Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 532--534

Right atrial appendage thrombus with atrial infarct in a case of thyrotoxicosis: An autopsy report


DN Lanjewar1, Sushma Ramraje2, Sonali D Lanjewar2 
1 Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
2 Department of pathology, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
D N Lanjewar
Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai-400 008
India

Cardiac function has long been known to be altered in patients with thyrotoxicosis and atrial fibrillation occurs in patients with hyperthyroidism. In addition to its disabling symptoms, atrial fibrillation is a strong risk factor for systemic embolism, especially with regard to cerebral circulation. A right atrial appendage thrombus formation in atrial fibrillation is a rare phenomenon. In this report, we describe a case of a 30-year-old female, who suffered from hyperthyroidism and subsequently developed atrial fibrillation and a right atrial appendage thrombus with infarction of right atrial appendage.


How to cite this article:
Lanjewar D N, Ramraje S, Lanjewar SD. Right atrial appendage thrombus with atrial infarct in a case of thyrotoxicosis: An autopsy report.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2010;53:532-534


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Lanjewar D N, Ramraje S, Lanjewar SD. Right atrial appendage thrombus with atrial infarct in a case of thyrotoxicosis: An autopsy report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];53:532-534
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