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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Mar;16(3):391-4.

Removal of Günther Tulip vena cava filter through femoral vein approach.

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Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2026, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.


The Günther Tulip vena cava filter is designed for removal by the internal jugular vein approach with use of a blunted hook placed at the superior aspect of the filter. Removal of this filter was performed by the femoral approach in a patient with central venous occlusion that precluded removal by the conventional approach.

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