Autopsy-verified pulmonary embolism in a surgical department: analysis of the period from 1951 to 1988.

@article{Lindblad1991AutopsyverifiedPE,
  title={Autopsy-verified pulmonary embolism in a surgical department: analysis of the period from 1951 to 1988.},
  author={Bengt Lindblad and Andreas Eriksson and David Bergqvist},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={849-52}
}
A retrospective analysis was undertaken of all surgical patients in Malmö, Sweden, during the period from 1951 to 1988 in whom pulmonary emboli were found at autopsy. The analysis included a comparison with the earlier analysed and reported time period from 1951 to 1980. A continued high frequency of pulmonary embolism at autopsy was seen during the 1980s (20.3 per cent of deaths, 31.7 per cent of autopsies). Of the 391 autopsy-verified pulmonary emboli found between 1981 and 1988, 113 (28.9… CONTINUE READING
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