Günther Tulip filter

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

90-year-old female with left groin pain radiating to the left knee after a fall last week.

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female

Name the filter?

Modality: X-ray

Retrievable Gunter Tulip IVC filter is seen overlying IVC. Severe DJD spine and disc.

Case Discussion

  1.  One should know some basics of each IVC filter to make sure no limb is fractured.
  2.   Should know which filters are permanent vs temporary. These days most filters used are  retrievable filters.
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Case Information

rID: 43274
Case created: 3rd Mar 2016
Last edited: 4th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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