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Mechanical thrombectomy of the internal carotid artery and middle cerebral arteries for acute stroke by using the retriever device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15569753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of mechanical thrombectomy in which a new device, the Retriever, was used for acute cerebral ischemia in the setting of extensive occlusion of the left internal carotid and middle cerebral arteries. Excellent radiographic and clinical results were obtained. The Retriever is currently approved and available for foreign body extraction and for intracranial thrombectomy when used as part of the Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia, or MERCI, clinical trial. This device was able to retrieve and remove clots efficiently from the intracranial and extracranial circulation, offering a new therapeutic alternative in the treatment of acute cerebral ischemic disease.
Hilario Martinez; Gregg H Zoarski; Abraham M Obuchowski; M J Bernadette Stallmayer; Alexander Papangelou; Subha Airan-Javia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-30     Completed Date:  2005-02-08     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1812-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery*
Carotid Artery, Internal* / radiography
Cerebral Angiography
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Middle Cerebral Artery* / radiography
Stroke / surgery*
Thrombectomy / instrumentation*,  methods*
Treatment Outcome

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