Inferior Vena Cava Filter-Related Thrombus/Deep Vein Thrombosis: Data and Management

Semin Intervent Radiol. 2016 Jun;33(2):101-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1581087.


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.

Keywords: IVC thrombosis; deep venous thrombosis; inferior vena cava filter; interventional radiology; thrombectomy; thrombolysis.

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