May 1979

The Cavaportal Shunt in Interruptions of the Suprarenal Inferior Vena Cava

Author Affiliations

From the Service of Cardio-Vascular Surgery (Drs Laurian and Bruneau) and the Nephrology-Metabolism Section and Nephrology Laboratory (Dr Vinay), Hotel-Dieu of Montreal.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(5):628-631. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370290078016

• Abrupt interruption of the suprarenal inferior vena cava can have dramatic consequences and can be difficult to repair successfully. In the case reported, an excellent result was obtained by a cavaportal anastomosis, with minimal consequences on renal and hepatic functions.

(Arch Surg 114:628-631, 1979)