Misplacement of a vena cava filter in the retroperitoneum

Michael D. Darcy, Tony P. Smith, David W. Hunter, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga, Kurt Amplatz

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Abstract

An inferior vena cava filter was misplaced into the pericaval retroperitoneum. This was probably secondary to placement into and avulsion of the right spermatic vein. The filter delivery system was modified, and such misplacement should now be impossible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1987

Keywords

  • Filter complications
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Vena cava, filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Darcy, M. D., Smith, T. P., Hunter, D. W., Castaneda-Zuniga, W., & Amplatz, K. (1987). Misplacement of a vena cava filter in the retroperitoneum. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 10(1), 37-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02583305