WILLIAM T. KUO, MD, FSIR, FCCP

Publication Details

  • Vena Tech LGM Filter Retrieval 16 Years after Implantation: Piecemeal Removal by Intentional Mechanical Fracture. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology Kuo, W. T., Deso, S. E., Robertson, S. W. 2013; 24 (11): 1731-1737

    Abstract:

    A 48-year-old man presented with symptomatic inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion from a chronically thrombosed and embedded Vena Tech LGM filter resulting in exercise intolerance from diminished cardiac preload and postthrombotic syndrome from chronic venous insufficiency. The patient was treated using a new PRIME technique-Piecemeal Removal by Intentional MEchanical fracture-to achieve successful filter retrieval 16 years after implantation. Removal of the obstructing filter permitted endovascular IVC recanalization with restoration of venous outflow and alleviation of venous obstructive symptoms. Cardiac preload was restored, allowing the patient to resume long-distance running, and he successfully completed a half-marathon 3 months after treatment.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.07.028

    View details for PubMedID 24160825

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