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Successful removal of a floating thrombus in ascending aorta.
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PMID:  21524433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Free-floating thrombus in ascending aorta is a rare cause of peripheral embolism with potentially fatal consequences. We report the case of a young patient with syncope and sudden lumbar pain. Computed tomographic scan revealed a large pedunculated floating mass attached to the posterior wall of the ascending aorta, probably responsible of renal embolic infarction; transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis. Surgery was urgently performed. The thrombus was excised, and was not related to atherosclerotic disease of the aortic wall. We conclude that once diagnosis is clear, urgent surgery must be considered to avoid any further embolic complications.
Pilar Calderon; Angeles Heredero; Ana Pastor; Javier Higueras; Joel Hernandez; Paul A Karagounis; Gonzalo Aldamiz-Echevarria
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e67-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain.
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