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Inferior vena cava filters in trauma patients: who is responsible for their removal?

Lachlan M Batty, Jim Koukounaras and Stuart M Lyon
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (1): 49.
Published online: 3 January 2011

To the Editor: We read with interest the letter by Baschera et al1 regarding the retrieval of non-permanent inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) in trauma patients.

  • Lachlan M Batty
  • Jim Koukounaras
  • Stuart M Lyon

  • Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: s.lyon@alfred.org.au

Competing interests:

Stuart Lyon has a consultant agreement with Cook Medical, which manufactures vena cava filters.

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