Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis related to fatal massive pulmonary embolism after spinal surgery.

Abstract

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is an increasingly important clinical entity with potential for considerable morbidity, especially pulmonary embolism (PE). Here, the authors report a fatal case of the massive PE after spinal surgery, along with the UEDVT of superior vena cava (SVC). 

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