Literature Review

Rescue forced-suction thrombectomy using the reperfusion catheter of the penumbra system for thromboembolism during coil embolization of ruptured cerebral aneurysms.

Thaweesak Aurboonyawat

The authors showed how they coped with thromboembolic complications during the intracranial aneurysm coiling procedure after failed response to medical thrombolysis.

A simple mechanical thrombectomy by using a modification of the Penumbra System was described. Instead of using a typical combination of the separator wire and negative-pressure suction machine, the authors used only a reperfusion catheter and manually created negative pressure within a 20- or 50-cc syringe by pulling the plunger forcefully.The authors also discussed about potential limitations of this procedure.