Incidental versus symptomatic venous thrombosis in cancer: a prospective observational study of 340 consecutive patients.

@article{Font2011IncidentalVS,
  title={Incidental versus symptomatic venous thrombosis in cancer: a prospective observational study of 340 consecutive patients.},
  author={Carme Font and Blanca Farr{\'u}s and Laura Vidal and Teresa Mar{\'i}a de Caralt and Laura Visa and Bego{\~n}a Mellado and Dolores T{\`a}ssies and J. E. P. Monteagudo and J. C. Reverter and Pedro Gasc{\'o}n},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={
          2101-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of incidental venous thrombosis (IVT) is uncertain. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics and the outcome of cancer patients with IVT with those of patients with symptomatic venous thrombosis (SVT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective observational study enrolling consecutive cancer patients newly diagnosed with venous thromboembolism (May 2006-April 2009). Diagnosis of IVT was based on vascular filling defects in scheduled… CONTINUE READING

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