Segmental obstruction of the hepatic inferior vena cava treated by transluminal angioplasty.

Abstract

Five patients with segmental obstruction of the hepatic inferior vena cava associated with Budd-Chiari syndrome were successfully treated by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty using Grüntzig balloon catheters. Three or four balloons were used simultaneously to achieve sufficient dilatation. Long-term patency was obtained in all 5 cases without serious… (More)

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