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A Case of Intraoperative Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism in a Patient undergoing Hip Hemi-Arthroplastyunder Subarachnoid Block


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1 Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari, India

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its most feared complication, pulmonary embolism(PE) poses high risk in the perioperative period1, because of prolonged immobilisation, underused prophylactic measures for prevention, and other associated risk factors.DVT is still considered the most common preventable cause of death among hospitalised patientsand among the patients undergoing lower limb surgeries.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Lower Extremity Surgery.
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  • A Case of Intraoperative Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism in a Patient undergoing Hip Hemi-Arthroplastyunder Subarachnoid Block

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B. M. Ravishankar
Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari, India
S. Bala Bhaskar
Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari, India
N. Prashanth
Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari, India

Abstract


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its most feared complication, pulmonary embolism(PE) poses high risk in the perioperative period1, because of prolonged immobilisation, underused prophylactic measures for prevention, and other associated risk factors.DVT is still considered the most common preventable cause of death among hospitalised patientsand among the patients undergoing lower limb surgeries.

Keywords


Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Lower Extremity Surgery.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP123