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Peripheral Vascular Disease
Percutaneous retrieval of fractured bird's nest IVC filter penetrating into aorta†
Article first published online: 6 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 80, Issue 4, pages 657–660, 1 October 2012
How to Cite
Touchan, J., Levy, M. S. and Laham, R. J. (2012), Percutaneous retrieval of fractured bird's nest IVC filter penetrating into aorta. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 80: 657–660. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24304
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 6 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 23 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 2011
- complications adult cath/intervention;
- peripheral vascular disease
Inferior vena cava filters can provide lifesaving protections in patients with recurrent venous thromboembolic disease that are not candidates for anticoagulation. They are, however, associated with short- and long-term complications necessitating frequent follow-up. The authors report, in this article, a case of migration of Bird's Nest filter strut into the descending aorta and its percutaneous retrieval by snaring and capture. This case also underscores the trend to use retrievable filters to avoid longer-term complications. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.