Table 5: Summary of published data on the use of different approaches to the supradiaphragmatic IVC through the abdominal cavity.

AuthorsPosition as to the pericardial cavityType of incision in the central tendon of the diaphragm

Davydov et al. [3]Through the pericardiumAnterior longitudinal
Belgrano et al. [10]Through the pericardiumAnterior longitudinal
Bassi et al. [8]Through the pericardiumAnterior longitudinal
Ciancio and Soloway [5]Outside the pericardiumCircular
Chen et al. [6]Through the pericardiumA window in the diaphragm
Facciuto et al. [9]Through the pericardiumAnterior longitudinal
Mizuno et al. [7]Outside the pericardiumAnterior longitudinal
Miyazaki et al. [4]Through the pericardiumAnterior transverse