Surgery for aortic arch thrombosis.

  title={Surgery for aortic arch thrombosis.},
  author={Alexander S. Geha and Chawki F. El-Zein and Malek G. Massad and Jayant Bagai and Fadi Khoury and Alex Evans and Jacques Kpodonu},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  volume={52 3},
A localized thrombus involving the ascending aorta and arch rarely occurs in the absence of an underlying etiology such as chest trauma, atherosclerosis, a hypercoagulable state or instrumentation. A review of the literature between 1966 - 2003 yielded 38 reported cases of localized aortic arch thrombi, 21 of which were treated by surgical excision of the thrombus using different approaches. In this communication, we describe this clinical entity, with its diagnosis and management. The… CONTINUE READING

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