Title

Modified Venovenous Bypass Technique for Resection of Renal and Adrenal Carcinomas with Involvement of the Inferior Vena Cava

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Article

Publication Date

1-1996

Abstract

Peripheric tumours with extension into the inferior vena cava pose difficult management problems. Venovenous bypass using a centrifugal pump to decompress the inferior vena cava may be useful adjunct during vascular isolation of the tumour. We have modified the technique by adding portal decompression to avoid visceral accumulation of toxic metabolites. We have used this technique in two patients who had intracaval extension of tumours, one renal and one adrenal carcinoma.

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