• 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)
Laurian C, Bruneau L, Vinay P. The Cavaportal Shunt in Interruptions of the Suprarenal Inferior Vena Cava. Arch Surg. 1979;114(5):628-631. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370290078016