The Role of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Cancer Patients

Mithil B. Pandhi, Kush R. Desai, Robert K. Ryu, Robert J. Lewandowski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cancer induces a hypercoagulable state and renders patients susceptible to venous thromboembolism. While anticoagulation remains the mainstay of treatment, many of these patients require placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, often due to a contraindication to or failure of anticoagulation. In this article, the available data on IVC filter usage in cancer patients will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number00947
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • IVC filters
  • cancer
  • interventional radiology
  • venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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