Medical Definition of Inferior vena cava filter

1. Indications: contraindication to anticoagulation, failure of anticoagulation, complication of anticoagulation: haemorrhage or thrombocytopenia, large free-floating IVC/iliac vein thrombus expanded indications: cor pulmonale and DVT/PE, patients with high risk of complications to anticoagulation, metastatic disease, syncope in elderly, prophylactic placement in high-risk trauma patients, spinal cord injury, severe head injury, complex pelvic fractures, multiple long bone fractures, prophylactic placement before hip/knee replacement in patients with prior DVT prophylactic filters remain controversial see also: types of IVC filters (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inferior Vena Cava Filter

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inferior tympanic artery
inferior ulnar collateral artery
inferior vein of vermis
inferior veins of cerebellar hemisphere
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inferior vena cava filter (current term)
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inferior ventricular vein
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