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Revista médica de Chile

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TEVAH, José et al. Mechanical thrombolysis of the basilar artery: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.3, pp.388-391. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872013000300016.

We report a 40year-old male presenting in the emergeney room with headache, vértigo and left hemiparesis. A magnetic resonante imaging reporten a left cerebellar infarction with occlusion of the basilar artery ana dissection ofthe right vertebral artery. Thepatient experienced a clinical deterioration with the appearance ofa right hemiparesis. Therefore a brain angiography wasperformed alongwith a mechanical thrombolysis using a Solitaire FR® revascularization device. A thrombus located in the distal third ofthe artery was eliminated obtaining a complete perfusión ofthe artery. Thepatient had a satisfactory evolution.

Keywords : Basilar Artery; Thrombolysis mechanical; Thrombolytic Therapy.

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