Myocarditis is a potentially life-threatening disease. Although ventricular thrombus formation in myocarditis is rare, it carries the risk of serious complications. We report on a 10-year-old previously healthy girl presenting with 2 large left ventricular thrombi in acute lymphocytic acute myocarditis. No coagulation disorder was found. Her clinical course and mobile thrombi characteristics prompted us to carry out an urgent surgical thrombectomy rather than primary anticoagulation therapy. The patient has recovered well without clinical signs of thromboembolism.
- Accepted November 26, 2012.
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