Total laparoscopic retrieval of inferior vena cava filter.

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While there is some local variability in the use of inferior vena cava filters and there has been some evolution in the indications for filter placement over time, inferior vena cava filters remain a standard option for pulmonary embolism prophylaxis. Indications are clear in certain subpopulations of patients, particularly those with deep venous thrombosis and absolute contraindications to anticoagulation. There are, however, a variety of reported inferior vena cava filter complications in the short and long term, making retrieval of the filter desirable in most cases. Here, we present the case of a morbidly obese patient complaining of chronic abdominal pain after inferior vena cava filter placement and malposition of the filter with extensive protrusion outside the inferior vena cava. She underwent successful laparoscopic retrieval of her malpositioned inferior vena cava filters after failure of a conventional endovascular approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benrashid, E; Adkar, SS; Bennett, KM; Zani, S; Cox, MW

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 2050313X15597356 -

PubMed ID

  • 27489697

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27489697

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2050-313X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/2050313X15597356

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England