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Pulmonary embolus after retrieval of a temporary inferior vena caval filter in a Jehovah's Witness undergoing gastric bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16901367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of pulmonary embolus after retrieval of a temporary inferior vena caval (IVC) filter in a Jehovah's Witness patient who underwent uneventful laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. The 40-year-old female was admitted to the hospital 2 days after retrieval of the filter with bilateral pulmonary emboli for which she received anticoagulation therapy and consequently developed thoracic bleeding. We present this complicated case to highlight the risk of pulmonary emboli after IVC filter removal without anticoagulation, and to demonstrate the additional risk in managing a Jehovah's Witness patient.
Judith C Hagedorn; John M Morton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2007-01-11     Revised Date:  2007-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5655, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / adverse effects
Device Removal*
Gastric Bypass*
Hemorrhage / chemically induced
Jehovah's Witnesses*
Obesity, Morbid / complications,  surgery*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  prevention & control
Thorax / blood supply
Vena Cava Filters*
Vena Cava, Inferior*
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