Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v5.i12.450
Revised: November 11, 2013
Accepted: November 15, 2013
Published online: December 28, 2013
Core tip: While intravenous thrombolysis has gained wide acceptance as a major breakthrough for the acute treatment of stroke, interventional and diagnostic neuroradiology tools have also evolved at a very high rate, providing us with very sophisticated techniques to demonstrate brain tissue damage and revascularization techniques. However, these methods have not been evaluated properly until recently and have been adopted quickly by part of the clinical neuroscience community. A number of recent studies question the impact of these techniques.