Incomplete or failed thrombectomy in acute stroke is still better than medical treatment only

Takeaway

  • Failed or incomplete mechanical thrombectomy in people with low early computed tomography score is linked to better clinical outcomes than medical treatment alone.

Why this matters

    This is the largest computed tomography-based retrospective analysis of its kind. These novel findings suggest that mechanical thrombectomy, even if it fails or is incomplete, may still be a better option than medical treatment alone.