Is thrombectomy feasible for distal posterior cerebral artery stroke?

This may be the next frontier in endovascular treatment, researchers say

Mechanical thrombectomy is a "reasonable, safe and technically feasible" option for isolated posterior circulation distal, medium vessel occlusion (DMVO) stroke, although it's rarely performed, researchers say.

Scan highlighting the Circle of Willis

Isolated occlusions of the posterior cerebral artery account for about 5-10% of all ischaemic strokes, researchers note in JAMA Neurology.

In a case-control study, German-led researchers assessed the frequency, safety and clinical outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy versus standard

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