Iatrogenic Inferior Vena Cava Resection Requiring Reconstruction

Hossam Alslaim, Jane Chung, Edward James Kruse, Mrinal Shukla, Gautam Agarwal

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This is a report of an iatrogenic inferior vena cava (IVC) segmental resection and reconstruction utilizing bovine pericardium. A 48-year-old female patient presented for a planned right nephrectomy by the urology service secondary to xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. This was complicated by inadvertent resection of an 8 cm segment of the infrarenal IVC. Postoperatively, the patient did not tolerate IVC ligation due to severe lower extremity edema. She then underwent reconstruction with a bovine pericardium conduit as an interposition graft. The post-operative course was complicated by pulmonary embolism requiring percutaneous intervention. This report addresses the utility of bovine pericardium for IVC reconstruction in an infected field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-868
Number of pages5
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • IVC injury
  • IVC reconstruction
  • IVC resection
  • IVC thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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