Fibrin cap disruption: An adjunctive technique for inferior vena cava filter retrieval

Anthony M. Esparaz, Robert K. Ryu*, Ramona Gupta, Scott A. Resnick, Riad Salem, Robert J. Lewandowski

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Abstract

Various adjunctive techniques have been reported for challenging inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrievals (14). One particularly challenging obstacle to successful IVC filter retrieval is the formation of a radiolucent fibrin cap over the embedded apex of the IVC filter. This obstacle is a result of filter tilting that creates turbulent blood flow, which promotes fibrin cap formation. The aim of this brief report is to depict a novel technique for IVC filter retrieval: guide wiremanipulated disruption of the fibrin cap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1235
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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