Volume 5, 2021

Covid 19

MULTIPLE THROMBOSES AS LATE COMPLICATIONS IN A PATIENT WITH PNEUMONIA CAUSED BY COVID-19 INFECTION

Mitko Mitev

Pages: 28-31

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2021.05

Introduction . Venous and arterial thromboembolism is associated with COVID-19, but there are few studies of lower limb ischemia as a later complication of infection. The study presents identified early and late complications caused by COVID-19, with the presence of multiple thromboses in the aorta and peripheral vessels. Materials and methods. A patient is an 80-year-old man hospitalized with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). The study was conducted in 2021. MDCT Siemens Definition AS was used. A computed tomography angiography was made with Omnipaque, 100 ml. The data was processed with Syngo.via workstation and VB40B_NF02 software version. Results. After computed tomography angiography, changes were found in the lungs, central and peripheral vessels. Bilateral interstitial pneumonia was diagnosed. A parietal thrombus was identified in the aortic arch area and acute thrombosis on the left side of the common iliac artery and the right side of the superficial femoral artery as an acute later complication of the infection. The patient was sent for emergency surgery to remove the found blood clots in the lower limbs. Conclusion. The application of the correct diagnostic algorithm in this clinical case with the application of CT scan with contrast helped to quickly identify early complications and to avoid more severe and later changes both in the vessels and in other organs and systems.
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Mitko Mitev, "Multiple thromboses as late complications in a patient with pneumonia caused by covid-19 infection", RAD Conf. Proc, vol. 5, 2021, pp. 28-31, http://doi.org/10.21175/RadProc.2021.05