Tuesday, 24. April 2012
The boy was at home one day and remains in its nine-month evaluation. Injuries boy, a ‘intracranial arterial dissection,’ a tear along the inside wall of an artery located inside the skull but outside the brain, is a major cause of stroke in young patients.University of Buffalo neurosurgeon Elad Levy, MD, implanted a stent in an artery inside the skull of a boy of 14 years to prevent one, a process thought to be the first conducted in an adolescent.
Levy: In this case, stenting was the only way to reconstruct the narrowed artery occluded and nearly significantly in this boy. Anticoagulants help prevent blood clots break off and cause a stroke, but do nothing to repair or remodel the artery. In the long run, the cerebral arteries can develop new ways to distribute the blood to the affected area, but when the patient is in immediate danger, as in this case, we wanted a solution that restore blood flow, while on.
However, in this case, we thought it was a better choice for him to live with ‘hardware’ in his head that faces a possible life of stroke-related disability.
Q: How often do strokes occur in children, and what are the most common causes?
Levy: Stenting is a procedure that must be chosen carefully and used only in selected cases, especially in pediatric patients because it commits the patient for at least 3 months of anticoagulant and a double life of a blood thinner , besides having a permanent piece of money in the skull. At this point, we do not know the long-term effects of intracranial stents.
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