Successful recovery from carotid terminus occlusion after mechanical embolectomy in a fully anticoagulated patient

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Abstract

Case Description: We describe a case of the patient with multiple contraindications for thrombolysis who underwent successful mechanical embolectomy for occlusion of the right carotid terminus. Her pre-procedural NIHSS was 16. Discussion: The patient demonstrated remarkable recovery within an hour of the procedure, and this clinical improvement was sustained at followup. Results: This case illustrates that mechanical embolectomy is a safe and potentially very effective intervention to treat major intracranial vessel occlusions in patients with multiple contraindications for thrombolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalNeurocritical care
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • MERCI
  • Outcome
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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