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Retrieval of a wall-embedded recovery inferior vena cava filter using rigid bronchoscopy forceps. Semin Intervent Radiol 2007 Mar;24(1):15-9

Date

03/01/2007

Pubmed ID

21326730

Pubmed Central ID

PMC3036354

DOI

10.1055/s-2007-971191

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-34047222221   7 Citations

Abstract

Optional inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are an attractive option to help prevent pulmonary embolism because these filters can be retrieved when the risk for thromboembolic events has passed. Retrieval of IVC filters can be difficult if the filter tilts and its tip becomes embedded into the wall of the IVC. A case is presented in which rigid bronchoscopy forceps were used to retrieve a filter that had become embedded in the wall of the IVC.

Author List

White SB, Stavropoulos SW

Author

Sarah B. White MD, MS, FSIR, FCIRSE Vice Chair, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin