Cardioembolic Stroke Followed by Isolated Celiac Artery Thromboembolism

Yuko Tanaka, Makoto Nakajima, Teruyuki Hirano, Makoto Uchino
2007 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
A 78-year-old man with Parkinson's disease, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and congestive heart failure was admitted to our hospital due to global aphasia and right-sided hemiparesis. A cardioembolic stroke from a left ventricular thrombus was diagnosed; several days later, anticoagulants were started. On the seventh day, the patient suddenly developed severe acidosis and kidney and liver dysfunction. He died the following afternoon. Autopsy revealed an isolated celiac artery embolism from the
more » ... y embolism from the left ventricular thrombus. This is the first reported case of isolated celiac artery embolism occurring after acute ischemic stroke.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.46.0166 pmid:17827850 fatcat:bfu7kx2gzfgz5ehlt2qusa6shq