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      Cerebral Embolism from the Thrombus in the Atrioventricular Septal Aneurysm

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          Atriventricular septal aneurysm is a rare finding. Thrombus within the atrioventricular septal aneurysm has never been reported. Here, we report a girl with sudden-onset hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the patient’s head revealed a lesion at the right basal ganglion. Cerebral infarction was impressed. A series of examinations was performed to find the source of the cerebral embolism. Transthoracic echocardiography further showed a thrombus in the aneurysm. A subsequent operation revealed a fresh thrombus in the aneurysm. The presence of an anatomic substrate such as this might justify anticoagulation treatment or even surgical intervention before thromboembolism occurs.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 5
          : 441-443
          Affiliations
          Divisions of, aCardiology and, bCardiac Surgery, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
          Article
          176918 Cardiology 1995;86:441–443
          10.1159/000176918
          7585751
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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