Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 2, Number 5, October 2011, pages 201-205

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


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (A) Inferior vena cavogram showing a diameter of approximately 21 mm. (B) Deployed TrapEase filter (between arrows).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Lateral chest radiograph showing the location of the IVC filter in the heart (arrow).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Apical, four-chamber, echocardiogram showing the presence of an IVC filter in right ventricle (arrow). The right atrium (RA), left ventricle (LV), and left atrium (LA) are labeled.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Excision of the IVC filter from the right ventricle (arrow). The right atrium (RA) is labeled.
Figure 5.
Figure 5. Excised IVC filter (arrow) with multiple cords of thrombi.