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Spontaneous disruption of two Greenfield vena caval filters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2404317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of fractured Kimray-Greenfield vena caval filter struts in patients with pulmonary embolism are reported. Both filters were inserted without complications by means of a jugular approach. Postoperative radiographs demonstrated correct positioning of the filter. During the follow-up period in both cases the devices migrated caudally and penetrated the caval wall; however, the patients remained asymptomatic. Radiographs should be obtained in the follow-up period to ensure proper positioning of the vena caval filter even in asymptomatic patients.
W Lang; H Schweiger; R Fietkau; K Hofmann-Preiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  174     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-22     Completed Date:  1990-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Chirurgische Universitätsklinik, Maximiliansplatz, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Failure
Filtration / instrumentation*
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / radiography
Foreign-Body Migration / radiography
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Inferior* / radiography

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