Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the pediatric population is rare. Furthermore, it is common for physicians to take significantly longer diagnosing a posterior circulation stroke in a child than in an adult. There are increasing case reports in the literature of treating AIS in children with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator, intra-arterial thrombolysis, and/or mechanical thrombectomy. We present the first case of pediatric AIS treated using a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT) as a means of mechanical thrombectomy.
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Republished with permission from BMJ Case Reports Published 11 April 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-012195
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Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Not obtained.
Ethics approval The study was approved by the institutional review board of the Medical University of South Carolina.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.