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Femoral vein thrombosis following percutaneous placement of the Greenfield filter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2521124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following percutaneous insertion of the Greenfield inferior vena cava filter via the femoral route, patients were evaluated for femoral vein thrombosis by real-time ultrasound or Duplex sonography. In 23 patients (24 veins) the femoral vein was dilated with an 8-mm (24 F) angioplasty balloon catheter. Eight of 24 common femoral veins were thrombosed (33%). These findings indicate that thrombosis is a significant complication of percutaneous filter insertion. Dilation was performed in 20 patients (22 veins) with a 9-mm (27 F) balloon catheter; only three veins were thrombosed (14%). Over-dilation of the femoral vein to 27 F to accommodate the 24 F sheath/dilator set may decrease the incidence of thrombosis.
K D Tobin; S O Pais; C B Austin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Investigative radiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0020-9996     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest Radiol     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-24     Completed Date:  1992-08-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045377     Medline TA:  Invest Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital, Baltimore 21201.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / instrumentation,  methods
Femoral Vein* / ultrasonography
Prospective Studies
Thrombosis / etiology*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Vena Cava Filters*

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