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Cerebral Embolectomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Cerebral Embolectomy

What is Cerebral Embolectomy?

During cerebral embolectomy, a blood clot or foreign body blocking blood flow through a cerebral artery is removed. During this procedure, a bone flap in the skull may be removed and stitched back into place.

Also Known As:

  • Microsurgical embolectomy
  • Brain surgery

Conditions Treated with Cerebral Embolectomy:

Cerebral embolectomy is performed in cases of brain trauma, a foreign body embolism in the brain and a cerebral embolism.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Cerebral Embolectomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to cerebral embolectomy. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include interventional stroke treatment and the use of a penumbra or merci clot retrieval device.

Anesthesia with Cerebral Embolectomy:

Cerebral embolectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Cerebral Embolectomy:

Possible risks following cerebral embolectomy include stroke, infection, coma, brain swelling, seizures, hemorrhage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience cerebral vasospasm.

Prognosis after Cerebral Embolectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following cerebral embolectomy is good.

Recovery from Cerebral Embolectomy:

Total recovery time after cerebral embolectomy is one to four weeks.

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