Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter thrombosis in a renal transplant recipient

M. Senitko, R. Sims, B. Dolmatch, M. A. Vazquez, Christopher Y. Lu

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We report a renal transplant patient with a functioning allograft who had an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placed above the renal allograft vein. The patient occluded the IVC filter and developed extensive distal thrombosis. This included complete occlusion of the renal allograft vein (RAV). However, this complication did not lead to a loss of kidney transplant function. Alternate allograft venous drainage via capsular collaterals and subsequent recanalization of transplant vein were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-459
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Capsular collateral veins
  • IVC filter
  • IVC filter thrombosis
  • Inferior vena cava thrombosis
  • Renal allograft vein recanalization
  • Renal allograft vein thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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