Acute Aortic Thrombosis with Massive Intestinal and Lower Limbs Ischaemia in a Girl with Down Syndrome 113-115
Hamdi Hameed Almaramhy
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Head, Department of Surgery
Maternity and Children Hospital,
Al Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
Patients with Down syndrome may have an increased risk of venous and arterial thrombotic events. Despite these, some argued that there is no increased risk of prothrombotic conditions in trisomy 21 and the thrombosis is usually due to other associated risk factor. Here a report of a 3-year-old girl, known case of Down syndrome, with a past history of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) repair at the age of 4 months developed acute aortic thrombosis with massive intestinal and lower limbs ischemia without obvious cause.