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Retrieval of a Well-Orientated IVC Filter with Embedded Struts

  • Robert P. Allison
  • Anna Maria Belli
  • Joo-Young Chun
  • Raymond Chung
  • Raj Das
  • Andrew England
  • Karen Flood
  • Marie-France Giroux
  • Richard G. McWilliams
  • Robert Morgan
  • Nik Papadakos
  • Jai V. Patel
  • Raf Patel
  • Uday Patel
  • Lakshmi Ratnam
  • Reddi Prasad Yadavali
  • John Rose
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Abstract

This case describes the retrieval of an IVC filter in which the struts had become embedded in the caval wall. Balloon angioplasty and combined jugular and femoral access are utilized to free the filter prior to retrieval.

Keywords

IVC filter retrieval Complications Embedded Incorporated 

Further Reading

  1. Kuo WT, Tong RT, Hwang GL, Louie JD, et al. High-risk retrieval of adherent and chronically implanted IVC filters: techniques for removal and management of thrombotic complications. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:1548–56.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Lyon SM, Riojas GE, Uberoi R, Patel J, et al. Short- and long-term retrievability of the Celect vena cava filter: results of a multi-institutional registry. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:1441–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. Allison
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Belli
    • 2
  • Joo-Young Chun
    • 3
  • Raymond Chung
    • 3
  • Raj Das
    • 3
  • Andrew England
    • 4
  • Karen Flood
    • 5
  • Marie-France Giroux
    • 6
  • Richard G. McWilliams
    • 7
  • Robert Morgan
    • 3
  • Nik Papadakos
    • 3
  • Jai V. Patel
    • 8
  • Raf Patel
    • 8
  • Uday Patel
    • 9
  • Lakshmi Ratnam
    • 10
  • Reddi Prasad Yadavali
    • 11
  • John Rose
    • 12
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospitals SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. George’s Hospital and Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySt. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of RadiographyUniversity of SalfordManchesterUK
  5. 5.Department of Vascular RadiologyLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyCHUM-Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de MontréalMontrealCanada
  7. 7.Department of RadiologyRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK
  8. 8.Department of RadiologyThe Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  9. 9.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySt. George’s Hospital and Medical SchoolLondonUK
  10. 10.Department of RadiologySt. George’s HospitalLondonUK
  11. 11.Department of RadiologyAberdeen Royal InfirmaryAberdeenUK
  12. 12.Department of Interventional RadiologyFreeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS TrustNewcastle upon TyneUK

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