Use of stentrievers in acute stroke: tips, tricks, and current results

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Mar;15(1):68-77. doi: 10.1053/j.tvir.2011.12.009.


Stentrievers are stent-like devices used in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. They have demonstrated efficacy in restoring the intracranial blood flow with low procedural times. This article is a synopsis of the available devices and different techniques. An extensive review of the literature summarizing all the data that have been published demonstrating their clinical impact and complications is also presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
  • Brain Ischemia / complications*
  • Brain Ischemia / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Stents*
  • Stroke / etiology*
  • Stroke / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome