Guidewire incidents with inferior vena cava filters

Ronald F. Sing, Gina Adrales, Suzanne Baek, Michael J. Kelley

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Several authors have demonstrated that prophylactically inserted inferior vena cava filters have decreased pulmonary thromboembolic complications in selected high-risk trauma patients. Guidewire-related mishaps are potential complications of inferior vena cava filters and are likely underreported. The authors present two cases and review strategies to prevent these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Guidewire
  • Inferior vena cava filter
  • Trauma care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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