Ann Clin Neurophysiol.  2018 Jul;20(2):105-108. 10.14253/acn.2018.20.2.105.

Acute pontine infarction in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology and Stroke Center, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neruology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. woosubb@hanmail.net

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.

Keyword

Persistent left superior vena cava; Cerebra infarction; Saline agitation test; Paradoxical embolism; Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography; Transesophageal echocardiography

MeSH Terms

Aged
Dihydroergotamine
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Embolism, Paradoxical
Female
Heart Atria
Humans
Infarction*
Stroke
Thorax
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
Vena Cava, Superior*
Dihydroergotamine
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