Endovascular treatment of tandem occlusions in vertebrobasilar stroke: technical aspects and outcome compared with isolated basilar artery occlusion.

@article{Piechowiak2019EndovascularTO,
  title={Endovascular treatment of tandem occlusions in vertebrobasilar stroke: technical aspects and outcome compared with isolated basilar artery occlusion.},
  author={Eike I Piechowiak and Johannes Kaesmacher and Felix Zibold and Tomas Dobrocky and P J Mosimann and Simon Jung and U Fischer and M Arnold and Sebastian Bellwald and Mirjam R Heldner and Jan Gralla and P Mordasini},
  journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is a devastating disease with a high rate of mortality and morbidity, and early recanalization is crucial to achieve a good prognosis. The best treatment strategy for BAO combined with a proximal stenosis (tandem occlusion) is not yet clear. Our study aimed to evaluate whether and how vertebrobasilar tandem occlusions can be treated effectively and safely compared with isolated BAO. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-two patients with acute… CONTINUE READING
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