Purpose We present salvage intracranial stenting after recanalization failure with retrievable stent in acute cerebral artery occlusion patients.
Methods Fourteen consecutive patients who have recanalization failure with clot retrievable stent in acute cerebral artery occlusion were underwent salvage intracranial stenting for prevention of reocclusion with deployment of same retrievable stent.
Results At baseline, mean age was 71.9 years and mean initial NIHSS score was 15.5. A recanalization to TICI 2 or 3 was achieved in 7 patients (50%) after salvage stenting and 4 of this 7 patients had a good outcome (mRS ≤2). But, another seven patients had recanalization failure, 3 of this 7 patients expired due to aggravation of cerebral infarction.
Conclusions The initial result of salvage stenting for recanalization failure patients makes it an attractive strategy for selected patients. But, large studies are needed to validate for this trial.
Disclosures K. Jang: None. S. Park: None. D. Jang: None. B. Moon: None. Y. Han: None. Y. Park: None.