Endovascular mechanical retrieval of a terminal internal carotid artery breast tumor embolus: Case report

Sanjay Bhatia, Andrew Ku, Cunfeng Pu, David G. Wright, Ashis H. Tayal

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-574
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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