CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 975–977 | Cite as

Balloon-Assisted Retrieval of Tilted OptEase IVC Filter

  • Theodorus W. F. Vink
  • Jim A. Reekers
  • Lukas C. Van Dijk
  • Jan J. Wever
  • Hans Van Overhagen


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodorus W. F. Vink
    • 1
  • Jim A. Reekers
    • 2
  • Lukas C. Van Dijk
    • 1
  • Jan J. Wever
    • 3
  • Hans Van Overhagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHaga Teaching HospitalThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAmsterdam Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Vascular SurgeryHaga Teaching HospitalThe HagueThe Netherlands

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