Inferior Veno-Caval Filters
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are placed to prevent pulmonary embolism. Despite their widespread and increasing use, there remains little firm evidence to support this. This chapter explores the evidence for their use, describes the types of filter available, the methods for deployment and retrieval and complications associated with filters.
KeywordsInferior Vena Cava Renal Vein Inferior Vena Cava Filter Filter Placement Retrievable Filter
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