Acute basilar artery occlusion: outcome of mechanical thrombectomy with Solitaire stent within 8 hours of stroke onset.

@article{Baek2014AcuteBA,
  title={Acute basilar artery occlusion: outcome of mechanical thrombectomy with Solitaire stent within 8 hours of stroke onset.},
  author={Jang Mi Baek and Woong Yoon and S Kim and Moon Young Jung and M S Park and J T Kim and Hee-kyoung Kang},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={989-93}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever applied shortly after symptom onset could increase good functional outcomes and improve survival in patients with acute basilar artery occlusion, but this has not yet been studied. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of mechanical thrombectomy with a Solitaire stent within 8 hours of stroke onset in patients with acute basilar artery occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed 25 consecutive patients with acute… CONTINUE READING