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Protected Iliofemoral Venous Thrombectomy: in a Pregnant Woman with Pulmonary Embolism and Ischemic Venous Thrombosis

By Eugenio Neri, Letizia Civeli, Antonio Benvenuti, Thomas Toscano, Fabio Miraldi, Gianni Capannini, Luigi Muzzi and Carlo Sassi


Although thromboembolism is uncommon during pregnancy and the postpartum period, physicians should be alert to the possibility because the complications, such as pulmonary embolism, are often life threatening. Pregnant women who present with thromboembolic occlusion are particularly difficult to treat because thrombolysis is hazardous to the fetus and surgical intervention by any of several approaches is controversial

Topics: Case Reports
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:116741
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