Table 2:

Intervention and outcomes in the 7 patients with acute stroke due to occluded ICA

Patient No.IA tPA (mg)Stenting and angioplasty of ICALysis of MCA Clot through occluded ICATIMI Flow after ThromboysisPost Rx CTOutcome (mRS) at 30 days
120YesYes2Basal ganglia infarct4
210YesYes3Patchy parietal infarcts3
39NoYes3Basal ganglia infarct0
40*YesNo3Basal ganglia infarct0
518NoYes3Basal ganglia infarct0
610NoNo3Evolving frontal bleed1
715YesYes3Small frontal lobe infarct0
  • Note:—ICA indicates internal carotid artery; IA tPA, intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator; MCA, middle cerebral artery; CT, computed tomography; mRS, modified Rankin Scale.

  • * This patient received 38 mg intravenous tPA prior to angiography.

  • ICA pseudoaneurysm was treated with 2 overlapping covered stents.