Paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia causing acute leukaemic occlusion of the proximal middle cerebral artery: Treatment with endovascular thrombectomy

J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Oct;68:336-338. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2019.07.075. Epub 2019 Aug 8.


Optimal treatment for ischaemic stroke in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is unclear. We describe an ischaemic stroke in an adolescent with ALL who underwent successful endovascular thrombectomy following leukaemic arterial occlusion. Endovascular thrombectomy should be considered in paediatric ALL patients with acute ischaemic stroke and large vessel occlusion.

Keywords: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; Endovascular clot retrieval; Endovascular thrombectomy; Hyperviscosity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Ischemia / surgery
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / etiology*
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / surgery*
  • Male
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications*
  • Thrombectomy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome