Perioperative Management of Case of Gynecological Malignancy with Bilateral Deep Venous Thrombosis of Lower Limbs Along with Pulmonary Embolism

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Abstract

We describe the anaesthetic management of 45 year female patient with pre-existing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) who was subsequently scheduled for an laparotomy. Before planning the surgical procedures, adequate anticoagulation must be achieved to prevent further complications of DVT, thromboembolism, and pulmonary embolism in particular. The risk of stopping the anticoagulation prior to surgery must be considered and adequately discussed with the patient and surgeons. The anaesthetic plan must be selected keeping in mind the coagulation status and the need of anticoagulation in the postoperative period.

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M. Arora and R. Garg, "Perioperative Management of Case of Gynecological Malignancy with Bilateral Deep Venous Thrombosis of Lower Limbs Along with Pulmonary Embolism," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2011.11001.

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