Vegetation on patent foramen ovale presenting as a cryptogenic brain abscess.

International journal of cardiology

PubMedID: 17360058

Chen FC, Tseng YZ, Wu SP, Shen TY, Yang HP, Chen CC. Vegetation on patent foramen ovale presenting as a cryptogenic brain abscess. Int J Cardiol. 2008;124(3):e49-50.
This paper describes a case of 51-year-old man with a vegetation on his patent foramen ovale presenting with a cryptogenic brain abscess. He received surgical evacuation and was successfully managed with septal occlusion. This is the first reported case of cryptogenic brain abscess caused by a vegetation on a patent foramen ovale directly documented with transesophageal echocardiography.