Inferior Vena Cava Filter Thrombosis in the Postoperative Neurosurgical Setting: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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Journal Article

There are no definitive treatment guidelines for caval-filter thrombosis in the postoperative setting. Clinical management for partial or complete postoperative inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion relies solely on expert opinion, anecdotal evidence, and small clinical trials. As such, the primary objective of the present report is to offer a complex case of extensive IVC filter occlusion in a neurosurgical patient with past medical history significant for protein C deficiency. The presentation, unique radiological findings, management, and outcome will be discussed. No similar cases of massive IVC-occlusive disease in a thrombophilic patient early in the postoperative course following neurosurgical intervention are documented in the medical literature.

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Cited Authors

  • Loriaux, D; Cobb, MI-PH; Zomorodi, A; Gonzalez, F; Smith, TP; Lad, SP

Published Date

  • March 10, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e529 -

PubMed ID

  • 27081590

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27081590

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2168-8184

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7759/cureus.529


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States