What are the possible jugular complications related to an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement?

Updated: Oct 31, 2020
  • Author: Gary P Siskin, MD; Chief Editor: Kyung J Cho, MD, FACR, FSIR  more...
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The following are complications associated with jugular puncture:

  • Pneumothorax (incidence very low with ultrasonographic guidance) [105]

  • Access site thrombosis (2%)

  • Persistent bleeding from insertion site

  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) (if passage was through a thrombosed vein)

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