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Bilateral inferior vena cava filter insertion in a patient with duplication of the infrarenal vena cava.
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PMID:  20563757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion is a commonly performed procedure for indications such as recurrent pulmonary emboli or contraindication to anticoagulation. Symptomatic duplication of the IVC is exceedingly rare with only a handful of cases being described in the literature.
AIM: We report an unusual case of a patient with symptomatic duplication of the IVC.
RESULT: A 53-year-old woman presented at our hospital for resection of a cerebral metastasis from a non-small cell lung cancer following a recent diagnosis of bilateral lower limb deep venous thrombosis. This required perioperative reversal of anticoagulation and IVC filter insertion. Conventional venography performed during filter insertion documented the existence of a duplicated IVC.
CONCLUSION: We present a case of a symptomatic duplication of the IVC requiring filter insertion. We review the developmental anatomy of the IVC along with the diagnostic findings and management strategies available.
S Leong; F Oisin; J E Barry; M M Maher; C O Bogue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland,
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