Thromboembolic disease after renal surgery

UroToday – Perioperative Clinical Thromboembolic Events after Radical or Partial Nephrectomy

This study demonstrates that while the incidence of thromboembolic phenomena is low in patients undergoing renal surgery, there are specific subsets of patients that can be identified that are at increased risk and therefore deserving of more aggressive prophylaxis. These include older patients, those with a history of cardiac disease, those with a history of prior DVT, and those who have increased blood loss at the time of surgery. Prophylactic anticoagulation might be considered in addition to pneumatic compression groups in these specific subpopulations.

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