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Aortic tumor or mobile thrombus?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20380672     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated large mobile mass in the thoracic aorta can be due to thrombus or, rarely, aortic tumor. We report the case of a 61-year-old man with no history of medical problems presenting with neurologic deficits and in whom a large mobile echogenic mass in the distal aortic arch was found with transesophageal echocardiography. Given his few cardiovascular risk factors and absence of other systemic symptoms, he received anticoagulant therapy. Subsequent resolution of the aortic mass suggested a diagnosis of thrombus. This case illustrates an unusual manifestation of aortic arch atherosclerosis and underscores the utility of transesophogeal echocardiography for patients with ischemic stroke.
Andrea Loiselle; Neera Agrwal; Timothy J Ingall; Hari P Chaliki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  2011-04-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E21-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Community Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Neoplasms / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Thrombosis / ultrasonography*
Comment In:
Echocardiography. 2011 Mar;28(3):369; author reply 370   [PMID:  21410517 ]

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