Retrieval of the Günther Tulip and OptEase filters using the recovery cone removal system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Recovery Cone Removal System was evaluated in vitro to determine its feasibility as an alterative retrieval device for the Günther tulip and OptEase inferior vena cava filters. The cone removal system was then used electively in eight patients to determine feasibility and safety in vivo and subsequently in a single patient when wire-snare removal failed. The Recovery Cone Removal System allowed in vitro and in vivo retrieval in all cases without difficulty or complication. The Recovery Cone Removal System offers an alternative to the wire-snare-based retrieval systems for removal of the Günther tulip and OptEase filters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, MJ; Smith, TP; Stavas, JM

Published Date

  • May 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 899 - 902

PubMed ID

  • 16687758

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0443

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.RVI.0000217952.62724.E7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States