Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy has evolved significantly and has become the mainstay and most effective currently available treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients due to large vessel occlusion. Mechanical thrombectomy is presently performed using a stent retriever or stent-like device, an aspiration catheter, or a combination of the two. Much of the literature has focused on the benefits of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy with only limited data about procedural complications and management. Awareness of risk factors and early recognition of these complications can potentially reduce complication rates, improve management, and yield better overall outcomes. In this review, the authors present a description of intraprocedural complications and strategies to prevent and treat these complications.
- interventional radiology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine