Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis treated by a filter in the superior vena cava placed intraoperatively to allow safe esophageal surgery: Report of a case

March 2010
Surgery Today;Mar2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p254
Academic Journal
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is an infrequent but dangerous vascular event, especially for patients undergoing thoracic surgery. However, there is no standard perioperative management to reduce the risk of pulmonary thromboembolism in such patients. We describe how we performed successful esophagectomy in a patient with UEDVT treated by placing a filter in the superior vena cava during surgery.


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