• Treatment Algorithm and Management of Retrohepatic Vena Cava Injuries (August 2017)

    James M. Bardes, MD, Daniel Grabo, MD, Lydia Lam, MD, Matthew D. Tadlock, MD, Aaron Strumwasser, MD, and Kenji Inaba, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    This article aims to present a treatment algorithm for management of injuries to the retrohepatic IVC. The utilization of packing, additional exposure techniques, repair and shunting will be reviewed.

    Impact Statement:

    Injuries to the retrohepatic IVC have are highly lethal and difficult to manage. Rapid decision-making and progression through a stepwise algorithm is critical to managing these injuries.

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