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Basilar artery occlusion in a 14-year old female successfully treated with acute intravascular intervention: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21276116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is a rare cause of paediatric stroke that may result in severe neurological disability including a 'locked-in' state. Acute interventional therapy for paediatric BAO is limited to a small number of published case reports. Of 13 previously published cases that have undergone acute intravascular therapy, six made a full neurological recovery, six had residual deficits ranging from mild dysarthria and ataxia to vegetative state and one patient died. The time from symptom onset to intervention was ≥12 h in 77% (10/13). We reported a 14-year-old female patient presenting with altered sensorium that progressed to a 'locked-in' state due to idiopathic BAO who made a full clinical recovery after successful mechanical thrombectomy at 24 h following symptom onset. Acute neuro-interventional therapy for paediatric BAO can result in complete neurological recovery despite the presence of severe neurological deficits and a prolonged period of time from symptom onset to clinical diagnosis.
Authors:
Sanjeev R Taneja; Ibrahim Hanna; Anna Holdgate; Jason Wenderoth; Dennis J Cordato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Affiliation:
Departments of NeurologyEmergency MedicineRadiology, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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