The Multiple Options for Retrieval of a Tilted IVC Filter

  • 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 a range of maneuvers utilized in an attempt to straighten an IVC filter tilted into a lumbar vein. The technical description is accompanied by images of the various techniques.

Keywords

IVC filter retrieval Complications Tilting Snare Angioplasty balloon 

Further Reading

  1. Knott EM, Beacham B, Fry WR. New technique to prevent tilt during inferior vena cava filter placement. J Vasc Surg. 2012;55(3):869–71.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Lynch FC. Balloon-assisted removal of tilted inferior vena cava filters with embedded tips. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:1210–24.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Van Ha TG, Vinokur O, Lorenz J, Regalado S, et al. Techniques used for difficult retrievals of the Günther Tulip inferior vena cava filter: experience in 32 patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009;20:92–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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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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