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ABSTRACT: Inferior vena cava filters provide an alternative method of protection against pulmonary embolism in situations where anticoagulation either fails or is contraindicated. These filters are easily placed, with a relatively minor risk of complications. Currently, we know of only one reported case of filter migration using the TrapEase filter. We present a case report of a migrating TrapEase filter, as well as pulmonary embolism after TrapEase filter placement. This complication developed in a 31-year-old trauma patient who developed bilateral popliteal deep vein thromboses and an initial pulmonary embolus while on low molecular weight heparin.
Charleston Area Medical CenterCharleston, West Virginia, United States