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CASE REPORT
A case of right middle cerebral artery ‘tendonectomy’ following mitral valve replacement surgery
  1. Mary C Thomas1,
  2. Josser E Delgado Almandoz2,
  3. Adam J Todd3,
  4. Mark L Young3,
  5. Jennifer L Fease1,
  6. Jill Marie Scholz2,
  7. Anna M Milner2,
  8. Maximilian Mulder4,
  9. Yasha Kayan2
  1. 1Department of Neurovascular Research, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurointerventional Radiology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  3. 3Department of Neurocritical Care, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  4. 4Department of Vascular Neurology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  1. Correspondence to Mary C Thomas, Department of Neurovascular Research, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 E 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799, USA; mary.thomas.2013{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Following mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery, a 69-year-old woman had an ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery territory. Mechanical thrombectomy showed the embolus to be a piece of chordae tendineae excised during the valve replacement surgery.

  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
  • Technique
  • Endoscopy
  • Complication

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Footnotes

  • Republished with permission from BMJ Case Reports Published 20 February 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-012951

  • Twitter Follow Yasha Kayan @yashakayan

  • Contributors All authors contributed to this case report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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