Transhepatic Cannulation of the Inferior Vena Cava

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Problems frequently develop in maintaining central venous access in patients who require long-term total parenteral nutrition. The authors describe transhepatic placement of a silicone rubber catheter into the inferior vena cava (IVC) in a patient with thrombosis of the superior vena cava, infrarenal IVC, and the great veins. The technique and potential complications are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Catheters and catheterization, technology
  • Nutrition
  • Venae cavae, interventional procedure, 946.442, 982.442

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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