Broken appendage of Bard IVC filter

Case contributed by Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Loss of consciousness, + Etoh, hx of renal transplant.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

 CT scan of the abdomen which has a Bard IVC filter and 2 limbs which are fractured. One of the other fractured limbs has migrated into the right middle lobe pulmonary artery.

However the fractured limb in the right lung has been present since at least 2009.

Given the literature search of Bard IVC filter there is increased risk of fracture and migration. An interventional radiology consult should be performed for retrieval of the current IVC
filter and placement of a new filter if a filter is deemed necessary.
 

In correlation with CT scan of the abdomen which has a Bard IVC filter and 2 limbs which are fractured. One of the other fractured limbs has migrated into the right middle lobe pulmonary artery.

However the fractured limb in the right lung has been present since at least 2009.


 

Case Discussion

Given the literature search of Bard IVC filter there is increased risk of fracture and migration an interventional radiology consult should be performed for retrieval of the current IVC filter and placement of a new filter if a filter is deemed necessary.

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