Primary prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic events in patients with gastrointestinal cancers - Review.

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism event (VTE) is a common and morbid complication in cancer patients. Patients with gastrointestinal cancers often suffer from symptomatic or incidental splanchnic vein thrombosis, impaired liver function and/or thrombocytopenia. These characteristics require a thorough risk/benefit evaluation for individual patients. Considering the… (More)
DOI: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i3.258

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