What is intraluminal thrombus?

Q:
What is intraluminal thrombus?
A:
Intraluminal thrombus, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. There are two components to a thrombus. The substance making up a thrombus is sometimes called cruor. The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear.

Cause

  • Injury to the endothelial causing platelet activation and aggregation
  • Blood stasis promotes greater contact between platelets
  • Disorder of the blood

Classification

Thrombi are classified in three major groups. They are: white, red and mixed thrombi.

Treatment

Some treatments are from bacteria. One drug is streptokinase. This drug can dissolve blood clots in coronary vessels. Another drug that works faster is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This drug is made by transgenic bacteria and it converts plasminogen into the clot-dissolving enzyme, plasmin.

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