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Delayed mid-basilar artery stenosis following paediatric acute mechanical thrombectomy: a rare complication from a rare case
  1. Soumya Mukherjee,
  2. Helen McCullagh,
  3. Tony Goddard and
  4. Tufail Patankar
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Soumya Mukherjee, soumya1701{at}


There is limited literature on the use of mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retrievers in paediatric stroke, especially in the posterior circulation. We report a paediatric case of acute basilar artery occlusion successfully treated by mechanical thrombectomy using stent-retriever but complicated by delayed basilar artery stenosis. This case emphasises prudent selection of thrombectomy device and meticulous long-term follow-up when employed in paediatric stroke.

  • stroke
  • interventional radiology
  • brain stem/cerebellum

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  • Contributors SM collected patient data, performed analysis and literature search and drafted manuscript. HM helped collected patient data, draft manuscript and revised the manuscript for intellectual content. TG and TP helped performed analysis, literature search and revised the manuscript for intellectual content.

  • Funding The authors have not received any grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.