Embolic stroke secondary to an aortic arch tumor - a case report

Victor Urrutia, Draga Jichici, Carole E. Thomas, Linda W. Nunes, Robert J. Schwartzman

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An acute stroke from an aortic arch tumor is reported. These tumors are rare and have to be differentiated from atheromas. Aortic atheromas commonly present with embolic phenomena and occasionally as masses. Aortic tumors are more likely to produce obstructive phenomena, presenting as a coarctation or dissection. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium can facilitate the diagnosis. A literature review of aortic masses and their diagnosis and treatment are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-962
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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