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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 73-74
Bioline Code: ni03018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 73-74

 en Case Report - Paradoxical embolism through patent foramen ovale causing cerebellar infarction in a young boy
Devidayal, B. R. Srinivas, A. Trehan, R. K. Marwaha


A previously healthy young boy who suffered an acute stroke involving superior cerebellar artery circulation is presented here. Echocardiography revealed a patent foramen ovale through which paradoxical embolism had probably occurred. Low dose aspirin was started and surgical closure was planned to prevent further recurrences.

Cerebellar infarction, Patent foramen ovale, Paradoxical embolism

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