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Chinese Neurosurgical Journal

, 3:3

First Online: 13 January 2017Received: 02 June 2016Accepted: 08 December 2016

Abstract

BackgroundRepeated intracranial hemorrhages caused by cardiac myxoma is very rare. It is essential for physicians to be aware of such uncommon clinical feature of myxoma.

Case presentationWe report a-49-year-old female patient complained of repeated multiple intracranial hemorrhages, with no sign of cardiac dysfunction or cerebral infarction before admission. Cavernous angioma CA was misdiagnosded due to the clinical and magnetic resonance MR presentation. A sudden ischemic event after admission led to the finding of a left atrial myxoma.

ConclusionsRepeated intracranial hemorrhages can be the early and primary clinical presentation of cardiac myxoma, probably caused by its metastasis, without obvious ischemic stroke or cardiac symptoms.

KeywordsCavernous angioma Intracranial hemorrhage Ischemic stroke Myxoma AbbreviationsCACavernous angioma

CTComputer tomography

DWIDiffusion weighted imaging

MRMagnetic resonance

SWISusceptibility weighted imaging

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Author: Kai Quan - Jianping Song - Wei Zhu - Liang Chen - Zhiguang Pan - Peiliang Li - Ying Mao

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