Intracardiac Thrombus Case Caused by Blunt Trauma Due to Child Abuse
Pediatric Emergency Care, 06/20/2012
Asilioglu N et al. – The authors report an asymptomatic intracardiac thrombus caused by blunt trauma due to child abuse in a 4–year–old girl. On the echocardiogram, one can see pericardial fluid surrounding all of the heart, and a mobile mass, a thrombus of 5.8×9mm in diameter, was observed in the right atrium and on the free border of the tricuspid valve. The thrombus and pericardial fluid disappeared on the follow–up echocardiogram performed after the 10–day heparin therapy.