Nello Grassi, Stefania Zerbo, Emiliano Maresi, Rita Inguglia, Valentina Triolo

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Pulmonary thromboembolism is a common cause of in-hospital death. In moderate or high risk patients undergoing laparotomy, acute and long-term mortality can be effec-tively reduced with an appropriate prophylactic drug treatment, while in low-risk patients undergoing laparoscopy, the correlation between the thromboembolism risk and the pro-cedure itself, as well as potential benefits of thromboprophylaxis are, at present, unclear.Here we report the case of E., a 49-year-old woman with patent foramen ovale, consid-ered to be at low risk of thromboembolism, who experienced a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and died four days later. . The purpose of this case report is to highlight the necessity of continuing large sample studies on the correlation between laparoscopic surgery and thromboembolism in low-risk patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalCapsula Eburnea
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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