A Successful Management of Supra-Renal Inferior Vena Cava Injury Following Penetrating Trauma: A Case Report

Abdikarim Hussein Mohamed1, *
, Aşır Eraslan2
1 Department of Urology, Mogadishu Somali Turkish Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia
2 Department of Urology, Dışkapı Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Penetrating trauma of the abdominal Inferior Vena Cava remains a life-threatening injury. Nearly half of patients with an injury of abdominal Inferior Vena Cava die before reaching the hospital. This makes injuries of IVC often fetal and the management of these injuries is usually challenging. Early hospital transfer, prompt diagnosis, rapid bleeding control and diminishing shock period remain significantly important factors that improve the survival rate. We report a successful surgical management of suprarenal inferior vena cava injury case and associated organ injuries following a stab knife wound.