An Idiopathic Membranous IVC Obstruction: Presenting as a Variant of the BCS 723-725
Dr. Amirtha Ganesh B.,
Department of Cardiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute,
Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry-607402, India.
An Inferior Venacaval (IVC) lumen obstruction, whether it is partial or complete, is not a common phenomenon and it may be caused by the thrombosis or compression which may result from neoplastic or non neoplastic masses. There are cases which are idiopathic and which are typically referred to as membranous obstructions of the IVC. Here, we are presenting a 40 years old male with multiple tortuous veins over the abdomen, with non healing ulcers in the leg for 12 years, without ascites, who underwent a successful percutaneous transluminal balloon dilatation of the IVC membrane which was located above the hepatic veins, which resulted in a successful palliation of his symptoms.