Left ventricle cardiac myxoma as a cause of ischaemic stroke in young patient treated by mechanical thrombectomy.

  Vol. 41 (3) 2020 Neuro endocrinology letters Journal Article   2020; 41(3): 109-112 PubMed PMID:  33201646    Citation

: Cardiac myxoma is a rare cause of cardioembolic stroke, especially in young patients. Acute treatment includes intravenous thrombolysis or acute thrombectomy via mechanical recanalisation. We present a case of a young 21-year-old woman with no symptoms of dyspnoea who suddenly developed expressive aphasia and right-sided hemiparesis due to a thrombus in the left middle cerebral artery followed by the left anterior cerebral artery. She underwent acute mechanical thrombectomy with improvement of the neurological status. Bedside ultrasonography detected a suspected myxoma, which was further confirmed by a CT scan as a myxoma in the left cardiac ventricle. The patient underwent successful surgery. We stress on the importance of echocardiographic examination in young patients after ischaemic stroke and multidisciplinary team cooperation in the treatment management of such patients.

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