Open surgical inferior vena cava filter retrieval for caval perforation and a novel technique for minimal cavotomy filter extraction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Device Removal
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Vena Cava, Inferior

abstract

  • Late complications of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters resulting from IVC perforation and erosion into adjacent structures is an increasingly frequent phenomena. We describe six cases of open filter explantation for IVC penetration and offer a novel technique for open filter removal without the need for an extensive cavotomy. All patients had radiographic evidence of filter erosion into pericaval structures requiring open surgical filter explant. Four of the six patients underwent minimal cavatomy filter extraction, eliminating the need for caval reconstruction.

publication date

  • July 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.12.065

PubMed ID

  • 22503185

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 256

end page

  • 9; discussion 259

volume

  • 56

number

  • 1