Unilateral Cardioembolic Stroke in a Patient With Aortic Arch Anomaly

Ana Hossein Zadeh Maleki, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Andrew Wilner


A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive 29-year-old man presented with pre-syncope and acute left hemispheric infarction in multiple vascular territories. Thorax computed tomography (CT) with contrast showed bovine aortic arch and a left atrium large mass. On transthoracic echo, a 2.1 × 2.6 cm mass pointed to the heart as the embolic source. Successful surgical resection revealed cardiac myxoma. Although this presentation mimicked artery to artery embolization but having a bovine aortic arch can contribute to this stroke propensity to the left hemisphere.

J Neurol Res. 2020;10(3):95-98
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jnr584



Cerebrovascular disease; Stroke; Embolism; Cardiac

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