Endovascular removal of a permanent "trapEase" Inferior vena cava filter

Sasidhar Yallampalli, Zubin Irani, Sanjeeva P. Kalva

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Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement has seen a rising trend over the past decade. Although effective in the prevention of future pulmonary emboli, filters are associated with several long-term complications including deep venous thrombosis, filter migration, filter fracture, and caval thrombosis. The IVC filters have evolved over the years to minimize these unwarranted sequelae. We describe a technique to remove a permanent IVC filter in a patient who no longer required mechanical protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • IVC filter
  • TrapEase
  • filter retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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