Cardiac Pathology: Circulatory: Atrial thrombus

01 June 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard


Ball thrombus


A 1983 operative specimen. This unusually symmetrical thrombus was removed from the left atrium of a woman with a history of rheumatic heart disease. They are usually found, as in this case, in the relatively stagnant blood of the left atrium in mitral stenosis and are completely free of any attachment to the atrial wall.


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