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Fatal cerebral embolism in a young patient with an occult left atrial myxoma.
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PMID:  11311475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a young patient with a fatal cerebral embolism from an occult atrial myxoma. The patient died before echocardiography was performed and at autopsy the definite diagnosis was made. Our patient suffered from migraine of increasing frequency. The physical exercise of sexual intercourse was the precipitating factor of this fatal embolism. The importance of early echocardiography is stressed, especially in view of the recent tendency of early and aggressive stroke treatment.
H P Bienfait; L C Moll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-20     Completed Date:  2001-09-06     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Medisch Centrum Haaglanden, locatie Westeinde Ziekenhuis, Lijnbaan 32, 2512 VA, The Hague, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / complications*
Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / etiology,  pathology*
Intracranial Embolism / etiology*
Migraine Disorders / etiology
Myxoma / complications*

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