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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
versión impresa ISSN 1677-5449
NEVES, Daniel Queiroz et al. Intentional placement of vena cava filters in both iliac veins: case report and literature review. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.4, pp. 266-269. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492010000400013.
Vena cava filters are used to prevent the passage of emboli from the lower limbs to the pulmonary arteries and normally are placed immediately below the renal veins. In some cases however there are unusual technical difficulties that must be overcome to properly treat some patients. We report a case of a patient in whose common iliac veins vena cava filters were deployed, due to the lower implantation of renal veins and a short inferior vena cava.
Palabras clave : Venous thrombosis; vena cava inferior; vena cava filters.