Embolectomy for acute embolic occlusion of the internal carotid artery bifurcation.

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BACKGROUND Acute occlusion of the distal intracranial segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) causes sudden severe hemispheric ischemia. A low rate of recanalization and a high mortality rate for this condition have been noted, even with endovascular treatment. METHODS We report the results of emergency embolectomy in six patients with acute embolic… (More)

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