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Extensive Thrombotic Complications After Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement in 2 Adolescents With Spinal Cord Injury: A Cautionary Tale and Review.
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PMID:  25222057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report extensive thrombotic complications of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters that were placed for primary prophylaxis in 2 pediatric trauma patients with spinal cord injuries. Although thrombosis is a known common complication in adults with IVC filters, we were unable to find any reports in the literature of this complication in children. These cases highlight a significant problem with the use of prophylactic IVC filters that are not subsequently retrieved, particularly in young trauma patients with decades to live. The overall reported complications of IVC filters in the pediatric literature are also reviewed.
Authors:
Erin Blevins; Leslie Raffini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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