Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism from Thrombi in Greenfield Filter—Case Report

Harry Schanzer, Richard Knight

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Abstract

Vena cava interruption using the Greenfield filter has proved to be a safe and effective method. In a series of 156 patients receiving the filter, published by Greenfield, the patency rate was 98%, and there was no mortality secondary to the filter placement. The incidence of recurrent pulmonary embolism resulting from the proximal propagation of a thrombus has been reported to be 5%. The present work reports on a case of recurrent pulmonary embolism resulting from the proximal propagation of a thrombus originating in a Greenfield filter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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