Transvenous "Rescue" of a Kimray-Greenfield Filter from the Right Atrium.
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.
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Huston, J., Nicholas, G. G., & Weinstein, A. J. (1990). Transvenous "rescue" of a Kimray-Greenfield filter from the right atrium. The Journal Of Cardiovascular Surgery, 31(3), 313-314.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery