Dynamic cardiac CT angiography in the diagnosis and management of mobile thrombus in the ascending aorta

Prasoon P. Mohan, Edgar D. Guzman, Axel W. Joob, Edward L. Passen

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Abstract

A rare case of mobile thrombus in the ascending aorta causing peripheral embolization is reported. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) could not clearly delineate this lesion, as portions of ascending aorta are not well visualized by TEE due the interposition of right main stem bronchus and the trachea. We performed dynamic cardiac CT angiography, which clearly visualized the lesion allowing detailed preoperative planning and successful surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e129-e132
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ascending aorta
  • Cardiac CT angiogram
  • Echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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