A multidisciplinary team of Massachusetts General Hospital physicians presents the case of a 72-year-old man who had a high-grade transverse–sigmoid junction dural arteriovenous fistula completely cured via direct cannulation through a burr hole after percutaneous transfemoral venous access was unsuccessful.
Robert Regenhardt, MD, PhD, and Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH, of the Department of Neurology, and colleagues found that among patients with large vessel occlusion stroke, ischemic lesions identified by MRI after endovascular thrombectomy were associated with both acute stroke severity and 90-day functional outcome.
In a real-world analysis of patients treated with endovascular thrombectomy for stroke due to emergent large vessel occlusion, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found women and men had comparable reperfusion rates and 90-day functional outcomes, even though women were older and had more pre-stroke disability.
Robert W. Regenhardt, MD, PhD, and Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH, of the Department of Neurology, and colleagues have linked the extent of post-thrombectomy white matter infarction to the chance of gaining functional independence after anterior large-vessel occlusion stroke.
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