Techniques and results--penumbra aspiration catheter

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Mar;15(1):53-9. doi: 10.1053/j.tvir.2011.12.007.


The Penumbra System is an endovascular mechanical thrombectomy device that uses continuous aspiration to perform recanalization of occluded intracranial vessels. The objective of this article was to provide a comprehensive overview of the data on technical and functional outcome so far published for aspiration thrombectomy and resume techniques that can be used to optimize functionality of the Penumbra System. We focus on existing clinical data as well as our institutional experience and techniques.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Ischemia / complications*
  • Brain Ischemia / surgery*
  • Catheters*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Stroke / etiology*
  • Stroke / surgery*
  • Suction / instrumentation*
  • Thrombectomy / instrumentation*
  • Treatment Outcome