Cranial thromboembolism secondary to patent foramen ovale and deep venous thrombosis after cesarean section


Bodur H., Caliskan E., ANIK Y., Cakiroglu Y. , ÇORAKÇI A.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.65, no.4, pp.258-261, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000113050
  • Title of Journal : GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-261

Abstract

Background: Paradoxical embolism via a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a rare event in the puerperium as a cause of stroke. Case: We report a 21-year-old, G4P3A1 woman with the symptoms of convulsion, stroke and unconsciousness 1 week after cesarean delivery. An infarction was detected in both frontal lobes, and echocardiography and MRI confirmed the PFO. Her follow-up course with low-molecular weight heparin and then warfarin for 6 months was uneventful. Conclusion: Patients with an unexplained arterial event should be screened for PFO and possible paradoxical embolism. Copyright (c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.