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Resuscitation. 2001 Sep;50(3):353-5.

Early postoperative thrombolytic therapy after laparotomy.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Medical University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck, Germany. klaus@medinf.mu-luebeck.de

Abstract

Early postoperative pulmonary embolism due to deep venous thrombosis has been reported to be associated with a mortality rate of approximately 46%. Administration of thrombolytic drugs is relatively contraindicated during this period so that conservative or surgical treatment can be considered as a therapeutical intervention. We report the case of a 68-year-old male patient who was subjected to systemic thrombolytic therapy due to pulmonary embolism on the first day after laparatomy.

PMID:
11719166
DOI:
10.1016/s0300-9572(01)00370-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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