Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval: A National Survey of Current Practice

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interventional Radiology, Radiology Department, Queen’s Medical CentreNottingham University Hospitals NHS TrustNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Radiological Sciences, Queen’s Medical CentreUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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