2020 Volume 14 Issue 8 Pages 307-312
Objective: We report a case of acute occlusion of the vertebral artery and radial artery. We performed mechanical thrombectomy for the radial artery following mechanical thrombectomy for the vertebral artery.
Case Presentation: A 73-year-old woman developed sudden-onset dizziness and dysesthesia of the left finger, and was taken to our hospital. Atrial fibrillation was observed. Image inspection revealed acute cerebral infarction of the left lateral medulla and left cerebellar hemisphere, and occlusion of the vertebral and radial arteries. Mechanical thrombectomy for the left vertebral artery occlusion was performed after intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA), and then mechanical thrombectomy was performed for the left radial artery occlusion.
Conclusion: This case suggests that it is possible to guide the system to the radial artery and to perform thrombectomy using existing intracranial endovascular treatment devices.