An inferior vena cava filter migrated to the left pulmonary artery during removal. The legs of the filter were not open adequately due to thrombus accumulating around the legs and resulted in the filter floating up and migrating to the pulmonary artery through the right atrium and ventricle. The hook for retrieval placed at the top of the filter faced proximal in the pulmonary artery and the legs of filter remained closed, consequently the filter could be removed safely from the pulmonary artery. An 8-Fr multipurpose catheter with its flexibility was useful to retrieve the filter from the pulmonary artery.
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Published online: April 21, 2015
Accepted: April 1, 2015
Received: March 5, 2015
© 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc.