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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5378247, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5378247
Case Report

Successful Utilization of Mechanical Thrombectomy in a Presentation of Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network/USF MCOM, CC & I-78, Allentown, PA 18103, USA
2Diagnostic Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network/USF MCOM, CC & I-78, Allentown, PA 18103, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Erica K. Mason; gro.nhvl@nosam.acire

Received 14 November 2017; Revised 7 March 2018; Accepted 26 March 2018; Published 15 April 2018

Academic Editor: Edvige Veneselli

Copyright © 2018 Esther S. Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Guidelines regarding the management of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the pediatric population using mechanical recanalization procedures are lacking. We present a case of a 14-year-old male diagnosed in the Emergency Department with an acute onset stroke who underwent successful mechanical clot removal by interventional radiology.