Treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism and malignant disease: should vena cava filter placement be routine?

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PURPOSE It has been proposed that inferior vena cava filter placement should be the initial treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolus (PE) in patients with coexisting malignant disease. We have chosen instead to selectively place filters only in patients with either a contraindication to anticoagulation therapy or a subsequent… (More)

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@article{Ihnat1998TreatmentOP, title={Treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism and malignant disease: should vena cava filter placement be routine?}, author={Daniel M Ihnat and Joseph L R Mills and John R. D. Hughes and Andrew T Gentile and Scott S. Berman and Alex Westerband}, journal={Journal of vascular surgery}, year={1998}, volume={28 5}, pages={800-7} }