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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-59

A new era in the management of ischemic stroke: Advent of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mithun G Sattur
96, Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 301 CSB, MSC 606, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, South Carolina
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_85_19

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Reduction in the mortality and disability resulting from acute ischemic stroke translates into restoration of blood flow to ischemic penumbra or tissue-at-risk. Reopening occluded large intracranial arteries is currently possible by timely institution of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy. In this topic, we discuss the physiologic basis of thrombectomy, technical steps and future directions in a concise yet eminently readable manner.

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