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Thrombus in the main pulmonary artery of a patient with thromboangiitis obliterans: observation by transthoracic echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11882442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 45-year-old man with thromboangiitis obliterans. He had a large immobile wall-adherent thrombus located in the main pulmonary artery, which was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. The pulmonary arterial involvement in this patient may suggest that thromboangiitis obliterans is a generalized vascular disease. We conclude that pulmonary artery should be thoroughly examined for thrombi in thromboangiitis obliterans patients who present with signs and symptoms of right heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography should be the initial mode of examination in these patients.
M Alpaslan; G Akgün; O Döven; D Oral
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-07     Completed Date:  2002-04-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*,  ultrasonography
Leg / blood supply
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery* / pathology,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  ultrasonography
Thromboangiitis Obliterans / complications*,  ultrasonography

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