A 88-year-old man suddenly presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis. The diffusion-weighted image of MRI showed ischemic lesions on the left middle cerebral artery area, and MRA showed the left intracranial artery (ICA) occlusion. Therefore, we diagnosed him as having acute ischemic stroke and treated with mechanical thrombectomy (MT). The DWI of MRI showed ischemic lesions on the left middle cerebral artery area, and MRA showed the left ICA occlusion. Therefore, we performed MT and continued best medical treatment, but ICA was reoccluded. Six day later, aspergillus was found in the thrombus from ICA. Then, we considered that ICA occlusion was caused by aspergillus. We experienced a patient specified the cause by thrombus pathology. The pathological diagnosis of the thrombus getting by MT is usefulness for stroke etiology.
Keywords: acute ischemic stroke; aspergillus; mechanical thrombectomy; pathology; thrombus.