Management of acute ischemic stroke due to tandem occlusion: should endovascular recanalization of the extracranial or intracranial occlusive lesion be done first?

@article{RangelCastilla2017ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute ischemic stroke due to tandem occlusion: should endovascular recanalization of the extracranial or intracranial occlusive lesion be done first?},
  author={L Rangel-Castilla and Gary Benjamin Rajah and Hakeem J. Shakir and Hussain Shallwani and Sirin Gandhi and Jason M. Davies and Kenneth V. Snyder and Elad I. Levy and Adnan H. Siddiqui},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2017},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={E16}
}
OBJECTIVE Acute tandem occlusions of the cervical internal carotid artery and an intracranial large vessel present treatment challenges. Controversy exists regarding which lesion should be addressed first. The authors sought to evaluate the endovascular approach for revascularization of these lesions at Gates Vascular Institute. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained, single-institution database. They analyzed demographic, procedural, radiological… CONTINUE READING