Late endovascular removal of Günther-Tulip inferior vena cava filter and stent reconstruction of chronic post-thrombotic iliocaval obstruction after 4753 days of filter dwell time: a case report with review of literature

Mehul Harshad Doshi, Govindarajan Narayanan

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Abstract

Chronic post-thrombotic obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) or iliocaval junction is an uncommon complication of long indwelling IVC filter. When such an obstruction is symptomatic, endovascular treatment options include stent placement with or without filter retrieval. Filter retrieval becomes increasingly difficult with longer dwell times. We present a case of symptomatic post-thrombotic obstruction of the iliocaval junction related to Günther-Tulip IVC filter (Cook Medical Inc, Bloomington, IN) with dwell time of 4753 days, treated successfully with endovascular filter removal and stent reconstruction. Filter retrieval and stent reconstruction may be a treatment option in symptomatic patients with filter-related chronic IVC or iliocaval junction obstruction, even after prolonged dwell time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-353
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Günther-Tulip filter removal
  • IVC stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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