Aortic floating thrombi with lower limb ischemia and renal infarct in COVID-19: A remote thromboembolic complication [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(3): 233-236 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.12901

Aortic floating thrombi with lower limb ischemia and renal infarct in COVID-19: A remote thromboembolic complication

Cağdaş Topel1, Ceren Yıldırım2, Mustafa Ali Yavaş2, Batuhan Yazıcı3, Safa Göde3
1Department of Radiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Vascular Surgery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Summary– As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, its novel complications are being increasingly recognized, and new mechanisms of the disease are being unraveled. Aortic free-floating thrombus is exceptionally rare, and prompt diagnosis is vital to alleviate its detrimental end organ effects. We present a patient who was previously discharged owing to COVID-19 pneumonia, admitted with acute onset of lower limb pain, and was diagnosed with aortic free-floating thrombus ended up with embolic events. Clinicians should be aware of COVID-19-related thromboembolic complications, and close monitoring of patients with risk factors is vital for a timely and accurate diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Covid 19, aortic thrombi, lower limb ischemia, renal infarct.

How to cite this article
Cağdaş Topel, Ceren Yıldırım, Mustafa Ali Yavaş, Batuhan Yazıcı, Safa Göde. Aortic floating thrombi with lower limb ischemia and renal infarct in COVID-19: A remote thromboembolic complication. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(3): 233-236

Corresponding Author: Cağdaş Topel, Türkiye
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