Title

Delayed complications of inferior vena cava filters: case report and literature review.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2011

Abstract

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are frequently placed to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients in whom anticoagulation is contraindicated or ineffective. Delayed erosion of the filter into adjacent vital structures is a rare complication. We report 3 complications of IVC filters managed with both surgical and endovascular therapies. A review of the available literature addresses incidence of delayed IVC filter complications, the approach to these problems, and the role of retrievable IVC filters.

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

290

Last Page

294

ISSN

1938-9116

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

21278177

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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