Thrombectomy in the setting of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are actually embolectomy. This distinction between thromb- and embolectomy is not just academic; it reflects the pathophysiology, prognosis, workup, and treatment options for patients suffering from large vessel occlusion AIS 1).

see Mechanical Thrombectomy.

Kallmes DF, Hirsch JA, Siddiqui AH. Let's -ectomize thrombectomy, shall we? J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Jun 15. pii: neurintsurg-2018-014102. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2018-014102. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29907574.
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