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 +(1) an aggregation of [[blood]] factors, primarily platelets and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements, frequently causing vascular obstruction at the point of its formation. The [[lesion]] and the syndrome produced by the thrombus depend on its location, e.g. pulmonary [[artery]].
  
 +(2) Thrombus: A blood clot in a [[blood vessel]] or within the heart. From the Greek thrombos meaning a lump or clump, or a curd or clot of milk.
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 +**mural thrombus** - one attached to the wall of the [[endocardium]] in a diseased area.
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 +**obturating thrombus** - one which continues to grow distal to its site of attachment and the free end trails downstream with the current of [[blood]].
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 +**occluding thrombus** - one that occupies the entire [[lumen]] of a vessel and obstructs [[blood flow]].
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 +**parietal thrombus** - one attached to a vessel or [[heart]] wall.
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 +**saddle thrombus** - one formed at the terminal [[aorta]] and extending into the iliac [[arteries]]. Occurs most commonly in cats with arterial thromboembolism.
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 +See also:
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 +[[:​Thrombophlebitis]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_deep_venous_thrombosis.htm|Deep Venous Thrombosis]]
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