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NEW ISSUE: Original Research Article

Management of posterior circulation tandem occlusions in acute ischemic stroke: Recanalize the dominant vertebral artery with priority:

  • a retrospective analysis of patients with ostial VA-BA tandem occlusion who underwent endovascular treatment.
  • Endovascular revascularization was performed through the occluded dominant VA in 8 patients and was performed through contralateral non-dominant VA in 1 patient. 
  • Successful recanalization (mTICI 2b/3 grade) was achieved in all 9 patients, and 5 patients (55.5%) achieved functional independence with a mRS score of 0–2 at 90 days.

From Department of Interventional Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 300 Guangzhou Rd, Nanjing, 210029, China

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