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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§

Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3182475424
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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.

Author Information

*Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul

Departments of Diagnostic Radiology

Cardiology, CHA University College of Medicine, Bundang, Korea

§Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Jin Kyung Kim and Hwa Yeon Lee contributed equally.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Seung Min Yoo, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, CHA University College of Medicine, 351 Yatopdong, Bundang, Korea 463-712 (e-mail: smyoo68@hanmail.net).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.