Temporary and permanent inferior vena cava filter combination in a young patient: To implant or not to implant?


KUTLU R., Alkan A., SIGIRCI A., ALTINOK T., YILDIRIM Z. B.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.26, no.5, pp.492-495, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

The decision to implant vena cava filters, either temporary or permanent, is difficult in young patients. We present the case of a young man with pulmonary embolism in whom temporary and permanent inferior vena cava filters were implanted. The decision process is discussed in relation to the current literature.