Title

Transvenous "Rescue" of a Kimray-Greenfield Filter from the Right Atrium.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1990

Abstract

The complications of transvenous interruption of the inferior vena cava are most commonly associated with premature discharge of the device or inadvertent placement at a site other than the preselected position which is most commonly the infrarenal vena cava. This case report illustrates a useful technique for the transvenous retrieval of a partially ejected Kimray-Greenfield filter that became lodged in the right atrium. This simple technique may save the need for open thoracotomy to retrieve the misplaced filter.

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

313

Last Page

314

ISSN

0021-9509

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2370263

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article