ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF A SYMPTOMATIC THORACIC AORTA THROMBI

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  • Pedro Pinto Sousa Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Portugal
  • Pedro Sá Pinto Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.39

Abstract

Aortic mural thrombus is a rare condition with 0.45% incidence in the general population, being the thoracic aorta the most affected portion. In the absence of an atherosclerotic wall lesion, other specific conditions should be studied and excluded. The authors describe two clinical cases of a 64 years old male and a 48 years old female that despite a non- -atherosclerotic diseased aorta, had a thoracic mural thrombus which presented clinically with mesenteric and lower limb microembolization, respectively. Once presented with peripheral embolization, the aim should be to exclude the embolic source and prevent end organ malfunction. TEVAR has been developed as a therapeutic solution to exclude the embolic source, with a high rate of technical success and few comorbidities associated. Long term anti-coagulation is debatable but may prevent further embolization events.

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17-04-2021

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Pinto Sousa P, Sá Pinto P. ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF A SYMPTOMATIC THORACIC AORTA THROMBI. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 17 [cited 2024 May 21];27(3):227-30. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/39

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