Intracranial high-resolution vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging evidence of vessel wall inflammation is present following stent retriever manipulation but absent following aspiration thrombectomy. This is presented in a case of rotatory vertebral artery compression causing multiple posterior circulation infarctions requiring multiple separate aspiration and stent retriever thrombectomies.
Keywords: Endovascular thrombectomy; aspiration thrombectomy; cerebrovascular inflammation; high-resolution MRI; ischemic stroke; rotatory vertebral artery compression; stent retriever thrombectomy.
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