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Keywords:

  • complications adult cath/intervention;
  • thrombosis;
  • peripheral vascular disease

Abstract

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.