Sequential venoplasty for treatment of inferior vena cava stenosis following liver transplant

Ahmad Parvinian, Ron Gaba

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Obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare complication of liver transplantation with significant consequences including intractable ascites and hepatic dysfunction. Although venoplasty and stenting are effective in many cases, patients who fail first-line treatment may require surgical intervention or re-transplantation. Scheduled sequential balloon dilation, an approach frequently used to treat fibrotic, benign biliary strictures, but less commonly vascular lesions, may avert the need for such high-risk alternatives while achieving favorable clinical and angiographic response. Herein, we report the case of a 36-year-old woman with transplant-related, initially angioplasty-resistant IVC stenosis that was successfully treated with sequential balloon dilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number50
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Inferior vena cava
  • liver transplant
  • stenosis
  • venoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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