General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 206–207 | Cite as

Acute cerebral infarction caused by atrial thrombus originating from left upper pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobe trisegmentectomy

  • Chieh-Ni Kao
  • Yu-Wei LiuEmail author
Letter to the Editor


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Conflict of interest

None declared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan

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