The authors report the case of an acute left middle cerebral artery distribution stroke caused by a terminal internal carotid artery occlusion in a patient who underwent endovascular mechanical embolectomy. Histopathological analysis of embolic material obtained from the mechanical retriever device was diagnostic of a high-grade phyllodes breast tumor. This case represents the first instance, to our knowledge, of tumor embolus extraction via mechanical retrieval during acute ischemic stroke intervention.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology