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cerebral blood vessels

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cerebral artery territories

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issue with thrombolysis

  • Large clots do not do well with thrombolysis

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Early issues with MT

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The procedure

 

  • Clot retrieval device
  • Opens up arteries and removes clot

 

Most common techniques

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Why different techniques?

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Complications of thrombectomy

  • Perforation and cause bleeding
  • Embolization to new territory
  • Re-perfusion injury/haemorrhage
  • Puncture site complications

 

Significant proportion of complications are asymptomatic

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