Aspiration thrombectomy in concert with stent thrombectomy

J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 May;6(4):e26. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2012-010624.rep. Epub 2013 Jul 18.


In the SWIFT and TREVO 2 trials, aspiration thrombectomy was not able to be performed. Outside these studies, in post-market application, the interventionist can use aspiration thrombectomy in addition to stent device thrombectomy. This technique is described in detail in the present report. Combined aspiration/stentriever thrombectomy may improve recanalization efforts, simplify a second thrombectomy attempt if necessary and may limit distal embolization.

Keywords: Stent; Stroke; Technique; Thrombectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / diagnosis
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis / instrumentation
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis / methods*
  • Neuroimaging
  • Stents*
  • Suction