Thrombus has been removed from a patient with occluded inferior vena cava

Thrombus has been removed from a patient with occluded inferior vena cava

Thrombus removed from a patient with occluded inferior vena cava due to inferior vena cava filter that had been placed in 2014…

inferior vena cava filters protect patients with DVTs (deep venous thrombosis ) from developing life threatening pulmonary embolisms , however they also carry a 15% chance of causing this complication .

This is why we typically remove these filters when they are no longer needed.!