Unique cause of right hemispheric syndrome: Embolism of myocardium after open septal myectomy

Meghan E. Murphy, Giuseppe Lanzino, Aditya Raghunathan, Hartzell V Schaff, Jennifer E. Fugate

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Abstract

We present a novel case of acute ischemic stroke in the postoperative setting of open septal myectomy. A 24-year-old woman developed acute left hemiparesis and rightward eye deviation the morning after surgery. She underwent emergent endovascular stoke therapy by mechanical embolectomy with successful retrieval of a fragment of myocardium that was obstructing the right middle cerebral artery. To our knowledge there has been no previous case described of a myocardial fragment causing a proximal intracranial artery occlusion with resulting ischemia and infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cerebral ischemia
  • embolism
  • endovascular therapy
  • mechanical embolectomy
  • septal myectomy
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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