Rare case of a giant floating thrombus in ascending aorta in a patient- a report
In a recent development, doctors have put forth a case report of a male patient with a floating thrombus in an otherwise healthy distal ascending aorta. The rare and interesting case report has been published in BMC Surgery.
An aortic mural thrombus (AMT) without an aneurysm or dissection is rare, with an incidence rate of about 0.45% . It is occasionally identified incidentally, either by a source of systemic emboli or by computed tomography angiography (CTA). The most common locations for AMTs are the aortic isthmus, descending thoracic aorta and lower abdominal aorta, with the rarest location being the ascending aorta . The pathogenesis and treatment strategies for AMTs are still limited to those found in case reports, and there is no consensus.