Transfemoral Filter Eversion Technique following Unsuccessful Retrieval of Option Inferior Vena Cava Filters: A Single Center Experience

Raghuram Posham, Aaron M. Fischman, Francis S. Nowakowski, Vivian L. Bishay, Derek M. Biederman, Jaskirat S. Virk, Edward Kim, Rahul S. Patel, Robert A. Lookstein

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Abstract

This report describes the technical feasibility of using the filter eversion technique after unsuccessful retrieval attempts of Option and Option ELITE (Argon Medical Devices, Inc, Athens, Texas) inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. This technique entails the use of endoscopic forceps to evert this specific brand of IVC filter into a sheath inserted into the common femoral vein, in the opposite direction in which the filter is designed to be removed. Filter eversion was attempted in 25 cases with a median dwell time of 134 days (range, 44–2,124 d). Retrieval success was 100% (25/25 cases), with an overall complication rate of 8%. This technique warrants further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-894
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017

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