Technique for retrieval of a guidewire lodged in a vena cava filter

Michael Wholey, Boulos Toursarkissian, George Velez, Robert P. Morales, Gilberto Cadavid

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A case in which the guidewire used to place a percutaneous jugular central line became entangled in the limbs of a Trapease inferior vena cava filter is presented, A 7F sheath introducer was fashioned into a monorail system to uncurl the wire's J tip and remove the wire without disturbing the filter's position. This report highlights an increasingly frequent clinical scenario and an inexpensive effective method for resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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