Guenther Tulip Filter Retrieval from a Left-Sided Inferior Vena Cava

Elias N. Brountzos, John A. Kaufman, Paul L. Lakin

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Abstract

Optional (retrievable) inferior cava filters (IVC) may have advantages over permanent filters in a certain subset of patients, especially in view of recent concerns about the long-term thrombotic complications of the latter. Retrieval of the Guenther Tulip Filter (GTF), an optional filter, has been reported in a total of 76 patients. We present the first description of GTF retrieval from a left-sided IVC using the right internal jugular approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-60
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and interventional radiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Anatomical variation
  • Guenther tulip filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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