Free-floating thrombus in the internal carotid artery
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Hartung M, Free-floating thrombus in the internal carotid artery. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 25 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-58461
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Small amount of thrombus projecting into the lumen at the right carotid bifurcation. Calcified and non-calcified plaque is present at both carotid bifurcations.
There is a small projection of intraluminal thrombus at the right ICA. This has been described as "free floating thrombus", an uncommon finding placing this patient at high risk for a more devastating ischemic event. This is typically managed surgically with carotid endarterectomy or medically with anticoagulation therapy.
- Roy, Moni, Roy, Ashish Kumar, DeSanto, Jeffrey R., Abdelsalam, Murad. Free Floating Thrombus in Carotid Artery in a Patient with Recurrent Strokes. (2018) Case Reports in Medicine. 2017: 4932567. doi:10.1155/2017/4932567 - Pubmed