Coexistence of Acute Cerebral Infarction and Peripheral Embolism in a Patient with Cardiac Myxoma

Jae-Gyum Kim, Kwang Hyun Pan, Kyung-Hee Cho
2016 Journal of the Korean Neurological Association  
There are rare reports of vascular complications in patients with cardiac myxoma, including both central and peripheral arterial thrombosis. We report on a patient with cerebral infarctions affecting multiple territories, which may have been related to cardiac myxoma. The patient also exhibited cyanosis of the hand. A diagnosis was made of peripheral artery occlusion with myxomatous emboli. A careful physical examination with suspicion of concomitant peripheral embolism is needed in patients with acute embolic stroke induced by cardiac myxoma.
doi:10.17340/jkna.2016.1.9 fatcat:2cdj3z4sjvfwdjzemxth6dcncy