A CASE REPORT ON RECURRENT STROKE IN THE YOUNG
3rd International Conference on NEUROLOGY AND BRAIN DISORDERS
June 19-20, 2019 | Dublin, Ireland
Sherwin C Sy
Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines
Keynote : J Brain Neurol
Stroke in individuals less than 45 years of age is not uncommon but poses a great economic and emotional burden to society. Though uncommon, recurrent stroke in the young can present as a disabling disease which can cause permanent incapacity to the patient. Author presents a case of a 31 year old Filipino male with a three month history of intermittent right upper arm numbness which progressed to the face with anomic aphasia for which a cranial MRI was done revealing a sub-acute infarct in the left parietotemporal region which appeared to be associated with occlusive or partial occlusive thrombus at the distal third of the superior sagittal sinus. In a span of four months, the stroke progressed further, documented through MRI. He underwent a cerebral angiogram, showing a complete occlusion of the left internal carotid artery with possible dissection of the left internal carotid artery with occlusion of the distal left sigmoid sinus. Presently, stable disease has been achieved but only supportive can be given to ensure maximal functional capacity.
Sherwin C Sy has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Philippines, Philippines. He has completed his MD from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and is currently taking up residency training in internal medicine at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines.