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Penetrated inferior vena cava filter retrieved by open surgery with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
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  • Fernando Atik,
  • Claudio da Cunha,
  • Murilo Macedo,
  • Guilherme Monte
Fernando Atik
Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal
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Claudio da Cunha
Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal
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Murilo Macedo
Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal
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Guilherme Monte
Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal
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Peer review status:Published

30 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
05 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 May 2020Assigned to Editor
05 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
14 May 20201st Revision Received
16 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 May 2020Assigned to Editor
16 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2 June 2020. 10.1111/jocs.14677

Abstract

A 42-year old man with thrombophilia (prothrombin gene mutation) required the insertion of an inferior vena cava filter because of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding associated with oral anticoagulation. However, it penetrated through the retro-hepatic vena cava into the liver, being manifested by constant, blunt abdominal pain. Endovascular retrieval was considered of extreme risk, though a surgical approach was performed under cardiopulmonary bypass with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. The patient has recovered uneventfully with complete symptom relief.