Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2012 Feb;45(1):69-71.

Duodenal Perforation Caused by an Inferior Vena Cava Filter

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea. chungsungwoon@hanmail.net

Abstract

The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is known as an effective and safe method for preventing fatal pulmonary thromboembolism in patients with deep vein thrombosis. Usually, the remaining IVC filters are asymptomatic and do not cause clinical problems. We report a case of duodenal perforation caused by a remaining IVC filter.

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Venous disease; Complication; Foreign bodies; Penetrating trauma; Vena cava filters
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