Image of the Week: Inferior vena cava filter removal
This image series shows the step by step removal of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. These filters are removed infrequently, making this angiogram especially interesting.
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IVC filters are indicated in patients with a heavy clot burden in the pelvis or legs who are unable to receive anticoagulation treatment. They can also be used in patients who form DVTs despite adequate anticoagulation.
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