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J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2013 Sep;15(3):221-224. English. Case Report.
Baek JH , Shin DH , Kang CK , Lee YB .
Department of Neurology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.

Intracranial embolization usually arises from the heart, a vertebrobasilar artery, a carotid artery, or the aorta, but rarely from the distal subclavian artery upstream of an embolus. We report on a patient who experienced left shoulder and forearm pain with weak blood pressure and pulse followed by concurrent onset of left hemiplegia. This case is a rare example of multiple cerebral embolic infarctions, which developed as a complication of distal subclavian artery thrombosis possibly associated with protein S deficiency.

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