de contact

15:45 Jun 26, 2018
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French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
French term or phrase: de contact
I have this sentence from a chest CT in a patient with pneumonia and pneumomediastinum:
"Il y a aussi un thrombus de la partie latérale droite de l'aorte de contact."

The "de contact" part confuses me a bit; surely it refers more to the thrombus than the aorta?

I don't really know....any idea about what is meant and how it would be translated?
Peter Bajorek
Local time: 10:28

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3the thrombus is in contact with/comes into contact with/ is touching
liz askew

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the thrombus is in contact with/comes into contact with/ is touching

after a lot of reading .....

Note added at 1 hr (2018-06-26 16:47:27 GMT)

i.e. it is not floating about


by ED Baldridge - ‎1990 - ‎Cited by 68 - ‎Related articles
Usually the embolus occurred before diagnosis of free-floating thrombus. Most free-floating thrombi ... Clot retraction, Retracted***, Adherent***. Clot distention ...

Note added at 1 hr (2018-06-26 16:48:50 GMT)

Yes, perhaps it is "adherent"
Hugh A. McAllister, ‎James T. Willerson - 2007 - ‎Medical
A. Resected portion of aorta with an adherent, pedunculated, sterile fibrin thrombus. B. Giant cell granulomas of inner media aorta Vienna, Austria. - (Circulation.

liz askew
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neutral  Drmanu49: A thrombus by definition is non moving and attached to a vessel wall.
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