Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Volume: 3

Brain Ischemic Stroke - From Diagnosis to Treatment

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Stroke is thought to be the second biggest killer worldwide, and is responsible for over 5 million deaths per year. Several strategies have been developed to enhance treatment of stroke patients. ...
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Evolution of Devices for Endovascular Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: From the Beginning to the Adapt Technique

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Simone Peschillo and Francesco Diana


Acute ischemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity and its treatment has attracted great interest in the last decades. Innovative instruments such as stent-retrievers, intermediate catheters, and large-bore catheters have recently been introduced to perform endovascular thrombectomy. In cases of large vessel occlusion, this technique produces better results than intravenous pharmacological treatment.

In this chapter, we discuss the history of devices developed for thrombectomy, concluding with the state-of-the-art devices in each category.


ADAPT technique, Aspiration, Mechanical thrombectomy, Stent.


Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Rome, Italy.