Paradoxical brain embolism in a young man with isolated pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

Giampaolo Tomelleri, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Sara Mazzucco, Elena Bazzoli, Francesco Casilli, Eustaquio Onorato, Giuseppe Moretto

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Abstract

We herein report a case of ischemic stroke due to paradoxical brain embolism in a young man, a trumpet player. Extensive diagnostic investigations revealed the presence of an isolated pulmonary arteriovenous fistula as the only risk factor for stroke. The peculiarity of this case is the early onset of neurological symptoms in the absence of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Teleangiectasia. The Authors suppose the repeated Valsalva maneuvers as a possible factor promoting fistula enlargement and symptoms development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Brain embolism
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Tomelleri, G., Bovi, P., Carletti, M., Mazzucco, S., Bazzoli, E., Casilli, F., Onorato, E., & Moretto, G. (2008). Paradoxical brain embolism in a young man with isolated pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. Neurological Sciences, 29(3), 169-171. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-008-0930-5