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Delayed mid-basilar artery stenosis following paediatric acute mechanical thrombectomy: a rare complication from a rare case


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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