Jaw Elevation Device: Tool for Neck Immobilization to Facilitate Recovery in Endovascular Thrombectomy via Transcervical Access

David J. Altschul, Tarini Vats, Santiago R. Unda, Irene Osborn, Janet McHenry, Richard Zampolin

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Abstract

Background: Acute stroke resolution via endovascular thrombectomy requires transcarotid access when transfemoral access is not possible. Although postoperative complications such as cervical hematoma and airway compression have been reported, an appropriate postprocedural management is largely unknown yet. We aim to provide new insights and learning points from our experience using the Jaw Elevation Device (JED) as a tool to facilitate recovery post surgery. Case Description: A 79-year-old female underwent endovascular thrombectomy via transcervical, transcarotid access for a left internal carotid artery occlusion. No intraprocedural complications were reported. After successful thrombectomy, manual compression was applied in the carotid artery, and to achieve neck immobilization a JED was used for 4 hours after the procedure. No complications occurred. Conclusions: JED appears to be a reasonable option to facilitate patient recovery due to its capacity to maintain the airway, provide mild compression for hemostasis, and prevent cervical hematoma through a comfortable neck immobilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume140
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Jaw Elevation Device
  • Thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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