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Vol 52, No 3 (2018)
Letters to the Editor
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Future challenges of stroke treatment

Simona Lattanzi, Mauro Silvestrini
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.02.004
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(3):415-416.

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Vol 52, No 3 (2018)
Letters to the Editor
Submitted: 2018-01-04

Abstract

Posterior circulation stroke accounts for approximately 20% of all ischaemic strokes. Acute basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is one of the most severe conditions, it is associated with death or major disability in more than three quarters of the cases, and its optimal management remains unestablished. Currently, the treatment is based primarily upon consensus, the clinical practice varies widely, and the actual benefit of mechanical thrombectomy has to be fully estimated. Although the recent years have profoundly revolutionized and improved the stroke care, many questions still remain unanswered and will represent the challenges of the next future.

Abstract

Posterior circulation stroke accounts for approximately 20% of all ischaemic strokes. Acute basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is one of the most severe conditions, it is associated with death or major disability in more than three quarters of the cases, and its optimal management remains unestablished. Currently, the treatment is based primarily upon consensus, the clinical practice varies widely, and the actual benefit of mechanical thrombectomy has to be fully estimated. Although the recent years have profoundly revolutionized and improved the stroke care, many questions still remain unanswered and will represent the challenges of the next future.

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Keywords

Stroke, Basilar artery occlusion, Thrombolysis, Thrombectomy

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Title

Future challenges of stroke treatment

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 52, No 3 (2018)

Pages

415-416

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2018.02.004

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(3):415-416.

Keywords

Stroke
Basilar artery occlusion
Thrombolysis
Thrombectomy

Authors

Simona Lattanzi
Mauro Silvestrini

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