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Retrieval of floating clot in the internal carotid artery: extracranial SAVE technique (eSAVE)
1 Department of Neuroradiology, Clinic of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Goettingen, Germany  
2 Department of Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2019.19093
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.

 

You may cite this article as: Psychogios MN, Volker M. Retrieval of floating clot in the internal carotid artery: extracranial SAVE technique (eSAVE). Diagn Interv Radiol 2019; DOI 10.5152/dir.2019.19093.

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