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This study describes cases of fibroids with venous thromboembolism (VTE) managed at UHWI between the years 1999-2004. We examined records to find patients with fibroids and VTE diagnosed before or after surgery. We found 438 women with VTE and 72 of these (16.4%) with fibroids. A total of 1,979 patients had fibroids during the period; cases were therefore(More)
OBJECTIVE To review cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) at UHWI from 1999-2004, to identify methods of diagnosis, risk factors and to evaluate differences between survivors and fatalities. METHODS Patients coded with the diagnosis of thromboembolism at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) from 1999-2004 were identified. The medical records(More)
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