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Fracture and migration of a suprarenal inferior vena cava filter in a pregnant patient.
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PMID:  17057016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Placement of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters as prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism (PE) is an increasingly attractive option for patients who require temporary IVC filtration. However, experience thus far with retrievable filters in pregnant patients is limited. This report describes a suprarenally placed Recovery IVC filter in a pregnant woman with PE despite therapeutic anticoagulation. After failed induction of labor and uneventful cesarean section, the patient returned for filter retrieval 167 days after initial placement. Fracture and inferior migration of the filter was observed, and subsequent attempts at filter retrieval were unsuccessful.
Suvranu Ganguli; Jacques C Tham; Fabio Komlos; Dmitry J Rabkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-23     Completed Date:  2007-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1707-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Equipment Failure*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava Filters / adverse effects*
Vena Cava, Inferior / radiography*

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