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Stroke thrombectomy complication management

Sara M Pilgram-Pastor, Eike I Piechowiak, Tomas Dobrocky, Johannes Kaesmacher, Jürgen Den Hollander, Jan Gralla & Pasquale Mordasini

abstract Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EVT) is widely accepted as the first-line treatment for acute ischemic stroke in patients with large vessel occlusion. Being an invasive treatment, this method is associated with various preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative complications. These complications may influence peri-interventional morbidity and mortality and therefore treatment efficacy and clinical outcome. The aim of this review is to discuss the most common types of complications associated with EVT, the probable mechanisms of injury, and effective methods to manage and prevent complications.
citation Pilgram-Pastor S M, Piechowiak E I, Dobrocky T, Kaesmacher J, Den Hollander J, Gralla J, Mordasini P. Stroke thrombectomy complication management. J Neurointerv Surg 2021; 13:912-917.
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 22-06-2021
journal title J Neurointerv Surg (13/10)
ISSN electronic 1759-8486
pages 912-917
PubMed 34158401
DOI 10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-017349