A case of mobile aortic arch thrombus with systemic embolisation-a management dilemma

Dhillon, Priyanka, Murdoch, Dale, Jayasinghe, Rohan and Niranjan, Selvanayagam (2014) A case of mobile aortic arch thrombus with systemic embolisation-a management dilemma. Heart Lung and Circulation, 23 3: e88-e91. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2013.09.009


Author Dhillon, Priyanka
Murdoch, Dale
Jayasinghe, Rohan
Niranjan, Selvanayagam
Title A case of mobile aortic arch thrombus with systemic embolisation-a management dilemma
Journal name Heart Lung and Circulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9506
1444-2892
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.09.009
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page e88
End page e91
Total pages 4
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract We report the case of splenic infarct secondary to embolisation from a polypoid 17. mm. ×. 10. mm thoracic aorta thrombi in a 60 year-old female. The management and prognostic value of thoracic aorta thrombi are poorly defined in literature. This patient was successfully treated with oral anticoagulation as opposed to surgical intervention. Repeat transoesophageal echocardiography and computed tomography have demonstrated marked reduction in thrombi size with no further embolic event.
Keyword Oral anticoagulation
Peripheral embolisation
Splenic infarct
Thoracic aorta thrombi
Transoesophageal echocardiography
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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