Background Large fat embolus is a rare but potential reversible cause of ischaemic stroke. Methods and results We describe the neurosurgical management of a complete right internal carotid artery occlusion due to a large fat embolus, caused by a mitral valve replacement. Conclusion Knowledge of acute cerebral ischaemia due to large fat embolism and its hallmark 'hypodense artery' is mandatory. Extracranial to intracranial bypass is a feasible rescue treatment after failure of endovascular embolectomy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||BMJ Neurology Open|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jan 2020|
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