Thrombus, AKA blood clot, can be classified into red, white, or mixed.[1][2]



These two stroke patients both underwent successful mechanical thrombectomy, but the thrombi retrieved present different characteristics.

(A): A red thrombus retrieved from an elderly patient with atrial fibrillation.
(B): Several white thrombi retrieved from a young patient with a history of cancer.

  1. Differentiation of White, Mixed, and Red Thrombi: Value of CT in Estimation of the Prognosis of Thrombolysis—Phantom Study | Radiology ↩︎

  2. Differentiation of white and red thrombus with magnetic reso... : Chinese Medical Journal ↩︎