Use of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter in term pregnancy: Case report and review of literature
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 331–333, June 2009
How to Cite
MILFORD, W., CHADHA, Y. and LUST, K. (2009), Use of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter in term pregnancy: Case report and review of literature. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49: 331–333. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01004.x
- Issue published online: 15 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2009
- Received 17 November 2008; accepted 4 February 2009.
- vena cava filter;
- venous thromboembolism
Venous thromboembolism is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in obstetrics. Management with anticoagulation can be problematic, especially peripartum. We report the successful placement and retrieval of an inferior vena cava filter as prophylaxis for peripartum pulmonary embolism in a woman with a large, proximal, deep venous thrombosis at term.