Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 153, Issue 5, pp 181–183 | Cite as

Management of a widowmaker

  • J. W. R. Peyton
  • E. M. Mcllrath
  • J. M. Hood
Brief report


We report a case of extensive, rapidly progressive ileo-femoral thrombosis with a long, free floating extension into the inferior vena cava. The management of what is potentially a very lethal situation, utilising the Kimray Greenfield filter placed in a suprarenal position, is discussed.


Pulmonary Embolism Internal Jugular Vein Venous Stasis Royal Victoria Hospital Greenfield Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. R. Peyton
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. M. Mcllrath
    • 1
  • J. M. Hood
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Radiology, Institute of Clinical ScienceRoyal Victoria Hospital
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical ScienceRoyal Victoria HospitalBelfast

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