Ultrasound guided V3 segment vertebral artery direct percutaneous puncture for basilar artery mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: a technical report.

@article{Desai2013UltrasoundGV,
  title={Ultrasound guided V3 segment vertebral artery direct percutaneous puncture for basilar artery mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: a technical report.},
  author={Jamsheed A. Desai and M A Almekhlafi and Michael D Hill and Mayank Goyal and Muneer Eesa},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={2013}
}
A middle aged patient presented with acute ischemic stroke due to basilar artery occlusion. The patient clinically deteriorated despite intravenous thrombolysis and was referred for mechanical thrombectomy. The right vertebral artery was occluded and could not be accessed despite attempting various shaped catheters, even when a radial artery access was used… CONTINUE READING