Mechanical Thrombectomy Using Solitaire in a 6-Year-Old Child

J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2015 May;8(2):13-6.


A six-year-old boy was diagnosed as recurrent posterior circulation stroke secondary to basilar artery occlusion with rapid progression of symptoms. Etiology of stroke was a dissection of V3 segment of left vertebral artery, which was treated using endovascular technique 26 hours after worsening of symptoms. Since the guidelines for acute revascularization in pediatric stroke are not well established, there is limited experience in the use of mechanical devices for acute ischemic stroke revascularization in children. To our knowledge, this is one of the youngest reported cases of acute ischemic stroke from Asia managed with newer mechanical clot removal devices.

Keywords: basilar occlusion; endovascular treatment; pediatric acute ischemic stroke; solitaire.