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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III |

Pop! A Fatal Case of Inferior Vena Cava Filter Penetration Into the Abdominal Aorta

Kayur Shah, MD; Ivan Wong, MD; Zaureen Kapadia, MD; Ashwad Afzal, MD
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New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):427A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.440
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are widely utilized to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Where implantation of IVC filters is associated with low morbidity and mortality, delayed complications such as IVC thrombus, device migration and IVC wall perforation can be life-threatening.

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