Case report of placement of a bird's nest filter during pregnancy

Sharon S. Quayle, Michelle M. Germain, Edward J. Wolf, Richard C. Miller

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Anticoagulant therapy is the standard treatment of thrombotic disease to prevent embolic complications. In some circumstances, anticoagulation is not feasible, such as in the presence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or at the time of delivery. The case of a patient who developed deep vein thrombosis and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is presented. A bird's nest inferior vena caval filter was successfully placed prior to delivery in order to prevent peripartum thromboembolic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Bird's nest filter
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thromboembolic disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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