Recurrent pulmonary embolism after inferior vena caval interruption with a greenfield filter

Wayne E. Richenbacher, Robert Atnip, David Campbell, John A. Waldhausen

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Abstract

Twenty-six patients have undergone inferior vena caval interruption with a Greenfield filter. One patient (3.8%) developed a fatal, recurrent pulmonary embolism. Postmortem examination documented the presence of thrombus within the filter, proximal extension of thrombus beyond the filter apex, and fresh pulmonary emboli. In a combined series of 556 patients, 12 patients (2.2%) developed recurrent pulmonary emboli, 2 (0.36%) of which were fatal. Including case reports, 18 patients have had documented recurrent pulmonary emboli following Greenfield filter insertion. In 4 patients, the recurrent embolism was fatal. Six (60%) of 10 patients had a concomitant malignancy. A work-up and treatment plan for patients having recurrent pulmonary emboli after the insertion of a Greenfield vena caval filter is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-628
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989

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Venae Cavae
Pulmonary Embolism
Embolism
Lung
Thrombosis
Autopsy

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Richenbacher, Wayne E. ; Atnip, Robert ; Campbell, David ; Waldhausen, John A. / Recurrent pulmonary embolism after inferior vena caval interruption with a greenfield filter. In: World Journal of Surgery. 1989 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 623-628.
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In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.09.1989, p. 623-628.

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