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Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm caused by a gunther tulip inferior vena cava filter.
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PMID:  22262118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are widely used to decrease the risk of pulmonary embolism in patients with contraindications to anticoagulation. Complications include local hematoma, access site deep venous thrombosis (DVT), filter migration and embolization, leg penetration through the IVC wall, IVC occlusion, and filter fracture with embolization. Other rare complications include leg penetration into adjacent organs including duodenum and ureter. Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and may be spontaneous, iatrogenic, or traumatic. To date, there have been 3 case reports of lumbar artery pseudoaneurysms caused by IVC filters. We present an additional case of a lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm caused by a Gunther Tulip IVC filter treated successfully with selective embolization.
Nedaa Skeik; James C McEachen; Andrew H Stockland; Paul W Wennberg; Roger F J Shepherd; Raymond C Shields; James C Andrews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  756-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
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