Diagnosis of neonatal aortic thrombosis by colour coded Doppler sonography

Pediatr Radiol. 1992;22(1):62-3. doi: 10.1007/BF02011611.


We report on a neonate with complete aortic thrombosis following umbilical artery catheterization. Diagnosis was established by colour coded Doppler sonography which showed absent flow in the region distal to the thrombosis. After thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen recanalization of the descending aorta could be shown by Colour Doppler imaging (CDI).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aortic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Diseases / etiology
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects
  • Echocardiography, Doppler*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thrombosis / etiology
  • Umbilical Arteries