Diagnosing and Treating Strokes

Diagnostic Expertise

Children’s Hospital’s Brain Care Institute offers the latest neuroimaging technology and testing. Each patient receives a thorough neurological evaluation with special imaging studies to determine the cause of his or her stroke and assist in diagnosis and treatment. Families are educated on treatment options and are given information related to the child’s prognosis.

Treatment and Support Services

The Brain Care Institute’s Stroke Program offers a regularly scheduled stroke clinic coordinated by a pediatric neurologist with special expertise in stroke management. Close affiliations with the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, the Division of Medical Genetics, and the Child Development Unit offer further comprehensive care and treatment options.

What are the treatment options if my child suffered a stroke?

There are several treatment options available, including surgical and endovascular options:

  • Medications to prevent blood clots or blood vessel inflammation
  • Direct and indirect bypass surgery for Moyamoya syndrome and major arterial occlusion
  • Endovascular thrombectomy for venous sinus thrombosis
  • Craniotomy for evacuation of a hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation resection, or aneurysm clipping
  • Endovascular aneurysm coiling
  • Physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapy

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