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Neuroradiology - Technical Note
Retrieval of floating clot in the internal carotid artery: extracranial SAVE technique (eSAVE)
1 Department of Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany; Department of Neuroradiology, Clinic of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Goettingen, Germany  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -

Abstract

Acutely ruptured atherosclerotic plaques with adjacent floating clot within the internal carotid artery in patients suffering from extra-/intracranial tandem lesions are often treated with stent-assisted balloon angioplasty. We present a strategy to retrieve the extracranial thrombus using the “stent retriever assisted vacuum-locked extraction” (SAVE) method, which initially was described for the intracranial vasculature. The extracranial SAVE (eSAVE) method could be an additional tool for the treatment of acute tandem lesions.

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