Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCCS), "Indeed, besides the well-known paradoxical embolism, formations of thrombi in situ, especially in the presence of ASA, a higher incidence of atrial fibrillation have been often observed. Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis may be due to local inflammation or to acquired or genetic thrombophilia including hyperhomocysteinemia."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We report a case of a young man presenting with a cerebellar infarction probably secondary to a paradoxical brain-to-brain embolism, in which the only detectable embolic source was a cerebral vein thrombosis."
For more information on this research see: Cerebellar infarction in a patient with cerebral vein thrombosis and patent foramen ovale: brain-to-brain embolism' Neurological Sciences, 2012;33(6):1415-1417. Neurological Sciences can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Neurological Sciences - www.springerlink.com/content/1590-1874/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. La Spina, IRCCS Center Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy.
Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Brain, Europe, Messina, Genetics, Hematology, Vascular Diseases, Patent Foramen Ovale, Central Nervous System, Embolism and Thrombosis, Heart Diseases and Conditions
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