Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

Percutaneous retrieval of a Mobin-Uddin inferior vena cava filter 42 years following implantation

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Department of Interventional Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, US

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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois, US

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Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, US

Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 792-795
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2021.20984
Read: 113 Downloads: 35 Published: 06 January 2021

Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are an established alternative for protection from thromboembolism when anticoagulation fails or is contraindicated. Before the creation of retrievable IVCFs, patients received filters that were permanent or designed without standardized retrieval options. Although these filters were implanted for prolonged protection, chronic vena caval occlusion and post-thrombotic syndrome are potential sequelae. We present a 53-year-old patient with a Mobin-Uddin permanent IVCF placed 42 years prior complicated by acute iliocaval thrombosis following more than 40 years of filter dwell time. She was successfully treated with thrombolysis, thrombectomy, endobronchial forceps assisted IVCF removal, and iliocaval stent reconstruction.

You may cite this article as: Patel R, Ahuja A, Resnick S. Percutaneous retrieval of a Mobin-Uddin inferior vena cava filter 42 years following implantation. Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27:792–795.

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