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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 606-615

Mechanical thrombectomy: Review

Division of Interventional Neurology, Department of Neurology, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Vikram Huded
Division of Interventional Neurology, Department of Neurology, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.aian_29_22

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Large vessel occlusion stroke contributes to disability and mortality out of proportion to its incidence. Over time it was noted that intravenous thrombolysis alone was not sufficient for this stroke type. Slowly, endovascular approach and mechanical clot retrieval have come out to be the biggest advances in the field of neurology as well as modern medicine. Although the careful selection of patients is needed as standardized by landmark trials. At the same time, thrombectomy is now being studied in patients excluded by previous trials and is seemingly coming out be effective in the vast majority of patients with large vessel occlusions. Further, techniques and devices are getting refined day by day to achieve the maximum possible benefit.

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