A case of recurrent transient ischemic attacks: carotid stump syndrome or posterior cerebral artery syndrome?
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A 71-year-old woman presented with two episodes of a transient right hemiparesis, lasting approximately 2–3 min, over the course of 1 week. Her medical history was unremarkable. The patient’s blood pressure was 125/78 mmHg, and her heart rate was 80 beats per minute. On neurological examination, the cranial nerves were intact, including normal movements of the extraocular muscles. Motor examination revealed normal muscle strength and tone; deep tendon reflexes were also normal. The Babinski sign was not elicited. Sensory examination results were normal for all modalities. No triggers for the observed neurological events were identified.
The research was supported by a grant of the Basic Science Research Program through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea (NRF-2016R1D1A1B03933173) and by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (NRF-2017R1E1A2A02067113).
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