Recanalization with stent-based mechanical thrombectomy in anterior circulation major ischemic stroke.

@article{Cohen2012RecanalizationWS,
  title={Recanalization with stent-based mechanical thrombectomy in anterior circulation major ischemic stroke.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Enrique Cohen and John Moshe Gomori and Ronen Robert Leker and Samuel Moscovici and Fernando Ramirez-Denoriega and Eyal Itshayek},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={39-43}
}
We report the use of a self-expanding stent as a thrombectomy device in 17 patients (mean age 64.3 years) with major ischemic stroke secondary to large vessel occlusion. The patients had a mean National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of >12, no cerebral hemorrhage or early infarction signs that affected more than 1/3 of the endangered territory, and an insufficient collateral supply. Within 8 hours of symptom onset, a stent (Solitaire; ev3, Irvine, CA, USA) was deployed across… CONTINUE READING