Removal of Günther Tulip vena cava filter through femoral vein approach

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Mar;16(3):391-4. doi: 10.1097/01.RVI.0000147077.59781.0C.


The Günther Tulip vena cava filter is designed for removal by the internal jugular vein approach with use of a blunted hook placed at the superior aspect of the filter. Removal of this filter was performed by the femoral approach in a patient with central venous occlusion that precluded removal by the conventional approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Contrast Media
  • Device Removal
  • Femoral Vein
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control*
  • Punctures
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vena Cava Filters*


  • Anticoagulants
  • Contrast Media