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Title: Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Different Thrombus Locations of Anterior Cerebral Circulation

Abstract

BackgroundMechanical thrombectomy (MT) is a safe and efficient treatment for acute ischemic stroke in patients with proximal anterior occlusion and large penumbra. We evaluated the technical and clinical success of MT in relation to the location of the occlusion (internal carotid artery, M1 and M2 segments of the middle cerebral artery).MethodsWe prospectively reviewed 130 patients of whom 105 met the inclusion criteria. Baseline clinical, procedural and imaging variables, technical outcome (TICI, thrombolysis in cerebral infarction), 24 h imaging outcome and three-month clinical outcome (mRS, modified Rankin Scale) were recorded. Differences between the groups were studied with statistical tests according to the type of the variable.ResultsThere were 37, 46 and 22 patients in the internal carotid artery (ICA), M1 and M2 groups, respectively. TICI 2b or 3 was achieved in 92 cases (88 %) with a non-significant trend towards a better recanalization outcome in the ICA and M1 groups. Overall, 57 of the 105 patients (55 %) experienced favorable clinical outcome (mRS ≤ 2) with no significant differences between the groups. Excellent outcome (mRS ≤ 1) was seen in 40 patients (39 %) and there proportionally more patients with excellent outcome in the ICA and M1 groups (ICA: 44 %, M1: 41 %, M2: 23 % of patients, p = 0.22).ConclusionsThere were no statisticallymore » significant differences in the technical or clinical outcomes between the different sites of occlusion (ICA, M1 or M2). There was a non-significant trend towards achieving excellent clinical outcome (3-month mRS ≤ 1) more often and better recanalization results in the two more proximal locations.« less

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Tampere University Hospital, Medical Imaging Center (Finland)
  2. Tampere University Hospital, Department of Neurology (Finland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22642484
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; CAROTID ARTERIES; CEREBRAL ARTERIES; INCLUSIONS; ISCHEMIA; PATIENTS; REVIEWS

Citation Formats

Protto, Sara, Sillanpää, Niko, E-mail: niko.sillanpaa@pshp.fi, Pienimäki, Juha-Pekka, Matkaselkä, Ira, Seppänen, Janne, and Numminen, Heikki. Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Different Thrombus Locations of Anterior Cerebral Circulation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1315-4.
Protto, Sara, Sillanpää, Niko, E-mail: niko.sillanpaa@pshp.fi, Pienimäki, Juha-Pekka, Matkaselkä, Ira, Seppänen, Janne, & Numminen, Heikki. Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Different Thrombus Locations of Anterior Cerebral Circulation. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1315-4.
Protto, Sara, Sillanpää, Niko, E-mail: niko.sillanpaa@pshp.fi, Pienimäki, Juha-Pekka, Matkaselkä, Ira, Seppänen, Janne, and Numminen, Heikki. Fri . "Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Different Thrombus Locations of Anterior Cerebral Circulation". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1315-4.
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title = {Stent Retriever Thrombectomy in Different Thrombus Locations of Anterior Cerebral Circulation},
author = {Protto, Sara and Sillanpää, Niko, E-mail: niko.sillanpaa@pshp.fi and Pienimäki, Juha-Pekka and Matkaselkä, Ira and Seppänen, Janne and Numminen, Heikki},
abstractNote = {BackgroundMechanical thrombectomy (MT) is a safe and efficient treatment for acute ischemic stroke in patients with proximal anterior occlusion and large penumbra. We evaluated the technical and clinical success of MT in relation to the location of the occlusion (internal carotid artery, M1 and M2 segments of the middle cerebral artery).MethodsWe prospectively reviewed 130 patients of whom 105 met the inclusion criteria. Baseline clinical, procedural and imaging variables, technical outcome (TICI, thrombolysis in cerebral infarction), 24 h imaging outcome and three-month clinical outcome (mRS, modified Rankin Scale) were recorded. Differences between the groups were studied with statistical tests according to the type of the variable.ResultsThere were 37, 46 and 22 patients in the internal carotid artery (ICA), M1 and M2 groups, respectively. TICI 2b or 3 was achieved in 92 cases (88 %) with a non-significant trend towards a better recanalization outcome in the ICA and M1 groups. Overall, 57 of the 105 patients (55 %) experienced favorable clinical outcome (mRS ≤ 2) with no significant differences between the groups. Excellent outcome (mRS ≤ 1) was seen in 40 patients (39 %) and there proportionally more patients with excellent outcome in the ICA and M1 groups (ICA: 44 %, M1: 41 %, M2: 23 % of patients, p = 0.22).ConclusionsThere were no statistically significant differences in the technical or clinical outcomes between the different sites of occlusion (ICA, M1 or M2). There was a non-significant trend towards achieving excellent clinical outcome (3-month mRS ≤ 1) more often and better recanalization results in the two more proximal locations.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-016-1315-4},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 7,
volume = 39,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}
  • BackgroundMechanical thrombectomy (MT) is an efficient treatment of acute stroke caused by large-vessel occlusion. We evaluated the factors predicting poor clinical outcome (3-month modified Rankin Scale, mRS >2) although MT performed with modern stent retrievers.MethodsWe prospectively collected the clinical and imaging data of 105 consecutive anterior circulation stroke patients who underwent MT after multimodal CT imaging. Patients with occlusion of the internal carotid artery and/or middle cerebral artery up to the M2 segment were included. We recorded baseline clinical, procedural and imaging variables, technical outcome, 24-h imaging outcome and the clinical outcome. Differences between the groups were studied with appropriatemore » statistical tests and binary logistic regression analysis.ResultsLow cerebral blood volume Alberta stroke program early CT score (CBV-ASPECTS) was associated with poor clinical outcome (median 7 vs. 9, p = 0.01). Lower collateral score (CS) significantly predicted poor outcome in regression modelling with CS = 0 increasing the odds of poor outcome 4.4-fold compared to CS = 3 (95% CI 1.27–15.5, p = 0.02). Lower CBV-ASPECTS significantly predicted poor clinical outcome among those with moderate or severe stroke (OR 0.82, 95% CI 0.68–1, p = 0.05) or poor collateral circulation (CS 0–1, OR 0.66, 95% CI 0.48–0.90, p = 0.009) but not among those with mild strokes or good collaterals.ConclusionsCBV-ASPECTS estimating infarct core is a significant predictor of poor clinical outcome among anterior circulation stroke patients treated with MT, especially in the setting of poor collateral circulation and/or moderate or severe stroke.« less
  • In vitro experiments were performed to evaluate the efficacy of mechanical intracranial thrombectomy comparing the newly developed Aperio stent retriever and standard devices for stroke treatment. The Aperio (A), with an increased working length of 4 cm and a special cell design for capturing and withholding clots, was compared to three benchmark devices: the Solitaire retrievable stent (B), the Merci X6 (C), and the Merci L5 retriever (D). In a vascular glass model with pulsatile flow, reminiscent of the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery, we repeatedly induced occlusion by generating thrombi via a modified Chandler loop system. Themore » numbers of recanalization attempts, peripheral embolizations, and recanalizations at the site of occlusion were recorded during 10 retrieval experiments with each device. Eleven devices were able to remove the blood clots from the occluded branch. In 34 of 40 experiments, restoration of flow was obtained in 1-3 attempts. The main differences between the study devices were observed in terms of clot withholding and fragmentation during retrieval. Although there was only one fragmentation recorded for device A, disengagement of the whole clot or peripheral embolization of fragments occurred more frequently (5-7 times) with devices B, C, and D. In a vascular model, the design of device A was best at capturing and withholding thrombi during retrieval. Further study will be necessary to see whether this holds true in clinical applications.« less
  • Purpose: Treatment of acute stroke by endovascular mechanical recanalisation (EMR) has shown promising results and continues to be further refined. We evaluated the impact of a temporary stent compared with our results using other mechanical devices. Materials and Methods: We analysed clinical and radiological data of all patients who were treated by EMR after intravenous thrombolysis for acute carotid T- and middle-cerebral artery (M1) occlusions at our centre between 2007 and 2011. A comparison was performed between those patients in whom solely the stent-retriever was applied (group S) and those treated with other devices (group C). Results: We identified 14more » patients for group S and 16 patients for group C. Mean age, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score, and time to treatment were 67.1 years and 16.5 and 4.0 h for group S and 61.1 years and 17.6 and 4.5 h for group C, respectively. Successful recanalisation (thrombolysis in cerebral infarction scores {>=}IIb) was achieved in 93% of patients in group S and 56% of patients in group C (P < 0.05). Mean recanalisation times for M1 occlusions were 23 min (group S) and 29 min (group C) and for carotid-T occlusions were 39 min (group S) and 50 min (group C), and 45% of the patients in group S and 33% in group C had a favourable outcome (Modified Rankin Scale score {<=}2). Conclusion: The findings suggest an improvement in recanalisation success by the application of a temporary stent compared with previously used devices. These results are to be confirmed by larger studies.« less
  • Purpose: To determine the efficacy of thrombectomy for the Amplatz Thrombectomy Device (ATD) according to the age of the thrombus. Methods: Thrombectomy was performed with the 7 Fr or 8 Fr ATD. Five-day-old or 8-day-old thrombi were made from porcine blood by clotting within silicone tubes to be used in a flow model. Emboli sizes, weight, remaining thrombus and activation time were evaluated. Results: The age of the thrombus had no influence on the activation time necessary for complete thrombolysis. A significant difference was found in the overall amount of embolization only with the 7 Fr device although a similarmore » trend was shown with the 8 Fr device. The amount of embolized thrombotic material was higher for both devices if older thrombi (i.e., 8 days old) we reprocessed. The overall impression was that the 8 Fr device showed slightly better results (less remaining thrombus and embolization). Conclusion: A tendency toward higher amounts of embolization was observed if older thrombi were used in the model. Therefore the interventional radiologist should be aware of the potentially higher risk of peripheral embolization when performing mechanical thrombectomy(with the ATD) in older thrombotic occlusions, especially since the higher rate of embolization was mainly due to an increased proportion of larger embolic particles (1 mm), which are clinically more significant.« less
  • Purpose: Our purpose was to report the outcome of endovascular treatment with manual aspiration thrombectomy as the first-line thromboablative method for phlegmasia cerulea dolens. Methods: Between October 2006 and May 2010, seven consecutive patients (5 women, 2 men; age range, 31-80 years) with the diagnosis of phlegmasia cerulea dolens secondary to acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis had endovascular treatment with manual aspiration thrombectomy. Catheter-directed thrombolysis and stent placement were used as adjunctive procedures. Phlegmasia was left-sided in five and right-sided in two patients. Results: All patients had associated great saphenous vein thrombosis in addition to iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT).more » Aspiration thrombectomy completely removed the thrombus from the popliteal vein to the inferior vena cava (IVC) in all cases. Three patients with May-Thurner syndrome had stent placement in the left common iliac vein. Two patients had early recurrences. Repeated aspiration thrombectomy was unsuccessful in one patient. There were no complications related to the procedure. One patient who had been successfully treated died of sepsis and another patient who had unsuccessful repeated interventions had below-the-knee amputation. Overall, the clinical success and survival rates of patients in this study were 86%. On follow-up, three patients with successful treatment were asymptomatic with no deep venous insufficiency. One of these patients died during the 4-month follow-up period. Two patients had mild ankle swelling with deep venous insufficiency. Conclusions: Manual aspiration thrombectomy with adjunctive use of catheter-directed thrombolysis and stent placement is an effective endovascular treatment method with high clinical success and survival rates for phlegmasia cerulean dolens.« less