Meeting Banner
Abstract #0345

Distribution of Intraluminal Thrombus Composition in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms by Diameter: a High Resolution MRI study

Chengcheng Zhu1, Bing Tian2, Joseph Leach1, Qi Liu2, Jianping Lu2, David Saloner1, and Michael D Hope1

1Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2Radiology, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Intraluminal thrombus (ILT) composition as identified by MRI has been suggested to be a marker of likely abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression. However, little is known about the distribution of ILT composition across different sizes of AAAs. This study investigated the ILT composition by AAA diameter in 62 patients from two centers. We found ILT distributed differentially by size, with an increasing mix of fresh and old ILT in larger AAAs. ILT composition is a potential indicator of AAA progression. Larger, prospective studies are needed to clarify its prognostic value in managing AAA patients.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here