Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis in Sudanese PatientsBr Med J 1973; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5852.515 (Published 03 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:515
- M. A. Hassan,
- E. A. Rahman,
- I. A. Rahman
The incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis diagnosed by radioisotope scanning in 100 Sudanese patients aged 40 or over was 12%. This compares with an incidence of nearly 30% in 542 patients reported from British hospitals using the same diagnostic technique. The reason for the difference is obscure and needs further investigation.