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BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3855
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Fibroelastoma of the mitral valve as a cause of embolic cerebral infarction

  1. Piotr Sonnecki
  1. The Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Siobhan Gallanagh, siobhang{at}live.com

Summary

The authors report a case of cerebral infarction in a young woman with no obvious risk factors for stroke. The use of effective cardiac imaging enabled a diagnosis of mitral valve papillary fibroelastoma to be made and aided effective surgical management.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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