Successful multi-step catheter intervention for thrombotic inferior vena cava filter retrieval

Hiroya Hayashi, Akihiro Tsuji, Ryotaro Asano, Nao Konagai, Jin Ueda, Shigefumi Fukui, Takeshi Ogo, Shigeki Miyata, Satoshi Yasuda

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Abstract

A 45-year-old man, who was implanted with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in his infrarenal IVC, had a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) propagation from the IVC, beyond the IVC filter, to the right calf and left external iliac veins. The entire IVC filter was covered with a massive thrombus. We first decided to retrieve the IVC filter itself, which was suspected of causing metallic allergy. The thrombotic IVC filter was successfully retrieved using multi-step catheter intervention. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to describe successful multi-step catheter intervention for retrieval of an IVC filter covered with a massive thrombus. <Learning objectives: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter thrombosis is one of the most serious IVC filter complications. It is difficult to retrieve the IVC filter covered with a massive thrombus. Multi-step catheter intervention technique may be useful to retrieve an IVC filter with thrombotic occlusion.>

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Inferior vena cava filter
  • Inferior vena cava thrombosis
  • Multi-step catheter intervention
  • Thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Hayashi, H., Tsuji, A., Asano, R., Konagai, N., Ueda, J., Fukui, S., Ogo, T., Miyata, S., & Yasuda, S. (2019). Successful multi-step catheter intervention for thrombotic inferior vena cava filter retrieval. Journal of Cardiology Cases, 20(4), 142-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2019.07.006