Thoracoabdominal aortic mural and floating thrombus extending into superior mesenteric artery

Kandemirli S. G. , Balkanay O. O. , Awiwi M. O. , Durmaz E., Goksedef D., Comunoglu N.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, cilt.45, sa.3, ss.539-542, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10396-017-0848-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.539-542


Thrombus in the thoracic aorta not related to aneurysm or atherosclerosis is a rare clinical entity with a limited number of cases reported. Floating thrombus is defined as non-adherent part of the thrombus floating within the aortic lumen. Herein, we present a 48-year-old woman who presented with progressive midline dull, aching abdominal pain of 2-day duration. Thoracoabdominal computed tomography revealed a free floating thrombus extending from the aortic arch into the superior mesenteric artery. Transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the findings of a thrombus extending through the aortic arch. Floating thrombus within the aortic lumen in a morphologically normal descending thoracic and abdominal aorta is a rare entity.