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Case 14201

Malposition of IVC filter with perforation

Author(s)
Priya Sarv, M. D., Aghayev Ayaz, M. D.

Department of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Email:spriya1@partners.org
 
Patient
male, 80 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Perforated IVC filter
     

    Coronal MPR image reveals that the apex of IVC filter (arrow) has perforated the wall of inferior vena cava (IVC).

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Haemodynamics / Flow dynamics;

    CTA axial image shows the tip of IVC filter (arrow) has perforated the wall of IVC and is lying directly posterior to the aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Haemodynamics / Flow dynamics;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Malposed strut of IVC filter
     

    CTA axial image shows horizontally aligned strut (short arrow) of IVC filter lying outside the wall of IVC.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Haemodynamics / Flow dynamics;

    Coronal MPR image is displaying the malaligned strut of IVC filter (arrow) projecting outside the wall of IVC and reaching upto the wall of aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Haemodynamics / Flow dynamics;
     
     
Coronal MPR image reveals that the apex of IVC filter (arrow) has perforated the wall of inferior vena cava (IVC).
 
CTA axial image shows the tip of IVC filter (arrow) has perforated the wall of IVC and is lying directly posterior to the aorta.
 
CTA axial image shows horizontally aligned strut (short arrow) of IVC filter lying outside the wall of IVC.
 
Coronal MPR image is displaying the malaligned strut of IVC filter (arrow) projecting outside the wall of IVC and reaching upto the wall of aorta.
 
 
 
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