World Neurosurg 2021 Jul 16. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
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Background: Balloon guide catheters (BGC) are designed to induce flow arrest during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) procedures for acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion, and have been associated with improved clinical and angiographic outcomes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the relative technical and clinical outcomes associated with BGC vs. non-BGC approaches. Read More