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Chirurg. 2005 May;76(5):501-4.

[An unusual foreign body in the upper gastrointestinal tract causing nonspecific abdominal pain].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung für Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie, Universität Ulm. aformentini@web.de

Abstract

The risk of penetration of vena cava filters through the wall of the vena cava is estimated to be as high as 25%, although clinical symptoms are observed far less frequently in patients with this complication. Due to the close relationship between vena cava and duodenum, the latter can be injured by dislocated filters. We describe the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of a patient with a cava filter protruding into the duodenum, and we review the literature.

PMID:
15830217
DOI:
10.1007/s00104-005-1004-3
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