Entrapment of a micro-guidewire during stenting of basilar stenosis.

  title={Entrapment of a micro-guidewire during stenting of basilar stenosis.},
  author={Ning Ma and Lian Liu and Tie-Jun Wang and Xiao-tong Xu and Zhong-rong Miao},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
Entrapment of a microwire related to intracranial endovascular therapy is an uncommon complication. A 64-year-old man with symptomatic basilar artery stenosis was treated with stenting. A 300 cm Synchro microwire became trapped in the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery during the procedure. The decision was made to leave the microwire in place, considering that aggressive retrieval procedures could cause injury to the cerebral vasculature. The entrapped microwire was later… CONTINUE READING


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