The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has triggered a global health pandemic that led to substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. The virus has been known to predominantly cause severe hypoxemic respiratory failure but there have been multiple reports of extra-pulmonary manifestations. Additionally, there has been increasing evidence of COVID-19 hyper-coagulability. Herein, we present a case of a 49-year-old male with a past medical history of diet controlled type II diabetes mellitus and recently diagnosed COVID-19 who presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of nausea and vomiting. Our patient was found to have a thrombus-like appearing 1.9 cm x 1.2 cm well-circumscribed mass, attached to the greater curvature of the ascending aorta, superior to the right coronary cusp of the aortic valve almost three weeks after his initial diagnosis of COVID-19 virus.
Fichadiya, Hardik; Santana, Melvin; Ayad, Sarah; El-Feki, Iman; Appiah-Kubi, Edmund; Guragai, Nirmal; and Pullatt, Raja
"Where is the Thrombus ? Mural Ascending Aortic Thrombus with Embolic Events in a Patient with Recent COVID 19 Infection,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
3, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss3/16