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Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 May;33:231.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.032. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Massive Pulmonary Embolism Resulting from Thrombosis in a Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava: A Case Report.

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1
Department of Interventional Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
2
Department of Interventional Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Electronic address: 1427286069@qq.com.

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) associated with duplicated inferior vena cava (IVC) is rare, and there are no reports of this condition treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis. We present the case of a 54-year-old man who developed massive PE caused by thrombi in a duplicated IVC that detached during transcatheter angiography. After implantation of a retrievable filter in the common IVC, the patient underwent catheter-directed thrombolysis. He was asymptomatic at discharge, with complete resolution of thrombosis and successful retrieval of the filter. The patient had an uneventful 9-month follow-up with no further complications.

PMID:
26965824
DOI:
10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.032
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