Retrieval of Recovery IVC Filter After 1,463-Day Implantation
ABSTRACT A young female victim of multiple trauma had a Recovery inferior vena cava filter placed for pulmonary embolism prophylaxis.
She was lost to follow-up for planned retrieval of the filter. After a period of more than four years she re-presented and
had successful and uneventful retrieval of the filter. Certain inferior vena cava filters may potentially be retrieved even
after very long implantation periods.
IVC filter, removal-IVC filter, prophylactic-Multiple trauma