Safety and effectiveness of thrombectomy in pediatric ischemic stroke in the extended time window

Takeaway

  • For ischemic stroke in the extended time window of 6–24 hours following symptom onset, mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in pediatric patients selected by a mismatch between deficit and infarct volume is safe and results in improved neurological outcomes.

Why this matters

    While MT has proven a feasible treatment option in children, data are limited for MT in the extended time window, and it is unclear if results in children would be similar to those in adults.