Retrieval of a malpositioned vena cava filter with embolic protection with use of a second filter

Kivilcim Yavuz, Serdar Geyik, Robert E. Barton, John A. Kaufman

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Abstract

Proper positioning of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters is necessary for effective protection from pulmonary embolism (PE). This report describes a case of an IVC filter malpositioned partially in the right common iliac vein that resulted in risk of recurrent PE caused by thrombus emanating from the left common iliac vein. A new filter was placed in the IVC above the first device, followed by retrieval of the malpositioned filter through the new filter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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