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Initial experience in 115 patients with the retrievable Cook Celect vena cava filter

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posted on 2009-02-01, 00:00 authored by O Doody, M Given, H Kavnoudias, Maryann StreetMaryann Street, K Thomson, S Lyon
The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience with the retrievable Cook Celect inferior vena cava (IVC) filter (William Cook, Europe) with regard to insertion, efficiency, ease of retrieval, and any associated complications. A retrospective review was performed of 115 patients (41 female, 74 male, mean age 47.97 years) who underwent Cook Celect IVC filter insertion between December 2005 and October 2007. Filter insertion was successful in all patients. Of the 115 filters inserted, 57 have been successfully retrieved (49.6%) to date. The successful retrieval rate from attempted retrieval was 93.4%. The mean dwell time of successfully retrieved filters was 114.9 days (range 14–267 days). Failed retrievals were due to a thrombosed vena cava ( n = 1) and endothelialisation of the filter ( n = 3). In the failed retrieval group the mean implantation time was 142 days (range 78–211 days). While this is the first retrospective clinical study on the Cook Celect filter, results to date are promising. We demonstrated an efficacious filter with a high successful retrieval rate of 93.4% and a low complication rate. The filter was assessed with extended dwell times (range 14–267 days). Failed retrieval secondary to hook endothelialisation continues to be an issue with this filter. We recognize that a limitation of our study was the lack of systematic follow-up for clinically silent complications. Further studies to evaluate longer term outcomes and effectiveness of this filter are warranted.

History

Journal

Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology

Volume

53

Issue

1

Pagination

64 - 68

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Location

Carlton, Vic.

ISSN

1754-9477

eISSN

1754-9485

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, The Authors