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Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
Interventional treatment for acute ischaemic stroke in an 86-year-old
  1. Amanda Hanora Lavan1,
  2. Paul Brennan2,
  3. Ciaran F Donegan1,
  4. David J P Williams1
  1. 1Department of Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda Hanora Lavan, amandalavan{at}, amandalavan{at}


An 86-year-old lady presented to the accident and emergency department with a 90 min history of receptive and expressive dysphasia. There were no motor symptoms or visual symptoms reported. A partial anterior circulation stroke was diagnosed. On examination, she had a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale of 6. CT angiography showed an occlusive thrombus within the left internal carotid artery extending into the left M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery and the proximal A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery. Intra-arterial thrombectomy was preformed. Full recovery was achieved.

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