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Primary aortic thrombosis: role of enhanced multislice CT demonstrated in three exceptional cases.

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N Verbeeck ,

Departments of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
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N Cavez,

Departments of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
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L Plawny,

Departments of Onco-Hematology, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
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J Weber,

Departments of Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
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V Lens

Departments of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
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Abstract

Primary aortic thrombosis remains a rare entity that can be defined as clotting of the vessel without any obvious atheromatous lesion. Cancer chemotherapy, cocaine intake, essential thrombocythemia, some hypercoagulable states, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, inflammatory disease of the digestive tract and acute pancreatitis are, beside some cases of rather unknown etiology, the causes of primary aortic thrombosis. Intravenous contrast-enhanced multislice CT, which is widely available, noninvasive and affordable in terms of cost, is the imaging modality of choice for the investigation of primary aortic thrombosis and the assessment of potential complications. Three cases due to chemotherapy, antiphospholipid syndrome and acute pancreatitis are reported.

How to Cite: Verbeeck, N. et al., (2014). Primary aortic thrombosis: role of enhanced multislice CT demonstrated in three exceptional cases.. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 97(2), pp.76–80. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.39
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Published on 01 Mar 2014.
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