Aortic thrombus with Aspergillus in a patient with refractory acute myelomonocytic leukaemia
Version of Record online: 27 APR 2004
British Journal of Haematology
Volume 125, Issue 6, page 680, June 2004
How to Cite
Yamamoto, H., Komiya, H. and Shirota, T. (2004), Aortic thrombus with Aspergillus in a patient with refractory acute myelomonocytic leukaemia. British Journal of Haematology, 125: 680. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2004.04954.x
- Issue online: 30 APR 2004
- Version of Record online: 27 APR 2004
A 70-year-old woman with chemotherapy-resistant acute myelomonocytic leukaemia complained of a sudden chest pain whilst neutropenic as a result of salvage therapy.
Computed tomography of the chest showed narrowing of the lumen of her descending aorta (top left). Despite antimicrobial treatment (biapenem, arbekacin and fluconazole), she died of multiple organ failure. Autopsy showed an Aspergillus thrombus, almost completely occluding the lumen of the aorta (right: macroscopic image; bottom left: Grocott stain).