Giant Floating Thrombus Localized in the Ascending Aorta


  • Mahmut Akyildiz
  • Yilmaz Zorman
  • Tamer Aksoy
  • Mustafa S. Yilmazer
  • Esra Erturk
  • Cagatay L. Onar
  • Ahmet Midi



We report the case of a 32-year-old male patient with symptoms of cerebrovascular accident manifesting with dysarthria. A transesophageal echocardiogram showed a floating mass localized in the ascending aorta, and a multislice computed tomography evaluation confirmed the diagnosis. With a comprehensive assessment of the mass, we decided on surgical intervention. A pedunculated and fragile mass was seen just near the right coronary ostium. The measured dimensions were 7.7 x 1.0 x 1.5 cm. The removed mass has been analyzed histopathologically and found to be the cause of the neurologic findings with an uncertain underlying etiology.


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Akyildiz, M., Zorman, Y., Aksoy, T., Yilmazer, M. S., Erturk, E., Onar, C. L., & Midi, A. (2010). Giant Floating Thrombus Localized in the Ascending Aorta. The Heart Surgery Forum, 13(3), E195-E197.