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Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis in Sudanese Patients

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: (Published 03 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:515

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  1. M. A. Hassan,
  2. E. A. Rahman,
  3. 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.