An unusual thromboembolic complication of a Greenfield vena caval filter.

@article{Braun1985AnUT,
  title={An unusual thromboembolic complication of a Greenfield vena caval filter.},
  author={Th. Braun and Sam Goldberg},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1985},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={127-9}
}
The Greenfield inferior vena caval filter is highly effective in preventing recurrent pulmonary embolism and is associated with a low incidence of complications. We have recently seen a patient with the unusual finding of recurrent pulmonary embolism due to extension of thrombus from the surface of a Greenfield filter. The proximal extension of thrombus from a partially obstructed filter is documented by venacavogram. The proposed mechanism is discussed and principles of management are reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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