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J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2022 24(4): 372-379
The Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Undeflatable balloon guide catheter (BGC) during endovascular procedure: Rescue strategy
Hyungkyu Lee, Taejoon Park, Jinwook Baek, Seonghwan Kim, Sangpyung Lee, Kyoungsoo Ryou

The use of a balloon guide catheter (BGC) in the endovascular management of acute ischemic stroke is known to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the procedure by reducing the risk of distal embolization. During the procedure, the balloon of the catheter causes a temporary arrest of cerebral blood flow. However, failure of the balloon to deflate during the BGC procedure can result in catastrophic complications, including aggravated hypoxic damage. This paper aims to share the resolution and methodological analysis of our experience with BGC balloon deflation failure, which was confirmed by a reproducible experiment under similar conditions.
Key words : Balloon guide catheter, Acute ischemic stroke, Endovascular treatment, Undeflatable balloon, Deflation failure

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