Primary endovascular therapy with clot retrieval and balloon angioplasty for acute basilar artery occlusion.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This case report demonstrates that mechanical clot disruption and retrieval may be performed safely and successfully in a child with basilar artery (BA) thrombosis. A 16-year-old boy presented to our institution with locked-in syndrome 20 h after symptom onset. Brain MRI and cerebral angiography findings were consistent with BA occlusion. The child underwent endovascular therapy with clot retrieval followed by balloon angioplasty achieving immediate recanalization and clinical recovery on 3-month follow-up. This case highlights the use of primary neurointerventional devices in children with BA occlusion presenting beyond the conventional therapeutic window for other interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zaidat, OO; Tolbert, M; Smith, TP; Alexander, MJ

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 327

PubMed ID

  • 16293952

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1016-2291

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000088735


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland