Cerebral thromboembolism in a patient awaiting surgery for left ventricular diverticulum

Koji Nakanishi, Shigeru Sakurai, Takuya Kawabata, Shuji Shimizu

研究成果査読

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Fibrous-type left ventricular (LV) diverticulum is usually discovered incidentally. Most fibrous diverticula are clinically silent; they may, however, cause several fatal complications, such as spontaneous rupture. Here, we report a case in which multiple cerebral thromboembolisms occurred while a patient with a fibrous LV diverticulum was awaiting surgery. An 81-year-old woman was diagnosed as having an LV diverticulum and was scheduled for open surgery. Following admission for correction, she complained of headache, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple cerebral infarctions. We recommend surgical treatment for asymptomatic LV diverticula to prevent systemic thromboembolism.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)319-320
ページ数2
ジャーナルInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
12
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2月 2011
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 外科
  • 呼吸器内科
  • 循環器および心血管医学

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