Endovascular management of inferior vena cava filter perforation

Ramirez, Daniel E., Smith, Taylor A., Bazan, Hernan A. and Sternbergh, W. Charles (2013) Endovascular management of inferior vena cava filter perforation. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 1 3: 311-311. doi:10.1016/j.jvsv.2012.10.052

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Author Ramirez, Daniel E.
Smith, Taylor A.
Bazan, Hernan A.
Sternbergh, W. Charles
Title Endovascular management of inferior vena cava filter perforation
Journal name Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2213-333X
Publication date 2013-07-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvsv.2012.10.052
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 311
End page 311
Total pages 1
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A 24-year-old female, 7 days status post orthotopic liver transplant, developed a femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A perihepatic hematoma was seen on surveillance right upper-quadrant ultrasound, making treatment of the DVT with anticoagulation relatively contraindicated. As such, the patient had an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placed (Celect; Cook, Inc, Bloomington, Ind) for pulmonary emboli prophylaxis.

One month after the IVC filter was placed, the patient began to complain of vague, constant abdominal pain. A thorough work-up for a cause of her pain was undertaken by the transplant and gastroenterology services, and no source was found. An abdominal computed tomography scan demonstrated marked penetration of the struts of the filter into the retroperitoneum, abutting the duodenum and infrarenal aorta (A). An upper endoscopy demonstrated no strut penetration into the duodenum. IVC filter removal was discussed with the patient at length as a means of relieving her abdominal pain.....
Keyword Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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