[Hydronephrosis caused by inferior vena cava penetration by a mobin-uddin filter].

Urologia

PubMedID: 20931552

Fugini AV, Mirabella G, Perucchini L, Zani D, Simeone C, Cunico SC. [Hydronephrosis caused by inferior vena cava penetration by a mobin-uddin filter]. Urologia. 2010;77(3):216-8.
The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement represents an excellent protection from significant pulmonary embolism in at-risk patients. Perforation of the wall of the IVC by components of caval filters is a recognized complication. We report a case of asymptomatic hydronephrosis caused by transcaval penetration of a Mobin-Uddin filter.