classification of variations in the iliac venous system based on internal iliac veins: a case series and a review of double and left inferior vena cava.

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    Hayashi, Shogo; Naito, Munekazu; Hirai, Shuichi; Terayama, Hayato; Miyaki, Takayoshi; Itoh, Masahiro; Fukuzawa, Yoshitaka; Nakano, Takashi

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    There are many reports on variations in the inferior vena cava (IVC), particularly double IVC (DIVC) and left IVC (LIVC). However, no systematic report has recorded iliac vein (IV) flow patterns in the DIVC and LIVC. In this study, we examined IV flow patterns in both DIVC and LIVC observed during gross anatomy courses conducted for medical students and in previously reported cases. During the gross anatomy courses, three cases of DIVC and one case of LIVC were found in 618 cadavers. The IV flow pattern from these four cases and all other previously reported cases can be classified into one of the following three types according to the vein into which the internal iliac vein drained: the ipsilateral external IV; confluence of the ipsilateral external IV and IVC; and the communicating vein, which connects the IVC and the contralateral IVC or its iliac branch. This classification, which is based on the internal IV course, is considered to be useful because IV variations have the potential to cause clinical problems during related retroperitoneal surgery, venous interventional radiology, and diagnostic procedures for pelvic cancer.

  6. Predicting Fluid Responsiveness Using Bedside Ultrasound Measurements of the Inferior Vena Cava and Physician Gestalt in the Emergency Department of an Urban Public Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Sawe, Hendry Robert; Haeffele, Cathryn; Mfinanga, Juma A; Mwafongo, Victor G; Reynolds, Teri A

    Bedside inferior vena cava (IVC) ultrasound has been proposed as a non-invasive measure of volume status. We compared ultrasound measurements of the caval index (CI) and physician gestalt to predict blood pressure response in patients requiring intravenous fluid resuscitation. This was a prospective study of adult emergency department patients requiring fluid resuscitation. A structured data sheet was used to record serial vital signs and the treating clinician's impression of patient volume status and cause of hypotension. Bedside ultrasound CI measurements were performed at baseline and after each 500mL of fluid. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was performed to characterize the relationship between CI and Physician gestalt, and the change in mean arterial pressure (MAP). We enrolled 364 patients, 52% male, mean age 36 years. Indications for fluid resuscitation were haemorrhage (54%), dehydration (30%), and sepsis (17%). Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis found optimal CI cut-off values of 45%, 52% and 53% to predict a MAP rise of 5, 8 and 10 mmHg per litre of fluid, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of CI of 50% for predicting a 10mmHg increase in MAP per litre were 88% (95%CI 81-93%) and 73% (95%CI 67-79%), respectively, area under the curve (AUC) = 0.85 (0.81-0.89). The sensitivity and specificity of physician gestalt estimate of volume depletion severity were 68% (95%CI 60-75%) and 86% (95%CI 80-90%), respectively, AUC = 0.83 (95% CI: 0.79-0.87). Those with a baseline CI ≥ 50% (51% of patients) had a 2.8-fold greater fluid responsiveness than those with a baseline CI<50% (p<0.0001). Ultrasound measurement of the CI can predict blood pressure response among patients requiring intravenous fluid resuscitation and may be useful in early identification of patients who will benefit most from volume resuscitation, and those who will likely require other interventions.

  7. La izquierda sin coyuntura

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    Starcenbaum, Marcelo

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    En este texto analizamos el rol desempeñando por formaciones políticas e intelectuales de la izquierda argentina frente a la experiencia kirchnerista y especialmente frente a las elecciones que determinaron el acceso al poder del partido de Mauricio Macri. Argumentamos que la ausencia de un pensamiento de la coyuntura condujo a dichas formaciones a desarrollar posicionamientos regresivos frente a una experiencia política que produjo mejoras significativas en amplios sectores de la sociedad ar...

  8. Topography and distribution of ostia venae hepatica in the ...

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    Background : Openings of hepatic veins into the retrohepatic surface of the inferior vena cava (ostia venae hepatica) play a part in controlling hepatic circulation by acting as collateral channels in obstruction. Their topography and distribution must be taken into account during catheterization and liver transplantation.

  9. Predicting Fluid Responsiveness Using Bedside Ultrasound Measurements of the Inferior Vena Cava and Physician Gestalt in the Emergency Department of an Urban Public Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Hendry Robert Sawe

    Full Text Available Bedside inferior vena cava (IVC ultrasound has been proposed as a non-invasive measure of volume status. We compared ultrasound measurements of the caval index (CI and physician gestalt to predict blood pressure response in patients requiring intravenous fluid resuscitation.This was a prospective study of adult emergency department patients requiring fluid resuscitation. A structured data sheet was used to record serial vital signs and the treating clinician's impression of patient volume status and cause of hypotension. Bedside ultrasound CI measurements were performed at baseline and after each 500mL of fluid. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC curve analysis was performed to characterize the relationship between CI and Physician gestalt, and the change in mean arterial pressure (MAP.We enrolled 364 patients, 52% male, mean age 36 years. Indications for fluid resuscitation were haemorrhage (54%, dehydration (30%, and sepsis (17%. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis found optimal CI cut-off values of 45%, 52% and 53% to predict a MAP rise of 5, 8 and 10 mmHg per litre of fluid, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of CI of 50% for predicting a 10mmHg increase in MAP per litre were 88% (95%CI 81-93% and 73% (95%CI 67-79%, respectively, area under the curve (AUC = 0.85 (0.81-0.89. The sensitivity and specificity of physician gestalt estimate of volume depletion severity were 68% (95%CI 60-75% and 86% (95%CI 80-90%, respectively, AUC = 0.83 (95% CI: 0.79-0.87. Those with a baseline CI ≥ 50% (51% of patients had a 2.8-fold greater fluid responsiveness than those with a baseline CI<50% (p<0.0001.Ultrasound measurement of the CI can predict blood pressure response among patients requiring intravenous fluid resuscitation and may be useful in early identification of patients who will benefit most from volume resuscitation, and those who will likely require other interventions.

  10. Litiasis coraliforme renal izquierda

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    Polo Barzallo, Humberto; Vintimilla Carzola, María Paz

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    Introducción: El cálculo coraliforme se denomina de esta manera porque ocupan la mayor parte del sistema colector y se asemeja al coral marino, o a las astas de un venado. (1) Estos cálculos comprometen la función renal por un fenómeno obstructivo e infeccioso, patología que de no ser tratada efectivamente lleva al daño renal progresivo e irreversible. (2) Caso Clínico: Paciente de sexo masculino de 60 años de edad.Antecedentes: Litiasis Renal Izquierda con tratamiento quirúrgico a base...

  11. Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal

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    ... in 1,000. There is a very slight risk of an allergic reaction if contrast material is injected. Any procedure that involves placement of a catheter inside a blood vessel carries certain risks. These risks include damage to the blood vessel, ...

  12. Colapsibilidade da Veia Cava Inferior e sinais e sintomas de insuficiência cardíaca: novos insights e possíveis associações Inferior Vena Cava collapsibility and heart failure signs and symptoms: new insights about possible links

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    Renato De Vecchis

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    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

  13. Pacemaker Lead Induced Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis Leading to Portal Hypertension

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    Full Text Available Inferior vena caval thrombosis is an unusual complication of permanent pacemaker implantation. The clinical presentation due to thrombosis depends on the site of thrombus. We have described here a rare case of pacemaker lead associated thrombosis of inferior vena cava, its diagnostic work up and briefly reviewed the existing literature of this uncommon complication.

  14. Topography and distribution of ostia venae hepatica in the ...

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    J. Hassanali, BDS, DDS, and P.O. Odula, BSc, MBChB, MMed, FCS, Department of Human Anatomy,. University of Nairobi. Corresponding author: P.K. Bundi, Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi. Abstract. BACKGROUND: Openings of hepatic veins into the retrohepatic surface of the inferior vena cava.

  15. La izquierda chilena contemparánea

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    En este artículo, el autor examina las particularidades de la izquierda chilena para entender su papel en los gobiernos democráticos desde los años 70. El autor parte de la premisa de la existencia, durante los años 90, de dos izquierdas: una, el socialismo dentro de la coalición; la otra, el comunismo fuera de ella. En el trabajo se sostiene que la izquierda socialista ha sido el principal motor de la coalición y su papel específico se ha concentrado en los t...

  16. Primitive neuroectodermal tumour of the kidney with vena caval and atrial tumour thrombus: a case report.

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    Ong, Poh Ho; Manikandan, Ramaswamy; Philip, Joe; Hope, Kirsten; Williamson, Michael

    2008-08-11

    Renal primitive neuroectodermal tumour is an extremely rare malignancy. A 21-year-old woman presented with microscopic haematuria, a palpable right loin mass, dyspnoea, dizziness and fatigue. Initial ultrasound scan of the kidneys revealed an 11 cm right renal mass with venous extension into the inferior vena cava. Computed tomography of the thorax and abdomen revealed an extension of the large renal mass into the right renal vein, inferior vena cava and up to the right atrium. A small paracaval lymph node was noted and three small metastatic nodules were identified within the lung parenchyma. The patient underwent a radical nephrectomy and inferior vena caval tumour (level IV) thrombectomy with cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Immunohistochemical staining of the specimen showed a highly specific cluster of differentiation (CD) 99, thus confirming the diagnosis of a primitive neuroectodermal tumour. It is important that a renal primitive neuroectodermal tumour be considered, particularly in young patients with a renal mass and extensive thrombus.

  17. Simultaneous blunt traumatic laceration of inferior vena cava and ...

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    Case discussion. A 30-year-old man who had been involved in a road traffic acci- dent underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan at the B. Y. L.. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, to rule out an intraperitoneal haemorrhage in view of a persistently low haemoglobin concentra- tion of 8.5 g/dl. The CT scan showed a liver ...

  18. Persistent left superior vena cava in cardiac congenital surgery

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    Giuliani-Poncini, C.

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    La persistance d'une veine cave supérieure gauche (VCSG) est une entité relativement fréquente dans le cadre des malformations cardiaques congénitales. Le but de cette étude est d'analyser à quel moment le diagnostic de la persistance de la VCSG est effectué, à quel moment le diagnostic des éventuelles anomalies du sinus coronarien associées est effectué, et de l'impact global de la persistance d'une VCSG sur la mortalité et la morbidité des patients après chirurgie cardiaque pour une malform...

  19. Percutaneous transvenous angioplasty of inferior vena cava by balloon dilatation

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    Suh, Kyung Suk; Kim, Jae Kyu; Park, Jin Gyun; Kang, Heung Keun; Chung, Hyon De; Kim, Shin Kon; Chung, Sang Young [Chonnam National University College of Medicine, Kwangju (Korea, Republic of)

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    3 patients with membranous (2 patients) and segmental (1 patient) obstruction of IVC were successfully treated by percutaneous transvenous angioplasty using balloon catheter. Improvements of clinical and radiological findings could be obtained after procedures. Relatively good patency was obtained in all cases without complications. This procedure can be applied safely to membranous or segmental obstructions of IVC and elsewhere in the venous systems.

  20. Percutaneous Retrieval of Permanent Inferior Vena Cava Filters

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    Tamrazi, Anobel, E-mail: atamraz1@jhmi.edu; Wadhwa, Vibhor, E-mail: vwadhwa1@jhmi.edu; Holly, Brian, E-mail: bholly3@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (United States); Bhagat, Nikhil, E-mail: nikhibhagat@gmail.com [Kaiser Permanente, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (United States); Marx, Jonathan K., E-mail: jmarx9@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (United States); Streiff, Michael, E-mail: mstreif@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Hematology (United States); Lessne, Mark L., E-mail: mlessne@gmail.com [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (United States)

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    PurposeTo evaluate the feasibility, risks, and techniques of percutaneous removal of permanent TrapEase and Simon Nitinol IVC filters.Materials and MethodsBetween August 2011 and August 2015, 12 patients (5 women, 7 men; age range, 26–75 years) underwent an attempt at percutaneous removal of permanent TrapEase (10) and Simon Nitinol (2) IVC filters due to a history of IVC filter complications or need for lifelong anticoagulation due to the filter. Medical records were reviewed for filter dwell time, presence of iliocaval deep venous thrombosis, procedural technique, and complications.ResultsFilter dwell times ranged from 7 days to 15 years (mean 5.1 years). Successful removal of permanent IVC filters was possible in 11 of 12 patients (91.6 %). In 1 patient, a chronically thrombosed IVC filter could not be removed despite laser sheath assistance, but was successfully recanalized with the PowerWire RF guidewire. In the failed retrieval attempt, a stent was placed through the chronically thrombosed IVC filter with restoration of in-line flow. One major complication of large venous groin hematoma was encountered.ConclusionsIn carefully selected patients, percutaneous removal of permanent IVC filters can be performed safely despite prolonged filter dwell times. Extraction of chronically embedded permanent IVC filters may be facilitated by jugular and femoral approaches, often with laser sheath assistance. Chronic filter thrombosis and caval scarring may increase the risk of retrieval failure.

  1. Síndrome da veia cava superior

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    Graça Fonseca

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: A Sindrome da Vcia Cava Superior (SVCS estágeralmente associada a doença oncológica avançada, apresentando um mau prognóistico.Esta sindrome com uma apresentação clinica aguda ou subaguda, pode requerer uma intervenção imediata.A radioterapia tem um papel primordial no tratamento paliativo da SVCS, obtendo alivio sintomático na maior parte dos casos.Os autores analisam 20 casos de SVCS, tratados no Departamento de Radioterapia do Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil – Centro do Porto, no period compreendido entre Janeiro de 1984 e Outubro de 1997.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (3: 281-285 ABSTRACT: The Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS is usually associated with advanced malignancy and has a dismal prognosis.This syndrome can be an acute or subacute event, that may require prompt intervention.Radiotherapy is a potent modality in the palliative treatment of SVCS with a significant reduction in symptoms in the majority of cases.The authors analyse 20 cases of SVCS treated between January 1984 and October 1997, in the Department of Radiotherapy of the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil-Cenlro do Porto.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (3: 281-285 : Key-Words, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Lung Cancer, Radiotherapy, Palliation, Palavras-chave: Sindrome da Veia Cava Superior, Cancro do Pulmão, Radioterapia, Palição

  2. Prótese intracava provisória no tratamento de lesão da veia cava retro-hepática

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    Dalmer Faria Freire

    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.

  3. Endovascular treatment with primary stenting of inferior cava vein torsion following orthotopic liver transplantation with modified piggyback technique.

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    Ferro, Carlo; Andorno, Enzo; Guastavino, Andrea; Rossi, Umberto G; Seitun, Sara; Bovio, Giulio; Valente, Umberto

    2014-03-01

    This study was undertaken to evaluate primary stenting in patients with inferior vena cava torsion after orthotopic liver transplantation performed with modified piggyback technique. From November 2003 to October 2010, six patients developed clinical, laboratory and imaging findings suggestive of caval stenosis, after a mean period of 21 days from an orthotopic liver transplantation performed with modified piggyback technique. Vena cavography showed stenosis due to torsion of the inferior vena cava at the anastomoses and a significant caval venous pressure gradient. All patients were treated with primary stenting followed by in-stent angioplasty in three cases. In all patients, the stents were successfully positioned at the caval anastomosis and the venous gradient pressure fell from a mean value of 10 to 2 mmHg. Signs and symptoms resolved in all six patients. One patient died 3 months after stent placement due to biliary complications. No evidence of recurrence or complications was noted during the follow-up (mean 49 months). Primary stenting of inferior vena cava stenosis due to torsion of the anastomoses in patients receiving orthotopic liver transplantation with modified piggyback technique is a safe, effective and durable treatment.

  4. Primitive neuroectodermal tumour of the kidney with vena caval and atrial tumour thrombus: a case report

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    Ong Poh

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Renal primitive neuroectodermal tumour is an extremely rare malignancy. Case presentation A 21-year-old woman presented with microscopic haematuria, a palpable right loin mass, dyspnoea, dizziness and fatigue. Initial ultrasound scan of the kidneys revealed an 11 cm right renal mass with venous extension into the inferior vena cava. Computed tomography of the thorax and abdomen revealed an extension of the large renal mass into the right renal vein, inferior vena cava and up to the right atrium. A small paracaval lymph node was noted and three small metastatic nodules were identified within the lung parenchyma. The patient underwent a radical nephrectomy and inferior vena caval tumour (level IV thrombectomy with cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Immunohistochemical staining of the specimen showed a highly specific cluster of differentiation (CD 99, thus confirming the diagnosis of a primitive neuroectodermal tumour. Conclusion It is important that a renal primitive neuroectodermal tumour be considered, particularly in young patients with a renal mass and extensive thrombus.

  5. Hipertensión pulmonar asociada a enfermedad cardiaca izquierda

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    Efraín A. Gómez-López

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    La falla cardiaca izquierda es una las causas más frecuentes de hipertensión pulmonar. Se define como la presión arterial pulmonar media mayor o igual a 25 mm Hg, sumada a una presión capilar pulmonar o presión de oclusión de la arteria pulmonar mayor a 15 mm Hg. Su aparición en el contexto de falla cardiaca izquierda tiene implicaciones de orden pronóstico, en el sentido en que es vital definir el grado de compromiso del componente arterial pulmonar que inicialmente es consecuencia de flujo ...

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

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    Power, C K

    2012-02-03

    A 47-year-old female patient had a subclinical superior vena caval syndrome which developed into the \\'full blown\\' acute condition when she was placed into the left lateral position after mediastinoscopy. She developed airway obstruction requiring urgent re-intubation and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit. This subclinical condition might have been suspected pre-operatively if closer attention had been paid to the history, physical examination and review of the computerised axial tomography scan: she had a history of intermittent dysponea, wheeze and cough which was worse on waking and improved as the day progressed, she had a positive Pemberton\\'s sign and the computerised axial tomography scan showed that the lesion was encroaching on the superior vena cava.

  7. Renal angiomyolipoma with inferior vena caval thrombus in a 32-year-old male

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    Matthew W Christian

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal angiomyolipoma (AML rarely presents with evidence of extension into the renal vein, inferior vena cava (IVC or atrium. We report a case of a renal AML with a tumor thrombus to the IVC in a 32-year-old male. The patient subsequently underwent a right radical nephrectomy with IVC tumor thrombectomy. To our knowledge, there are four published cases of renal AML presenting with tumor thrombus in males. This case report describes the management of the youngest male ever to develop a renal AML with IVC tumor thrombus.

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

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    Forner, J.; Talens, A.; Flores, M.; Mendez, M. [Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Valencia (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare postpartum complication (0.1%). It can be fatal, since it can lead to sepsis, pulmonary thromboembolisms and inferior vena cava or renal vein thrombosis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are the techniques of choice for its diagnosis, while the value of ultrasound is limited due to its low sensitivity and specificity. We report the case of a woman who, during puerperium, developed thrombosis of right ovarian vein that presented clinical, ultrasonographic and computed tomographic features of appendicitis. We describe the radiological sings and stress the fact that this diagnosis should be suspected in puerperal women. (Author) 9 refs.

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

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    Valary T. Raup

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 cava. Subsequent biopsy was consistent with seminoma. We review this rare case and discuss the literature regarding its diagnosis and management.

  10. Estimation of central venous pressure using inferior vena caval pressure from a femoral endovascular cooling catheter.

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    Lee, Byung Kook; Lee, Hyoung Youn; Jeung, Kyung Woon; Jung, Yong Hun; Lee, Geo Sung

    2013-01-01

    Endovascular cooling using the femoral cooling catheter is widely practiced. Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring in patients undergoing femoral endovascular cooling may require the placement of another catheter near the right atrium (RA). We sought to estimate the agreement between the CVP recorded from catheters placed in the superior vena caval pressure (SVCP) and the inferior vena caval pressure (IVCP) recorded from the femoral cooling catheter in patients undergoing femoral endovascular cooling. We enrolled adult cardiac arrest survivors undergoing femoral endovascular cooling. A commercially available central venous catheter was placed in the SVC (superior vena cava) near the RA via subclavian venous access. Both SVCP and IVCP were recorded every 4 hours during therapeutic hypothermia. Arterial pressure, heart rate, peak inspiratory pressure (PIP), and positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) at the time of vena caval pressure measurements were obtained. A total of 323 pairs of SVCP and IVCP measurements were collected. The correlation coefficient between SVCP and IVCP was 0.965 (P monitoring CVP. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. El nuevo dilema de la izquierda: identidad vs justicia social

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    José María Seco Martínez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa izquierda carece en la actualidad de iniciativa real. Desde la caída del muro se vio ampliamente desbordada por el neocapitalismo. La idea de justicia social dejaba entonces de tener valor. Desde entonces los partidos de izquierda no asumen posiciones diáfanas en este sentido. No reivindican la justicia social y son ambiguos frente a las condiciones que impone el capitalismo. Sitúan el eje de sus discurso político en cuestiones más relacionadas con la identidad, que con la justicia social y la clase social. De la respuesta a la pregunta ¿sigue siendo hoy una prioridad para la izquierda la búsqueda de la justicia social?, dependerá en buena medida la razón de su existencia. Abstract Nowadays the left lacks initiative. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall it was widely exceded by neocapitalism. At that time the idea of social justice had no longer any importance. Since then the left parties did not take up a strong stance, they do not demand social justice and they are ambiguous  facing the conditions imponed by capitalism. They focus their political programme mainly on identity more than  social justice and social class. Their raison d´être will depend to a great extent on the way they can answer the question, is it still today a priority for the left the search for social justice?

  12. Izquierda, antirreligión y posteología

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    Surgidos en el siglo XIX, los movimientos emancipatorios y de izquierda, en particular el marxismo, trataron de completar cuanto la revolución burguesa había “olvidado”, especialmente, el logro de una sociedad más igualitaria, bajo el nombre de socialismo, logro que solo era posible mediante la lucha de clases y la victoria del proletariado. El marxismo, algunas de cuyas fuentes surtieron de las lecturas por Marx de los filósofos de la Antigüedad clásica, como Prometeo, caló en las sociedades...

  13. IZQUIERDAS OTRAS O CAMINOS DESCOLONIALES HACIA MUNDOS TRANSMODERNOS

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    Roberto Almanza-Hernández

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece una primera aproximación desde el enfoque decolonial, al análisis de las condiciones de posibilidad de consolidación y articulación de propuestas políticas no eurocéntricas. El contexto del artículo son las luchas anti-sistémicas globales, anticapitalistas, anticoloniales, antipatriarcales y antiimperialistas, en el horizonte de la emergencia de proyectos descoloniales (izquierdas otras en Latinoamérica. En este artículo en particular, se hace especial énfasis en las iniciativas y movimientos indígenas.

  14. Günther Tulip inferior vena cava filter retrieval using a bidirectional loop-snare technique.

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    Ross, Jordan; Allison, Stephen; Vaidya, Sandeep; Monroe, Eric

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    Many advanced techniques have been reported in the literature for difficult Günther Tulip filter removal. This report describes a bidirectional loop-snare technique in the setting of a fibrin scar formation around the filter leg anchors. The bidirectional loop-snare technique allows for maximal axial tension and alignment for stripping fibrin scar from the filter legs, a commonly encountered complication of prolonged dwell times.

  15. Is there a relationship between the diameter of the inferior vena cava ...

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    Apr 12, 2015 ... Aim: This study investigated whether a correlation exists between haemodynamic parameters of critically ill patients and the ... were performed and significant relationship was found between the EAP diameter with haemoglobin (Hmg), haemotocrit ..... Doctors (ATLS), Student Course Manuel. 7th ed.

  16. Stent Treatment of Inferior-Vena-Cava Compression in an Ovine with a Total Artificial Heart

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    Tuzun, Egemen; Parnis, Steve; Rios, Jesse; Winkler, Jo Anna; Cohn, William E.

    2011-01-01

    Although current continuous-flow total artificial hearts (CFTAHs) are much smaller than previous models, venous kinking may still occur after device implantation, especially in smaller animals. By inserting a self-expanding stent at the site of venous narrowing in a sheep model implanted with a CFTAH, we were able to restore the normal venous geometry and dramatically increase the CFTAH output. Because this percutaneous approach avoids the challenges associated with reoperation in these cases, it may be useful to other CFTAH investigators. PMID:21615430

  17. Transjugular biopsy case report of inferior vena cava hepatocellular carcinoma with intracardiac extension

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    Laurence Weinberg

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    Conclusion: Transjugular biopsy of IVC masses can be performed effectively, in an awake patient, without the need for sedation or anaesthesia. Where multiple imaging modalities fail to confirm a diagnosis for liver or IVC pathology, transluminal biopsy can assist with definitive diagnosis and treatment planning.

  18. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava, The View of a Rare Case

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    H.Volkan Kara

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    Full Text Available The glenohumeral joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the human body. Anterior dislocatin is the most common type and posterior dislocations account for <1% of shoulder dislocations.  A 68-yearold woman was brought to the emergency department by ambulance  with shoulder pain following a fall from stairs. On local physical examination, there was severe pain on the left proximal humerus. The left arm was in internal rotation in the adducted position. Active and passive movements of the left shoulder were painful and limited. The neurovascular examination of the left upper extremity revealed no deficit. Radiographs of her left shoulder were performed and no significant pathology was identified in the left shoulder anteroposterior (AP X-ray (Figure 1. Axillary radiography could not be performed because of painful arm movements. Therefore, CT was performed to clarify any existing shoulder pathology (Figure 2. Closed reduction under conscious sedation was performed with longitudinal and lateral traction on the arm to protect the humeral head. Control CT was performed and this revealed that reduction had improved the shoulder (Figure 3. She was then treated with an arm sling and discharged with an outpatient orthopaedic control visit.

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

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    Xiao, Liang; Shen, Jing; Tong, Jia Jie [The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang (China); Huang, De Sheng [College of Basic Medical Science, China Medical University, Shenyang (China)

    2012-07-15

    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%, X{sup 2} = 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%, X{sup 2} = 5.030, p = 0.025). The introducer curving technique appears to minimize the incidence and extent of transfemoral Tulip filter tilting.

  20. 52. Leiomiosarcoma primario de vena cava inferior: La reconstrucción vascular no es imprescindible

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    E. Rodríguez-Caulo

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: La cirugía, sola o en combinación con quimioterapia, constituye la única opción de supervivencia a largo plazo. El manejo agresivo con reconstrucciones vasculares es recomendable, a pesar de que la reconstrucción de la continuidad de la VCI y del flujo venoso renal restante no es imprescindible, y debe ser individualizada en cada caso en función de la expansión tumoral.

  1. Accuracy of Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasonography in Determining Central Venous Pressure

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    H. Derakhshanfar

    2012-07-01

    Conclusion: Ultrasound assessment of IVC dimensions may provide a quick and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring method of assessing volume status and can performed by educated technician or medical students.

  2. Fístula aortoauricular izquierda secundaria a endocarditis infecciosa

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    Alberto Fernández Carmona

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de 74 años con antecedentes de hipertensión, diabetes mellitus e insuficiencia aórtica moderada. Ingresa en unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI en situación de shock cardiogénico; en ecocardiografía transtorácica (Fig. 1 se aprecia masa globulosa en la base auricular de velo anterior mitral, insuficiencia aórtica grave e insuficiencia mitral con flujo de gran turbulencia tangencial a la válvula mitral. En ecocardiografía transesofágica (Fig. 2 se objetiva insuficiencia aórtica avanzada, fistulización raíz de aorta-aurícula izquierda con afectación de la continuidad mitroaórtica e insuficiencia mitral grave secundaria a la misma. El paciente evoluciona de forma desfavorable, falleciendo en menos de 36 h.

  3. El Partido Socialista de las Izquierdas: organizacion, proyecto politico y participacion electoral, 1933-1940

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    Mac Gregor Campuzano, Javier

    2009-01-01

    ...: el Partido Socialista de las Izquierdas, el cual, asociado directamente con la figura de Adalberto Tejeda, impulso la candidatura del politico veracruzano a la presidencia de la Republica en 1934...

  4. Trombo libre en aurícula izquierda.

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    Rubén Gómez

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 81 años de edad con antecedentes de valvulopatía mitral reumática y fibrilación auricular diagnosticada 10 años antes, que ingresó por un accidente isquémico transitorio carotídeo derecho y un episodio coronario agudo sin elevación del segmento ST en territorio de la arteria coronaria descendente anterior (troponina T elevada y ondas T negativas anterolaterales. En los últimos años había mantenido un adecuado nivel de anticoagulación (INR entre 2,5 y 3,5 con acenocumarol, a excepción del último mes en el que presentó un INR de 1,8. El ecocardiograma transtorácico evidenció una hipocinesia anteroapical y una masa de 2x4 cm, hiperecoica y de contornos redondeados sugestiva de trombo que flotaba libremente en una aurícula izquierda muy dilatada (A, B y C y que, ocasionalmente, protruía en el ventrículo izquierdo (D ocluyendo la válvula mitral que presentaba una estenosis reumática importante (área de 1,0 cm². Debido al alto riesgo de muerte súbita por oclusión del orificio mitral y de embolismos sistémicos, como los que probablemente presentó esta paciente, está indicada la cirugía cardiaca urgente para realizar trombectomía y recambio valvular mitral. La paciente rechazó esta indicación y cinco días más tarde falleció de muerte súbita. Este caso clínico enfatiza la importancia de mantener un adecuado rango de anticoagulación (INR entre 2,5 y 3,5 en pacientes con estenosis mitral reumática y fibrilación auricular crónica debido al alto riesgo de tromboembolismo, así como la indicación de cirugía urgente ante el hallazgo de un trombo que flote libremente en la aurícula izquierda.

  5. Análise radiológica da veia cava caudal em ratos Wistar Radiologic analyses of caudal vein in Wistar rats

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    Luciano Rodrigues Schmidt

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar um método de estudo angiográfico da veia cava caudal em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 24 ratos Wistar machos, com peso entre 300 a 350 gramas. Os animais foram operados com anestesia geral, utilizando-se injeção intraperiotoneal da solução de Cloridrato Ketamina e Cloridrato de 2-(2,6- xilidino -5,6- dihidro-4H-1,3-tiazina. O contraste iodado foi injetado na veia dorsal do pênis do rato, utilizando uma agulha de calibre 21 acoplada ao sistema Butterfly® de infusão. O método de cavografia foi testado, no 15º dia de pós-operatório, em três grupos de 6 animais. O Grupo I foi o controle. Nos grupos II e III os animais foram submetidos respectivamente à ligadura da veia cava caudal acima e abaixo da desembocadura das veias íleo-lombares. No grupo IV à ligadura da veia ilíaca direita. RESULTADOS: Os exames flebográficos realizados permitiram observar a anatomia e a perviedade das veias que formam o sistema cava, e a circulação colateral desenvolvida, de todos os animais estudados. CONCLUSÃO: A cavografia por via peniana, permite a visibilidade das vias ilíacas e cava caudal, bem como a circulação colateral desenvolvida, em ratos machos.PURPOSE: To present an angiographic method, to visualize the cava and iliac veins in rats, emphasizing the colateral circulation, developed after interrupting the venous flow. METHODS: Twenty four male Wistar rats were studied, weighting 300 to 350g. the access used to injection of the iodined contrast, necessary to the radiologic study, was the dorsal vein of the penis. The method of cavography was tested at the 15th postoperative day, in three groups of six animals. RESULTS: The group I is control. In groups II and III the animals were submitted respectively of ligature of the caudal vena cava above and below of the iliolumbar veins. In group IV they were submitted to the ligature of the right iliac vein, besides of control group that was not operated. CONCLUSION: The

  6. Historia de vida de un militante mexicano de izquierda

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    María Patricia Pensado Leglise

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto plantea una reflexión teórico- metodológica sobre la historia de vida en el marco conceptual de la Historia oral, señalando los aportes a los estudios históricos contemporáneos. Se presenta la historia de vida de un socialista mexicano, Adolfo Sánchez Rebolledo, cuya praxis ha sido significativa para comprender el desarrollo de la política de izquierda en México y su intervención en las principales movilizaciones sociales que tuvieron lugar durante la segunda mitad del siglo xx. También da cuenta de los cambios ylas organizaciones políticas, desde las rupturas con el estalinismo, la influencia de la revolución cubana, los movimientos por los derechos civiles y contra la guerra de Vietnam hasta llegar a la revaloración de la democracia formal y el abandono de la militancia partidaria para formar parte del movimiento social. Los testimonios que aparecen a lo largo del artículo se seleccionaron y editaron de las once sesiones de entrevistas que se hicieron con Sánchez Rebolledo en el lapso de tres años (2005-2008.

  7. Hipertrofia ventricular izquierda como factor de riesgo cardiovascular en el paciente hipertenso

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    Llancaqueo V. Marcelo, Dr.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La hipertrofia ventricular izquierda es una respuesta maladaptativa a la sobrecarga de presión crónica y un factor de riesgo importante para la fibrilación auricular, insuficiencia cardíaca diastólica, insuficiencia cardíaca sistólica, y la muerte súbita en pacientes con hipertensión. Dado que no todos los pacientes con hipertensión desarrollan hipertrofia ventricular izquierda, hay hallazgos clínicos que se deben tener en cuenta que puede alertar al médico sobre la presencia de hipertrofia ventricular izquierda por lo que una evaluación más definitiva se puede realizar utilizando un electrocardiograma, ecocardiograma o la resonancia magnética cardiovascular. Control de la presión arterial, la restricción de sodio, y la pérdida de peso de forma independiente facilitar la regresión de la hipertrofia ventricular izquierda. Elección de un fármaco antihipertensivo puede ser importante cuando se trata a un paciente con hipertrofia ventricular izquierda hipertensiva. Los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora o bloqueadores del receptor de angiotensina II, seguido por los antagonistas de los canales de calcio, facilitan más rápidamente la regresión de la hipertrofia ventricular izquierda. Con la regresión de la hipertrofia ventricular izquierda, la función diastólica y la reserva de flujo coronario generalmente mejoran, y disminuye el riesgo cardiovascular.

  8. Traumatismos de veia cava inferior

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    Cleinaldo de Almeida Costa

    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 < 70mmHg. O índice de trauma abdominal penetrante (PATI médio foi maior que 40. À laparotomia, todos demonstraram sangramento retroperitoneal ativo ou hematoma retroperitoneal em expansão. Vinte e um pacientes possuíam lesão de VCI retro-hepática, enquanto nos outros 55 a lesão era infra-hepática. O reparo operatório predominante foi a venorrafia lateral em 65 doentes. Houve necessidade de tóraco-freno-laparotomia em quatro doentes do total de oito doentes que foram à toracotomia direita por lesão retro-hepática. Foram realizados shunts átrio-cavais em seis doentes, dos quais três sobreviveram. CONCLUSÕES: O ferimento de VCI é uma lesão de alta letalidade e possui uma relação intrínseca com a violência urbana. A sobrevivência depende de uma imediata e vigorosa reposição de volume, um manejo operatório adequado e todo esforço em evitar-se hipotermia.

  9. Estudo comparativo da biocompatibilidade da submucosa intestinal porcina e pericárdio bovino usados como enxertos na veia cava de cães Comparative study of the biocompatibility of the porcine intestinal submucosa and bovine pericardium used as grafts in the inferior cava vein of dogs

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    Fernando Hintz Greca

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a biocompatibilidade entre submucosa de intestino delgado (SID porcino e o pericárdio bovino como enxerto no reparo de lesões criadas na veia cava inferior de cães. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis cães foram submetidos a laparotomia. Após a abertura da cavidade abdominal a veia cava foi identificada e em seguida procedeu-se com a retirada de um segmento elíptico de 1,5X3cm de sua parede anterior. Em 8 animais o defeito foi reparado com SID porcino (grupo A e nos 8 animais restantes o defeito foi reparado com pericárdio bovino (grupo B.No 30° dia de P.O. realizou-se uma ultra-sonografia e a eutanásia foi realizada no 40°dia de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Observou-se estenose da veia cava em 1 cão do grupo do grupo A e em 2 animais do grupo B além de trombose em 1 cão desse mesmo grupo. A análise microscópica revelou um processo inflamatório crônico moderado em ambos os grupos. A endotelização do enxerto, regeneração de fibras musculares lisas e depósito de colágeno também foi similar nos 2 grupos estudados. CONCLUSÃO: A SID provou ser um excelente substrato para a regeneração vascular quando implantado em veia cava superior, contudo os resultados encontrados não diferem daqueles observados com o uso de pericárdio bovino.PURPOSE: To compare the biocompatibility of the bovine pericardium and the small intestine submucosa (SIS when used to repair a created defect in the inferior vena cava of dogs. METHODS: Sixteen male mongrel dogs were submitted to a midline laparotomy incision. An elliptical segment (1,5 X 3,0 cm of the inferior vena cava, below the renal veins, was excised. In 8 dogs, the A group, a patch of porcine small bowel submucosa was used to repair the defect. In the 8 remaining dogs, the B group, a bovine pericardium was implanted in the vena cava. On the 30th post-operative day an ultrasound was performed in order to identify stenosis. The euthanasia was accomplished in the 40th post-operative day

  10. Patriotas sociales : la izquierda ante el nacionalismo español

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    Este artículo analiza el patriotismo español entre los partidos de izquierda de ámbito estatal y sus partidos federados o ideológicamente asimilables. Se basa en el análisis de treinta entrevistas a cuadros medios de esos partidos en las comunidades autónomas de Madrid, Cataluña, Andalucía y Galicia. Los resultados confirman que, a pesar de las conceptualizaciones estrechas que han dominado el debate sobre este tema, puede afirmarse la existencia de un patriotismo de la izquierda. Es decir, l...

  11. Hipertrofia ventricular izquierda como factor de riesgo cardiovascular en el paciente hipertenso

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    2012-01-01

    La hipertrofia ventricular izquierda es una respuesta maladaptativa a la sobrecarga de presión crónica y un factor de riesgo importante para la fibrilación auricular, insuficiencia cardíaca diastólica, insuficiencia cardíaca sistólica, y la muerte súbita en pacientes con hipertensión. Dado que no todos los pacientes con hipertensión desarrollan hipertrofia ventricular izquierda, hay hallazgos clínicos que se deben tener en cuenta que puede alertar al médico sobre la presencia de hipertrofia v...

  12. Los estudios sobre el socialismo temprano en Colombia: una versión de la izquierda

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    Isidro Vanegas

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo indaga sobre los estudios acerca del socialismo en Colombia antes de 1930. Un tema que ha atraído a considerable número de investigadores y ha dado frutos en un amplia cantidad de trabajos. Al ser la izquierda un campo político fuertemente apegado a los debates doctrinarios, hila esta panorámica el supuesto de que existe una fuerte relación entre los avatares de la izquierda y la forma como ha reconstruido discursivamente sus propios orígenes, su desarrollo y sus vinculaciones con la sociedad colombiana.

  13. Mauricio Archila et al. Una historia inconclusa. Izquierdas políticas y sociales en Colombia

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    Ricardo Sánchez Ángel

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La distinción entre izquierdas y derechas depende de los momentos históricos, que son cualitativos; concentra significados y crea imaginarios. Los imaginarios de la igualdad y de la libertad son creaciones de la Revolución Francesa, en 1789, pero especialmente de la república jacobina, entre 1791-1793.

  14. La melancolía de izquierda y el utopismo espectral

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    Christian Retamal

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir de un escrito de Walter Benjamin se examina I la noción de «melancolía de izquierda » para describir el estado emocional de los herederos del marxismo. Para ello II se explora cómo la melancolía del romanticismo es sublimada en el marxismo y emerge luego de su crisis opacando su impulso utópico. III Posteriormente se analizan las paradojas presentes en algunas representaciones de la melancolía para mostrar las tensiones religiosas presentes en el utopismo y cómo estas se trasladan a la visión de mundo de las izquierdas. IV Este análisis nos muestra —desde un punto de vista psicoanalítico— la necesidad de considerar la muerte de las abstracciones equivalentes propia de la melancolía para averiguar que es aquello que ha muerto en el pensamiento de izquierdas. Finalmente V se plantea que el modo en que se concibe y desarrolla la subjetivad fuerte en la cultura moderna es la base de la melancolía de izquierda y por ello es la puerta de salida de tal condición.

  15. Diagnostic value of computerized tomography venography in detecting stenosis and occlusion of subclavian vein and superior vena in chronic renal failure patients.

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    Bakhshoude, Banafsheh; Ravari, Hassan; Kazemzadeh, Gholam Hosein; Rad, Masoud Pezeshki

    2016-08-01

    Currently, venography is the standard diagnostic method to examine veins before implementing access, which is invasive in nature. Computerized tomography venography (CTV) can simultaneously indicate deep and superficial venous systems in the upper extremity and their relation to the surrounding anatomical structures; however, its diagnostic value in the detection of central venous disease has yet to be defined. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of CT venography compared to venography in the diagnosis of stenosis and the occlusion of subclavian veins and the superior vena in renal failure patients. This cross-sectional study was conducted from January to September 2015 on patients with chronic renal failure undergoing upper extremity venography at the Radiology Department of Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran. We excluded patients with catheters in their jugular and subclavian vein routes, venous hypertension with reverse-function fistula, or sensitivity to contrast agents. Several factors, including age, gender, catheterization record in jugular and subclavian veins, and fistula record in the upper extremity, as well as clinical symptoms consisting of edema, dermatitis, and ulcers in these organs, were recorded in the corresponding form. Then, the patients consecutively underwent indirect venography and CT venography and traces of stenosis (more than 50%) or complete occlusion in the subclavian vein and superior vena were recorded. The data were analyzed using SPSS software by the chi-squared test, and sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were calculated by means of MedCalc Online, version 16.2. The study was conducted on 40 patients (26 males and 14 females) with a mean age of 46.7 ± 10.4 years. In this study, 58 subclavian veins, as well as 32 superior vena cava, were studied. The results showed that the diagnostic value of CTV in the detection of subclavian stenosis had a sensitivity and a specificity

  16. 146. Cirugía del drenaje venoso pulmonar anómalo parcial en paciente adulto

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    L. Polo López; A. Aroca Peinado; A. González Rocafort; M. Bret Zurita; D. Cabestrero Alonso; L. Sartor; J.M.ª Oliver Ruiz; A.E. González García; J. Ruiz Cantador; F. Villagrá Blanco

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    El drenaje venoso pulmonar anómalo parcial (DVPAP) a vena cava superior (VCS) ocurre en 10-15% de pacientes con comunicación interauricular (CIA). La cirugía del DVPAP persigue asegurar un correcto drenaje de las venas pulmonares (VVPP) en la aurícula izquierda, sin cortocircuito residual, sin estenosis residuales de cavas ni de VVPP y sin alteraciones del ritmo cardíaco. Presentamos nuestra experiencia con esta cirugía. Material y métodos: Análisis retrospectivo de las historias clínicas ...

  17. Asistencia ventricular izquierda para terapia de destino: primera experiencia en septuagenarios

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    Sebastian V. Rojas; Murat Avsar; Jasmin S. Hanke; Aitor Uribarri; Sara Rojas-Hernandez; Pedro L. Sanchez; José M. González-Santos; Axel Haverich; Jan D. Schmitto

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    Objetivos: Durante los últimos años el número de pacientes de avanzada edad que presentan insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva se ha incrementado de manera dramática. En el contexto del estancamiento global del trasplante cardíaco nace la necesidad de una terapia definitiva alternativa para estos pacientes. Recientemente, los dispositivos de asistencia ventricular izquierda (DAVI) han experimentado un auge, sobrepasando incluso el número de pacientes trasplantados mundialmente. El desarrollo tec...

  18. Surgical Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma with Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus: Using Liver Mobilization Technique to Avoid Cardiopulmonary Bypass

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    Tawatchai Taweemonkongsap

    2008-04-01

    CONCLUSION: These results support the aggressive surgical removal of RCC with IVC thrombus as the initial treatment. Most of the thrombi can be approached and safely controlled by a transabdominal approach without any form of bypass. Tumour thrombus removal provides a high survival chance and offers improvement in quality of life.

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

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    Hill, Brent J. F.; Goodman, Ian; Moran, William M.

    2011-01-01

    Most undergraduate physiology texts describe veins simply as reservoirs for blood and conduits for return of blood to the heart. This article describes a laboratory exercise that can be performed by students to demonstrate that veins are much more than reservoirs and conduits for blood flow: they possess a dynamic rhythmic contraction. In this…

  20. Introducer curving technique for the prevention of tilting of transfemoral Günther Tulip inferior vena cava filter.

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    Xiao, Liang; Huang, De-sheng; Shen, Jing; Tong, Jia-jie

    2012-01-01

    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°) in Group T was significantly lower than that in Group C (9.3% vs. 24.1%, χ(2) = 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%, χ(2) = 5.030, p = 0.025). The introducer curving technique appears to minimize the incidence and extent of transfemoral Tulip filter tilting.

  1. Bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in medical-surgical intensive care critically-ill patients

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    Mohammad A. Abusedera

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    Conclusions: Bedside IVUS-guided filter placement in medical-surgical critically ill patient in intensive care unit is a feasible, safe and reliable technique for IVC interruption. IVUS may be the most appropriate tool to guide filter insertion in obese patient.

  2. 159. Trombectomía de Vena Cava Inferior Por Invasión de Tumor Renal

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    N. Miranda

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: en casos seleccionados, el carcinoma de célula renal extendiéndose a VCI puede ser resecado sin dificultad sin necesidad de esternotomía, CBP o PCHP, constituyendo una alternativa curativa en el tratamiento de dichos tumores.

  3. Bilateral catheter-directed thrombolysis in a patient with deep venous thrombosis caused by a hypoplastic inferior vena cava

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    Sloot, S.; Van Nierop, J.; Kootstra, J. J.; Wittens, C.; Fritschy, W. M.

    Introduction Deep venous thrombosis treatment using catheter-directed thrombolysis is advocated over systemic thrombolysis because it reduces bleeding complications. With the development of a catheter that combines ultrasound vibrations and the local delivering of thrombolytics, new and safer

  4. Accuracy of Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound for Predicting Dehydration in Children with Acute Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings.

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    Payal Modi

    Full Text Available Although dehydration from diarrhea is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children under five, existing methods of assessing dehydration status in children have limited accuracy.To assess the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound measurement of the aorta-to-IVC ratio as a predictor of dehydration in children.A prospective cohort study of children under five years with acute diarrhea was conducted in the rehydration unit of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b. Ultrasound measurements of aorta-to-IVC ratio and dehydrated weight were obtained on patient arrival. Percent weight change was monitored during rehydration to classify children as having "some dehydration" with weight change 3-9% or "severe dehydration" with weight change > 9%. Logistic regression analysis and Receiver-Operator Characteristic (ROC curves were used to evaluate the accuracy of aorta-to-IVC ratio as a predictor of dehydration severity.850 children were enrolled, of which 771 were included in the final analysis. Aorta to IVC ratio was a significant predictor of the percent dehydration in children with acute diarrhea, with each 1-point increase in the aorta to IVC ratio predicting a 1.1% increase in the percent dehydration of the child. However, the area under the ROC curve (0.60, sensitivity (67%, and specificity (49%, for predicting severe dehydration were all poor.Point-of-care ultrasound of the aorta-to-IVC ratio was statistically associated with volume status, but was not accurate enough to be used as an independent screening tool for dehydration in children under five years presenting with acute diarrhea in a resource-limited setting.

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

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    Parissis, Haralabos

    2010-11-05

    Abstract Background The techniques for the resection of renal tumors with IVC extension are based on the experience of individual units. We attempt to provide a logical approach of the surgical strategies in a stepwise fashion. Methods Over 6-years 9 patients with renal cell carcinoma invading the IVC, underwent surgery. There were 6 males. The extension was at level IV in 4 and III in 5 cases. CPB used in 8 and hypothermia and circulatory arrest in all patients with level IV disease. The results and an algorithm of the plan of action, as per level of extension are presented. Results Plan of action: For level I-II disease: No Cardiothoracic involvement, For level III: Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) & control of the cavo-atrial junction. For level IV: use of brief periods of Circulatory Arrest & repair of the Cavotomy with a pericardial patch. Postoperative morbidity: prolonged ICU stay, 3 patients (33.3%); tracheostomy, 1 (11.1%); Sepsis, 2 (22.2%); CVA 1, (11.1%). Mortality: 2 patients (22.2%) Conclusions Total clearance of the IVC from an adherent tumor is important, therefore extensive level IV disease presents a surgical challenge. We recommend CPB for level III and brief periods of Total Circulatory Arrest (TCA) for level IV disease.

  6. Trombectomía ventricular izquierda por vía transaórtica

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    Lucio Sartor

    2016-11-01

    Conclusiones: Consideramos que, a pesar de la escasa experiencia reportada, el abordaje de los trombos intraventriculares izquierdos a través de la válvula aórtica ofrece una adecuada exposición facilitando su extracción completa, evitando a su vez las complicaciones inherentes al acceso a través de una aurícula izquierda pequeña, o a través de un ventrículo infartado.

  7. La reemergencia del discurso nacional-popular en la nueva izquierda latinoamericana

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    Cancino, Hugo

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo analizamos la reemergencia del discurso nacional-popular. Los movimientos nacional-populares son un fenómeno recurrente en la historia de América Latina. Las revoluciones y los movimientos sociales más significativos del siglo XX fueron los movimientos nacional-populares. Para no...... nuevo Estado, a través de la democracia radical, los cuales sustituyen la oligarquía del Estado y de la Nación Criolla que excluyeron indígenas y mestizos del poder y de la riqueza. Palabras claves: Discurso; Nacional-popular; Izquierda...

  8. PRESENTACIÓN INUSUAL DE DESPLAZAMIENTO DE ABOMASO A LA IZQUIERDA

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    Delgado C., Alfredo; Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima.

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    Algunos factores relacionados con el avance genético y manejo de la alimentación para la alta producción, han llevado a la presentación de patologías propias de la especie y ligados al incremento en el rendimiento lechero en los últimos años. Así, ganado vacuno lechero de alta producción sufre una serie de enfermedades metabólicas y trastornos digestivos, siendo una de ellas el desplazamiento de abomaso a la izquierda (DAI) (Radostits et al., 1998, Smith, 1996). Epidemiológicamente la mayor p...

  9. Aneurisma congénito de la orejuela izquierda. Caso clínico

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El aneurisma auricular congénito es una enfermedad muy rara y su localización más frecuente es la orejuela de la aurícula izquierda con 51 casos comunicados en la literatura. La mayoría son asintomáticos, por lo que su diagnóstico es por hallazgo en técnicas de imagen. Presentamos el caso de un lactante de 4 meses, de género masculino, portador de un síndrome de Treacher-Collins o disostosis mandibulofacial y síndrome bronquial obstructivo cuyo estudio de técnicas de imagen diagnostica un aneurisma de la orejuela izquierda.Se realiza resección quirúrgica del aneurisma bajo circulación extracorpórea sin incidentes. En el seguimiento a 12 meses el paciente se encuentra asintomático y sin videncia ecocardiográfica de recurrencia.

  10. Trombosis de la vena yugular interna y mediastinitis aguda necrosante descendente debido a una faringoamigdalitis aguda Thrombosis of the internal jugular vein and descending necrotizing mediastinitis due to acute pharyngotonsilitis

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    Celia Sánchez Acedo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de Lemierre es una patología muy infrecuente en la época actual, pero muy grave, y siempre debe considerarse ante un cuadro de fiebre con antecedente de infección orofaríngea, tumefacción laterocervical a lo largo del músculo esternocleidomastoideo y signos de sepsis. El diagnóstico de este síndrome es fundamentalmente clínico, y las pruebas complementarias tan sólo ayudan a confirmar el cuadro. Presentamos el caso de un varón de 31 años que acudió a urgencias con clínica de faringoamigdalitis junto con tumefacción en la región submandibular izquierda e importante dolor cervical ipsilateral, que mostró un deterioro rápido y progresivo del estado general pese al tratamiento antibiótico intravenoso. Finalmente tuvo que ser intervenido debido al desarrollo de mediastinitis aguda necrosante descendente desde la región pretiroidea hasta el diafragma, con trombosis de la vena yugular interna izquierda. Se le realizó toracotomía urgente y cervicotomía izquierda con drenaje de abundante material purulento y ligadura de la vena yugular interna.Lemierre syndrome is a potentially fatal condition after an oropharyngeal infection. It is characterized by thrombophlebitis of head and neck veins with systemic dissemination of septic emboli. The diagnosis of this syndrome is mainly clinical and complementary test only serve as aid to confirm it. We report an unusual case of Lemierre syndrome in a 31-year-old man caused by Gemella spp. and Streptococcus pyogenes. It developed following a pharyngotonsillitis infection, which deteriorated rapidly and progressively despite intravenous antibiotic treatment. He finally had to be intervened due to developing acute descending necrotizing mediastinitis from the pre-thyroid region to the diaphragm, with thrombosis of the internal jugular vein. An urgent thoracotomy and left cervicotomy was performed, with drainage of abundant purulent material and ligature of the internal jugular vein

  11. El encuentro de la izquierda cubana con la Revolución Rusa: el Partido Comunista y la Comintern

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    Víctor Jeifets; Lazar Jeifets

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    ..., Rusia (Thesaurus); Partido Comunista de Cuba, Comintern, izquierda (Autores). The Encounter between the Cuban Left and the Russian Revolution: The Communist Party and the Comintern Abstract: This article analyzes the background and evolution of the affiliation of the Cuban left with the Comintern (Communist International), from their first contacts ...

  12. Aneurisma congénito de la orejuela izquierda. Caso clínico

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    Otero, Johanna T.; Villanueva, Eduardo A.; Becker, Pedro; Parra, Rodrigo; Zelada, Pamela

    2008-01-01

    El aneurisma auricular congénito es una enfermedad muy rara y su localización más frecuente es la orejuela de la aurícula izquierda con 51 casos comunicados en la literatura. La mayoría son asintomáticos, por lo que su diagnóstico es por hallazgo en técnicas de imagen. Presentamos el caso de un lactante de 4 meses, de género masculino, portador de un síndrome de Treacher-Collins o disostosis mandibulofacial y síndrome bronquial obstructivo cuyo estudio de técnicas de imagen diagnostica un ane...

  13. Pseudo-aneurisma post-traumático de tronco de arteria coronaria izquierda

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    Melina M. Gallo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El pseudo-aneurisma de arteria coronaria es extremadamente raro. Su historia natural es poco conocida y su tratamiento discutido. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con pseudo-aneurisma de tronco de la coronaria izquierda e infarto antero-apical del ventrículo izquierdo cinco años después de un paro cardíaco secundario a un traumatismo no penetrante de tórax. Se consideró entonces que la lesión no era pasible de corrección percutánea o quirúrgica por lo que se optó por tratamiento médico conservador. Una angiografía coronaria por tomografía computarizada multicorte realizada 10 años después del evento inicial mostró ausencia de progresión de la lesión.

  14. [Des]igualdad y anarquismo. Derecha e izquierda en el ideario anarquista

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    Garaventa, Carlos A.

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    Full Text Available Dentro del ideario anarquista podemos encontrar muchísimas vertientes ideológicas diferentes que nos hacen imposible dar una definición unívoca de esta corriente de pensamiento o, mejor dicho, de vida. Podemos señalar, sin embargo, una característica común a todo ideal ácrata: la oposición al Estado. Es posible señalar también, en un anarquismo puro, el respeto de los tres pilares fundadores de la Revolución Francesa, pero con una dinámica diferente: en lugar de considerarlos aisladamente, para el anarquismo puro, el trinomio debe funcionar como un todo único. Esto da lugar al triángulo virtuoso de libertad, igualdad y fraternidad; sin embargo, no todos los anarquistas defienden íntegramente este triángulo. Hay autores que, por ejemplo, no prestan atención a la igualdad. Siguiendo el esquema de distinción política que da Norberto Bobbio en Derecha e izquierda podemos realizar una diferenciación entre los anarquistas de ambos lados del abanico político. Esta diferencia la marca, según Bobbio, la aspiración, o no, a una sociedad igualitaria. En consecuencia, serán de izquierda aquellos anarquistas que defiendan la igualdad y, por ende, el triángulo virtuoso. Serán anarquistas de derecha, en cambio, aquellos que deseen la abolición del Estado pero haciendo caso omiso de si la sociedad se vuelve o no igualitaria.

  15. [Left superior veina cava and endocardial stimulation (author's transl)].

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    Aubert, M; Machecourt, J; Denis, B; Contamin, C

    A left superior veina cava may be troublesome for endocardial lead's placement during permanent pace maker's implantation. We have operated upon one patient with this anomaly. We report the anatomic frequency of this congenital malformation and the technics used to obtain a satisfactory permanent pacing.

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

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    Klovaite, Jolanta; Friis-Hansen, Lennart Jan; Larsen, Fin S

    2010-01-01

    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...

  17. Bypass coronario en un paciente con oclusión de la arteria iliaca izquierda: Precauciones a tomar en cuenta.

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    De la Peña Brush, Oscar F.; Universidad de San Martín de Porres. Lima-Perú.; Talledo Quaglino, Oscar J.; Clínica Anglo Americana. Lima-Perú.

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    Se presenta el caso de un paciente varón de 82 años con Insuficiencia Cardiaca Congestiva (Fracción de Eyección de 20%) y Edema Agudo de Pulmón secundarios a Infarto Agudo de Miocardio extenso que requería cirugía de Bypass Coronario. Además, presentaba Enfermedad Oclusiva Aortoiliaca crónica con  oclusión total de la Arteria Iliaca Izquierda dependiente de circulación colateral a través de la Arteria Mamaria Interna Izquierda. Se decidió realizar la cirugía de bypass coronario sin utilizar di...

  18. ANOMALOUS ORIGIN OF THE LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Origen anómalo de la arteria vertebral izquierda

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    Divya Premchandran

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    Full Text Available Las variaciones de los principales vasos arteriales son de importancia clínica. La arteria vertebral (VA normalmente surge de la arteria subclavia. El presente informe describe un origen anómalo de la arteria vertebral izquierda (LVA desde el arco aórtico entre el origen de la subclavia izquierda y la arteria carótida común izquierda. Esta arteria cruzó superficialmente de medial a lateral el tronco simpático izquierdo. La VA izquierda y derecha entraban en los agujeros transversos de la quinta vértebra cervical. Aunque el origen anómalo de la VA es bien conocida, su origen y la entrada a través del foramen transversal y sus relaciones con tronco simpático son de importancia clínica y durante los procedimientos vasculares en la región de cabeza y cuello tales como los stent de arteria carótida o vertebral y las intervenciones intracraneales. Variations of major arterial vessels are of clinical significance. The vertebral artery (VA normally arises from the subclavian artery. The present report describes an anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery (LVA from the aortic arch between the origin of the left subclavian and the left common carotid arteries. This artery was crossed superficially from medial to lateral by the left sympathetic trunk. The left and right VA entered the foramen on the transverse process of the fifth cervical vertebra. Though the anomalous origin of the VA is known, its origin and entry through the transverse foramen and its relations with sympathetic trunk are of importance during clinical and vascular procedures in the head and neck region like carotid artery stents, VA stents and intracranial interventions.

  19. La izquierda uruguaya (1971-2004: ideología, estrategia y programa

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    Adolfo GARCÉ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde el punto de vista ideológico pueden distinguirse tres etapas en la evolución de la izquierda uruguaya desde la creación del Frente Amplio (1971 hasta su reciente e inédito triunfo electoral. Durante la primera etapa (1971-1984, exhibía un programa democrático y reformista mientras que la ideología de la mayoría de los partidos que la integraban subestimaba el papel de la democracia liberal y aspiraba a instaurar lo más pronto posible el socialismo. La segunda etapa (1985-1994 es un tiempo de transición ideológica, impulsada por factores domésticos y exógenos. Este proceso desemboca en la creación del Encuentro Progresista (1994, constituido sobre la base de la alianza entre el Frente Amplio y nuevos aliados provenientes de los partidos tradicionales. A partir de esa fecha, y durante la década siguiente, la izquierda uruguaya siguió mutando, abandonando la mayor parte de sus propuestas programáticas de comienzos de la década de 1970 y convirtiéndose en un partido catch-all y socialdemócrata.ABSTRACT: Focusing on the ideology of the Uruguayan left, we recognize three stages in its evolution since the creation of the Frente Amplio in 1971 until its recent electoral triumph (2004. During the first stage (1971-1984, the FA promoted a democratic and reformist program. Whereas the ideology of the majority of its different fractions underestimated the idea of liberal democracy, and aspired to reach socialism as soon as possible. The second stage (1985-1994 was a time of ideological transition, influenced by domestic changes and international contexts, culminating on the creation of the Encuentro Progresista (1994, an alliance between FA and new partners coming from traditional parties. During the next last decade (1995-2004, the Uruguayan left continued its transformation, leaving behind most of its programmatic proposals of the early seventies and becoming a social-democratic catch-all party.

  20. El giro a la izquierda frustrado en Perú: el caso de Ollanta Humala

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    Maxwell A. Cameron

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En Perú, la campaña de elecciones de 2006 fue perturbada por el levantamiento inesperado del candidato nacionalista radical, Ollanta Humala. A pesar de ganar una pluralidad de 31% del voto en la primera vuelta, Humala perdió en la segunda votación, con un margen de 47 a 53%, frente a Alan García Pérez de la Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (apra. Perú no sólo decidió no elegir a un presidente de izquierda, sino que fue el único país en los Andes que votó en elecciones nacionales en los últimos años por un líder que venía del sistema de partidos establecidos. Este trabajo analiza el origen y la naturaleza de la candidatura de Humala, evalúa hasta qué punto su campaña reflejó la debilidad del sistema de partidos, y determina si su candidatura reflejó un repudio a las políticas neoliberales y el descontento con el estado de la democracia o el rendimiento de los gobiernos elegidos.

  1. Infancia, dictadura y resistencia: hijos e hijas de la izquierda chilena (1973-1989

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    Patricia Eliana Castillo-Gallardo, Chile

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available (Descriptivo En este artículo de investigación recuperamos la voz de los hijos-niños e hijas-niñas de la gente militante de la izquierda de Chile, a partir del análisis de sus producciones simbólicas y registros de la vida cotidiana tales como cartas, dibujos, objetos realizados entre 1973 y 1989, y entrevistas registradas en documentales de la época que se encuentran actualmente en el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de Santiago de Chile, analizadas desde la perspectiva de los nuevos estudios de la infancia. Reflexionamos respecto al modo en que los niños y niñas elaboran su juicio y sentido de la realidad y construyen un sentido ético que dialoga con la herencia intergeneracional, pero la excede, reflejando su activa participación en la construcción de una comunidad afectiva que trasciende los vínculos consanguíneos.

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

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    Keeling, A N

    2008-08-01

    With the advent of newer optional\\/retrievable inferior vena caval filters, there has been a rise in the number of filters inserted globally. This review article examines the currently available approved optional filter models, outlines the clinical indications for filter insertion and examines the expanding indications. Additionally, the available evidence behind the use of optional filters is reviewed, the issue of anticoagulation is discussed and possible future filter developments are considered.

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

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    Sergio Piloña Ruiz

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La malformación arteriovenosa de la vena de Galeno es una enfermedad congénita poco frecuente que se produce a partir de un defecto en la fusión de las venas cerebrales internas y que, debido a la baja resistencia, produce un cuadro de falla cardíaca de alto gasto. Las manifestaciones clínicas son muy variables y dependen de la edad de presentación. El pronóstico depende del tamaño del aneurisma. Se presenta el caso de un recién nacido del sexo masculino, con diagnóstico prenatal de aneurisma de la vena de Galeno y, desde el nacimiento, graves signos de insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva de difícil tratamiento. Se realiza una revisión sobre el tema.Arteriovenous malformation of Galen's vein is an uncommon congenital disease present from a defect in internal cerebral veins fusion and that due to the low resistance, produces a high output heart failure. Clinical manifestations are very variables depending on age of presentation. Prognosis depends on the size of aneurysm. This is the case of a male newborn diagnosed prenatally with Galen's vein aneurysm and from his birth severe signs of congestive heart failure of difficult treatment. A literature review on this subject is made.

  4. La biografía colectiva. Por un Diccionario de las izquierdas y los movimientos sociales latinoamericanos

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    Horacio Tarcus

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El texto constituye una suerte de balance del Diccionario biográfico de la izquierda argentina publicado por el autor, así como un programa para el futuro Diccionario biográfico de la izquierda latinoamericana. Propone redescubrir las potencialidades del abordaje biográfico, con especial énfasis en las trayectorias de los intelectuales-militantes. El texto propone ubicar las causas de la caída en desuso de la biografía a partir de la segunda posguerra. Finalmente, se propone rescatar la noción de "itinerario" como concepto que permite entender la presencia de intelectuales y militantes, y apreciar las posibilidades de los actores de escoger entre distintas estrategias, las redes en las que estos se insertaron, las iniciativas políticas culturales que desarrollaron y las genealogías en las que se inscribieron.   Abstract   The text is a sort of balance of the Diccionario biográfico de la izquierda argentina, published by the author, as well as a program for the future Biographical Dictionary of the Latin American Left. It aims to rediscover the potential of the biographical approach emphasizing the lives of those who were both partisans and intellectuals. The text tries to find the causes of the obsolescence of the biography since World War II. Finally, it proposes to restore the notion of "itinerary" as a key concept to understand the presence of intellectuals and partisans, and to realize the actors’ options to choose between different strategies, the nets in which they were involved, the cultural political initiatives they developed, and the genealogies in which they were enrolled.

  5. Estudio hermenéutico de la izquierda colombiana como alternativa política de partido

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    Emma Doris López

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl presente estudio hermenéutico parte de los argumentosplanteados en el seminario electivo de comportamientopolítico, en el Doctorado de Ciencias Políticas,orientado por el doctor José Enrique Molina.La interpretación política de la izquierda en Colombiaha incidido a través de la historia como una fuerzaque, a pesar de su fragmentación, hoy se está consolidandocomo una alternativa de partido que abarca el manejode los comportamientos electorales desde lo psicológicoy lo sociológico.Este artículo está fundamentado en Pérez (2006 y enlos planteamientos de Torcal y Mainwaring. Se trató deinterpretar la posición de la izquierda como política alternativapara el mejoramiento de los estados sociales enlos países de América Latina.Palabras clave: Hermenéutica, Política de izquierda,Comportamiento electoral. AbstractThis hermeneutic study of the arguments raised inthe seminar elective political behavior, the Ph.D. in PoliticalScience, guided by Dr. José Enrique Molina.The political interpretation of the left in Colombiahas affected through history as a power that, despite itsfragmentation, today is emerging as an alternative partythat covers the management of electoral behavior fromthe psychological and the sociological.This paper it is based on Pérez (2006 and approachesTorcal and Mainwaring. He tried to interpret the positionof the left as an alternative for improving social conditionsin Latin American politics.Keywords: Hermeneutics, Leftist politics, ElectoralbehaviorCómo

  6. Leonardo da Vinci and Kethem-Kiveris vena.

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    Dolezal, Antonín; Skorepova-Honzlova, Zita; Jelen, Karel

    2012-01-01

    In the drawing of coitus by Leonardo da Vinci are pictured the contemporary hypotheses regarding this act. The authors analyze the mamillaruteral connection depicted by the artist and grow up to believe that this is a hypothetical kiveris vena, female vein described by Anatomist Master Nicolai Physicus from the Salerno School. The Hebrew roots were found in the name. The connection is described also by Mondino in The Anathomia. The same connection can be found in the picture of the pregnant woman in Fasciculus Medicinæ by Johannes De Ketham.

  7. A new classification of inferior vena cava thrombus in renal cell carcinoma could define the need for cardiopulmonary or venovenous bypass

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    Anil Mandhani

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: Renal vein thrombus should not be categorized as level I thrombus. Level II thrombus, irrespective of its relation to the diaphragm, could be managed without venovenous or cardiopulmonary bypass.

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

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    José Luis Pinto Valdivia

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    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

  9. SU-F-207-07: Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Detection Limit of Various Radiopaque Contrast Agents That Can Be Infused Within Absorbable Inferior Vena Cava Filters

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    Melancon, A; Jacobsen, M; Salatan, F; Jones, A; Cody, D; Nute, J; Melancon, M [U.T.M.D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

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    Purpose: Absorbable IVC filters are shown to be safe and efficacious in preventing pulmonary embolism. These absorbable filters disappear from the body after their required duration, alleviating costly removal procedures and downstream complications. Monitoring the positioning and integrity of absorbable devices using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) would improve treatment efficacy. The purpose of this study is to determine the limit of detection and the energy dependence of DECT for various contrast agents that may be infused within the IVC filters including gold nanoparticles (AuNP) having diameters of 2 and 4 nm. Methods: All imaging studies were performed on a GE Discovery CT750 system in Gemstone Spectral Imaging (GSI) mode. Plastic vials containing the contrast agent solutions of water and blood were placed in a water bath, and images were acquired with the GSI-5 preset. The images were reformatted into the coronal plane and 5mm diameter ROIs were placed within each solution on a GE Advantage Workstation. Monoenergetic reconstructions were generated from 40 – 140 keV. Results: Mass attenuation (contrast per unit density) for AuNPs was greater than iron, but less than barium and iodine. Contrast was 10.2 (± 3.6) HU for 4 nm AuNP at 0.72 mg/ml and 12.1 (± 4.2) for 2 nm AuNP at 0.31 mg/ml at 70 keV suggesting reasonable chance of visualization at these concentrations for 70 keV reconstruction. The contrast as a function of CT energy is similar in both water and blood. Iodine is most dependent, followed closely by barium and iron, and trailed by a large margin by the AuNP. This was unexpected given Au’s large atomic number and the predominance of photoelectric effect at low energy. Conclusion: Infusion of IVC filters with AuNP is feasible. Discrimination of AuNP-infused IVC filters from surrounding anatomy warrants further investigation.

  10. Cardiopulmonary Bypass has No Significant Impact on Survival in Patients Undergoing Nephrectomy and Level III-IV Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy: Multi-Institutional Analysis.

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    Nguyen, Hao G; Tilki, Derya; Dall'Era, Marc A; Durbin-Johnson, Blythe; Carballido, Joaquín A; Chandrasekar, Thenappan; Chromecki, Thomas; Ciancio, Gaetano; Daneshmand, Siamak; Gontero, Paolo; Gonzalez, Javier; Haferkamp, Axel; Hohenfellner, Markus; Huang, William C; Espinós, Estefania Linares; Mandel, Philipp; Martinez-Salamanca, Juan I; Master, Viraj A; McKiernan, James M; Montorsi, Francesco; Novara, Giacomo; Pahernik, Sascha; Palou, Juan; Pruthi, Raj S; Rodriguez-Faba, Oscar; Russo, Paul; Scherr, Douglas S; Shariat, Shahrokh F; Spahn, Martin; Terrone, Carlo; Vergho, Daniel; Wallen, Eric M; Xylinas, Evanguelos; Zigeuner, Richard; Libertino, John A; Evans, Christopher P

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    The impact of cardiopulmonary bypass in level III-IV tumor thrombectomy on surgical and oncologic outcomes is unknown. We determine the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass on overall and cancer specific survival, as well as surgical complication rates and immediate outcomes in patients undergoing nephrectomy and level III-IV tumor thrombectomy with or without cardiopulmonary bypass. We retrospectively analyzed 362 patients with renal cell cancer and with level III or IV tumor thrombus from 1992 to 2012 at 22 U.S. and European centers. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare overall and cancer specific survival between patients with and without cardiopulmonary bypass. Perioperative mortality and complication rates were assessed using logistic regression analyses. Median overall survival was 24.6 months in noncardiopulmonary bypass cases and 26.6 months in cardiopulmonary bypass cases. Overall survival and cancer specific survival did not differ significantly in both groups on univariate analysis or when adjusting for known risk factors. On multivariate analysis no significant differences were seen in hospital length of stay, Clavien 1-4 complication rate, intraoperative or 30-day mortality and cancer specific survival. Limitations include the retrospective nature of the study. In our multi-institutional analysis the use of cardiopulmonary bypass did not significantly impact cancer specific survival or overall survival in patients undergoing nephrectomy and level III or IV tumor thrombectomy. Neither approach was independently associated with increased mortality on multivariate analysis. Greater surgical complications were not independently associated with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Copyright © 2015 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has no significant impact on survival in patients undergoing nephrectomy and level III-IV inferior vena cava thrombectomy; a multi-institutional analysis

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    Dall'Era, Marc A.; Durbin-Johnson, Blythe; Carballido, Joaquín A.; Chandrasekar, Thenappan; Chromecki, Thomas; Ciancio, Gaetano; Daneshmand, Siamak; Gontero, Paolo; Gonzalez, Javier; Haferkamp, Axel; Hohenfellner, Markus; Huang, William C.; Espinós, Estefania Linares; Mandel, Philipp; Martinez-Salamanca, Juan I.; Master, Viraj A.; McKiernan, James M.; Montorsi, Francesco; Novara, Giacomo; Pahernik, Sascha; Palou, Juan; Pruthi, Raj S.; Rodriguez-Faba, Oscar; Russo, Paul; Scherr, Douglas S.; Shariat, Shahrokh F.; Spahn, Martin; Terrone, Carlo; Vergho, Daniel; Wallen, Eric M.; Xylinas, Evanguelos; Zigeuner, Richard; Libertino, John A.; Evans, Christopher P.

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    Purpose The impact of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) usage in level III-IV tumor thrombectomy on surgical and oncologic outcomes is unknown. We sought to determine the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on overall and cancer specific survival, as well as surgical complication rates, and immediate outcomes in patients undergoing nephrectomy and level III-IV tumor thrombectomy with or without CPB. Patients and Methods We retrospectively analyzed 362 patients with RCC and with level III or IV tumor thrombus from 1992 to 2012 in 22 US and European centers. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare overall and cancer-specific survival between patients with and without CPB. Perioperative mortality and complications rates were assessed using logistic regression analyses. Results The median overall survival was 24.6 months in non-CPB patients and 26.6 months in CPB patients. Overall survival and cancer-specific survival (CSS) did not differ significantly in both groups, neither in univariate analysis nor when adjusting for known risk factors. In multivariate analysis, no significant differences were seen in hospital LOS, Clavien 1-4 complication rate, intraoperative or 30 day mortality, and CSS between both groups. Limitations include the retrospective nature of the study. Conclusions In our multi-institutional analysis, the use of cardiopulmonary bypass did not significantly impact cancer specific survival or overall survival in patients undergoing nephrectomy and level III or IV tumor thrombectomy. Neither approach was independently associated with increased mortality in the multivariate analysis. Higher surgical complications were not independently associated with the use of CPB. PMID:25797392

  12. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in a Patient with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into the Coronary Sinus and Absent Innominate Vein: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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    Girish M. Nair, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC

    2014-09-01

    Conclusions: Superior venous anomalies such as PLSVC can make CIED implantation technically challenging. However, with increasing operator experience, cardiac imaging and appropriate tools successful CIED implantation is possible in almost all cases.

  13. Modified Senning Procedure for Correction of Atrioventricular Discordance With Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Atrial Situs Inversus, Dextrocardia, and Bilateral Superior Venae Cavae.

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    Sebastian, Vinod A; Guleserian, Kristine J; Juraszek, Amy; Kane, Colin; Hamzeh, Rabih; Forbess, Joseph M

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    The Senning and Mustard baffles remain important techniques for the treatment of congenitally corrected transposition (cc-TGA), isolated ventricular inversion, and D-transposition of the great arteries with delayed presentation. We describe the treatment of an 8-month old infant with atrioventricular discordance, ventriculoarterial concordance, and dextrocardia with atrial situs inversus. A modified Senning procedure was performed through the "left-sided" atrium. Modifications of the Senning and Mustard baffles remain important tools in the treatment of rare conditions like isolated ventricular inversion. Copyright © 2015 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. “El Tratado de Maastricht es la constatación de la derrota de la izquierda europea y del movimiento obrero europeo”

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    Manuel Monereo (Entrevistado

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Entrevista acerca de los orígenes del proyecto europeo, la problemática de la moneda única y alternativas políticas. Manuel Monereo (Jaén, 1950 -abogado laboralista y politólogo- es director del Área Política de El Viejo Topo, miembro de la Comisión Ejecutiva de la Fundación del Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales (CEPS y del patronato de la Fundación de Investigaciones Marxistas (FIM. Su temática principal ha girado en torno a la realidad de la izquierda europea y latinoamericana, realizando numerosas publicaciones en revistas como “Utopías. Nuestra Bandera” o “Sistema”, y coordinando libros de referencia para la izquierda española como “Propuestas desde la izquierda : los desafíos de la izquierda transformadora para el próximo siglo” o, junto a Pedro Chaves, “Para que el socialismo tenga futuro”. Esta entrevista fue realizada en el marco del Seminario “¿Qué hacer con el euro?”, el 15 de junio de 2012, organizado por la FIM.

  15. Factores de riesgo para disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda en adultos de un programa de salud global

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    Yessica María Giraldo Castrillón

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La falla cardiaca, es un síndrome clínico habitualmente progresivo que con frecuencia comienza como disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda y culmina con manifestaciones clínicas diversas de fallo de bomba y bajo gasto cardiaco hasta la muerte. Objetivo: Caracterizar los factores de riesgo que están asociados al desarrollo de disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda y falla cardiaca secundaria como parte del espectro del síndrome de falla cardiaca en la población de Barranquilla-Colombia. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal con fuente secundaria de un estudio de salud global en la ciudad de Barranquilla-Colombia, en el que se hizo análisis univariado y bivariado para describir factores de riesgo asociados a la disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda. Resultados: Se obtuvieron las prevalencias de cuatro factores de riesgo asociados al desarrollo de disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda: hipertensión arterial 29.7%, obesidad 26.5%, hiperglucemia 4.6%, hipercolesterolemia 8.2% en pacientes mayores de 40 años los cuales tienen mayor riesgo. Discusión: Este estudio buscó llamar la atención sobre la disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda, como una condición de descripción relativamente reciente y de potencial impacto en la salud de las poblaciones y los recursos de los sistemas de salud. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para este estado pre-clínico podría llegar a ser alta y estos pacientes ameritarían, según recomendación de cierta evidencia, tamización para disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda, así como estudios adicionales son requeridos. Cómo citar este artículo: Giraldo YM, Muñoz F, Navarro E, Segura ÁM. Factores de riesgo para disfunción sistólica ventricular izquierda en adultos de un programa de salud global. Rev Cuid. 2017; 8(1: 1519-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v8i1.371

  16. Volumen de la aurícula izquierda indexada por superficie corporal en sujetos normales divididos por sexo y edad

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    Héctor A. Deschle

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENIntroducciónEl tamaño de la aurícula izquierda (AI se ha relacionado con la ocurrencia de eventoscardiovasculares en pacientes mayores sin cardiopatía previa.Los valores considerados normales en adultos se suelen tomar de publicaciones extranjerasque presentan valores disímiles y no incluyen la división por edades, por lo que no quedaclaro el impacto que el envejecimiento podría tener sobre el tamaño auricular izquierdo, locual los hace difícilmente aplicables a la población general.ObjetivosEvaluar las modificaciones en el volumen indexado de la aurícula izquierda en sujetos saludablesde nuestro medio divididos por sexo y edad.Material y métodosEntre 2007 y 2008 ingresaron 725 pacientes asintomáticos sin antecedentes de cardiopatía,diabetes, ni enfermedades de relevancia clínica. Sexo masculino: 325. Se dividieron en gruposetarios: a 65 años. El volumen de laaurícula izquierda (AI se calculó de acuerdo con la fórmula: 8/3 π [(A1(A2/(L] (A1 = áreaen 4 cámaras, A2 = área en 2 cámaras, L = longitud más pequeña entre ambas vistas. Lasuperficie corporal se calculó con la fórmula de Mosteller.ResultadosEl volumen indexado de la AI fue significativamente mayor en varones > 64 años (32,89 ±5,93 cm³/m² con respecto a los tres primeros grupos etarios (p < 0,01. No hubo diferenciassignificativas entre los grupos del sexo femenino.ConclusiónEl volumen de la AI es significativamente mayor en varones de más de 64 años.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:39-42.

  17. Anomalías venosas sistémicas más frecuentes en el feto: embriología, diagnóstico prenatal y asesoramiento cardiogenético

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    Mayder Martínez López

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    Full Text Available Se hace una extensa revisión de la embriología del sistema venoso torácico y su relación con la anomalía venosa más frecuente a este nivel: la vena cava superior izquierda persistente. Se destaca la importancia de su conocimiento en la interpretación de estas malformaciones, y otra menos frecuente, como la interrupción de la vena cava inferior. Si bien es cierto que su hallazgo per se no afecta significativamente al portador de esta anomalía, su asociación a otras cardiopatías muy graves -que a manera de marcadores anatómicos la acompañan- hacen que su estudio sea necesario para todos aquellos interesados en la evaluación de las cardiopatías congénitas, pediatras, ultrasonografistas y asesores cardiogenéticos.

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  19. Insuficiencia cardiaca aguda en el anciano: características clínicas y mortalidad según la fracción de eyección ventricular izquierda

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    Jonathan Franco

    2017-05-01

    Conclusiones: La mortalidad al año de los pacientes ancianos con insuficiencia cardiaca es alta, así mismo tienen una mayor proporción de la fracción de eyección ventricular izquierda preservada, que a la vez asocia un mayor número de comorbilidades y una tendencia a mayor supervivencia al año con respecto a la fracción de eyección ventricular izquierda no preservada.

  20. Ceruso, Diego: La izquierda en la fábrica. La militancia en el lugar de trabajo, 1916-1943. Buenos Aires: Imago Mundi, 2015, 320 pp.

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    Felipe Venero

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En este contexto debemos situar la publicación de La izquierda en la fábrica. La militancia en el lugar de trabajo, 1916-1943. El libro es el resultado directo de la tesis doctoral de Diego Ceruso y la cristalización de una larga investigación, de la que ya tuvimos un avance significativo con la aparición de su tesis de grado (Ceruso, 2010. La continuidad del objeto de estudio entre ambas publicaciones se ve enriquecida por una extensión del marco temporal examinado, con la ampliación del espectro sindical observada, con el notorio incremento de las fuentes abordadas y con una mirada más amplia en cuanto a la militancia de izquierda.

  1. El giro a la izquierda en América Latina y el nacimiento del "nuevo bolivarismo": las tradiciones de Komintern y la actualidad

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    Lazar Jeifets

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La idea de una "Revolución Bolivariana", proclamada por el Presidente de Venezuela Hugo Chávez. puede parecer novedosa y propia del giro actual a la izquierda de varios países sudamericanos. Sin embargo, dicha idea ya era conocida e impulsada en la primera mitad del siglo XX, cuando diferentes movimiemos políticos revolucionarios buscaban el apoyo de Moscú para lograr la toma del poder en los países andinos. Este artículo examina la influencia de la Tercera Internacional sobre los planes de los grupos revolucionarios en los llamados países bolivarianos durante la década de los años veinte y treinta del siglo pasado y señala semejanzas y diferencias entre dicha relación y la que sostiene actualmente el chavismo con algunos movimientos de izquierda venezolanos.

  2. Límites en la vida media del neutrón en un modelo con simetría izquierda-derecha

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    A. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se calculan límites en la vida media del neutrón a través de n→p→e→ev y en el contexto de un modelo con simetría izquierda-derecha. Se aplica este modelo para incorporar las corrientes derechas, por lo que se propone una amplitud cuya parte leptónica contiene el parámetro definido como el parámetro λ de asimetría izquierda-derecha, el cual mide la violación de paridad. Se encuentra que los límites son dependientes del parámetro de asimetría λ. En nuestros cálculos se toman en cuenta correcciones de masa, es decir, mp≠ mny el retroceso del protón. PACS: 13.30.Ce, 23.40.-S, 14.60.St.

  3. Reporte del primer caso de implante exitoso de asistencia ventricular izquierda HeartMate II como terapia de destino en Suramérica

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    Antonio Figueredo

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de una paciente de sexo femenino de 55 años de edad, con insuficiencia cardiaca congestiva descompensada secundaria a cardiopatía dilatada idiopática y con contraindicación para trasplante cardiaco, en quien se implanta de manera exitosa el primer dispositivo de asistencia ventricular izquierda HeartMate II en Suramérica.

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

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    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 5α-reductase activity. These results suggest that dieckol from E. cava can stimulate hair growth by the proliferation of DPC and/or the inhibition of 5α-reductase activity.

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

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    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.

  6. A via rupturista: o movimiento de izquierda revolucionaria e o governo de Salvador Allende (1970-1973 = The rupturist way: the movimiento de izquierda revolucionaria and Salvador Allende’s administration (1970-1973

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    Brum, Maurício Marques

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    Full Text Available Fundado em 1965, o Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR foi a maior organização de esquerda do Chile a não integrar a Unidad Popular (UP, a ampla coalizão que levou o socialista Salvador Allende à Presidência da República em setembro de 1970. Visto como uma organização “extremista” pela direita e por setores moderados da esquerda, o MIR defendeu a necessidade de preparar o povo para um conflito armado contra as classes dominantes, mesmo durante o governo Allende. Sua posição, definida por Casals (2010 como a “via rupturista”, contrariava a postura hegemônica da UP: o projeto político liderado por Salvador Allende propunha realizar uma transição ao socialismo através da “via sistêmica”, isto é, seguindo os ritos democráticos e a legislação pré-existente. Este artigo analisa os posicionamentos do MIR durante o governo da UP, suas tentativas de radicalizar o restante da esquerda e suas discordâncias em relação aos partidos moderados, diferenças que acabariam persistindo até o golpe de Estado liderado por Augusto Pinochet em 11 de setembro de 1973

  7. Anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico. Comunicación de un caso. Consideraciones quirúrgicas

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    RESUMENLa anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico (ATRVS) sin malformaciones acompañanteses un hallazgo excepcional. En esta presentación se describe el caso de una niña de 24 horasde vida, derivada a nuestra institución por presentar cianosis y disnea desde el nacimiento.Por ecocardiografía Doppler color se observó una anomalía parcial del retorno venososistémico: drenaje de la vena cava superior en la aurícula izquierda. El cateterismo cardíacomodificó el diagnóstico al confirmar una an...

  8. The Media Politics of Latin America’s Leftist Governments La política de medios de los gobiernos de izquierda en América Latina

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    Philip Kitzberger

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Does Latin America’s left turn matter in media politics? Has ideology any impact on governments’ practices and policies regarding media and journalistic institutions? This essay focuses on the existence of a specific kind of media activism on the part of leftist governments in Latin America. It does so by assessing discourses on the media, direct-communication practices, and media regulation policies. While showing that the current binary distinctions stressing the existence of two lefts – “populist” and “nonpopulist” – obscure important commonalities and continuities, the author demonstrates that institutional and structural constraints account for the differences among the various leftist governments in Latin America. In sum, the paper challenges the prevailing neglect of ideology as a relevant factor in explaining developments in government–media relationships in the region.¿Ha sido relevante el giro a la izquierda en América Latina para la política de medios? ¿Tuvo impacto la ideología en las prácticas y políticas gubernamentales relativas a los medios y las instituciones políticas? Por medio de una evaluación de los discursos sobre los medios, de las prácticas de comunicación directa y de las políticas de regulación del sector mediático por parte de los recientes gobiernos de izquierda en América Latina, el presente ensayo focaliza en la existencia de un activismo mediático de los gobiernos de izquierda en la región. En tanto muestra cómo las distinciones binarias corrientes que afirman la existencia de dos izquierdas – populista y no-populista – oscurece importantes rasgos comunes y continuidades, el autor plantea que las restricciones institucionales y estructurales dan cuenta de las diferencias entre los varios gobiernos de izquierda en América Latina. En suma, el artículo desafía la prevaleciente subestimación del factor ideológico en las explicaciones de las relaciones entre medios y

  9. La figura del gorila en el imaginario político de la izquierda brasileña

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    Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El texto analiza los orígenes y usos de la figura caricaturezca del gorila en el contexto de la crisis política que llevó al golpe de Estado de 1964 en Brasil, marcada por la radicalización y la movilización intensa de las fuerzas en disputa en el escenario público. El contexto fue propicio para el enriquecimiento del discurso político tanto verbal como visual e la imagen del gorila fue construida en medio de las batallas discursivas del período. El propósito del artículo es mostrar el papel desempeñado por esa figura en el imaginario construido por las izquierdas en acción en los inicios de los años sesenta, que seria movilizada para atacar a los enemigos de derecha, principalmente los militares, dando origen a una representación caricaturezca que continuaría en uso durante la dictadura militar.

  10. Administration of chemotherapy by an arteriovenous fistula in a patient with metastatic rectal cancer after life-threatening, port thrombosis-associated cava superior syndrome. An option for patients without possibility of peripheral or central venous access.

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    Stein, Alexander; Hiemer, Sonja; Jordan, Karin; Arnold, Dirk; Schmoll, Hans-Joachim

    2012-01-01

    Patients with solid tumors have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism, potentially related to a venous port system. In case of catheter-related thrombosis despite full anticoagulation, further treatment administration is difficult. A 41-year-old female patient with a K-Ras wild-type adenocarcinoma of the rectum was diagnosed with systemic disease in June 2008 after several local recurrences treated with surgery and additive chemotherapy. To administer chemotherapy with FOLFIRI (folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, irinotecan) and bevacizumab, a venous port system into the vena subclavia was implanted. In April 2009, the computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a portassociated thrombosis with cava superior syndrome, despite treatment with phenprocoumon and an international normalized ratio (INR) of 3.75 at the time of the event. The port system was explanted. According to the possible relationship to bevacizumab, treatment was discontinued, followed by rapid disease progression. Access to peripheral veins became virtually impossible. Therefore, a radiocephalic fistula was established. For 9 months, the patient has been receiving several therapeutic agents with 20 punctures of the fistula, revealing no locoregional events (e.g. arterial, venous or cutaneous). The application of current therapeutic agents by an arteriovenous fistula seems to be a feasible option for patients with restricted peripheral or central vein status and/or medical history of thrombotic events disabling the use of a port system. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  11. Portable Electronic Tongue Based on Microsensors for the Analysis of Cava Wines

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    Pablo Giménez-Gómez

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Cava is a quality sparkling wine produced in Spain. As a product with a designation of origin, Cava wine has to meet certain quality requirements throughout its production process; therefore, the analysis of several parameters is of great interest. In this work, a portable electronic tongue for the analysis of Cava wine is described. The system is comprised of compact and low-power-consumption electronic equipment and an array of microsensors formed by six ion-selective field effect transistors sensitive to pH, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Cl−, and CO32−, one conductivity sensor, one redox potential sensor, and two amperometric gold microelectrodes. This system, combined with chemometric tools, has been applied to the analysis of 78 Cava wine samples. Results demonstrate that the electronic tongue is able to classify the samples according to the aging time, with a percentage of correct prediction between 80% and 96%, by using linear discriminant analysis, as well as to quantify the total acidity, pH, volumetric alcoholic degree, potassium, conductivity, glycerol, and methanol parameters, with mean relative errors between 2.3% and 6.0%, by using partial least squares regressions.

  12. Portable Electronic Tongue Based on Microsensors for the Analysis of Cava Wines

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    Giménez-Gómez, Pablo; Escudé-Pujol, Roger; Capdevila, Fina; Puig-Pujol, Anna; Jiménez-Jorquera, Cecilia; Gutiérrez-Capitán, Manuel

    2016-01-01

    Cava is a quality sparkling wine produced in Spain. As a product with a designation of origin, Cava wine has to meet certain quality requirements throughout its production process; therefore, the analysis of several parameters is of great interest. In this work, a portable electronic tongue for the analysis of Cava wine is described. The system is comprised of compact and low-power-consumption electronic equipment and an array of microsensors formed by six ion-selective field effect transistors sensitive to pH, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Cl−, and CO32−, one conductivity sensor, one redox potential sensor, and two amperometric gold microelectrodes. This system, combined with chemometric tools, has been applied to the analysis of 78 Cava wine samples. Results demonstrate that the electronic tongue is able to classify the samples according to the aging time, with a percentage of correct prediction between 80% and 96%, by using linear discriminant analysis, as well as to quantify the total acidity, pH, volumetric alcoholic degree, potassium, conductivity, glycerol, and methanol parameters, with mean relative errors between 2.3% and 6.0%, by using partial least squares regressions. PMID:27801796

  13. Izquierda, democracia e insurgencia sindical en México: nucleares, mineros y metalúrgicos, 1972-1985

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    Gerardo Necoechea Gracia

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la historia de la insurgencia sindical en México durante los años 1970 y la relación que se dio entre la izquierda y la clase obrera. Para ello, se analizan las experiencias del Sindicato Único de Energía Nuclear y de las secciones 11 y 147 del sindicato minero-metalúrgico. En el primer caso, se observa su relación con el movimiento democrático de los trabajadores electricistas y la corriente del nacionalismo revolucionario y en el segundo su vinculación con la organización política Línea Proletaria, de filiación maoísta. Ambas corrientes plantearon estrategias distintas que revivieron la tensión existente en el movimiento obrero mexicano de principios de siglo, entre quienes pensaban que los sindicatos no debían aliarse a partidos políticos y en cambio ejercer la acción directa en el trabajo y quienes abogaban por alianzas políticas, en lo que llamaban acción múltiple. Ambos movimientos confluyeron en el movimiento sindical del periodo, que reclamaba democracia sindical y se manifestaba contra la política de austeridad que el gobierno imponía, así como también por la defensa de los recursos naturales. Por otra parte, se manifestaba el activismo obrero en un medio de una mayor rebeldía que conjuntó a otros grupos sociales, situación que comprueba el ascenso en las luchas de los trabajadores de la industria y en servicios, y su incidencia en la vida política, social y cultural del País.

  14. Prevalencia de hipertrofia ventricular izquierda en pacientes diabéticos Prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in diabetic patients

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    Diego Valarezo-Sevilla

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de establecer la prevalencia de hipertrofia ventricular izquierda (HVI en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM, se realizó un estudio transversal en estos pacientes, estableciendo sus características antropométricas, presión arterial y control metabólico. Para evaluar la presencia de HVI se empleó ecocardiografía transtorácica. El estudio incluyó 91 pacientes, en los cuales la prevalencia de HVI fue de 63,7%, siendo más frecuente en mujeres que en varones (p=0,001. Adicionalmente, se encontró un 46,2% de pacientes con disfunción diastólica del ventrículo izquierdo. Se concluye que existe una importante prevalencia de HVI en pacientes diabéticos sin antecedentes de causas definidas de hipertrofia. No se encontró relación con sexo, control metabólico, IMC y tiempo de diagnósticoIn order to establish the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, (DM a cross-sectional study was conducted in these patients studying their anthropometric characteristics, blood pressure and metabolic control. To evaluate the presence of LVH, a trans-thoracic echocardiogram was used. The study included 91 patients, finding a 63.7% prevalence of HVI, with women being more affected than men (p=0.001. Additionally, 46.2% of patients were found to have diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. We conclude that there is an important prevalence of LVH in diabetic patients without defined causes of hypertrophy. There was no association with sex, metabolic control, BMI and time of diagnosis

  15. Anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico. Comunicación de un caso. Consideraciones quirúrgicas

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    Omar Lazzarin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico (ATRVS sin malformaciones acompañanteses un hallazgo excepcional. En esta presentación se describe el caso de una niña de 24 horasde vida, derivada a nuestra institución por presentar cianosis y disnea desde el nacimiento.Por ecocardiografía Doppler color se observó una anomalía parcial del retorno venososistémico: drenaje de la vena cava superior en la aurícula izquierda. El cateterismo cardíacomodificó el diagnóstico al confirmar una anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico hacia laaurícula izquierda. Se realizó la corrección quirúrgica a los dieciséis meses de vida con excelenteresultado.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:405-407.

  16. Pongo el culo compañero. Izquierda, disidencia sexual y performance: Vínculos, fisuras y rupturas en Chile

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    Mi propuesta de artículo busca reflexionar entre los vínculos, rupturas y fisuras de los discursos del cuerpo disidente sexual que a través del performance encaran a la izquierda chilena de la cual ha sido parte militante. Para ello, busco analizar las prácticas del performance en Chile en las décadas del ochenta y los noventa, donde se expresen estas problemáticas en las acciones como por ejemplo la obra de Pedro Lemebel y su famoso Manifiesto (Hablo por mi diferencia), ...

  17. De "El Auténtico" a "La Voz": el pensamiento de la izquierda peronista antes y después de la dictadura (1975-1984

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    Joaquín Baeza Belda

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    Full Text Available En 1975, en el contexto del conflictivo y cada vez más represivo gobierno de Isabel Perón, la organización armada Montoneros, de la izquierda peronista, decide lanzar un partido político propio, el Partido Peronista Auténtico, con la intención de desarrollar una labor fuera de la clandestinidad. El partido editó además el periódico El Auténtico, en el que se expresaban las ideas de este importante segmento de la izquierda peronista. Tras el golpe de 1976 y varios años de dura represión, durante los primeros pasos de la apertura política se creó el diario La Voz, en torno al que se reagrupó gran parte de la izquierda peronista superviviente que se desarrollaba a partir de la línea interna Intransigencia y Movilización. Si bien no es posible encontrar una sucesión directa entre ambas publicaciones, las continuidades son evidentes y su comparación permite estudiar los cambios producidos en el ideario y en la cultura política del peronismo y sus sectores de izquierda durante la transición a la democracia.______________ABSTRACT:In 1975, in the context of the troubled and ever more repressive government of Isabel Peron, the Montoneros, a guerrilla force from the peronist left, decided to create their own political party: Partido Peronista Auténtico. Their aim was to develop their activities outside clandestinity.  Besides, they started to publish El Autentico, a newspaper through which they expressed the ideas of this important segment of the peronist left. After the 1976 coup d’état, and several years of harsh repression, the first steps to political liberalization were taken. It was in those years that the newspaper La Voz was created as a meeting point for most of the surviving peronist left, which formed part of the Intransigencia y Movilización movement, an internal line within the party.  Although there is no direct succesion between both publications, there is a clear continuity between them. This is why their

  18. Victimización y heroísmo. Disputas de las memorias emblemáticas de la izquierda chilena en dos fechas conmemorativas: aniversario del golpe de Estado y día del joven combatiente

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo proponemos reflexionar en torno a dos memorias emblemáticas y dicotómicas que tienen lugar dentro de la izquierda chilena a la hora de recordar a quienes resistieron a la dictadura de Pinochet, reelaboraciones que hemos denominado memoria de la victimización y memoria del heroísmo, y que ejemplificaremos en dos fechas icónicas para la izquierda chilena: la conmemoración del Golpe de Estado cada 11 de septiembre, y el Día del Joven Combatiente rememorado cada 29 de marzo. Lo que nos interesa es reflexionar en torno a la marmolización que implican estas dos reconstrucciones, y la dificultad para imaginar un futuro para el proyecto político heredado por la izquierda chilena al sumirnos en esta dicotomía estanca.

  19. La orejuela izquierda como fuente de accidentes cerebrovasculares: cerrar (y cómo), o no cerrar (y por qué) Left atrial appendage as a source of stroke: to close (and how), or not to close (and why)

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    R. Hernández-Estefanía; Levy, B; Rábago, G

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    La orejuela izquierda se considera la principal fuente de émbolos en los accidentes cerebrovasculares que se producen en pacientes con fibrilación auricular. El tratamiento con anticoagulantes orales reduce significativamente el riesgo de accidentes embólicos cerebrales en relación con la aspirina, pero se asocia a riesgo de complicaciones hemorrágicas, por lo que no siempre son utilizados. Se ha descrito que el cierre de la orejuela izquierda reduce la tasa de accidentes tromboembólicos y en...

  20. ¿Fascistas o revolucionarios? Política de izquierda y de derecha entre los campesinos pobres ¿Fascistas o revolucionarios? Política de izquierda y de derecha entre los campesinos pobres

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    Leslie Anderson

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    Full Text Available La expansión de la democracia en América Latina y su extensión en el tiempo ha puesto de manifiesto una tendencia sorprendente y preocupante. Muchos de los nuevos electores latinoamericanos han dado su apoyo a candidatos de derecha y no democráticos que una vez en el poder han atentado de diversas maneras contra la democracia. Dentro del electorado se constata que ese apoyo a las fuerzas antidemocráticas es mayor en la población rural. A la luz de la bibliografía de los años 70 y 80 sobre las revoluciones campesinas de Rusia, China, Cuba o Nicaragua, este derechismo campesino es un rompecabezas: ¿los campesinos son fascistas o revolucionarios? Para descifrar este enigma, el trabajo en primer lugar analiza cuatro casos de apoyo rural al fascismo o al autoritarismo populista en la primera mitad del siglo XX (Francia, Italia, Alemania y Argentina. Compara los factores explicativos que emergen de esa comparación con los resultados obtenidos de la investigación sobre el izquierdismo campesino en China, Rusia, Cuba y Nicaragua. La conclusión del trabajo es que hay dos conjuntos de factores que explican el apoyo de los campesinos a la izquierda o a la derecha. El primer tipo de factores, de transfondo, incluye el contexto económico y las relaciones sociales de propiedad y tenencia de la tierra. El segundo tipo de factores, de primer plano,incluye el tipo de liderazgo, el estilo organizativo y la habilidad política, así como el tipo de retórica que se usa para atraer el voto campesino. La población rural no es por naturaleza ni de derecha ni de izquierda, sino que su apoyo puede llevarse a cualquiera de los dos lados dependiendo del trasfondo económico-social y de la escena política. En América Latina hay que estudiar en detalle los estilos de liderazgo y las retóricas de los candidatos. Estas variables de primera instancia nos van a permitir dictaminar si el apoyo electoral dará lugar a panoramas fascistas o autoritarios como los

  1. ANOMALOUS PREVERTEBRAL COURSE OF THE LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Recorrido prevertebral anómalo de la arteria vertebral izquierda

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    Prakash B Billakanti

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    Full Text Available La arteria vertebral es una de las arterias que irriga el cerebro. El conocimiento de la anatomía normal y las variantes de la arteria vertebral adquiere importancia en la práctica clínica y la radiología vascular. El origen anómalo de la arteria vertebral del arco de la aorta o cualquiera de las arterias del cuello ha sido reportado por muchos autores. En este informe se presenta una variación del curso prevertebral de la arteria vertebral izquierda. La arteria vertebral tenía su origen habitual en la arteria subclavia con un largo curso prevertebral y entraba en el foramen transversarium de la vértebra CII. El origen y recorrido de la arteria vertebral en el lado derecho fue normal. Clínicamente es importante conocer el origen y curso del segmento prevertebral de la arteria vertebral y las posibles variaciones. El presente informe debería ser de interés para el médico vascular con respecto a las variaciones en el cuello y región torácica, y puede dar idea para dilucidar el mecanismo de desarrollo de la angiogénesis. Vertebral artery is one of the arteries supplying the brain. Knowledge of the normal and variant anatomy of the vertebral artery assumes importance in clinical practice and vascular radiology. Anomalous origins of the vertebral artery from the arch of the aorta or any one of the arteries of the neck have been reported by several authors. In this report a variation of the prevertebral course of the left vertebral artery is being presented. The Vertebral artery had usual origin from the subclavian artery and had a longer prevertebral course to enter the foramen transversarium of the CII vertebra. The origin and course of the vertebral artery on the right side was normal. It is clinically important to know the origin and course of the prevertebral segment of the vertebral artery and possible variations. The present report should be of interest for clinicians with regard to vascular variations in the neck and thoracic

  2. Origen anómalo de la coronaria izquierda en la arteria pulmonar: una serie de casos Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery: a series of cases

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    Jaiber Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available La anomalía de la arteria coronaria izquierda que nace en la arteria pulmonar (ALCAPA por su sigla en Inglés: anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery, es una enfermedad cardiaca congénita, de baja incidencia y de espectro clínico amplio. La principal forma de presentación es la falla cardiaca por miocardiopatía dilatada. Mediante la revisión de historias clínicas se recolectaron cinco casos consecutivos de ALCAPA, de los que se describen sus cuadros clínicos, así como su diagnóstico y tratamiento. Todos fueron dados de alta en mejores condiciones y asisten a controles periódicos. Estos casos ilustran al origen anómalo de la coronaria izquierda, como diagnóstico diferencial de la miocardiopatía dilatada.Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA is a congenital cardiac anomaly with low incidence and a broad clinical spectrum. Its main form of presentation is congestive heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. We reviewed clinical histories and collected 5 consecutive ALCAPA cases; its clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatment were described. All five patients were discharged in better clinical conditions and continue attending to periodic medical follow-up. These cases illustrate the ALCAPA as part of the differential diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy.

  3. ¿Por qué la Gente Vota a la Izquierda? Clivajes, Ideología y Voto Retrospectivo en Bolivia y Uruguay en Perspectiva Comparada

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    Tomáš Došek

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es explicar las razones del voto de los ciudadanos hacia Evo Morales y José Mujica en las elecciones presidenciales de 2009 y evaluar en qué medida los determinantes del voto permiten distinguir las supuestas "dos izquierdas" en América Latina. Utilizando datos de encuestas de opinión pública para los dos casos representativos este trabajo muestra cómo las razones son diferentes, ya que en Uruguay pesa relativamente más la ideología y los elementos programáticos y en Bolivia más el voto retrospectivo, cruzado cada uno por distintos clivajes estructurales. Discutiendo los resultados con la literatura secundaria sobre los demás casos sudamericanos, se argumenta que la clásica clasificación en dos izquierdas no se sostiene a partir del análisis de los determinantes del voto. Metodológicamente, se recurre al análisis de regresión logística binomial y a la comparación de una serie de modelos estadísticos.

  4. Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, and Anticancer Activities of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles Using Marine Algae Ecklonia cava

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    Jayachandran Venkatesan

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    Full Text Available Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs has gained great interest as a simple and eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical methods. In this study, AgNPs were synthesized by using extracts of marine algae Ecklonia cava as reducing and capping agents. The formation of AgNPs using aqueous extract of Ecklonia cava was confirmed visually by color change and their surface plasmon resonance peak at 418 nm, measured by UV-visible spectroscopy. The size, shape, and morphology of the biosynthesized AgNPs were observed by transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis. The biosynthesized AgNPs were nearly spherical in shape with an average size around 43 nm. Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR analysis confirmed the presence of phenolic compounds in the aqueous extract of Ecklonia cava as reducing and capping agents. X-ray diffraction (XRD analysis was also carried out to demonstrate the crystalline nature of the biosynthesized AgNPs. Antimicrobial results determined by an agar well diffusion assay demonstrated a significant antibacterial activity of the AgNPs against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Antioxidant results determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH scavenging assay revealed an efficient antioxidant activity of the biosynthesized AgNPs. The biosynthesized AgNPs also exhibited a strong apoptotic anticancer activity against human cervical cancer cells. Our findings demonstrate that aqueous extract of Ecklonia cava is an effective reducing agent for green synthesis of AgNPs with efficient antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer activities.

  5. Anomalías venosas sistémicas más frecuentes en el feto: embriología, diagnóstico prenatal y asesoramiento cardiogenético Most common systemic venous abnormalities found in the fetus: embryology, prenatal diagnosis and cardiogenetic advice

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    Mayder Martínez López

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una extensa revisión de la embriología del sistema venoso torácico y su relación con la anomalía venosa más frecuente a este nivel: la vena cava superior izquierda persistente. Se destaca la importancia de su conocimiento en la interpretación de estas malformaciones, y otra menos frecuente, como la interrupción de la vena cava inferior. Si bien es cierto que su hallazgo per se no afecta significativamente al portador de esta anomalía, su asociación a otras cardiopatías muy graves -que a manera de marcadores anatómicos la acompañan- hacen que su estudio sea necesario para todos aquellos interesados en la evaluación de las cardiopatías congénitas, pediatras, ultrasonografistas y asesores cardiogenéticos.An extensive review of the embryology of thoracic venous system, and its relation with the most common venous abnormality, that is, persistent left superior vena cava, was made. The review underlined the importance of knowledge in the interpretation of such malformations, and of other less frequent like the interruption of the inferior vena cava. Although it is true that finding this abnormality does not significantly affect the patient, its association with other very severe cardiopathies, which accompany it as a sort of anatomical markers, makes the study necessary for all those people interested in the evaluation of congenital cardiopathies, pediatricians, ultrasonography technicians and cardiogenetic advisers.

  6. La arteria radial puede ser una alternativa a la vena safena

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    Oscar Gil-Albarova

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La arteria radial se ha propuesto como alternativa a la vena safena en cirugía de revascularización miocárdica con el objetivo de mejorar la permeabilidad a largo plazo de los injertos. Se analizan los datos provenientes de los estudios prospectivos aleatorizados y los de trabajos retrospectivos con gran número de pacientes y seguimiento a largo plazo.

  7. Seguimiento a largo plazo de pacientes con disfunción ventricular izquierda intervenidos de sustitución valvular aórtica. Experiencia en nuestra institución

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    Gemma Candela-Navarro

    2016-07-01

    Conclusiones: La sustitución valvular aórtica es una opción segura, eficaz y duradera en pacientes con disfunción ventricular izquierda. Se asocia a una mejoría en la clase funcional y fracción de eyección, con una perspectiva de futuro excelente.

  8. Estenosis de venas pulmonares post ablación por radiofrecuencia

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    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.

  9. The Right in “New Left” Latin America La derecha en tiempos de la nueva izquierda en América Latina

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    James David Bowen

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    Full Text Available Over the past decade, there has been a surge of “new Left” governments in Latin America, yet polling data shows no comparable shift to the left among the general Latin American population. If electorates have not followed their political leaders to the left, then it is likely that new right-wing political actors will emerge to compensate for the leftward shift in Latin American politics. I propose a research agenda for studying right-wing politics in light of the current wave of left-leaning governments in the region. I argue that we should focus on four main areas of right-wing politics: the political agenda of right-wing groups; their political organization; their power capability; and the institutional environment in which they operate. This agenda requires that we move beyond the traditional focus on right-wing political parties and focus on right-wing organizations at all levels of formal politics, as well as groups that operate outside the formal political arena.Durante la última década han surgido en América Latina varios gobiernos de la llamada “nueva izquierda.” Sin embargo, las encuestas no muestran un movimiento correspondiente hacia la izquierda en la opinión pública. Si los electorados latinoamericanos no siguen a algunos de sus líderes hacia la izquierda es muy probable que pronto veamos la (reemergencia de actores políticos de corte derechista. Este ensayo propone un marco teórico y una agenda para el análisis de estos actores de derecha. Aquí se argumenta que deberíamos enfocarnos en cuatro temas principales: las agendas políticas de los grupos de derecha, sus formas de organización política, sus capacidades de aglutinar y usar varias fuentes de poder político, económico y social, y el ambiente institucional que servirá de contexto para su enfrentamiento con otros actores políticos. Esta agenda implica un cambio en los enfoques tradicionales sobre el estudio de la derecha que han puesto fuerte

  10. Angioplastia del tronco de la arteria coronaria izquierda no protegido en pacientes con alto riesgo quirúrgico

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    Victor Mauro

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    Full Text Available IntroducciónEl tratamiento de elección de la enfermedad del tronco de la coronaria izquierda (TCI es la cirugía de revascularización miocárdica (CRM. Un número creciente de pacientes presenta comorbilidades y/o inestabilidad clínica que condicionan un alto riesgo quirúrgico.ObjetivosEvaluar los resultados de la angioplastia (ATC del TCI no protegido en pacientes con alto riesgo para CRM (EUROSCORE = 6.Material y métodosDe 59 pacientes con ATC de TCI no protegido se excluyeron 8 con infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM en shock cardiogénico y 12 sin características de alto riesgo; de los restantes pacientes de alto riesgo fueron objeto de este estudio los 32 tratados con stents convencionales.Se comparó la mortalidad hospitalaria predicha por EUROSCORE logístico con la observada, así como la incidencia de complicaciones mayores y su evolución alejada.ResultadosLa mediana de edad fue de 76,5 años, el 41% tenía 80 años o más, el 22% eran mujeres, el 28% diabéticos, el 56% tenía disfunción ventricular moderada a grave, el 31% insuficiencia renal crónica, el 50% vasculopatía periférica, el 53% angina refractaria, el 22% IAM reciente, el 28% procedimientos de emergencia y la mediana de EUROSCORE fue de 10,5 puntos.El 41% de los pacientes presentaban compromiso del TCI distal. El éxito angiográfico fue del 94%. Se utilizaron inhibidores IIb/IIIa en el 47%, cutting balloon en el 28%, Rotablator® en el 3% y balón de contrapulsación en el 31%. En todos se implantó un stent y en el 50% se trataron otras obstrucciones.La mortalidad hospitalaria fue del 3,1% (intervalo de confianza del 95% 0,2%-14,5%, p = 0,003, en tanto que la predicha era del 23,8%. Ningún paciente presentó déficit neurológico, IAM transmural ni requirió diálisis. Un paciente debió ser sometido a CRM electiva por fracaso del procedimiento.La mediana de seguimiento fue de 15,5 meses, período en el que se registraron 6 muertes (2 cardiovasculares y 4

  11. Tratamiento de la compresión del tronco de la arteria coronaria izquierda en pacientes con hipertensión pulmonar

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    María L. Talavera

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    Full Text Available La angina de pecho es un síntoma frecuente en pacientes con hipertensión pulmonar (HP de cualquier etiología. Aunque su fisiopatología no está aclarada, las causas propuestas son: la isquemia subendocárdica por aumento del estrés parietal del ventrículo derecho, la dilatación de la arteria pulmonar por incrementos transitorios de la presión pulmonar y la compresión extrínseca del tronco de la arteria coronaria izquierda (TCI por la arteria pulmonar (AP dilatada. Se presentan tres casos que muestran la relación entre la angina de pecho y la compresión del TCI en pacientes con HP asociada a cardiopatías congénitas, tratados mediante implante de stent coronario.

  12. The international competitiveness of cava : success of a particular firm or the district?

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    [spa] En primer lugar el autor se pregunta qué es lo que exactamente significa la palabra éxito aplicada al caso de la evolución reciente de la industria catalana del cava. La comparación de las trayectorias seguidas por la industria italiana del spumante y la del más reputado vino espumoso del mundo, el champagne, muestran una trayectoria muy positiva del volumen de producción y de las exportaciones. En segundo lugar el papel se pregunta por el agente responsable de este éxito. ¿Se debe a un...

  13. Radical nephrectomy and vena caval thrombectomy with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.

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    Raman, Avi; Jawale, Atul; Grant, Alexander

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    This study aimed to report on the experience of a single surgeon in a regional Australian centre with radical nephrectomy and vena caval thrombectomy with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Fifteen consecutive patients undergoing radical nephrectomy and vena caval thrombectomy with cardiopulmonary bypass over a 13-year period were identified. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was used. Data were collected on intra-operative and pathological findings as well as post-operative complications. Oncological outcomes and long-term follow-up were analysed retrospectively in this study. All patients had a radical nephrectomy and vena caval thrombectomy with cardiopulmonary bypass. The median operating time was 336 min (mean 326.1 min), and median transfusion of packed red blood cells was 8 units (mean 6.9). The median bypass time was 107 min (mean 112.3 min), and the median circulation arrest time was 25 min (mean 25.3 min). Median length of hospital stay was 11 days (mean 14.5 days). Minor complications were seen in two patients and major complications seen in six, with one intra-operative death. Disease recurrence was seen in 1 of 14 patients who were considered completely resected at the time of operation. The overall 5-year survival rate was 84%. Median follow-up was 32 months (range 0-158). Median survival time was 135 months. Radical nephrectomy with caval thrombectomy with cardiopulmonary bypass can be performed in a regional centre with acceptable post-operative morbidity and mortality. Long-term survival is possible in some patients. © 2014 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  14. TÉCNICA DE LIGADURA SUBFASCIAL MINI-INVASIVA DE VENAS PERFORANTES DE LAS PIERNAS

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    Mariné M,Leopoldo; TAPIA L,RODRIGO; Bergoeing R,Michel; Mertens M,Renato; Vargas S,Francisco; VALDÉS E,FRANCISCO; Krämer, Albrecht

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    La insuficiencia de venas perforantes es una forma de insuficiencia venosa de extremidades inferiores que se manifiesta por hiperpigmentación cutánea localizada, desarrollo de úlceras venosas o recurrencia de várices previamente operadas. Su tratamiento comprende desde cirugías cruentas como la ligadura subfascial abierta a técnicas percutáneas de radiofrecuencia o láser con resultados alejados desconocidos. Dentro de las técnicas mínimamente invasivas se encuentra la cirugía de ligadura subf...

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

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    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...

  16. Ecklonia cava polyphenol protects the liver against ethanol-induced injury in rats.

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    Takahashi, Mai; Satake, Naoko; Yamashita, Haruka; Tamura, Akiko; Sasaki, Mio; Matsui-Yuasa, Isao; Tabuchi, Masaki; Akahoshi, Yasumitsu; Terada, Masaki; Kojima-Yuasa, Akiko

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    The development of alcoholic liver disease is a complex process that involves both the parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells of the liver. We examined the effect of an Ecklonia cava extract on ethanol-induced liver injury. Isolated hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) were incubated with ethanol. Ecklonia cava polyphenol (ECP) was added to the cultures that had been incubated with ethanol. Male Wistar rats were fed a diet that included 0.02% or 0.2% ECP or no ECP. For a period of 3 weeks, the animals were given drinking water containing 5% ethanol and were also treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) (0.1 ml/kg of body weight). In the cultured hepatocytes, the ECP treatment suppressed the ethanol-induced increase in cell death by maintaining intracellular glutathione (GSH) levels. In HSCs, ECP treatment suppressed the ethanol-induced increases in type I collagen and α-smooth muscle actin expression by maintaining intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species and GSH. We examined the effects of ECP on serum AST and ALT activity, as well as the progression of liver fibrosis in rats treated with ethanol and CCl4. ECP treatment suppressed plasma AST and ALT activities in the ethanol- and CCl4-treated rats. ECP treatment fully protected the rats against ethanol- and CCl4-induced liver injury. ECP may be a candidate for preventing ethanol-induced liver injury. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Trinità di Cava in 1111. Conflict resolution and definition of a border

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    Vito Lorè

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available At the beginning of the 12th century, in the course of a few years, the dukes of Puglia and the lords of Nocera put an end to a period of contrasts and redrew the map of powers in the area North of Salerno. The Trinità di Cava became the core of this new balance. Confirming its already evident inclination to act as a mediator in the conflicts between secular powers, the Trinità directed the agreements between the parts to its advantage through the payment of large amounts of money. Thus, it came into possession of an important castle and of the whole of the land of the involved parties inside a large area, delimited on in this occasion by neat boundaries. However, such area, lacking military defences in its Northern part, at the time was neither a territory subjected to a lordship nor a free space; it was, rather, a compensation area, avoiding contacts between the two rival powers. Only several decades later, when the Cava area was no more a borderland between different rules, the Trinità got hold of it and built up new fortifications, thus giving its presence in the area a lordship character.

  18. Alleviating Effects of Baechu Kimchi Added Ecklonia cava on Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Mice.

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    Lee, Hyun-Ah; Song, Yeong-Ok; Jang, Mi-Soon; Han, Ji-Sook

    2013-09-01

    In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of Baechu kimchi added Ecklonia cava on the activities of α-glucosidase and α-amylase and its alleviating effect on the postprandial hyperglycemia in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Baechu kimchi added Ecklonia cava (BKE, 15%) was fermented at 5°C for 28 days. Optimum ripened BKE was used in this study as it showed the strongest inhibitory activities on α-glucosidase and α-amylase by fermentation time among the BKEs in our previous study. The BKE was extracted with 80% methanol and the extract solution was concentrated, and then used in this study. The BKE extract showed higher inhibitory activities than Baechu kimchi extract against α-glucosidase and α-amylase. The IC50 values of the BKE extract against α-glucosidase and α-amylase were 0.58 and 0.35 mg/mL, respectively; BKE exhibited a lower α-glucosidase inhibitory activity but a higher α-amylase inhibitory activity than those of acarbose. The BKE extract alleviated postprandial hyperglycemia caused by starch loading in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Furthermore, the BKE extract significantly lowered the incremental area under the curve in both normal and diabetic mice (P<0.05). These results indicated that the BKE extract may delay carbohydrate digestion and thus glucose absorption.

  19. Cartografía de las publicaciones periódicas judías de izquierda en Argentina, 1900-1953

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    Alejandro Dujovne

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa fuerte inversión política y cultural en la palabra impresa que tuvo lugar dentro del mundo culturaljudío argentino a lo largo del siglo XX se mostró especialmente intensa y rica en el arco ideológico dela izquierda. Así, sobre la base de un prolongado trabajo de registro y sistematización de las publicacionesperiódicas judías impresas en Buenos Aires a lo largo del siglo XX, el artículo se concentra en el análisis delconjunto de publicaciones de izquierda editadas entre 1900 y 1953. En este sentido, se propone un mapeode la diversidad de emprendimientos y a partir de él un primer esbozo de periodización a partir del cualresulte posible aproximarnos a los rasgos generales de la emergencia y las transformaciones socio-históricasde un espacio específico de publicaciones judías de izquierda. De este modo, el texto expone los contornosde un universo denso de producción, circulación y consumo de bienes simbólicos estructurado sobre doslenguas y conformado por un diverso conjunto de agentes culturales y políticos situados en el país y en elexterior. La objetivación de este espacio mediante una aproximación cartográfica como la que aquí sepropone abre un terreno de problemas e hipótesis de investigación aún no explorado.AbstractThe strong political and cultural investment in the printed word that took place within the ArgentineJewish cultural world throughout the twentieth century was particularly intense and rich in the arc of theideological left. Thus, based on a lengthy work of record and systematization of Jewish periodicals printedin Buenos Aires along the twentieth century, the article focuses on the analysis of the left-wing periodicalspublished between 1900 and 1953. In this regard, it proposes a mapping of the diversity of enterprises, andfrom it a first outline of periodization from which it is possible to reach the general features of the emergencyand the socio-historical transformations of a specific

  20. Estudio y Análisis de la Lateralidad Izquierda en la ciudad de Guayaquil: El Gen Leucine-Rich Repeat Transmembrane Neural Protein 1 (LRRTM1 como factor determinante.

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    Antonio Vergara

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    Los resultados de la investigación sirven de aporte para que las personas poseedoras de lateralidad izquierda puedan ser inducidas desde sus primeros años a desarrollar su talento humano en las ramas de las ciencias exactas, arte y humanidades o varias al mismo tiempo, siendo tarea de la educación del siglo XXI fomentar la ciencia y la técnica a nivel país.

  1. Sobre viejas y nuevas izquierdas. Los jóvenes comunistas uruguayos y el movimiento estudiantil de 1968 On the Old and New Left. Young Uruguayan Communists and the 1968 Student Movement

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    Vania Markarian

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se centra en la participación de los jóvenes comunistas uruguayos en el movimiento estudiantil de 1968 como parte de una generación de latinoamericanos que combinó una visión heroica de la militancia con la adopción de nuevas pautas culturales provenientes de Europa y Estados Unidos. Se analizan tanto las discusiones generadas en el seno de la izquierda sobre las "vías de la revolución" como el efecto de esas ideas y prácticas de circulación global en la conformación de identidades políticas a nivel local. La articulación entre militancia de izquierda, violencia política y cultura juvenil busca repensar algunas categorías usadas al estudiar los años sesenta en América Latina, especialmente las de "nueva izquierda" e "izquierda revolucionaria".This article focuses on the participation of young Uruguayan communists in the 1968 student movement as part of the generation of Latin Americans who combined a heroic view of militancy with the adoption of new cultural guidelines for Europe and the United States. It analyzes both the discussion that arose in the left on the "pathways of the revolution" and the effect of these global ideas and practices in shaping local political identities. The link between leftist militancy, political violence and youth culture attempts to rethink some of the categories used in studying the 1960s in Latin America, particularly those of the "new left" and "revolutionary left."

  2. ¿Después del radicalismo la sensatez? El giro a la izquierda y la política económica en América Latina

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    Jorge Lazo Cividanes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el impacto que ha tenido el surgimiento de gobiernos de izquierda en América Latina en las políticas económicas que se aplican en la región. El artículo presenta y discute datos sociales y económicos de Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Venezuela, países donde la izquierda controla el gobierno, y dos casos contrastantes, Colombia y México, cuyos gobiernos están en manos de partidos de centro-derecha. Tomando como referencia aspectos centrales de las reformas estructurales de la década de los 90, nuestro análisis sugiere que los nuevos gobiernos de izquierda no han transformado la política económica de manera substancial, lo cual se contradice con la fuerte retórica antineoliberal que ha caracterizado a muchos de sus líderes durante las campañas electorales. En este sentido, el artículo finaliza con algunas hipótesis que podrían explicar tal comportamiento.

  3. Preparative isolation and purification of phlorotannins from Ecklonia cava using centrifugal partition chromatography by one-step.

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    Lee, Ji-Hyeok; Ko, Ju-Young; Oh, Jae-Young; Kim, Chul-Young; Lee, Hee-Ju; Kim, Jaeil; Jeon, You-Jin

    2014-09-01

    Various bioactive phlorotannins of Ecklonia cava (e.g., dieckol, eckol, 6,6-bieckol, phloroglucinol, phloroeckol, and phlorofucofuroeckol-A) are reported. However, their isolation and purification are not easy. Centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) can be used to efficiently purify the various bioactive-compounds efficiently from E. cava. Phlorotannins are successfully isolated from the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of E. cava by CPC with a two-phase solvent system comprising n-hexane:EtOAc:methanol:water (2:7:3:7, v/v) solution. The dieckol (fraction I, 40.2mg), phlorofucofuroeckol-A (fraction III, 31.1mg), and fraction II (34.1mg) with 2,7-phloroglucinol-6,6-bieckol and pyrogallol-phloroglucinol-6,6-bieckol are isolated from the crude extract (500 mg) by a one-step CPC system. The purities of the isolated dieckol and phlorofucofuroeckol-A are ⩾90% according to high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and electrospray ionization multi stage tandem mass spectrometry analyses. The purified 2,7-phloroglucinol-6,6-bieckol and pyrogallol-phloroglucinol-6,6-bieckol are collected from fraction II by recycle-HPLC. Thus, the CPC system is useful for easy and simple isolation of phlorotannins from E. cava. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. La extrema izquierda armada colombiana representada en los relatos de ficción de la novela y el cuento, décadas de 1970 y 1990

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    Dairo Correa Gutiérrez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de un ejercicio de lectura comparativa de diez y siete obras literarias colombianas publicadas en las décadas de 1970 y 1980, entre novelas y cuentos, se busca debatir sobre la manera en que fue representada ficcionalmente la extrema izquierda armada en el país. El interés en explorar la narrativa deviene de la creciente importancia de su función testimonial para el análisis de fenómenos sociopolíticos. La literatura, en tanto discurso dotado de múltiples significados, fue durante el periodo estudiado, un arte politizado y un vehículo para la denuncia de asimetrías sociales, capaz de recoger tipos sociales densamente considerados que ilustran la interacción de grupos humanos y el poder político. El artículo pretende aportar a los estudios en torno a las relaciones literatura-política, los cuales en Colombia hoy están ligados a la construcción de la idea de nación, las guerras civiles del siglo XIX, la Violencia de los años 50 del siglo XX y recientemente al narcotráfico.

  5. El exilio y la política de la transición : una reflexión sobre la continuidad de la izquierda parlamentaria

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    Abdón Mateos

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor propone la tesis de continuidad respecto al exilio en la trayectoria de la izquierda parlamentaria durante la transición. No hubo ruptura con el exilio y, por tanto, refundación del PSOE y del PCE debido a la presencia cualificada de históricos de la guerra civil y de miembros de la segunda generación del exilio/primera clandestinidad en los círculos de poder interno de ambos partidos. Pero, sobre todo, no hubo refundación del PSOE tras Suresnes por la continuidad de aspectos claves de su política y por el peso de la conciencia histórica del franquismo en la cultura política de los socialistas.The author aims to show that the evolution of tehe Parliamnetary left wing is ultimately roots on the exile. PSOE anf PCE never broke their links with the exile and therefore were never refounded, due to the leading presence of persons who played a role in the civil war as well as of members of the second generation of the exile and the first underground movements in the core of both partios. Over all, the PSOE was never refounded after Suresnes as the key features of its politics remaied unchanged and historical conscience of francoism played a decisive part in the Socialist political culture.

  6. Prácticas académicas y producción de saber de los intelectuales de izquierda en la Universidad argentina, 1900-1930

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    Osvaldo Graciano

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available En las primeras décadas del siglo xx fue visible en Argentina la vinculación de estudiantes, profesionales y de algunos profesores universitarios con las izquierdas, como también lo fue la incorporación en las universidades de docentes que integraban las filas del Partido Socialista. El objetivo de este artículo es reconstruir los rasgos que asumió la experiencia de participación académica y de docencia universitaria de los intelectuales socialistas, focalizando la atención en los casos de Alfredo Palacios, Enrique del Valle Iberlucea y Enrique Mouchet, quienes en esos años habían logrado una importante posición como dirigentes de este partido. Se analizarán así las condiciones de su acceso a la cátedra, su práctica académica, el tipo de trabajo científico llevado adelante por estos profesores y la producción de saber que generaron en su labor universitaria, evaluando los fundamentos de su trabajo científico.

  7. Pseudo-aneurisma post-traumático de tronco de arteria coronaria izquierda Post-traumatic false (pseudo aneurysm of the left main coronary artery

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    Melina M. Gallo

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El pseudo-aneurisma de arteria coronaria es extremadamente raro. Su historia natural es poco conocida y su tratamiento discutido. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con pseudo-aneurisma de tronco de la coronaria izquierda e infarto antero-apical del ventrículo izquierdo cinco años después de un paro cardíaco secundario a un traumatismo no penetrante de tórax. Se consideró entonces que la lesión no era pasible de corrección percutánea o quirúrgica por lo que se optó por tratamiento médico conservador. Una angiografía coronaria por tomografía computarizada multicorte realizada 10 años después del evento inicial mostró ausencia de progresión de la lesión.Coronary pseudo-aneurysm is an extremely rare entity. Its natural history is scarcely known and its treatment is controversial. We report a case of pseudo-aneurysm of the left main coronary artery associated with an antero-apical infarct of the left ventricle diagnosed five years after a cardiac arrest following a non-penetrating thoracic trauma. The patient was treated conservatively because percutaneous or surgical correction were not considered suitable for this lesion. A multidetector computed tomography coronary angiogram performed 10 years after the initial event showed no evidence of progression.

  8. Trombosis de vena cava superior asociada a catéter en paciente crítico: Reporte de un caso y breve revisión de la literatura

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    Ricardo Bohórquez, MD

    2012-11-01

    La base del tratamiento incluye: remoción del foco infeccioso, administración temprana de antibióticos intravenosos y anticoagulación. Así mismo, debe considerarse el tratamiento quirúrgico en aquellos con evolución inadecuada.

  9. Un extraño nombre de la vena yugular interna: yugular ciega

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    Barcia Goyanes, Juan José

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    Full Text Available A misprint originated in the first work of human anatomy written in Persian, Tashrih-i Mansuri, where the internal jugular (widach âçwar, is misnamed blind jugular, is the starting point of the remembrance of the names given to this vein throughout the centuries and gives forth some commentaries related with the need to consult many original documents when identifying a name in a manuscript.

    Una errata de la primera obra de Anatomía Humana en persa, Tashrih-i Mansuri, por la que se llama a la yugular interna (widach âçwar, yugular ciega, da lugar al recuerdo de los nombres experimentados por esa vena a lo largo del tiempo y a algunas consideraciones sobre la necesidad de acudir a numerosas fuentes cuando de la identificación de un nombre en los manuscritos se trata.

  10. Superior vena caval syndrome and ipsilateral pleural effusion: A rare presentation of anterior mediastinal thymoma

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    Anirban Das

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Incidence of thymic malignancies is very low. Thymoma, a tumor of thymus gland, is of epithelial origin and is most common anterior mediastinal tumor. In most cases, thymomas are localized and locally advanced thymomas may rarely present with superior vena caval obstruction (SVCO and malignant pleural deposits. Microscopically, capsular invasion is noted in case of locally advanced thymomas, which behave like a malignant neoplasm. Complete surgical removal of the tumor along with intact capsule is the treatment modality of choice in case of localized tumors. Neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT and chemotherapy followed by surgical resection of residual tumor is useful in case of locally advanced tumors. RT is especially useful in case of SVCO to relieve the distressing respiratory symptoms. Here, we report a rare case of locally advanced thymoma, complicated by SVCO and ipsilateral pleural effusion in a 53-year-old male patient.

  11. Drenaje anómalo total de venas pulmonares: Nuestra experiencia

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    Alfredo M. Naranjo Ugalde

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available El drenaje anómalo total de venas pulmonares es una cardiopatía congénita cianótica con una alta mortalidad en el primer año de vida. Se expone una revisión retrospectiva de los resultados de nuestro Centro en un período de 15 años de trabajo, en el tratamiento quirúrgico de esta infrecuente enfermedad. Se operaron 85 pacientes, 39 de ellos con drenaje supracardíaco, 9 con drenaje infracardíaco, la forma más grave y de mayor mortalidad. Se operaron 47 pacientes con menos de 5 kg de peso corporal, 8 de ellos por debajo de los 3 kg. Sólo 16 pacientes sobrepasaron el año de edad en el momento de la operación. Las complicaciones posoperatorias se presentaron en 50 pacientes. La mortalidad fue de 30,5 %. El drenaje anómalo total de venas pulmonares constituye hoy un reto para el enfrentamiento quirúrgico en el primer año de vida.The total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage is a cyanotic congenital heart disease with a high mortality in the first year of life. A retrospective review of the results obtained by our center in the surgical treatment of this rare disease during 15 years was made. 85 patients were operated on, 39 of them with supracardiac drainage and 9 with infracardiac drainage. The latter is the most serious and it causes a higher mortality. 47 patients with less than 5 kg of body weight were operated on.. 8 of them were under 3 kg. Only 16 patients were over one year old at the moment of the operation. 50 patients had postoperative complications. Mortality was 30.5 %. The total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage is today a challenge for surgery in the first year of life.

  12. EVALUACIÓN ECOCARDIOGRÁFICA DE LA FUNCIÓN VENTRICULAR IZQUIERDA EN CENTENARIOS / Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function in centenarians

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    Vanessa Peña-Bofill

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    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción: El envejecimiento poblacional es un fenómeno mundial y constituye un logro de la humanidad. Objetivo: Caracterizar ecocardiográficamente la función ventricular izquierda de pacientes ambulatorios mayores de 100 años del municipio Plaza de la Revolución, en el período de septiembre del 2009 a septiembre del 2010. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal con 20 longevos, en el Departamento de Ecocardiografía del Hospital Universitario "General Calixto García", a los cuáles se les realizó ecocardiograma para evaluar la función ventricular izquierda. Resultados: La edad media fue de 102 años, predominó el sexo femenino con 15 pacientes (75 % y el 50 % tenía color de piel blanco. El factor de riesgo coronario de mayor prevalencia fue la hipertensión arterial (40 %; la diabetes mellitus tipo 2, el tabaquismo y la dislipidemia le sucedieron en orden. Los centenarios tenían conservada la función sistólica del ventrículo izquierdo (90 % con poca tendencia a la supernormalidad, una paciente presentó trastornos segmentarios de la contractilidad en cara inferior, lo que correspondía a antecedentes de infarto de miocardio. Cuatro centenarios tenían patrón de llenado normal, 11 presentaron alteración de la relajación ventricular y cinco patrones pseudonormales. Conclusiones: En los centenarios estudiados se mantiene una función sistólica del ventrículo izquierdo evaluada por ecocardiografía, dentro de parámetros normales, con signos de disfunción diastólica leve. / Abstract Introduction: Population aging is a global phenomenon and an achievement of mankind. Objective: To characterize left ventricular function by echocardiography in ambulatory patients over 100 years old in Plaza de la Revolution Municipality, between September 2009 and September 2010. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with 20 long-lived people, in the Department of Echocardiography of

  13. ANGIOPLASTIA PERCUTÁNEA CON STENT EN EL TRONCO PRINCIPAL DE LA ARTERIA CORONARIA IZQUIERDA / Percutaneous angioplasty with stent in the left main coronary artery

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    Javier Almeida Gómez

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: La afectación significativa del tronco común izquierdo, es la más letal de las presentaciones de la enfermedad arterial coronaria. El tratamiento de elección, es la cirugía de derivación aorto-coronaria. En varios estudios multicéntricos, se sugiere la posibilidad de tratar la enfermedad de tronco mediante el intervencionismo coronario percutáneo con implantación de prótesis endoluminal o stent. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar la angioplastia percutánea con stent en el tronco principal de la arteria coronaria izquierda. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal en 21 pacientes con angioplastia percutánea con stent en el tronco principal de la arteria coronaria izquierda, realizadas en el laboratorio de Hemodinámica y Cardiología Intervencionista del Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras", entre enero 2010 y julio 2011. Resultados: No existió diferencia significativa en el sexo. Predominó el grupo de edad entre 50-64 años (47,6 % y el color de la piel blanca (76,19 %. El factor de riesgo cardiovascular más encontrado fue la HTA (85,71 %, seguido de dislipidemia (47,61 %. El diagnóstico más observado fue la angina de esfuerzo estable, 14 casos (66,66 %. La lesión en el cuerpo del tronco (12 pacientes, 57,1 %, fue la más encontrada, seguida de la ostial (8 casos. El tipo de stent más utilizado fue el liberador de fármacos (61,9 %, y solamente 4 pacientes presentaban troncos protegidos quirúrgicamente. Conclusiones: La mayor cantidad de casos fueron electivos, con predominio de los troncos no protegidos. El factor de riesgo coronario más encontrado fue la HTA. Se encontró asociación significativa entre la diabetes mellitus y la localización ostial de la lesión tratada. / AbstractIntroduction and Objectives: Significant impairment of the left main coronary artery is the most lethal presentation of coronary artery disease. The treatment of choice

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

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    Eun-Young Park

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ecklonia cava (E. cava; CA is an edible brown alga with beneficial effects in diabetes via regulation of various metabolic processes such as lipogenesis, lipolysis, inflammation, and the antioxidant defense system in liver and adipose tissue. We investigated the effect of the polyphenol-rich fraction of E. cava produced from Gijang (G-CA on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD in high-fat diet (HFD-fed mice. C57BL6 mice were fed a HFD for six weeks and then the HFD group was administered 300 mg/kg of G-CA extracts by oral intubation for 10 weeks. Body weight, fat mass, and serum biochemical parameters were reduced by G-CA extract treatment. MRI/MRS analysis showed that liver fat and liver volume in HFD-induced obese mice were reduced by G-CA extract treatment. Further, we analyzed hepatic gene expression related to inflammation and lipid metabolism. The mRNA expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and hepatic lipogenesis-related genes were decreased in G-CA-treated HFD mice. The mRNA expression levels of cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase 1 (CYP7A1, the key enzyme in bile acid synthesis, were dramatically increased by G-CA treatment in HFD mice. We suggest that G-CA treatment ameliorated hepatic steatosis by inhibiting inflammation and improving lipid metabolism.

  15. La izquierda fuera de quicio en el país del desquicio. Imagen, autorrepresentación, ideología y política del socialismo argentino

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    Héctor Fabián Ghiretti

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En un país como la Argentina, la identidad de las organizaciones de izquierda y su discurso adoptan modulaciones inesperadas, atípicas. Tales distorsiones no son únicas: puede decirse que siguen las líneas de configuración y de conflicto de la mayoría de los países de la región. Estudiamos aquí el caso del Partido Socialista, cuyas estrategias comunicativas son un valioso elemento para indagar en su ideología y su proyecto político.

  16. Attitudes, Ideological Associations and the Left–Right Divide in Latin America Actitudes, Asociaciones Ideológicas y la Dimensión de Izquierda-Derecha en América Latina

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    Nina Wiesehomeier

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Do Latin American citizens share a common conception of the ideological left–right distinction? And if so, is this conception linked to individuals’ ideological self-placement? Selecting questions from the 2006 Latinobarómetro survey based on a core definition of the left–right divide rooted in political theory and philosophy, this paper addresses these questions. We apply joint correspondence analysis to explore whether citizens who relate to the same ideological identification also share similar and coherent convictions and beliefs that reflect the ideological content of the left–right distinction. Our analysis indicates that theoretical conceptions about the roots of, and responsibility for, inequality in society, together with the translation of these beliefs into attitudes regarding the state versus market divide, distinguish those who self-identify with the left and those who self-identify with the right.¿Comparten los ciudadanos de América Latina una concepción común de la dimension ideológica izquierda-derecha? Y si es así, ¿estará esta concepción vinculada a la auto-identificación ideológica de los individuos? Este trabajo aborda estos planteamientos seleccionando preguntas del Latinobarómetro del año 2006, con base en una definición básica de la división izquierda-derecha que se arraiga en la teoría y filosofía política. Utilizamos el análisis de correspondencia conjunto para explorar si los ciudadanos que comparten la misma identificación ideológica también poseen convicciones y creencias similares y coherentes que reflejan el contenido ideológico de la dimensión izquierda-derecha. Nuestro análisis indica que las concepciones teóricas acerca de las raíces de, y de la responsabilidad para, la desigualdad en la sociedad, junto con la traducción de estas creencias en actitudes con respecto a la distinción estado-mercado, distinguen a aquellos que se identifican con la izquierda de los que se

  17. Análisis de la estructura y función ventricular izquierda en pacientes crónicamente expuestos a gran altitud, sin patología cardiovascular concomitante

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    2013-01-01

    Hipótesis del estudio: La exposición crónica a gran altitud podría producir cambios en la morfología y función ventricular izquierda como consecuencia de la presencia de sobrecarga del ventrículo derecho. Los objetivos del presente estudio son: 1- Evaluar mediante la utilización de la ecocardiografía la presencia de alteraciones anatómicas y funcionales a nivel del ventrículo izquierdo ocasionadas por la altitud. 2- Realizar mediciones de las cámaras cardíacas así como de la perf...

  18. Análisis de la estructura y función ventricular izquierda en pacientes crónicamente expuestos a gran altitud, sin patología cardiovascular concomitante

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    García Díaz, Germán Miguel

    2013-01-01

    Hipótesis del estudio: La exposición crónica a gran altitud podría producir cambios en la morfología y función ventricular izquierda como consecuencia de la presencia de sobrecarga del ventrículo derecho. Los objetivos del presente estudio son: 1- Evaluar mediante la utilización de la ecocardiografía la presencia de alteraciones anatómicas y funcionales a nivel del ventrículo izquierdo ocasionadas por la altitud. 2- Realizar mediciones de las cámaras c...

  19. Gas hazard assessment in a densely inhabited area of Colli Albani Volcano (Cava dei Selci, Roma)

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    Carapezza, M. L.; Badalamenti, B.; Cavarra, L.; Scalzo, A.

    2003-04-01

    The northwestern flank of the Colli Albani, a Quaternary volcanic complex near Rome, is characterised by high pCO 2 values and Rn activities in the groundwater and by the presence of zones with strong emission of gas from the soil. The most significant of these zones is Cava dei Selci where many houses are located very near to the gas emission site. The emitted gas consists mainly of CO 2 (up to 98 vol%) with an appreciable content of H 2S (0.8-2%). The He and C isotopic composition indicates, as for all fluids associated with the Quaternary Roman and Tuscany volcanic provinces, the presence of an upper mantle component contaminated by crustal fluids associated with subducted sediments and carbonates. An advective CO 2 flux of 37 tons/day has been estimated from the gas bubbles rising to the surface in a small drainage ditch and through a stagnant water pool, present in the rainy season in a topographically low central part of the area. A CO 2 soil flux survey with an accumulation chamber, carried out in February-March 2000 over a 12 000 m 2 surface with 242 measurement points, gave a total (mostly conductive) flux of 61 tons/day. CO 2 soil flux values vary by four orders of magnitude over a 160-m distance and by one order of magnitude over several metres. A fixed network of 114 points over 6350 m 2 has been installed in order to investigate temporal flux variations. Six surveys carried out from May 2000 to June 2001 have shown large variations of the total CO 2 soil flux (8-25 tons/day). The strong emission of CO 2 and H 2S, which are gases denser than air, produces dangerous accumulations in low areas which have caused a series of lethal accidents to animals and one to a man. The gas hazard near the houses has been assessed by continuously monitoring the CO 2 and H 2S concentration in the air at 75 cm from the ground by means of two automatic stations. Certain environmental parameters (wind direction and speed; atm P, T, humidity and rainfall) were also

  20. Resección de un carcinoma renal izquierdo con extensión trombótica hacia la aurícula derecha Resection of a left renal carcinoma with thrombotic extension to right atrium

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    Alejandro Villar Inclán

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 59 años con diagnóstico de hipernefroma izquierdo y trombosis de la vena cava inferior con extensión hacia la aurícula derecha. Un equipo multidisciplinario realizó una nefrectomía radical izquierda, exposición de la vena cava inferior con técnica de piggyback, atriotomía derecha y cavotomía inferior para extracción del trombo, previo pinzamiento de la vena renal derecha y el hilio hepático. El tiempo quirúrgico total fue de 7 h 30 min. El procedimiento se realizó con anestesia general y un período mínimo de derivación cardiopulmonar. Se utilizó monitorización transoperatoria estandarizada de los parámetros vitales y además ecocardiografía transesofágica para la detección de la remoción completa del trombo y su extracción, así como posibles émbolos desprendidos. La evolución transoperatoria y posoperatoria fue satisfactoria. Se realiza una revisión de la literatura médica internacional sobre el tema y se ofrecen conclusiones.This is the male case aged 59 diagnosed with left hypernephroma and thrombosis of the inferior vena cava with extension to right atrium. A multidisciplinary staff performed a left radical nephrectomy, exposition of inferior vena cava using the piggyback technique, right atriotomy and inferior cavotomy for extension of thrombus and previous clamping of right renal vein and hepatic hilus. The total surgical time was of 7 hours and 30 minutes. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia and a minimal period of cardiopulmonary shunt. Standardized transoperative monitoring of vital parameters was used and also transesophageal echocardiography to detect the total removal of thrombus and its extraction, as well as the potential detached emboli. The transoperative and postoperative course was satisfactory. A review of the international medical literature on this subject was made offering conclusions.