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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 576092, 4 pages
Case Report

Inferior Vena Cava Torsion and Stenosis Complicated by Compressive Pericaval Regional Ascites following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Department of Interventional Radiology and Gastroenterology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, USA

Received 30 September 2013; Accepted 6 November 2013

Academic Editors: P. E. Andersen, S. Ezziddin, and O. Strohm

Copyright © 2013 Adam Alli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Inferior vena cava (IVC) stenosis and torsion are well-described rare complications following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We present a case of inferior vena cava intermittent torsion and stenosis complicated by compressive regional ascites. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of post-OLT regional ascites related compressive IVC stenosis reported and the first reported case of torsion complicated by regional ascites compression.