CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 205–208

Posttransplant Complex Inferior Venacava Balloon Dilatation After Hepatic Vein Stenting

  • Vikas Kohli
  • Manav Wadhawan
  • Subhash Gupta
  • Vipul Roy
Case Report


Orthotopic and living related liver transplantation is an established mode of treatment of end-stage liver disease. One of the major causes of postoperative complications is vascular anastomotic stenosis. One such set of such complications relates to hepatic vein, inferior vena cava (IVC), or portal vein stenosis, with a reported incidence of 1–3%. The incidence of vascular complications is reported to be higher in living donor versus cadaveric liver transplants. We encountered a patient with hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction, where the hepatic vein had been previously stented, but the patient continued to have symptoms due to additional IVC obstruction. The patient required double-balloon dilatation of the IVC simultaneously from the internal jugular vein and IVC.


Liver transplant Hepatic vein stenosis Inferior vena cava stenosis Poststent Restent 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikas Kohli
    • 1
  • Manav Wadhawan
    • 2
  • Subhash Gupta
    • 3
  • Vipul Roy
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Cardiac Surgery UnitIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Gastroenterology and HepatologyIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Liver TransplantIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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