Venous thromboembolism: a review of risk and prevention in colorectal surgery patients.

@article{Bergqvist2006VenousTA,
  title={Venous thromboembolism: a review of risk and prevention in colorectal surgery patients.},
  author={David Bergqvist},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={1620-8}
}
Hospitalization for surgery has a high risk of developing venous thromboembolism, a condition that encompasses both deep-vein thrombosis and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism. Colorectal surgery implies a specific high risk for postoperative thromboembolic complications relative to other general surgery. This may be a result of pelvic dissection, the perioperative positioning of these patients, or the presence of additional risk factors common to this patient group, such as… CONTINUE READING

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