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Recurrent embolism caused by floating thrombus originating from the ligamentum arteriosum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12965321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Few patients with an embolism derived from apparently normal thoracic aorta with no other disease have been reported. We were presented with a case of a floating thrombus originating from the ligamentum arteriosum that caused multiple embolic episodes in the bilateral common iliac and superior mesenteric arteries. From our findings, we recommend a surgical approach for a floating thrombus in the aorta to prevent further embolism.
Yasutaka Hirata; Minoru Ono; Tetsuro Morota; Shinichi Takamoto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-10     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / ultrasonography
Aortic Diseases / complications,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Thromboembolism / etiology,  ultrasonography*

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