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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3182475424
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A Case of a Patient With Protein C Deficiency Presenting With Concurrent Thromboses in the Pulmonary Arteries and Innominate Artery: A Suggestive Computed Tomographic Finding of Thrombophilia

Kim, Jin Kyung MD*; Lee, Hwa Yeon MD*; Song, In Sup MD*; Yoo, Seung Min MD; Rho, Ji Young MD; Moon, Jae Youn MD; White, Charles S. MD§

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Abstract

The incidence of arterial thrombosis in patients with protein C deficiency is relatively low compared with that of venous thrombosis. To our knowledge, there is no previously published report of a protein C deficiency patient with simultaneous thromboses in the pulmonary artery and innominate artery in the English literature. We present a case of a protein C deficiency in which the presence of concurrent clots in the pulmonary arteries and innominate artery demonstrated on a pulmonary computed tomographic angiography provided an important clue permitting diagnosis of the deficiency.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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