Atrial thrombosis as a late complication of cardiac surgery: Computed tomography appearance

Joel Fishman, G. Aviram

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We present two cases of large atrial thrombi diagnosed many years after cardiac surgery. In both cases, CT showed homogeneous non-enhancing masses. In one case the mass was immediately adjacent to an area of surgical repair; neither thrombus was in the atrial appendage, a more common location for thrombosis. The combination of appropriate clinical history and CT appearance should permit recognition of delayed postoperative intracardiac thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002



  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Heart, atrium
  • Postoperative complications
  • Thrombosis, diagnosis
  • Thrombosis, radiography
  • Tomography, X-ray, computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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