Thrombectomy for acute basilar artery occlusion by using double Merci retriever devices and bilateral temporary vertebral artery flow reversal. Technical note.

@article{Clarenon2009ThrombectomyFA,
  title={Thrombectomy for acute basilar artery occlusion by using double Merci retriever devices and bilateral temporary vertebral artery flow reversal. Technical note.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Clarençon and Rapha{\"e}l Blanc and S Gallas and Hassan Hosseini and Andr{\'e} Gaston},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={53-6}
}
Basilar artery occlusion is a dramatic clinical event with a high mortality rate if patients are treated by standard medical therapy, including anticoagulation agents. The use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator or intraarterial thrombolysis recanalizes 30-53 and 64%, respectively, of patients with basilar stroke. Mechanical endovascular treatments allow tailored procedures with quicker results and higher recanalization rates. The authors describe a successful mechanical removal of an… CONTINUE READING

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