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Commentary on ‘Solitaire FR thrombectomy system: immediate results in 56 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients’
  1. David Fiorella
  1. Correspondence to Professor David Fiorella, Department of Neurosurgery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA; david.fiorella{at}

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The application of the retrievable, temporary intracranial stents for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion led to a revolution in neuroendovascular therapeutics. The technique of temporary stenting for acute stroke was first reported by Kelly et al who described the partial deployment of an Enterprise stent to create a temporary endovascular bypass for the treatment of a middle cerebral artery occlusion.1 At the time, the Enterprise was the only retrievable intracranial stent available in the United …

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