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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) with Greenfield Filter Placement
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This medical illustration series pictures the formation of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in the body. Shown are the following: 1. A male body and major veins in the lower extremities, inferior vena cava, heart and lungs, 2. Three views through a typical vein show the formation of a thrombus and embolus, 3. Finally, a single view of the abdomen reveals placement of a Greenfield filter in the inferior vena cava to stop clots from reaching the heart and lungs.