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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Excessive venous bleeding in a patient with acetabular pelvic fracture secondary to inferior vena cava filter occlusion
  1. Sam Nahas1,
  2. Clarence Yeoh2,
  3. Senthil Velayudham2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, TWH, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
  2. 2Department of T&O, TWH, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sam Nahas, samnco{at}


Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters can be used to prevent pulmonary embolism in cases where anticoagulation is contraindicated. Filter obstruction remains one of the major complications after its insertion. This is the rare case demonstrating excessive venous bleeding during attempted open reduction internal fixation of an acetabular fracture secondary to subcomplete IVC filter thrombosis day 1 postinsertion of the device. 1

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