Yolanda Aburto-Murrieta, Department of Endovascular Neurological Therapy, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía “MVS,” Mexico City, Mexico Beatriz Mendez, Department of Endovascular Neurological Therapy, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía “MVS,” Mexico City, Mexico Juan M. Marquez-Romero, Department of Neurology, Hospital General de Zona 2, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Aguascalientes. Mexico


Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in children with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and large vessel occlusion is a feasible treatment modality. However, the published experience is limited to case reports and small case series that yield a low grade of evidence. In this narrative review, we summarize the published literature regarding the topic of MT in pediatric patients with AIS. We conclude that MT is a powerful tool that all clinicians need to keep in mind when treating pediatric patients under suspicion of AIS. We hope that the present manuscript aids in increasing awareness about this critical topic.



Keywords: Stroke. Mechanical thrombectomy. Pediatric. Review.