Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in head and neck surgery: the practice of otolaryngologists.

@article{AhSee1997ProphylaxisFV,
  title={Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in head and neck surgery: the practice of otolaryngologists.},
  author={Kim Lawrence Ah-See and Jonathan Q Kerr and David W Sim},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 9},
  pages={845-9}
}
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the surgical patient. The first guideline produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network was for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism. Patients undergoing major head and neck cancer surgery commonly exhibit risk factors for venous… CONTINUE READING