Entrapment of J-tip guidewires by Venatech and stainless-steel Greenfield vena cava filters during central venous catheter placement: Percutaneous management in four patients

Robert T. Andrews, Jean Francois H. Geschwind, Scott J. Savader, Anthony C. Venbrux

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Abstract

We present four patients in whom bedside placement of a central venous catheter was complicated by entrapment of a J-tip guidewire by a previously placed vena cava (VC) filter. Two Venatech filters were fragmented and displaced into the superior VC or brachiocephalic vein during attempted withdrawal of the entrapped wire. Two stainless-steel Greenfield filters remained in place and intact. Fluoroscopically guided extraction of both wires entrapped by Greenfield filters was successfully performed in the angiography suite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-428
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and interventional radiology
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998

Keywords

  • Catheters and catheterization, Complications
  • Foreign bodies
  • Interventional procedures
  • Vena cava filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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