CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 475–478 | Cite as

Spontaneous Solitaire™ AB Thrombectomy Stent Detachment During Stroke Treatment

  • Suha Akpinar
  • Guliz Yilmaz
Case Report


Spontaneous Solitaire™ stent retriever detachment is a rarely defined entity seen during stroke treatment, which can result in a disastrous clinical outcome if it cannot be solved within a critical stroke treatment time window. Two solutions to this problem are presented in the literature. The first is to leave the stent in place and apply angioplasty to the detached stent, while the second involves surgically removing the stent from the location at which it detached. Here, we present a case of inadvertent stent detachment during stroke treatment for a middle cerebral artery M1 occlusion resulting in progressive thrombosis. The detached stent was removed endovascularly by another Solitaire stent, resulting in the recanalization of the occluded middle cerebral artery.


Stroke Thrombectomy Angiography 


Conflict of interest

The authors Süha Akpınar and Güliz Yılmaz state that there is no conflict of interest.

Ethical Standard

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in the study.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineNear East University HospitalNicosiaTurkey

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