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Perforation of inferior vena cava during filter placement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21500182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a therapeutic method for selected patients with deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. However, insertion and placement of the filter may be associated with certain complications. For instance, retroperitoneal hematoma resulting from perforation of the wall by the filter is such a very rare but serious complication. We report the case of a 64-year-old woman with perforation of the IVC wall and consecutive hematoma caused by the filter who was treated surgically.
J Piecuch; M Wiewiora; A Nowowiejska-Wiewiora; J Szkodzinski; L Polonski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  2011-06-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Bariatric Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Device Removal
Hematoma / etiology
Middle Aged
Phlebography / methods
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  prevention & control*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Vascular System Injuries / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Vena Cava Filters / adverse effects*
Vena Cava, Inferior / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  therapy*

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