Open Removal of Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Filter with Repair of Secondary Aortic Dissection: Case Report Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery, Chicago, IL, June 17-20, 2015.

Yusuf Chauhan, Odeaa Al Jabbari, Walid K. Abu Saleh, Thomas Loh, Irshad Ali, Alan Lumsden

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Abstract

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are indicated for the management of venous thromboembolism in patients who are not candidates for anticoagulation, have a contraindication to anticoagulation or who have recurrent thromboembolism despite anticoagulation. As IVC filter usage has increased, there has been a corresponding increase in presentation of filter-related complications. Filter leg penetration is commonly seen although is infrequently associated with complications. But in a small percentage of patients, penetration can result in damage to adjacent structures: duodenum, lumbar spine, and rarely the aorta. We report the case of a 77-year-old man with a chronic aortoiliac dissection secondary to aortic IVC filter penetration who underwent open filter retrieval and aortic repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130.e9-130.e12
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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