Intra-aortic mural thrombosis and splenic infarction in association with ulcerative colitis.
AffiliationDepartment of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland, email@example.com.
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CitationIntra-aortic mural thrombosis and splenic infarction in association with ulcerative colitis. 2010: Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractBACKGROUND: Arterial thrombosis is a very rare, but recognised complication of inflammatory bowel disease that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 48-year-old female with previously well-controlled ulcerative colitis who presented with severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Imaging investigations subsequently revealed a large intra-aortic mural thrombus extending into the coeliac axis complicated by splenic infarction. This occurred in the absence of other prothrombotic states such as thrombophilias or vasculitis. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the frequently overlooked association between inflammatory bowel disease and arterial thrombosis.
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