CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neuroanaesth Crit Care
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734421
Case Report

Rare Case of Left Ventricular Thrombus Postmyocardial Infarction for Emergency Decompressive Craniectomy

1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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Duraiyarassu Uthaman
1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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Gnanasekaran Srinivasan
1   Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
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Abstract

Left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation is a notorious complication encountered in postmyocardial infarction patients. Such cases, when coming for noncardiac surgery, put the patient at greater risk of embolic events. Anesthesiologists play a pivotal role in the management of such rare and difficult cases. There is sparse evidence on management of such cases for noncardiac surgery. Hence, we would like to share our experience of a young patient with LV thrombus posted for left decompressive craniectomy.



Publication History

Article published online:
24 October 2021

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