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Fatal neonatal stroke from a prenatal cardiac thrombus. Pediatr Neurol 2008 Feb;38(2):140-2

Date

01/22/2008

Pubmed ID

18206798

DOI

10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2007.10.003

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-38149058294   11 Citations

Abstract

Despite careful investigation, the etiology of many perinatal arterial strokes is unknown. We report on a 5-day-old boy with a cardiac thrombus of prenatal origin resulting in a fatal postnatal stroke. The thrombus was discovered only at autopsy, challenging the assumption of a placental source of embolus in perinatal strokes in the absence of macroscopic and microscopic examination of the heart.

Author List

Amlie-Lefond CM, Basir MA, Franciosi RA

Author

Mir Abdul Basir MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acidosis
Autopsy
Brain Edema
Coronary Thrombosis
Fatal Outcome
Fetal Diseases
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Myocardium
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Stroke
Tachycardia
Tomography, X-Ray Computed