Sing R, Adrales G, Baek S, Kelley M. Guidewire incidents with inferior vena cava filters. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2001;101(4):231-233. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.4.231.
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Several authors have demonstrated that prophylactically inserted inferior vena cava filters have decreased pulmonary thromboembolic complications in selected high-risk trauma patients. Guidewire-related mishaps are potential complications of inferior vena cava filters and are likely underreported. The authors present two cases and review strategies to prevent these complications.
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