Venous thromboembolism in malignant gliomas.

  title={Venous thromboembolism in malignant gliomas.},
  author={Emily O Jenkins and David Schiff and Nigel Mackman and Nigel S Key},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  volume={8 2},
Malignant gliomas are associated with a very high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). While many clinical risk factors have previously been described in brain tumor patients, the risk of VTE associated with newer anti-angiogenic therapies such as bevacizumab in these patients remains unclear. When VTE occurs in this patient population, concern regarding the potential for intracranial hemorrhage complicates management decisions regarding anticoagulation, and these patients have a worse… CONTINUE READING

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