Infarct location as predictor of mechanical thrombectomy outcomes in DWI-ASPECTS 0-5 stroke patients

Takeaway

  • In patients with baseline diffusion weighted imaging (DWI)-Alberta Stroke Program CT Score (ASPECTS) 0–5, infarct location and lateralization should not be used as exclusion criteria for mechanical thrombectomy (MT), but there are specific locations within each brain hemisphere that may be associated with increased disability.

Why this matters

    There are limited studies evaluating the effect of ischemic lesion location on clinical outcome in patients with ASPECTS 0–5; understanding this relationship will aid clinicians in patient selection for reperfusion strategy.