Stent retriever (stentriever) thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke

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Following the success of five randomized controlled trials comparing intra-arterial recanalization treatment plus standard medical therapy with standard medical treatment, a stent retriever (stentriever) thrombectomy is now recommended as the first-line treatment for acute stroke due to an intracranial large artery occlusion (ILAO) of the anterior circulation [1-11]. As a result, the ability to perform a stentriever thrombectomy is an essential skill for neurointerventionalists, where the learning curve is relatively short for normal cases of endovascular acute stroke treatment [12]. However, in complicated situations, recanalizing an occluded large intracranial artery using a stentriever can become difficult. Therefore, this chapter explains the basic procedure of a stentriever thrombectomy and then suggests some problem-solving techniques for various complex situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcute Ischemic Stroke
Subtitle of host publicationMedical, Endovascular, and Surgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789811009655
ISBN (Print)9789811009648
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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