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Placement and Removal Procedures for IVC Filters
The placement and removal procedures for the inferior vena cava filters are quite similar. Both procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis and require minimal sedation in a large percentage of patients. An interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon is responsible for conducting the procedures, aided by a nurse and perhaps anesthesiologist.
Preparation for the procedures is similar. Patients are instructed about careful dietary restrictions, such as no eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the procedure. Patients will also need to arrange for a ride home after either the placement or removal procedure.
In both procedures the patient lies on his or her back. An intravenous line is inserted to provide fluids and sedatives. The catheter site is cleaned and shaven if necessary. Local anesthesia is administered to the site from which the catheter is sent to the deployment site of the filter. The inferior vena cava is accessed through a large vein, preferably in the neck or upper leg, near the groin. Once the catheter is correctly positioned in the abdominal area within the inferior vena cava, the filter is either sent through the catheter in the situation of the placement, or a tool is sent through the catheter to the filter site for removal. Contrast solution helps the radiologist to visualize the best location to deploy the filter. Contrast dye can also be used to aid in locating the filter for the removal procedure.
If the removal requires, a laser might be used. This can be helpful to diminish the layers of scar tissue that tend to accumulate over the ends of the legs.
Either procedure takes only about an hour. In some circumstances where the filter has been significantly impacted by scar tissue, the removal might take longer than this. It can also become more difficult, and in some of these situations, interventional radiologists recommend that the filter simply be left in place, rather than risk a rupture of the vein.
Both the removal and placement procedures carry risks of infection, as both are considered minor outpatient surgical procedures which can introduce various bacteria. Both procedures also carry risks of injury to the accessed veins and the inferior vena cava.
Removal of the filter carries an additional risk as it means the patient is no longer protected against embolization of blood clots. As the filter does not have any effect on whether or not the body produces clots, once the filter is removed there is nothing left to stop any existing clots from travelling to the major organs. For this reason, prior to removal, patients are thoroughly assessed for any signs of continued clot development.
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