ABSTRACT 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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nullPaolo Anzola, G. , Casilli, F. and Onorato, E. (2011) A case of paradoxical brain embolism presenting as a typical lacunar stroke. Health, 3, 249-252. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.34044.
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