Stroke 2020 03 29;51(3):766-774. Epub 2020 Jan 29.
From the Department of Neuroradiology (M.T.B., D.P., C.M., B.F., C.Z., T.B.-B.), Klinikum Rechts der Isar, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Background and Purpose- Recent studies show that mechanical thrombectomy of acute basilar artery occlusions (BAO) results in high rates of successful recanalization and good outcomes, but predictors are not completely established yet. Varying occlusion types may benefit differently, and especially, an underlying basilar stenosis (BS) seems to have an impact. Aim of this study was to investigate angiographic and clinical differences in BAO subtypes and to test the potential of perviousness measures for a preinterventional identification of clinically relevant different occlusion types. Read More