Article Text

other Versions

Case series
Remote aspiration thrombectomy in large vessel acute ischemic stroke
  1. Diogo C Haussen,
  2. Mehdi Bouslama,
  3. Jonathan A Grossberg,
  4. Raul G Nogueira
  1. Emory University School of Medicine, Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr R G Nogueira, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Room #333, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA; raul.g.nogueira{at}


The use of balloon guide catheters in acute ischemic stroke intervention has been associated with improved reperfusion rates and clinical outcomes. This technique acts by promoting flow arrest and subsequent reversal to capture the thrombus debris that may be generated during the clot retrieval process. However, to the best of our knowledge, the use of BGC to remotely aspirate and remove intracranial thrombus has not been previously described. We report a three case series of patients with acute ischemic stroke from supraclinoidal internal carotid artery occlusions treated with remote aspiration thrombectomy through a BGC placed at the cervical internal carotid artery, leading to complete reperfusion without the need for intracranial catheterization. Remote thrombectomy in the setting of intracranial internal carotid artery occlusion may constitute a relatively fast and inexpensive initial thrombectomy maneuver. Further investigation is warranted.

  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
  • Intervention

Statistics from

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.