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ischemic infarct left occipital area

Wei-Ting Wang, Yu-Yu Li, Wan-Ching Lin, Jen-Yin Chen, Kuo-Mao Lan, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Kuo-Chuan Hung
RATIONALE: Splenic artery embolization (SAE) is a common procedure in trauma patients with blunt splenic injuries. We report a case of acute ischemic stroke following orthopedic surgery in a patient with post-SAE reactive thrombocytosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old woman with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) suffered from multiple trauma scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation for right tibial and left radius fracture five days after SAE...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Stephen S Cai, Rainer von Coelln, Theresa J Kouo
Imaging findings of adult-onset mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome is poorly documented. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with subacute onset of word-finding difficulties and right arm stiffness. Magnetic resonance imaging performed 2 weeks prior revealed left temporal lobe diffusion and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery hyperintensity predominantly involving the cortex. The apparent diffusion coefficient map showed preserved signal in the temporal cortex...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
Ceren Sen Tanrikulu, Hilal Hocagil, Ural Kaya, Abdullah Cuneyt Hocagil
Stroke occurs due to the interruption of blood flow to the brain and it is divided into ischemic and hemorrhagic. In the ischemic strokes, while the most commonly affected vessel is median cerebral artery (MCA), it is particularly affected bilateral posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is very rare condition. In this study, a case of sudden loss of vision and bilateral occipital infarct associated with bilateral vertebral system pathology and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene mutation were reported...
March 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Inimioara Mihaela Cojocaru, V Ştefănescu, Daniela Traşcă, Adelina Şerban-Pereţeanu, B Chicoş, M Cojocaru
A 78-year-old Caucasian man was admitted in the Department of Neurology for visual disturbances, started two days before. The next day the patient experienced headache, fever and gait disturbances. He had hypertension, diabetes mellitus, an ischemic stroke 13 years ago, longstanding seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (17 years), polynodular goiter, right ischio-pubian fracture and right femoral vein thrombosis a year ago due to a car accident, since he is treated with oral anticoagulants associated to antiaggregant, hypotensors, statin and oral antidiabetics...
October 2015: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
Adriana O Dulamea, Costel Matei, Ioana Mindruta, Virgil Ionescu
BACKGROUND: Based on a case report, the authors reviewed the data about involuntary emotional expression disorder (IEED). IEED includes the syndromes of pathological laughing and crying (PLC) and emotional lability (EL). PLC is a rare disorder of emotional expression characterized by relatively uncontrollable episodes of laughter and crying or both that do not have an apparent motivating stimulus. CASE PRESENTATION: Authors report the case of a 59-year-old man who presented with recurrent episodes of PLC of approximately 2 min duration, consisting of accelerated breathing, emission of guttural, snoring sounds, frowning of the eyebrows, followed by laughter accompanied by motor restlessness of all four limbs...
2015: BMC Neurology
Hiroyuki Ikeda, Rei Enatsu, Norikazu Yamana, Masaki Nishimura, Masaaki Saiki
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage is the most feared complication of intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke. Such hemorrhage usually occurs within or at the margin of ischemic or manifestly infarcted brain tissue. A patient with Trousseau syndrome who developed multiple extra-ischemic hemorrhages following intravenous thrombolysis is described. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old Japanese man with no other underlying disease was diagnosed with unresectable advanced lung cancer (stage IV) without brain metastasis and had not yet been treated...
2015: SpringerPlus
Julia M Liebich, Tari S Reinke
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case is to describe a patient who had a stroke preceding a chiropractic appointment and was unaware that the cerebrovascular event had occurred. CLINICAL FEATURES: An 85-year-old established patient presented for chiropractic treatment of pain in the left side of the neck, hip, and low back associated with known advanced degenerative spinal disease and lumbar stenosis. On the day of presentation, the patient reported morning nausea, double vision, and right-sided vision loss; she related that she had collided into a car while driving to the appointment...
March 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Murat Velioglu, Ersin Ozturk, Guner Sonmez, Tansel Kendirli, Hakan Mutlu, Cinar Basekim
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Stenting and aggressive medical management for preventing recurrent stroke in intracranial stenosis was terminated prematurely due to a high stroke and death rate in patients randomized for intracranial stent placement. However, for some patients, angioplasty and/or stent placement remains the best approach. Flow diverters (FDs) are designed to produce a hemodynamic flow diversion by constituting a laminar flow pattern in the parent artery and are mainly used in non-ruptured complex wide-neck aneurysms as well as in ruptured aneurysms...
July 2013: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Antonio Siniscalchi, Luca Gallelli, Olindo Di Benedetto, Giovambattista De Sarro
Asterixis is not yet considered a common neurological sign of cerebellum infarction, and the pathogenic mechanism for asterixis remains elusive. We report a 58-year-old male with moderate hypertension who presented to our emergency department for acute headache in both cervical and occipital regions of the left side. About 2 hours later the patient developed ipsilateral asterixis in the upper left limb; 3 days later the asterixis disappeared. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain disclosed cerebellar infarctions at the left superior cerebellar artery...
December 2012: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Prabin Shrestha, Rupendra Adhikari, Samantha Tamrakar, Basanta Pant, Bhagwan Koirala, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kaoru Kurisu
Free floating thrombus in the carotid artery is a well-known phenomenon, though relatively rare. We present a case in which we performed open surgery and achieved successful retrieval of the thrombus. A 40 year-old male patient presented with ischemic stroke and mild left hemiparesis. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed infarction in the right parieto-occipital area. Carotid Doppler study showed carotid stenosis on the right side. Further investigation with CT angiography of the neck vessels confirmed significant carotid artery occlusion with a free-floating thrombus in the internal carotid artery...
December 2012: Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
Chaitawat Tienviboon, Sompone Punyagupta, Anon Pongtarakulpanit, Surawut Prichanond
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) has reversible multifocal narrowing of the cerebral arteries. Respiratory alkalosis in high altitude studies cause impairment of the central nervous system, presumably by cerebral vasoconstriction. A 54 year-old woman presented with a 1-week of throbbing headache around her forehead while travelling in moderately high altitude, during a windy winter. Sudden severe headache had progressed and developed bilateral lower visual fields defect along with mild weakness of her right leg on the next day...
May 2011: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Ravindranath Kapu, Nigel Peter Symss, Goutham Cugati, Anil Pande, Chakravarthy M Vasudevan, Ravi Ramamurthi
OBJECTIVE: To re-emphasize that indirect revascularization surgery alone, where multiple burr holes and arachnoid openings are made over both cerebral hemispheres, is beneficial in the treatment of moyamoya disease (MMD) in children. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report a 10-year-old boy who presented with complaints of episodic headache for the last 5 years. At the peak of his headache he had visual disturbances and acute onset weakness of left-sided limbs, recovering within a few minutes...
July 2010: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
M Ouattara-Doumbia, A-G Le Moing, E Bourel-Ponchel, A Delignières, J Schauvliege, A de Broca, B Chabrol, P Berquin
Ischemic stroke is rare in children, most of which occur in the supratentorial brain, and infratentorial infarcts are very rare. Some clinical manifestations may be similar but others such as ataxia and cranial nerve palsy are more specific. Vertebral artery dissection is the most frequent cause of stroke in the vertebrobasilar territory, but the cause most often remains unknown in children. We report three cases of infratentorial stroke in children. The first observation concerns a 4-year-old boy brought to medical attention because left hemicorporal motor deficit associated with ataxia following a minor cranial traumatism...
May 2011: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Yutaka Tomita, Elisabeth Pinard, Alexy Tran-Dinh, Istvan Schiszler, Nathalie Kubis, Minoru Tomita, Norihiro Suzuki, Jacques Seylaz
A method for long-term, repeated, semi-quantitative measurements of cerebral microflow at the same region of interest (ROI) with high spatial resolution was developed and applied to mice subjected to focal arterial occlusion. A closed cranial window was chronically implanted over the left parieto-occipital cortex. The anesthetized mouse was placed several times, e.g., weekly, under a dynamic confocal microscope, and Rhodamine B-isothiocyanate-dextran was each time intravenously injected as a bolus, while microflow images were video recorded...
February 4, 2011: Brain Research
Jamshid Bagheri, Mohammad-Hossein Mandegar, Mahmood-Reza Sarzaeem, Sam Chitsaz
BACKGROUND: Postoperative blindness has been mentioned as a rare complication of heart surgery. The majority of reported cases are caused by retinal artery occlusion or ischemic optic neuropathy. We report a case of transient visual loss due to cortical ischemia after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old nondiabetic man developed complete bilateral visual loss immediately after CABG. He had been normotensive throughout the operation...
2008: Heart Surgery Forum
Jian-hua Fu, Jian Mao, Xin-dong Xue, Kai You
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the early diagnostic significance of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) compared with conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to find the dynamic pattern of DWI and conventional MRI in newborn infants with neonatal cerebral infarction (NCI). METHODS: The imaging studies and clinical records of six newborn infants with NCI admitted to our ward between April 2004 and October 2005 were reviewed. All examinations were performed on a 3...
May 2007: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Masahiro Oomura, Takemori Yamawaki, Tadashi Terai, Koji Shigeno
A 43-year-old woman presented with weakness in her left arm and leg. She had noticed headache persisting for 2 weeks in her right occipital area 6 weeks prior to the onset of the weakness. Cranial diffusion-weighted MR image demonstrated acute infarction in the right medial part of medulla oblongata. Cerebral angiography revealed pearl and string sign in the right intracranial vertebral artery. Magnetic resonance T1-weighted image obtained when the patient complained of left-sided weakness showed a high intensity area in right vertebral artery corresponding to intramural hematoma...
July 2005: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Yutaka Tomita, Nathalie Kubis, Yolande Calando, Alexy Tran Dinh, Philippe Méric, Jacques Seylaz, Elisabeth Pinard
This study was designed to assess that mouse pial and cortical microcirculation can be monitored in the long term directly in the area of focal ischemia, using in vivo fluorescence microscopy. A closed cranial window was placed over the left parieto-occipital cortex of C57BL/6J mice. Local microcirculation was recorded in real time through the window using laser-scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy after intravenous injection of fluorescent erythrocytes and dextran. The basal velocity of erythrocytes through intraparenchymal capillaries was 0...
July 2005: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Rukhsana G Mirza, Jose Biller, Walter M Jay
A 60-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of seeing a blurred area just up and to the left of the center of his vision. The patient noted this visual field defect immediately after he awoke from a cardiac electrophysiologic study with a catheter ablation procedure. On neuro-ophthalmologic testing, a small scotoma was present superior and left of fixation in both eyes. MRI showed a small irregular area of abnormal signal in the right occipital lobe consistent with an ischemic lesion. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first case report of a homonymous visual field defect secondary to an occipital lobe infarction following a cardiac catheter ablation procedure...
September 2004: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Y Ueki, K Terada, A Otsuka, M Kanda, I Akiguchi
A 62-year-old right-handed woman had presented progressive speech impediment over 4 months. She was alert without any convulsions or involuntary movements. Neurological examination showed Wernicke's aphasia, constructional apraxia. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an old cerebral infarction in the left parieto-occipital area, in addition to ischemic changes in the bilateral deep white matter. Electroencephalography (EEG) revealed periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) predominant in the posterior left hemisphere...
April 2000: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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