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Neonatal ascending aortic thrombus: successful medical treatment

  • Roberto Gallotti (a1), Cheryl E. Cammock (a2), Natalia Dixon (a3) and Yoshio Ootaki (a1)
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Neonatal aortic thrombosis is a potentially life-threatening condition with significant morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed and untreated. The most common location of arterial thrombosis in neonates is in the abdominal aorta and is associated with umbilical artery catheterisation. There are only a few previous reports of thrombosis in the ascending aorta. We describe a case of ascending aortic thrombosis in a neonate who underwent successful thrombolytic therapy.

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Correspondence to: Dr Y. Ootaki, MD, PhD, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, United States of America. Tel: +1336 716 2218; Fax: +1336 713 2242; E-mail: y.ootaki@nifty.com
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
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