The hangman technique: A modified loop snare technique for the retrieval of inferior vena cava filters with embedded hooks

Ramsey Al-Hakim, Justin P. McWilliams, William Derry, Stephen T. Kee

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Abstract

The loop snare technique is a method for inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval that creates a wire loop between the filter legs; this technique may fail in cases with an embedded hook. This report describes the hangman technique, a modified loop snare technique for filter retrieval that creates a wire loop between the filter neck and IVC wall for release of embedded filter hooks. The hangman technique was attempted in 11 cases complicated by tilt (mean tilt, 13.3 degrees ± 3.9) and an embedded hook (mean dwell time, 194.5 d) with a retrieval success rate of 81.8% (9 of 11 cases) and no associated complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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The hangman technique : A modified loop snare technique for the retrieval of inferior vena cava filters with embedded hooks. / Al-Hakim, Ramsey; McWilliams, Justin P.; Derry, William; Kee, Stephen T.

In: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 107-110.

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