Deep venous thrombosis is a quite frequent pathology with a high degree of morbidity and death-rate. Two are the main problems of this disease: the risk of pulmonary embolism and outcome of a post-thrombotic syndrome, leading patients to infirmity. The patients max exposed to the risk of deep venous thrombosis are the surgical ones: the authors, with a retrospective study on 480 surgical patients, examine the risk factors mostly related with the onset of deep venous thrombosis. At the end they refer about connection between the risk factors studied and the clinical display of in surgical patients
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