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Misplaced Greenfield filter: diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1510860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of accidental placement of a Greenfield filter in the right atrium is described. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated the filter but was unable to provide details regarding the exact location of the filter. Transesophageal echocardiography showed the filter to be fixed to the tricuspid anulus. This finding, which was confirmed during surgery, was used to guide the subsequent surgical management.
F B Dorsa; A J Gindea; M Kralik; D A Tice
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, NY 10010.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods*
Equipment Failure
Foreign-Body Migration / ultrasonography*
Heart Atria / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Vena Cava Filters*

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