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Neonatal aortic arch thrombosis
  1. D J Evans,
  2. B L Pizer,
  3. N E Moghal,
  4. H S Joffe
  1. Department of Cardiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ

    Abstract

    An infant presented shortly after birth with signs suggestive of aortic coarctation. Echocardiography revealed an extensive aortic arch thrombus, not amenable to surgery. Thrombolytic agents reduced thrombus size, enabling survival, but failed to prevent neurological damage secondary to cerebral embolisation.

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