Table 10Adverse events for controlled studies (inferior vena cava filter vs. control)

Author, YearArmSample Size (n)Filter Related Complications
Filter Tilt (%)Filter Migration (%)Filter Thrombosis (%)IVC Thrombosis/Occlusion (%)
Rogers FB, 199753IVCF351NR2NR
Control905NRNRNRNR
Rogers FB, 199554IVCF63NRNR22
Control3088NRNRNRNR
Rodriguez JL, 199659*IVCF40NRNRNRNR
Control80NRNRNRNR
Khansarinia S, 199558 PGF108NR11NR
Control216NRNRNRNR

IVC = inferior vena cava; NR = not reported; PGF = Prophylactic Greenfield Filter

*

gastrointestinal bleeding requiring blood transfusion: 4 patients.

Internal jugular vein thrombosis due to the PGF insertion.

Authors reported on infection as a complication, but none of the groups developed this complication.

None of the studies reported these filter related adverse events: strut fracture, misplacement, perforation and bleeding.

From: Results

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