Successful Conservative Treatment of a Complicated Aortic Thrombus in a Woman with Factor V Leiden Mutation
KeywordsAortic thrombus, factor V Leiden, anticoagulation, Embolism
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.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)