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Oversized inferior vena cava: use of a single Vena Tech--LGM filter.
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PMID:  8696995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe placement of the LG-Medical filter (B. Braun/Vena Tech, Evanston, Ill.) in four patients with an oversized inferior vena cava. The corrected caval diameter at the level of the most inferior renal vein was greater than 28 mm in each patient. However, in each case the vena cava tapered inferiorly to a segment with a diameter less than 28 mm, and the filter was placed at this site. Filter placement was accomplished without difficulty or complication in all cases. One patient died of underlying disease. The three surviving patients were followed for 119 to 374 (mean 276) days. There was no evidence of filter migration, recurrent pulmonary embolism, occlusion of the venacava, access-site thrombosis or other complication. The authors concluded that placement of bi-iliac filters can be avoided by this technique.
S F Millward; J Aquino; R A Peterson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0846-5371     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-03     Completed Date:  1996-09-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812910     Medline TA:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ont.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic / prevention & control
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
Radiography, Interventional
Renal Veins / pathology,  radiography
Survival Rate
Thrombosis / prevention & control
Vascular Diseases / prevention & control
Vena Cava Filters*
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*,  radiography

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