A case of paradoxical brain embolism presenting as a typical lacunar stroke

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A 59 year old white male presented with a clinical picture typical of lacunar stroke. However, a thorough diagnostic work up showed that the most probable mechanism of stroke was paradoxical brain embolism through a patent foramen ovale. The clinical-neuroradiological mismatch that ultimately lead to the correct interpretation is discussed.

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@inproceedings{Anzola2011ACO, title={A case of paradoxical brain embolism presenting as a typical lacunar stroke}, author={Gian Paolo Anzola and Francesco Casilli and Eustaquio M. Onorato}, year={2011} }