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Benign disappearance of ventricular thrombus after embolic stroke. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3354027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The source for a patient's middle cerebral artery territory embolic stroke was found by echocardiography to be a left ventricular cardiac thrombus. The apical mass was large, pedunculated, and moved with systole into the ventricular cavity. The absence of ventricular dyskinesia was thought to favor a tumor, and surgery was considered before repeat echocardiography showed disappearance of the mass, making thrombus the likely diagnosis. No further embolic events occurred during or since the disappearance of the thrombus while on anticoagulation therapy. Serial echocardiography for change in or disappearance of a ventricular mass may be critical in distinguishing thrombus from tumor.
Authors:
L D DeWitt; M S Pessin; N G Pandian; S G Paulker; F A Sonnenberg; L R Caplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-02     Completed Date:  1988-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*
Coronary Disease / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Echocardiography
Embolism / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Female
Humans
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / drug therapy,  etiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants

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