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Intra-aortic mural thrombosis and splenic infarction in association with ulcerative colitis.
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PMID:  20204539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Arterial thrombosis is a very rare, but recognised complication of inflammatory bowel disease that can result in significant morbidity and mortality.
CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 48-year-old female with previously well-controlled ulcerative colitis who presented with severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Imaging investigations subsequently revealed a large intra-aortic mural thrombus extending into the coeliac axis complicated by splenic infarction. This occurred in the absence of other prothrombotic states such as thrombophilias or vasculitis.
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the frequently overlooked association between inflammatory bowel disease and arterial thrombosis.
H K Kok; S Maguire; A Corr; M Sadlier; S Patchett; G Harewood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland,
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