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Leong, S,Oisin, F,Barry, JE,Maher, MM,Bogue, CO
2012
January
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Bilateral inferior vena cava filter insertion in a patient with duplication of the infrarenal vena cava
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Inferior vena cava Congenital Deep venous thrombosis Pulmonary embolism THROMBOSIS
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Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion is a commonly performed procedure for indications such as recurrent pulmonary emboli or contraindication to anticoagulation. Symptomatic duplication of the IVC is exceedingly rare with only a handful of cases being described in the literature.We report an unusual case of a patient with symptomatic duplication of the IVC.A 53-year-old woman presented at our hospital for resection of a cerebral metastasis from a non-small cell lung cancer following a recent diagnosis of bilateral lower limb deep venous thrombosis. This required perioperative reversal of anticoagulation and IVC filter insertion. Conventional venography performed during filter insertion documented the existence of a duplicated IVC.We present a case of a symptomatic duplication of the IVC requiring filter insertion. We review the developmental anatomy of the IVC along with the diagnostic findings and management strategies available.
DOI 10.1007/s11845-010-0492-4
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