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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 57, No. 3, 2009, pp. 310-312
Bioline Code: ni09090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Neurology India, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2009, pp. 310-312

 en Mechanical device the Penumbra system in the management of acute stroke: Report of five cases
Huded, Vikram; Saraf, Rashmi & Limaye, Uday


Use of mechanical devices in acute ischemic stroke has shown promise not only in recanalization rates but also with better clinical outcome and also extension of the window period to 8 hours. This is the first reported series of use of mechanical devices in India. We report five patients with acute stroke in whom mechanical devices (Penumbra System, Alameda, California) were used for thrombolysis. All the treated vessels (100%) were successfully re-canalized, Trials In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score of 3. At 90-day follow-up, of the 5 patients treated, 2 had modified Rankin score (mRS) of < 2. This small series shows the safety and efficacy of the Penumbra System in the thrombolysis of large vessel occlusive disease.

Acute stroke, mechanical thrombolysis, re-canalization, penumbra system

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