A case of asymptomatic bilateral massive pulmonary embolism after arthroscopic multiple knee ligament reconstruction

@article{Takigami2014ACO,
  title={A case of asymptomatic bilateral massive pulmonary embolism after arthroscopic multiple knee ligament reconstruction},
  author={Junsei Takigami and Yusuke Hashimoto and Shinya Yamasaki and Shozaburo Terai and Hiroaki Nakamura},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={260-262}
}
Venous thromboembolism, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a serious complication after operations involving the lower extremities, and it can be fatal. However, few reports have described the incidence of PE and its associated risk factors after arthroscopic knee surgery. We present a case of bilateral massive PE of the main pulmonary arteries and DVT detected on multi-detector row computed tomography after arthroscopic multiple knee ligament… CONTINUE READING