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An unusual case of stroke in a young patient
  1. Saeda Verghese1,
  2. Sabarinath B Nair2,
  3. Jeff Keep3
  1. 1Emergency Medicine, King College Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, London, UK
  3. 3King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Saeda Verghese
 Emergency Medicine, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill London SE5 9RS, UK; saedav{at}


The patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been increasingly implicated in the aetiology of stroke, particularly in young patients with no other identifiable cause (cryptogenic stroke). A case of Parinaud’s syndrome secondary to thromboembolism from a PFO is reported here.

  • PFO, patent foramen ovale

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