Unfriendly Filter: An Unusual Cause of Hydronephrosis and Hematuria.


Journal Article

A 67-year-old woman was referred to the urology clinic for abdominal pain and hematuria. Urine analysis showed microscopic hematuria. Computed tomography urogram revealed a misplaced inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in the right gonadal vein causing right hydronephrosis. Retrograde pyelography revealed a 3-cm ureteral narrowing at the level of the IVC filter. A double-J ureteral stent was placed in the right ureter prior to exploratory laparotomy, which revealed partial erosion of the IVC filter into the right ureter and a thrombosed right ovary. The patient underwent a right oophorectomy and removal of the misplaced IVC filter. Her postoperative course was uncomplicated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, WP; Sherer, BA; Khare, N

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 /

Start / End Page

  • e9 - e10

PubMed ID

  • 26428699

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26428699

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2015.09.018


  • eng