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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: COOK INC GUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET DTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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COOK INC GUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET DTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number IGTCFS-65-FEM
Device Problems Difficult to Remove (1528); Inadequate Filtration Process (2308); Obstruction of Flow (2423); Structural Problem (2506)
Patient Problems Pulmonary Embolism (1498); Pain (1994); Perforation of Vessels (2135); Stenosis (2263); Device Embedded In Tissue or Plaque (3165); Thrombosis/Thrombus (4440)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Reporter occupation: non-healthcare professional. Investigation: the following allegations have been investigated: vena cava perforation, complex retrieval. The reported allegations have been investigated based on the information provided to date. Filter interacts with ivc wall, e. G. Penetration/perforation/embedment. This may be either symptomatic or asymptomatic. Potential causes may include improper deployment; and (or) excessive force or manipulations near an in-situ filter (e. G. , a surgical or endovascular procedure in the vicinity of a filter). Potential adverse events that may occur include, but are not limited to, the following: trauma to adjacent structures, vascular trauma, vena cava perforation, vena cava penetration. Physician practice guidelines and published guidance from regulatory agencies recommend that patients with indwelling filters undergo routine follow-up. The risks/benefits of filter retrieval should be considered for each patient during follow-up. Once protection from pe is no longer necessary, filter retrieval should be considered. Filter retrieval should be attempted when feasible and clinically indicated. Filter retrieval is a patient-specific, clinically complex decision; the decision to remove a filter should be based on each patient¿s individual risk/benefit profile (e. G. , a patient¿s continued need for protection from pe compared to their experience with and (or) ongoing risk of experiencing filter-related complications). For all retrievable ivc filters, retrieval becomes more challenging with time, and this is commonly due to encapsulation of the filter legs or hook (in a tilted filter) by tissue ingrowth. The filter is designed to be retrieved with the günther tulip vena cava filter retrieval set. It may also be retrieved with the cloversnare® vascular retriever. Cook has not performed testing to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of filter retrieval using other retrieval systems or techniques. The published clinical literature includes descriptions of alternative techniques for filter retrieval; use of these techniques varies according to physician experience, patient anatomy, and filter position. The safety or effectiveness of these alternative retrieval techniques has not been established. Specific for ¿embedded¿ a filter that is embedded in the wall of the ivc may be difficult to retrieve. For all retrievable ivc filters, retrieval becomes more challenging with time, and this is commonly due to encapsulation of the filter legs or hook (in a tilted filter) by tissue ingrowth. Catalog number and lot number are unknown. The alleged tulip is manufactured and inspected according to controls. No evidence to suggest that this device was not manufactured according to specifications and nothing indicates that the filter did not perform as intended, e. G. Intended for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via placement in the vena cava. Cook will reopen its investigation if further information is received warranting supplementation in accordance with 21 c. F. R. 803. 56. This report includes information known at this time. A follow-up medwatch report will be submitted if additional relevant information becomes available.
 
Event Description
The following information is alleged: the patient received a gunther tulip inferior vena cava (ivc) filter on (b)(6) 2009. Approximately 5 years and 2 months later, it was noted the patient's ivc filter perforated the ivc and were external to the vena cava, with one prong resting on the aorta. Then approximately 1 month later, perforation was again noted during a complex filter retrieval, which required balloon venoplasty. Hospital and medical records have been requested, but not yet provided.
 
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Brand NameGUNTHER TULIP FEMORAL VENA CAVA FILTER SET
Type of DeviceDTK FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
COOK INC
750 daniels way
bloomington IN 47404
Manufacturer (Section G)
COOK INC
750 daniels way
bloomington IN 47404
Manufacturer Contact
larry pool
750 daniels way
bloomington, IN 47404
8123392235
MDR Report Key11738324
MDR Text Key263975447
Report Number1820334-2021-01243
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K043509
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type consumer,other
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup
Report Date 06/16/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received04/28/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Expiration Date06/01/2012
Device Catalogue NumberIGTCFS-65-FEM
Device Lot Number2347370
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 Received05/27/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured07/16/2009
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: 04/28/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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