Terminal ICA Occlusion: The Utility of 6 mm × 30 mm Retrievable Stents

  • Mohammed A. AlmekhlafiEmail author
  • Mayank Goyal


An 81-year-old woman presented to the emergency with left-sided weakness of 2 h duration. The NIHSS score was 17; the ASPECTS score was 10, and CT angiogram confirmed the presence of right intracranial ICA occlusion but patent anterior and middle cerebral arteries. The patient was started on IV tPA and then transferred to the angiography suite.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Faculty of MedicineKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySeaman Family MR Research Centre, Foothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada

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