mechanical thrombolysis


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mechanical thrombolysis

The disruption or removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel with lasers, screws, snares, suction, or ultrasound. It is an alternative (and sometimes an adjunct) to thrombolytic drug therapy in patients who have occluded blood vessels or grafts.
See also: thrombolysis
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Patients may receive chemical and mechanical thrombolysis administered by a neurointerventionalist for acute ischemic stroke and endovascular coil occlusion or neurosurgical aneurysm clipping by a neurosurgeon for hemorrhagic stroke resulting from subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm (Meyers et al.
Use of mechanical thrombolysis via microballoon percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for the treatment of acute dural sinus thrombosis: Case presentation and technical report.
This laser produces a mechanical thrombolysis rather than pharmacologic lysis.
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