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Cerebral embolism

This cholesterol embolus in a branch of the middle cerebral artery, photographed during a surgical embolectomy, distends and discolors the arterial wall. (Contributed by Dr. Sherman Stein.)

Associated Disorders

  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Fat embolism
  • Iatrogenic embolism
  • Mitral valve stenosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Septic embolism