Successful Conservative Treatment of a Complicated Aortic Thrombus in a Woman with Factor V Leiden Mutation

  • Elise Frebutte Internal Medicine Department, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Myriam Bibombe Internal Medicine Department, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Arthur Dumont Internal Medicine Department, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Maxime Haxhe Radiology Department, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Pascal Reper Critical Care Department, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium; Critical Care Department, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium; ederal Health Ministry, Brussels, Belgium

Keywords

Aortic thrombus, factor V Leiden, anticoagulation, Embolism

Abstract

Thrombus in the aortic trunk is a rare complication. We report the case of a 63-year-old patient with a factor V Leiden mutation in whom an aortic arch thrombus was discovered accidentally. Conservative treatment was initiated with therapeutic anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin leading to complete thrombus lysis after 3 months but associated shortly after anticoagulation initiation with a large splenic and limited renal infarctions.

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  • Published: 2021-06-07

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Frebutte E, Bibombe M, Dumont A, Haxhe M, Reper P. Successful Conservative Treatment of a Complicated Aortic Thrombus in a Woman with Factor V Leiden Mutation. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002641.

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