Prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical cancer patients
2007 (English)In: Nowotwory Journal of oncology, Vol. 57, no 3, 93e-97e p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This review has the focus on postoperative venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery. After discussing pathogeneticfactors of importance the frequency of postoperative venous thrombosis in cancer patients without prophylaxis is given,placing the patients in the similar high risk group as patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery. Studies on prophylaxisare summarized and the dominating method is to use one of the low molecular weight heparins, which also may givea survival benefit. The new Xa inhibitor fondaparinux may be at least as effective as heparins. Studies are emerging whichindicate that extended prophylaxis may be beneficial to reduce the thrombotic risk. The review summarizes recent guidelineson prophylaxis in cancer surgical patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 57, no 3, 93e-97e p.
deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, cancer surgery, low molecular weight heparins
Medical and Health Sciences
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