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Atypical presentation of basilar artery thrombosis due to hypercoagulable state and incidental patent foramen ovale: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20939207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case presentation of a 31 year old woman without history of any systemic illness and on her second pregnancy. Three days after an elective cesarean delivery without complications presented with neurological deficits mainly difficulty talking that progressed to aphasia, dizziness, and loss of vision. Neuro-images showed several ischemic areas in the brain. A magnetic resonance angiogram revealed a thrombus in the basilar artery. A transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The early recognition and diagnosis of PFO is crucial in preventing long-term complications.
Marie Bernadine Hidalgo; Edwin Rodríguez; Valerie Wojna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-13     Completed Date:  2010-11-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital - Ponce School of Medicine Consortium, P.O. BOX 7004 Ponce, PR 00732.
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery*
Foramen Ovale, Patent / complications
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*
Thrombophilia / complications
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology*

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