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Aspiration thrombectomy in concert with stent thrombectomy
  1. Travis M Dumont1,2,
  2. Maxim Mokin1,2,
  3. Grant C Sorkin1,2,
  4. Elad I Levy1,2,3,
  5. Adnan H Siddiqui1,2,3
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery and Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Gates Vascular Institute, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, New York, USA
  3. 3Department of Radiology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  1. Correspondence to Adnan H Siddiqui, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, 100 High Street, Suite B4, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA; asiddiqui{at}ubns.com

Abstract

In the SWIFT and TREVO 2 trials, aspiration thrombectomy was not able to be performed. Outside these studies, in post-market application, the interventionist can use aspiration thrombectomy in addition to stent device thrombectomy. This technique is described in detail in the present report. Combined aspiration/stentriever thrombectomy may improve recanalization efforts, simplify a second thrombectomy attempt if necessary and may limit distal embolization.

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