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Recurrent brain ischaemia and deep vein thrombosis: the clot thickens


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.

  • TIA
  • Ischaemic stroke
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancer related stroke
  • Hypercoaguable state

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