Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2018) 41:1136–1138 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-018-1900-9 LETTER TO THE EDITOR In a Spin: A Novel Method for Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Detachment Following Snare Entanglement 1 1 1 1 • • • • An Ngo Nabil Kibriya Alberto Antonietti Leonardos Papadopoullos Richard McWilliams Received: 8 November 2017 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published online: 15 February 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2018 Dear Editor, We contacted the Cook European product manager for We wish to share a novel and unreported solution to IVC ﬁlters in an attempt to gather further bailout strategies disengaging a snare which had become entangled on the for the scenario. We were informed that the loop snare legs of an embedded inferior vena cava (IVC) ﬁlter. could be fatigued and fractured by rotation of the snare During the attempted retrieval of a temporary Cook wire through several (20–30) consecutive clockwise fol- Celect Platinum IVC ﬁlter, the Gu¨nther Tulip Retrieval Set lowed by a similar number of counterclockwise turns. (GTRS) loop snare was inadvertently allowed to pass After repeating this process approximately 4 times, the beyond the ﬁlter and became
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Published: Feb 15, 2018
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