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Neurocrit Care. 2009;10(1):87-90.

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

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Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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.

PMID:
17701106
DOI:
10.1007/s12028-007-0082-0
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