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Journal of Phlebology and Lymphology

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Surgical treatment of perforated inferior vena cava filters Two cases

Author(s): Chang Woo Choi*

Inferior vena cava filters are useful therapeutic option for patients in whom anticoagulant therapy is contraindicated or ineffective, especially those at high risk of bleeding. These filters can erode or penetrate the wall of the inferior vena cava, injuring adjacent retroperitoneal and abdominal organs, especially the duodenum.