Mobile mass in the aortic arch: A case report

Ghani-Dehkordi, Fatemeh and Esfandiyari-Bakhtiyari, Rostam and Alirezaee-Shahraki, Firoozeh (2017) Mobile mass in the aortic arch: A case report. ARYA Atheroscler, 13 (4).


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BACKGROUND: The finding of a floating mass in the aortic arch is rare and the management remains controversial. CASE REPORT: We describe a 42-year-old woman with an embolic infarction in whom transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile mass in the aortic arch that was characterized as atherothrombi with an evidence of embolic infarction in the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Treatment with antiplatelet and anticoagulants failed to resolve the mass and is surgically resected. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the presence of mobile aortic mass seems to carry a high embolic risk. The optimal treatment for mobile aortic arch atherothrombi remains to be elucidated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Faculty of Paramedics
Depositing User: محسن زارعی
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 02:21
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 02:21

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