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Stent retriever technology: concept, application and initial results
  1. S Rohde1,
  2. J Bösel2,
  3. W Hacke2,
  4. M Bendszus1
  1. 1Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
  2. 2Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr S Rohde, Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical Centre, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany; stefan.rohde{at}med.uni-heidelberg.de

Abstract

Stent retrievers are increasingly used for flow restoration and thrombectomy in acute embolic stroke. First clinical results support the potential of these new devices, in particular the ability to rapidly restore flow and effectively retrieve clots from large intracranial arteries, with favorable clinical results in preliminary patient series. This article reviews the concept and technical aspects of this new technique of endovascular stroke treatment and summarizes the first clinical results.

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