Thrombolysis with rt-PA for an ischemic stroke in boy treated with Fontan operation

Mariangela Bianco, Franco Simionato, Cristina Giusti, Francesco Corea, Alessandra Giua, Vittorio Martinelli, Giancarlo Comi, Maria Sessa

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We first report the case of a 14-year-old boy, previously treated with a modified Fontan operation at the age of 2, who underwent an intra-arterial thrombolysis for an ischemic stroke with a favorable outcome. No controlled randomized trials on thrombolysis among childhood stroke have been conducted yet. This and other similar cases suggest that thrombolysis may also be safe and beneficial in pediatric patients and those cases may benefit from a prompt access to specialized stroke centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Fontan operation
  • Ischemic stroke
  • recombinant tissue plasminogen activator
  • thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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