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BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Feb 20;2017. pii: bcr2016012951. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-012951.

A case of right middle cerebral artery 'tendonectomy' following mitral valve replacement surgery.

Author information

1
Department of Neurovascular Research, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
2
Department of Neurointerventional Radiology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
3
Department of Neurocritical Care, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
4
Department of Vascular Neurology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Abstract

Following mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery, a 69-year-old woman had an ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery territory. Mechanical thrombectomy showed the embolus to be a piece of chordae tendineae excised during the valve replacement surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Complication; Endoscopy; Stroke; Technique; Thrombectomy

PMID:
28219908
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2016-012951
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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