Stent Retriever (Stentriever) Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke



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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of RadiologyYonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital Stroke CenterSeoulSouth Korea

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