Severe aortic thrombosis in the neonate--successful treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin: two case reports and review of the literature.

@article{Klinger2000SevereAT,
  title={Severe aortic thrombosis in the neonate--successful treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin: two case reports and review of the literature.},
  author={Gil Klinger and Jonathan Hellmann and Alan Daneman},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={151-8}
}
Small- to moderate-sized aortic thrombi in the sick newborn are frequently demonstrated, however, severe aortic thrombosis is rarely encountered. We report two newborn infants presenting with signs of decreased lower limb perfusion shortly after birth. An occlusive infrarenal aortic thrombus was demonstrated in both infants by ultrasound. No predisposing condition for thrombosis could be found in the first infant; in the second, an umbilical arterial catheter was the likely cause. The infants… CONTINUE READING

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