Basilar artery occlusion in a teenaged boy treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis.

@article{Chen2010BasilarAO,
  title={Basilar artery occlusion in a teenaged boy treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis.},
  author={Michael Chen and Shu-fang Wu and Man-Chi Lo and Wei-Liang Chen and Wen-jun Wang},
  journal={Acta neurologica Taiwanica},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          281-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Intra-venous thrombolysis (IVT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) is the standard treatment of acute ischemic stroke in Taiwan. However, there are many limitations to this treatment, such as the three-hour therapeutic time window and an age limit of 18 to 80 years. CASE REPORT We reported a 15-year-old boy with vertebrobasilar artery total occlusion that presented with a sudden onset of consciousness disturbance. The accompanying findings were clonic-jerky… CONTINUE READING

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