Message Number: SG6605 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-11-12 03:35:33 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Torn cruciate ligament-best course of action? and vena cavastenting
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> From what I understand you can often
>get away with ligating the Vena Cava

If memory serves I think it was Dr. Karen Purcell or Dr. Ruth Heller who mentioned using a trick of holding the Vena Cava closed and watching to see if there was effective collaterol circulation before considerating ligation in a past post, but I could be misrecalling who said it. I don't have the time right now to do a search in the Complete FHL Archives at I know there is also some discussion of surgical alternatives.