A Comparison of Retrievability: Celect versus Option Filter

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Jun;26(6):865-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2015.01.022. Epub 2015 Mar 17.


Purpose: To compare the retrievability of 2 potentially retrievable inferior vena cava filter devices.

Materials and methods: A retrospective, institutional review board-approved study of Celect (Cook, Inc, Bloomington, Indiana) and Option (Rex Medical, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania) filters was conducted over a 33-month period at a single institution. Fluoroscopy time, significant filter tilt, use of adjunctive retrieval technique, and strut perforation in the inferior vena cava were recorded on retrieval. Fisher exact test and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test were used for comparison.

Results: There were 99 Celect and 86 Option filters deployed. After an average of 2.09 months (range, 0.3-7.6 mo) and 1.94 months (range, 0.47-9.13 mo), respectively, 59% (n = 58) of patients with Celect filters and 74.7% (n = 65) of patients with Option filters presented for filter retrieval. Retrieval failure rates were 3.4% for Celect filters versus 7.7% for Option filters (P = .45). Median fluoroscopy retrieval times were 4.25 minutes for Celect filters versus 6 minutes for Option filters (P = .006). Adjunctive retrieval techniques were used in 5.4% of Celect filter retrievals versus 18.3% of Option filter retrievals (P = .045). The incidence of significant tilting was 8.9% for Celect filters versus 16.7% for Option filters (P = .27). The incidence of strut perforation was 43% for Celect filters versus 0% for Option filters (P < .0001).

Conclusions: Retrieval rates for the Celect and Option filters were not significantly different. However, retrieval of the Option filter required a significantly increased amount of fluoroscopy time compared with the Celect filter, and there was a significantly greater usage of adjunctive retrieval techniques for the Option filter. The Celect filter had a significantly higher rate of strut perforation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chicago
  • Device Removal / adverse effects
  • Device Removal / methods*
  • Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phlebography
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular System Injuries / diagnosis
  • Vascular System Injuries / etiology
  • Vena Cava Filters* / adverse effects
  • Vena Cava, Inferior* / diagnostic imaging
  • Vena Cava, Inferior* / injuries
  • Young Adult