Catheter interventional therapy in an elderly patient with deep vein thrombosis and a brain tumor.

A 92-year-old woman with a brain tumor developed swelling of the left lower extremity. Venography showed considerable thrombi from the left common iliac vein to the femoral vein. Following implantation of a temporary inferior vena cava filter, catheter aspiration therapy and catheter-directed thrombolysis were performed. Venography after 3 days showed… CONTINUE READING