Postoperative deep vein thrombosis and surgery for varicose veins

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1158a (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1158
  1. Henri Bounameaux,
  2. Olivier Huber
  1. Chief, division of angiology and haemostasis Consultant surgeon, clinic of digestive surgery University Hospital of Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland

    EDITOR,—In his critical editorial comment Bruce Campbell discusses the possible links between thrombosis, phlebitis, and varicose veins.1 While pointing out the evidence for an association between varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic surgery, he questions the need for a thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients undergoing surgery on …

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