Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Cancer Patients: Review of Current Concepts and Evidences

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Masoud Pezeshki Rad ORCID 1 , *

1 Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

How to Cite: Pezeshki Rad M. Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Cancer Patients: Review of Current Concepts and Evidences, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 11(30th Iranian Congress of Radiology):e21428. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.21428.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 11 (30th Iranian Congress of Radiology); e21428
Published Online: February 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, are well-recognized complications of cancer and its treatment. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of both treatment and prophylaxis for VTE. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters may have a role in the management of cancer patients especially in patients with complications or contraindications to anticoagulant therapy. With availability of retrievable filters, new indications have also been introduced. The aim of this presentation is to review indications, safety, complications, and effectiveness of IVC filters in patients with cancer.

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