Endovascular therapy in pediatric intracranial carotid artery dissection.

  title={Endovascular therapy in pediatric intracranial carotid artery dissection.},
  author={Yen-Jun Lai and Feng-Chi Chang and Chung Jung Lin and Ting-Chang Hsieh and Kao-Lun Wang},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={42 4},
Intracranial carotid dissection is an underrecognized cause of childhood stroke, and, in the face of limited therapeutic experience, its management is controversial. Reported here is the case of a 12-year-old girl who experienced an intracranial carotid artery dissection with progressive and symptomatic occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Endovascular treatment with intra-arterial thrombolysis and stent reconstruction was successfully performed to recanalize the occluded arterial segment… CONTINUE READING
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