Inferior Vena Cava Filter Migration to the Right Ventricle: A Case Report and Review of Filter Migration and Misdeployment

Jason Dreyer, Ketul Patel, Huma Shujaat, Michael Lee

Abstract


Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are often seen as a safe and effective means of preventing pulmonary embolus in patients with contraindication to standard medical therapy. We present a case of a 57-year-old African-American man who presented with an IVC filter in his right ventricle. At our institution, percutaneous retrieval is initially attempted to reduce perioperitive morbidity.




J Med Cases. 2011;2(5):201-205
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc240w


Keywords


Inferior vena cava; IVC; Filter; Migration; Misdeployment; Complication

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