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Sudden coma after subclavian catheterization.
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PMID:  20655694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral thalamic infarction is a very rare affection. We report here a case of bithalamic infarction during subclavian catheterization related to the accidental migration and complete occlusion of an arterial embolism to the Percheron's artery. Percheron's artery is an anatomical variation described in 1977, constituted by a solitary arterial trunk arising from one of the proximal segments of a posterior cerebral artery supplying the paramedian thalami and the rostral midbrain bilaterally. We review here the clinical presentation and discuss the aetiologies of such a cerebral infarction.
S M Au; S Silvera; S Ghiglione; A Mignon; S Jacqmin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales françaises d'anesthèsie et de rèanimation     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1769-6623     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Fr Anesth Reanim     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  2010-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8213275     Medline TA:  Ann Fr Anesth Reanim     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Département d'anesthésie réanimation, hôpital Cochin, 27, rue du Faubourg-St-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects*
Cerebral Infarction / etiology*,  pathology
Coma / etiology*,  pathology
Intensive Care
Intraoperative Complications / etiology*,  pathology
Liver Abscess / complications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sepsis / etiology,  therapy
Subclavian Artery*
Thalamic Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Thalamus / pathology

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