Failure of a clot retrieval device in an adolescent stroke patient.

@article{Felker2010FailureOA,
  title={Failure of a clot retrieval device in an adolescent stroke patient.},
  author={Marcia V Felker and Jennifer A Zimmer and Meredith R. Golomb},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={435-8}
}
A previously healthy 14-year-old boy collapsed after a football game, with aphasia and right hemiparesis. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography revealed left middle cerebral artery distribution ischemic infarct with thrombus and possible dissection at the horizontal segment of the middle cerebral artery. The patient was treated 9 hours after collapse with intra-arterial tissue plasminogen activator, but without success. The Merci clot retrieval device was then… CONTINUE READING