What are the surgical options in the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Surgical management options include the following:

  • Catheter embolectomy and fragmentation or surgical embolectomy

  • Placement of vena cava filters

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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