Vascular Specialist International : eISSN 2288-7989 / pISSN 2288-7970

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Fig. 2. Surgical technique (A) inferior vena cava (IVC) exposure. (B) Dissecting the filter prong protruding into the duodenum. (C) The duodenum is primarily repaired with seromuscular sutures. (D) All other protruding prongs are dissected and cut close to the IVC wall. (E) A 4-0 polypropylene purse-string suture is placed around the filter hook. (F) The IVC filter is removed step-by-step using a mosquito clamp. (G) After removing the filter, the purse-string suture is tied. (H) Image of the removed IVC filter.
Vasc Spec Int 2019;35:48-51
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