Thrombectomy intervention returns speech and movement to stroke patient

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#ThrombectomyThursday – Right MCA occlusion treated and shared here by Dr. Jildaz Caroff, @Jildazz, neurointerventionalist and researcher at the Hôpital Bicêtre, France. 

A 44-year-old gentleman presented with left hemianopsia, left-sided hemiplegia, and a severe speech disorder.  MRI showed a right M1 occlusion with good collateral flow, and was given tPA before transferred to Hôpital Bicêtre for interventional surgery.  On arrival, the occlusion travelled distal from the M1 to M2-M3 and a 3MAX catheter was tunneled inside of a SofiaPlus to retrieve the clot. The SofiaPlus was steam shaped for navigation. Recanalization of TICI2C was achieved and after 24 hours, there was no residual motor deficits and his speech was restored to his baseline.

“Steam shaped Sofia Plus is unstoppable.” 
– Caroff

Dr. Jildaz Caroff is an Interventional Neuroradiologist who currently practices at the Hôpital Bicêtre south of Paris, France.  Upon completing his clinical training under Drs. Jacques Moret and Laurent Spelle, he was most recently a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  As Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroradiology he strives towards developing the field of interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery. 

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