A Case of Cerebral Embolism Associated with Calcified Amorphous Tumor: A Review of Cerebral Infarction Cases

Yamato Nishiguchi, Hirohumi Matsuyama, Akihiro Shindo, Keita Matsuura, Atsushi Niwa, Yumi Hirota, Tomoyuki Fukuma, Hisato Ito, Yuji Kozuka, Hidekazu Tomimoto
2021 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) is a non-neoplastic tumor composed of calcified nodules consisting of amorphous fibrous material, and it may eventually cause cerebral infarction (CI). We experienced a 67-year-old woman with CAT who had recurrent CI. After excision of the CAT, the CI did not show recurrence. A review of previous papers on CI due to CAT in Pubmed revealed that 7 of 13 studies originated in Japan and that CI can occur even with small CAT. Surgical treatment is recommended to
more » ... t CI recurrence, especially when CAT is accompanied by mitral annular calcification or has marked mobility.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.6262-20 pmid:33612675 fatcat:dbuwogh2r5evlopqkpdthkiliy