Endovascular treatment for mobile thrombus of the thoracic aorta

Piffaretti, Gabriele; Tozzi, Matteo; Caronno, Roberto; Castelli, Patrizio
October 2007
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Oct2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p664
Academic Journal
Abstract: Detection levels of mobile thrombus of the thoracic aorta have greatly increased after any embolic event. Although the indication for treatment remains controversial, there is a growing interest about the etiopathogenesis of this rare entity and to define proper diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. We present a case of mobile thrombus of the thoracic aorta causing recurrent peripheral emboli managed with endovascular stent graft.


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