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Massive right atrial thrombus associated with a Chiari network and a Hickman catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3618556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Chiari network is an embryologic remnant that is said to be present in only 1.5-3% of adults. It is rarely of clinical importance but may, very infrequently, be the site of thrombosis. The authors describe a patient in whom a massive right atrial thrombus formed on a Chiari network, leading to intermittent tricuspid obstruction. The thrombus had formed after the use of a Hickman catheter for the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy. They can find no previously recorded examples of sufficient thrombus forming on a Chiari network to threaten life by obstructing the flow of blood through the heart.
E W Benbow; E M Love; H G Love; P K MacCallum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0002-9173     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-09     Completed Date:  1987-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370470     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Coronary Disease / etiology*
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology*,  pathology
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*
Myocardium / pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / therapy
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / etiology

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