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This article was the first to describe the successful use of large-bore (5 French) intermediate catheters as the primary modality to treat large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke.1 This case series represents an important technical description, which highlights the advances in engineering technology that allowed for safe delivery of large catheters into the intracranial circulation. The impact of this article has been significant, with multiple downstream effects beyond the technical aspects. …
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