|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 689
Authors' Reply: Stroke in children due to an oral injury
Ashish Aggarwal, Darpan Gupta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani
Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||9-May-2017|
Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Aggarwal A, Gupta D, Dhandapani S. Authors' Reply: Stroke in children due to an oral injury. Neurol India 2017;65:689
We thank Dr. Pradeep Divate and Dr. Naseem Mulla for having read our article with interest. As pointed out in their experience, this particular mode of carotid injury is not uncommon.
An important message in our paper is that primary prevention of this potentially devastating condition is needed by way of increasing the awareness. Children should be taught that once they have foreign bodies (tooth brush, chop sticks, spoon etc.) in their mouth, it may not be safe to walk or run around. At the level of the health care provider, the presence of lucid interval in such injuries should be kept in mind.