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There are two basic filtration structures developed to protect the lungs against the complications of embolization: removable and permanent filters. These two structure types can come in two different designs: one that resembles a web or nest and another that resembles a cone. Both types are made from fine gauge metal such as titanium, and both removable (also known as retrievable) and permanent filters are placed within the inferior vena cava through a similar, minimally invasive procedure with the use of a catheter.
Why should the filter be removed?
There are various reasons why vascular specialists determine that inferior vena cava filters should be removed. Both removable and permanent filters have the potential of removal, but more obviously the removable version is the structure that is assessed for indications of removal.
The primary reason why patients qualify to have their inferior vena cava (IVC) filters removed is that medications such as Coumadin begin working to minimize the potential that the patients will suffer from a pulmonary embolism (a situation where a blood clot enters the lungs).
A second reason why physicians report that patients’ statuses indicate a favorable outcome with filter removal is that the condition which inherently caused the initial risk to warrant the filter is no longer an issue. An example of this situation includes a woman who was on bedrest during pregnancy and gave birth, and is obviously no longer required to be on bedrest. Another example is a patient who was in an automobile accident and immobile for a time period, but then recovered from the injuries and able to move more which significantly decreased the likelihood of clot formations.
In some rare cases, patients with removable or even permanent filters need to undergo a removal procedure. This can happen when a portion or all of the filtration device break free from the lining of the vein and migrate. Migration in the venous system is very dangerous. The filter can perforate the vein or even travel as far as the lungs. This is potentially deadly. Immediate medical attention is required. Signs of this include pain in the lungs and inability to breathe, both of which mimic a pulmonary embolism.
In other rare instances, the filter becomes the site of thrombosis and circulation is so compromised that surgery needs to be done to correct this condition.
In typical removal processes, the procedure is similar to that of the placement. The site for the catheter is numbed. The radiologist guides the retrieval tool to the filter and removes it through the catheter tubing. In some cases a laser assists in the removal.
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