Semin intervent Radiol 2016; 33(02): 101-104
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581087
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Inferior Vena Cava Filter–Related Thrombus/Deep Vein Thrombosis: Data and Management

Jessica M. Andreoli
1  Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
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Bartley G. Thornburg
1  Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
,
Ryan M. Hickey
1  Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
10 May 2016 (online)

Abstract

Recurrent deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis are well-described complications following IVC filter placement. IVC thrombosis ranges in severity of clinical presentation, but can lead to significant morbidity and mortality with incidence rates depending on patient population and type of filter used. Endovascular therapies such as catheter-directed thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, balloon venoplasty, and stenting are safe and effective in restoration of venous patency.