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Echocardiographic diagnosis of thrombus originating from the ductus arteriosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9882783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Initial functional closure of the ductus arteriosus normally occurs within hours after birth, with permanent closure taking several weeks. The mechanism for ductal closure has been well studied and has not been shown to include thrombus formation. We describe a normal infant found to have a thrombus originating in the ductus arteriosus that occluded the ductus and subsequently extended into the left pulmonary artery, threatening to occlude it as well. This case illustrates the importance of echocardiography in making this rare diagnosis. It also emphasizes the role of echocardiography as an effective means of following the progression or regression of such a thrombus.
L T Pagotto; L Y Tani; E Raetz; E C McGough; L L Minich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-18     Completed Date:  1999-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Pediatrics and Surgery, Primary Children's Medical Center, and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84113, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Disease Progression
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Doppler*
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / ultrasonography
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Thrombosis / drug therapy,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight

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