Large vessel occlusion stroke: 'Children do better with thrombectomy'

Guidelines should be revisited, experts say, in the wake of findings that may challenge prevailing beliefs

Stroke guidelines should be updated to recommend thrombectomy ahead of conservative treatment in children with large vessel occlusion stroke, Australian paediatric neurologists say.

Given the severity of the neurological syndrome in affected patients, treatment pathways should also be streamlined to better facilitate timely intervention, they say.

The call follows a retrospective, population-based study designed to shed light on the natural history of large