An uncommon complication of central venous catheter placement

L Ray Matthews, Travealyan Walker, Kenneth L Wilson, Omar K Danner
2013 International Journal of Case Reports and Images  
The most commonly used inferior vena cava filters in the United States are the Greenfield filters. Case Report: We report a case of a 60yearold man with ensnarement of a Greenfield filter by a Jtip guide wire used to insert a central venous catheter from the femoral approach. Conclusion: We conclude that ensnarement of the filter by the guide wire is a preventable complication.
doi:10.5348/ijcri-2013-05-314-ci-11 fatcat:othjqxvm75g2xpdfd7ll2ii6tq