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Duodenocaval Fistula From Inferior Vena Cava Filter Penetration Masquerading as Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
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PMID:  21835583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Asymptomatic penetration of the inferior vena cava (IVC) wall with retrievable filters is not uncommon. Occasionally, this can be a cause for morbidity, and rarely for mortality. We present a case of duodenocaval fistula, secondary to penetration from a strut of retrievable IVC filter that presented as lower gastrointestinal bleeding and discuss the subsequent management. Although newer generation retrievable filters provide a longer time for retrieval, they are associated with an increased incidence of IVC wall penetration, caudal migration, and occasionally symptomatic presentation, thereby necessitating surgical intervention. Close follow-up is warranted, and prompt retrieval of such devices should be done when their use is no longer indicated.
Lokesh Bathla; Aru Panwar; Robert J Fitzgibbons; Marcus Balters
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
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