Inferior Veno-Caval Filters

  • Matthew Matson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


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.


Inferior Vena Cava Renal Vein Inferior Vena Cava Filter Filter Placement Retrievable Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyRoyal London HospitalLondonUK

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