Misplacement of a vena cava filter in the retroperitoneum.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Darcy, MD; Smith, TP; Hunter, DW; Castaneda-Zuniga, W; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 39

PubMed ID

  • 3102068

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0174-1551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02583305


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States