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Alisher Tashbayev MD, Alexander Belenky MD, Sergey Litvin MD, Michael Knizhnik MD, Gil N. Bachar MD and Eli Atar MD.

Department of Radiology E, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, affiliated with Sacker Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel Units of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Rabin Medical Center (|Belinson and Hasharon campuses), Petah Tikva, affiliated with Sacker Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

IMAJ*Vol 18* February 2016

Abstract : Background: Various vena cava filters (VCF) are designed with the ability to be retrieved     percutaneously. Yet, despite this option most of them remain in the inferior vena cava VCF.

Objectives: To report our experience in the placement and retrieval of three different types of  VCF’s, and to compare the indications for their insertion and retrieval as reported in the literature.

Methods: During a 5 year period three types of retrievable VCF (ALN, Optease, and Celect) were inserted in 306 patients at the Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson and Hasharon hospitals). Indications, retrieval rates, median time to retrieval, success and complication  rates were viewed and assessed in the three groups of filter types and were compared with the  data of similar studies in the literature.

Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters ISRAEL 02 2016 (The Full Article)