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Correspondence on ‘Outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy in stroke patients with extreme large infarction core’ by Almallouhi et al
    1. Radiology, Tower Health, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
    1. Correspondence to Dr David Sacks, Radiology, Tower Health, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA; david.sacks{at}

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    The recent article by Almallouhi et al1 on registry reported outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy in stroke patients with extremely large infarctions (Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) 0–2) is an important contribution. It adds to our knowledge of real-world clinical outcomes in a group of patients that, until the publication of several recent large infarct thrombectomy trials,2–5 would likely not have been treated. The results of acceptable clinical outcome – ability to ambulate (modified Rankin Score (mRS) 0–3) …

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    • Contributors I am the sole contributor to this manuscript.

    • Funding The author has not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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