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A hanging mass in the ascending aorta diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography in a totally asymptomatic subject.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19801313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aortic mural thrombosis is generally associated with several diseases, including coagulopathies, aortic dissection or trauma, tumors, and complicated atherosclerotic plaques. The development of a friable mobile thrombus, especially in the ascending aorta or proximal aortic arch, is a rare event with potentially ominous consequences because of a life-threatening risk of stroke and peripheral embolization. The treatment of choice of this condition is still controversial. We report a case of an absolutely asymptomatic 57-year-old patient with a mobile, pedunculated mass attached to the posterior wall of an otherwise normal ascending aorta. The aortic mass, identified by transthoracic echocardiography, was surgically removed and demonstrated to be a thrombus, and the aortic wall specimen was microscopically normal.
Authors:
Umberto Baldini; Francesca Chiaramonti; Gaetano Minzioni; Michele Galli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-05     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1197.e5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Division, Spedali Riuniti, Livorno, Italy. umbertobaldini@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aorta / ultrasonography*
Aortic Diseases / ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography / methods*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Thrombosis / ultrasonography*

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