Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of a floating thrombus located in the ascending aorta
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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a unique imaging technique that provides improved visualization of aorta because of its proximity to the esophagus. It is a reliable method for the diagnosis of thoracic aorta diseases and detection of protruding atheromas or thrombi as sources of systemic emboli. We report a case in which TEE revealed a floating aortic thrombus located in the ascending aorta in a patient with chronic renal failure.