Placement of inferior vena cava filters in bariatric surgical patients--possible indications and technical considerations.

@article{Ferrell2004PlacementOI,
  title={Placement of inferior vena cava filters in bariatric surgical patients--possible indications and technical considerations.},
  author={Andrew Stephen Ferrell and Thomas Karl Byrne and Jacob G. Robison},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={738-43}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of the morbidly obese has assumed an increasingly important role in both the academic and community setting, while postoperative pulmonary embolism remains a devastating complication. Since the overall incidence remains low, the role for vena cava filter placement in this group is not yet well defined. In addition, the technical challenges and techniques for insertion have not been well-described. We present our experience with filter placement among patients with… CONTINUE READING