Misplacement of a vena cava filter in the retroperitoneum

Michael D. Darcy, Tony P. Smith, David W. Hunter, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga, Kurt Amplatz

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An inferior vena cava filter was misplaced into the pericaval retroperitoneum. This was probably secondary to placement into and avulsion of the right spermatic vein. The filter delivery system was modified, and such misplacement should now be impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987


  • Filter complications
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Vena cava, filter


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