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Rescue use of endovascular snare for acute basilar artery embolic occlusion resistant to balloon angioplasty and fibrinolysis therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15747218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rescue clot disruption using a basket snare is described for acute basilar artery embolic occlusion resistant to balloon angioplasty and fibrinolysis therapy. In spite of failed balloon angioplasty in conjunction with fibrinolysis, a basket-shaped snare connected to a microguide wire could be used to catch and crush the clot in the upper basilar artery. The rescue use of a snare may be effective for angioplasty-resistant acute embolic stroke.
S Hasegawa; H Manabe; A Takemura; M Nagahata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0946-7211     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-04     Completed Date:  2005-08-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440973     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kuroishi City Hospital, Aomori, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
Basilar Artery*
Combined Modality Therapy
Intracranial Embolism / radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Plasminogen Activators / administration & dosage
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Treatment Failure
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.21.-/Plasminogen Activators; EC Plasminogen Activator

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