A 65-year-old man presented with two transient ischaemic attacks, and was then found to have a deep vein thrombosis. He later had recurrent ischaemic strokes. After thorough investigation, the only cause we identified was a previously undiagnosed metastatic pancreatic cancer. We describe the assessment of this presentation and discuss the causes and management of cancer-related stroke.
- Ischaemic stroke
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Cancer related stroke
- Hypercoaguable state
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Contributors DT wrote the article and obtained consent from the patient, the other authors reviewed and edited the article.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Anthony Pereira, London, UK.