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Endovascular Thrombectomy Following Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Single-Center Case Series and Critical Review of the Literature

Sussman, Eric S.; Kellner, Christopher; McDowell, Michael Maurice; Yang, Peter H.; Nelson, Eric; Greenberg, Sophie A.; Sahlein, Daniel; Meyers, Philip M.; Lavine, Sean D.; Connolly, Edward S.

Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to thrombo-embolic occlusion in the cerebral vasculature is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and throughout the world. Although the prognosis is poor for many patients with AIS, a variety of strategies and devices are now available for achieving recanalization in patients with this disease. Here, we review the treatment options for cerebrovascular thromboembolic occlusion with a focus on the evolution of strategies and devices that are utilized for achieving endovascular clot extraction. In order to demonstrate the progression of this treatment strategy over the past decade, we will also present a single-center case series of AIS patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy.

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Brain Sciences
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci3020521

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Academic Units
Medicine
Neurological Surgery
Radiology
Publisher
MDPI
Published Here
February 26, 2014
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