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Caval umbrella causing obstructive uropathy.
  1. D. Flanagan,
  2. T. Creasy,
  3. F. Chataway,
  4. D. Kerr
  1. Metabolism Unit, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK.


    A 49-year-old woman had a vena caval filters inserted having suffered multiple pulmonary emboli and a large upper gastrointestinal bleed. She re-presented five years later with loin pain and obstructive uropathy. She was found to have a right pelvi-ureteric obstruction due to inferior vena caval wall perforation from the vena caval filter.

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