Rare complication of non-treated abdominal aortic aneurysm: Extensive thrombus in right cardiac chambers

Viviane Tiemi Hotta, David A. Bluemke, Kamila Fernanda Staszko, Ana Neri Rodrigues Epitacio Pereira, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte

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Abstract

A 78-year-old patient presented with shortness of breath after falling down. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed an extensive thrombus in the right atrium (RA), extensive thrombosis of the inferior vena cava (IVC), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A magnetic resonance confirmed the thrombosis of the RA extending to the IVC, which was apparently fused to the abdominal aortic aneurysm (compression? erosion?). This case illustrates a severe and rare complication of a non-treated AAA. There probably was IVC erosion by the aortic aneurysm, leading to blood stasis and extensive thrombosis of the IVC and right cardiac chambers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalArquivos brasileiros de cardiologia
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Abdominal / complications
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart atria
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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