Efficacy of prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filter in patients undergoing spinal surgery.

@article{Ozturk2010EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filter in patients undergoing spinal surgery.},
  author={Cagatay Ozturk and Kursat Ali Ganiyusufoglu and Ahmet Alanay and Mehmet Aydoğan and Levent Onat and Azmi Hamzaoğlu},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 20},
  pages={1893-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactic inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) in high risk patients undergoing major complex spinal surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PE has been reported to be the major cause of death after spinal reconstructive surgery… CONTINUE READING