Duodenal perforation with an inferior vena cava filter: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.

@article{Feezor2002DuodenalPW,
  title={Duodenal perforation with an inferior vena cava filter: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.},
  author={Robert Joseph Feezor and Thomas Stuart Huber and Macartney Welborn and Scott R Schell},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1010-2}
}
The insertion of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters results in device migration at rates that exceed 50% in some studies, although the clinical significance of migration remains in question. These filters can also erode or penetrate the IVC wall, injuring adjacent retroperitoneal and abdominal structures. The risk of erosion or perforation is estimated to be as much as 25%, although clinical symptoms are observed far less frequently in patients with these complications. We describe the… CONTINUE READING

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