Posterior vs anterior circulation arterial ischemic stroke in children and newborns

Takeaway

  • In children experiencing arterial ischemic stroke (AIS), anterior circulation AIS (ACAIS) is more common than posterior circulation AIS (PCAIS), which is associated with less severe stroke and better outcomes.

Why this matters

    This is the first comprehensive comparison of pediatric PCAIS with ACAIS, which clarifies conflicting literature reports of PCAIS outcomes from previous single-center retrospective studies.