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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2018; 20(2): 105-108.
Published online July 31, 2018.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/acn.2018.20.2.105
Acute pontine infarction in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava
Da-Eun Jeong1, Jun Lee1, and Woosub Hwang2
1Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
2Department of Neruology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea
Corresponding Author: Woosub Hwang ,Tel: +82-53-940-7370, Fax: +82-53-953-7317, Email: woosubb@hanmail.net
Received June 17, 2018   Revised: July 9, 2018    Accepted July 9, 2018
ABSTRACT
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a common venous anomaly of the thorax and usually drains into the right atrium. Less often it drains into the left atrium and has previously been related to ischemic stroke. We report a case of PLSCV that founded during ischemic stroke evaluation in a 77-year-old woman which was detected on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) with saline agitated test and computed tomography.
Key words: Persistent left superior vena cava; Cerebra infarction; Saline agitation test; Paradoxical embolism; Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography; Transesophageal echocardiography
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