An unusual cause of stroke in a 55-year-old woman

Sankalp Gokhale, Rolf Pfannl, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez

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A 55-year-old woman presented with acute onset ataxia and right-sided dysmetria. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed clinical suspicion of stroke. She was found to have middiastolic murmur which led to urgent echocardiogram demonstrating left atrial myxoma. She underwent prompt surgical resection. Cardiac myxoma is a very rare cause of stroke. The presentation can be varied and diagnosis can be often missed. Early surgical intervention is a definitive treatment. Our case is unique and underlines importance of eliciting accurate physical signs at bedside.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Cardiac myxoma
  • Murmur
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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