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Table 2 Postoperative data of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma and retrohepatic caval thrombus

From: Surgery for retrohepatic caval thrombus in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma: a case series

  Number of patients Percent (%)
Procedure for retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) associating nephrectomy   
 Open thrombectomy 14 70
 Patch graft 4 20
 Interposition 2 10
Blood loss   
 Mean 768  
 Range 300–2380  
Perioperative complications   
 Wound infection 2  
 Postoperative internal bleeding 1  
 VCI thrombosis 0  
 Pulmonary embolization 2  
 Death 2 10
 Acute IVC patency 18 (2 deaths, patients excluded) 100