Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy

Background: In surgical patients with known malignancy, the odds ratio for an episode of a venous thromboembolism is approximately 6.5 compared to a group of patients without malignancy undergoing the same procedure [Heit et al.: Arch Intern Med 2000;160:809–815]. Case Report: We present a case of a...

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Main Authors: A. Perre, M. Markman
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Karger Publishers 2011-02-01
Series:Case Reports in Oncology
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Online Access:http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/324584
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spelling doaj-b19cc8aa18af4c82984745bf88a87fa32020-11-25T01:50:37ZengKarger PublishersCase Reports in Oncology1662-65752011-02-014111511710.1159/000324584324584Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for MalignancyA. PerreM. MarkmanBackground: In surgical patients with known malignancy, the odds ratio for an episode of a venous thromboembolism is approximately 6.5 compared to a group of patients without malignancy undergoing the same procedure [Heit et al.: Arch Intern Med 2000;160:809–815]. Case Report: We present a case of a 46-year-old Caucasian male with a history of adenocarcinoma of the rectum. The patient received neoadjuvant treatment prior to low anterior resection with diverting colostomy. He received short-term prophylaxis for venous thrombosis, but unfortunately developed a blood clot in a lower extremity several weeks after surgery. Conclusion: There is a well-defined role in carefully selected patients for the use of extended prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolic complications following cancer surgery.http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/324584Venous thromboembolism prophylaxisVenous thromboembolismSurgeryDeep vein thrombosisPulmonary embolism
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Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
Case Reports in Oncology
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
Venous thromboembolism
Surgery
Deep vein thrombosis
Pulmonary embolism
author_facet A. Perre
M. Markman
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title Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
title_short Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
title_full Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
title_fullStr Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
title_full_unstemmed Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for High-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgery for Malignancy
title_sort extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for high-risk patients undergoing surgery for malignancy
publisher Karger Publishers
series Case Reports in Oncology
issn 1662-6575
publishDate 2011-02-01
description Background: In surgical patients with known malignancy, the odds ratio for an episode of a venous thromboembolism is approximately 6.5 compared to a group of patients without malignancy undergoing the same procedure [Heit et al.: Arch Intern Med 2000;160:809–815]. Case Report: We present a case of a 46-year-old Caucasian male with a history of adenocarcinoma of the rectum. The patient received neoadjuvant treatment prior to low anterior resection with diverting colostomy. He received short-term prophylaxis for venous thrombosis, but unfortunately developed a blood clot in a lower extremity several weeks after surgery. Conclusion: There is a well-defined role in carefully selected patients for the use of extended prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolic complications following cancer surgery.
topic Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
Venous thromboembolism
Surgery
Deep vein thrombosis
Pulmonary embolism
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