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Surgical Removal of the Inferior Vena Cava Filter Using Minimal Cavotomy: A Case Report
Vasc Spec Int 2019;35:48-51
Published online March 31, 2019;  https://doi.org/10.5758/vsi.2019.35.1.48
© 2019 The Korean Society for Vascular Surgery.

Kyung Yun Kim, Seung Jae Byun, Byung Jun So

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyung Yun Kim, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University Hospital, 895 Muwang-ro, Iksan 54538, Korea, Tel: 82-63-859-1494, Fax: 82-63-855-2386, E-mail: abbit@hanmail.net, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0310-6751
Received December 12, 2018; Revised January 14, 2019; Accepted January 28, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract

The use of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has markedly increased in the recent years. However, the failure rate for the retrieval of the IVC filters using the endovascular method is reported to be up to 19%. Open surgical removal of the IVC filters is technically challenging and may require longitudinal cavotomy, clamping, and repair of the IVC. Here, we present a case of successful open surgical removal of the IVC filter using minimal cavotomy. This technique is an effective method after a failed endovascular removal attempt.

Keywords: Inferior vena cava, Vena cava filter, Retrievable filter, Retrieval failure


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