Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis presenting as intracerebral hemorrhage.

Wigger, Olivier; Windecker, Stephan; Blöchlinger, Stefan (2016). Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis presenting as intracerebral hemorrhage. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 128(23), pp. 922-924. Springer 10.1007/s00508-016-1020-y

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Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is a rare cause of valvular heart disease, most commonly associated with advanced malignancy. The morbidity of this kind of endocarditis lies in its tendency to embolize, while the valve function is usually preserved. The central nervous system is the most common site of embolization, leading to ischemic stroke. We report a case of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis complicated by intracerebral hemorrhage as the first manifestation of adenocarcinoma of the lung. The endocarditis led to severe aortic regurgitation. In view of the advanced stage of lung cancer, the patient refused further therapy. He passed away 3 weeks after first diagnosis of the adenocarcinoma.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Wigger, Olivier; Windecker, Stephan and Blöchlinger, Stefan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0043-5325

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Judith Liniger

Date Deposited:

28 Dec 2016 15:34

Last Modified:

28 Dec 2016 15:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00508-016-1020-y

PubMed ID:

27325214

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Aortic regurgitation; Endocarditis; Lung neoplasms; Marantic; Stroke

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89714

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89714

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