Case Report| Volume 79, P438.e1-438.e4, February 2022

Multiple Sites of Arterial Thrombosis in A 35-Year Old Patient after ChAdOx1 (AstraZeneca) Vaccination, Requiring Emergent Femoral and Carotid Surgical Thrombectomy

Published:October 10, 2021DOI:



      Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) is a rare complication following ChAdOx1 (AstraZeneca) vaccination. Venous thrombosis in unusual sites such as splachnic or intracranial thrombosis, is the commonest manifestation.

      Case report

      We report a 35-year-old male patient who presented with acute left leg ischemia and thrombocytopenia 11-days after vaccination requiring emergent thrombectomy. During work-up, a localized thrombus was detected in the left carotid bifurcation mandating carotid thrombectomy. Localized right iliac thrombus causing a non-limiting flow stenosis was treated conservatively. The platelet aggregating capacity of patient's plasma was confirmed in a functional assay, thereby establishing VITT.


      To the best of our knowledge this is the first case presenting multiple arterial thromboses requiring surgical treatment after ChAdOx1 vaccination.
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