Prevention of thromboembolism after neurosurgery for brain and spinal tumors.

  title={Prevention of thromboembolism after neurosurgery for brain and spinal tumors.},
  author={Teresa L. Carman and A A Kanner and Gene H. Barnett and Steven R. Deitcher},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={96 1},
OBJECTIVE Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after surgery for primary and metastatic brain tumors. METHODS We conducted a confidential survey of American neurosurgeons interested in tumor surgery to assess DVT risk awareness and thromboprophylaxis patterns. RESULTS Of the 172 respondents, 108 (63%) underestimated the DVT risk after brain tumor surgery. After operating on patients who had brain or spinal tumors, 81.4 and 78.5% of respondents… CONTINUE READING

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