Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in the presence of a duplicated inferior vena cava

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Abstract

Inferior vena cava (IVC) anomalies are often asymptomatic but have considerable clinical implications during retroperitoneal surgery. While laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) has become standard of care, retroperitoneal vascular injury remains one of the more common complications. Thorough knowledge of vascular anomalies enables the surgeon to appropriately plan the operative strategy and minimize intraoperative complications. We present a case of a duplicated inferior vena cava diagnosed by computer tomography and our management of it during left sided LRN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalCentral European Journal of Urology
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • IVC anomalies
  • IVC duplication
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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