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Case 15827

IVC Filter: A Failed Retrieval

Author(s)
Dr. Soumil Singhal, Dr. Bibin Sebastian, Dr. M.C. Uthappa

BGS Gleaneagles Global, Intervention Radiology; Kengeri 560060 Bangalore, India; Email:drsoumilsinghal75@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 39 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Conventional Venography

    IVC Filter in postion

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Conventional Venography
     

    Attempt at IVC Filter retrieval

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Multiple attempt at IVC Filter retrieval

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Partially collapsed filter

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Straightening of the hook seen due to multiple attempts

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Conventional Venography
     

    Distal venography

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Filter insertions; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Good distal caval filling. No filling defects seen

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Removal; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Good proximal flow across IVC. Partially collapsed filter is seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: Catheter venography; Procedure: Removal; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
IVC Filter in postion
 
Attempt at IVC Filter retrieval
 
Multiple attempt at IVC Filter retrieval
 
Partially collapsed filter
 
Straightening of the hook seen due to multiple attempts
 
Distal venography
 
Good distal caval filling. No filling defects seen
 
Good proximal flow across IVC. Partially collapsed filter is seen.
 
 
 
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