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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: CORDIS CORPORATION OPTEASE FEMORAL 55CM KIT FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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CORDIS CORPORATION OPTEASE FEMORAL 55CM KIT FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Model Number 466F230AF
Device Problems Difficult to Remove (1528); Unintended Movement (3026)
Patient Problems Embolus (1830); Occlusion (1984); Perforation of Vessels (2135)
Event Date 12/07/2018
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

Reporter occupation: other, senior counsel, litigation. It was reported that a patient underwent placement of an optease vena cava filter. The information provided indicated that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused perforation and occlusion. The patient reported becoming aware of perforation of the inferior vena cava (ivc), blood clots, clotting and/or occlusion of the ivc approximately two years post implant, when the filter was removed percutaneously. The patient also reported that they have experienced anxiety related to the filter and tilting of the filter. According to the implant record the filter was placed prophylactically in anticipation of a left temporal craniotomy and repair of middle fossa with a fat graft and cranios bone cement and a history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus while on anticoagulation. The patient had a history of meningitis approximately two months prior and imagine has shown erosion of the left tegmen and suggestion of an encephalocele versus cholesteatoma. A few days prior to surgery imaging also showed bilateral subdural hygromas. The filter was placed via the right common femoral vein and deployed at the level of l2-l3. The filter placement was immediately followed by left temporal craniotomy for approach to middle fossa, repair of middle fossa encephalocele (with a fat graft and cranios-bone cement), left tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy. There is currently no additional information available for review. The product was not returned for analysis. A review of the device history record revealed no anomalies during the manufacturing and inspection processes that can be associated with the reported complaint. The optease vena cava filter is indicated for use in the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via percutaneous placement in the vena cava for patients in which anticoagulants are contraindicated, anticoagulant therapy for thromboembolic disease has failed, emergency treatment following massive pe where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced or for chronic, recurrent pe where anticoagulant therapy has failed, or is contraindicated. The purpose of a vena cava filter is to catch thrombus from the lower extremities as it travels along normal blood flow patterns up towards the heart. Occlusion was reported, with the limited information provided the event could not be further clarified. Blood clots, clotting and/or occlusion of the inferior vena cava or the filter does not represent a device malfunction. Clinical factors that may have influenced the events include patient, pharmacological and vessel characteristics. Ivc filter tilt has been associated with operator technique, vessel characteristics, specifically asymmetry and tortuosity. Perforation of the ivc was reported, however a clinical conclusion could not be determined as to the cause of the event. Without post implant images for review, the reported filter perforation and tilt could not be confirmed or further clarified. A review of the instructions for use notes vessel damage such as intimal tears and perforation as procedural and long-term complications associated with ivc filters. Anxiety does not represent a device malfunction and may be related to underlying patient specific issues. Given the limited information currently available for review, there is nothing to suggest that the reported events are related to the design and manufacturing process of the device; therefore, no corrective action will be taken. Should additional information become available, the file will be updated accordingly. Please note that this is the initial/final report for this product.

 
Event Description

As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of a optease vena cava filter. The filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damages including, but not limited to: perforation and occlusion. Information received per the medical records indicate that the patient has a history of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus (while on chronic anticoagulation treatment), meningitis (two months prior), bilateral mixed hearing loss and possible cholesteatoma of mastoid and left ear versus encephalocele. A few days prior to surgery, his spinal headaches worsened. A head computed tomography (ct) scan was done the day prior to surgery and demonstrated thin bilateral subdural hygromas. On the day of the filter placement, the patient also had the following procedures: left temporal craniotomy for approach to middle fossa, repair of middle fossa encephalocele (with a fat graft and cranios-bone cement), left tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy. The filter was deployed via ultrasound-guided access through the patient's right common femoral vein. The filter was placed at the l2-l3 level.   information received per the patient profile form (ppf) states that the patient experienced perforation of filter strut(s) outside the inferior vena cava (ivc), blood clots, clotting and/or occlusion of the ivc. The patient became aware of the reported events approximately two years after the index procedure and the device was removed percutaneously. The patient continues to experience tilt, anxiety and worry.

 
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Brand NameOPTEASE FEMORAL 55CM KIT
Type of DeviceFILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33152
Manufacturer (Section G)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
7863138372
MDR Report Key10289274
MDR Text Key199703944
Report Number1016427-2020-04209
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (Y/N)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN NumberK140286
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE,HEALTH
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup
Report Date 10/16/2020
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received07/17/2020
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Device EXPIRATION Date08/31/2019
Device MODEL Number466F230AF
Device Catalogue Number466F230AF
Device LOT Number17588136
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received10/07/2020
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? Device Not Returned To Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured09/23/2016
Is The Device Single Use? Yes
Is this a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient TREATMENT DATA
Date Received: 07/17/2020 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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