Magnetic resonance imaging of a hypereosinophilic endocarditis with apical thrombotic obliteration in Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated with acute abdominal aortic embolic occlusion

Antonio Esposito, Francesco De Cobelli, Elena Belloni, Silvia Ravelli, Raffaella Scotti, Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Alessandro Del Maschio

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Abstract

Churg-Strauss syndrome can be associated with Loeffler-like eosinophilic endocarditis. We report a case of a young woman in which the diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome was made subsequently to the magnetic resonance demonstration of eosinophilic endocarditis associated to left ventricle apical thrombosis. In our report, this rare condition evolved in an unusual complication: the embolic migration of the left ventricle apical thrombus in the abdominal aorta as showed by multi-detector-computed-tomography angiography.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume143
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Gadolinium delayed enhancement
  • Hypereosinophilic endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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