Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery: A retrospective review

Allan D Levi, C. Wallace, M. Bernstein, B. C. Walters

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Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed the incidence rate of clinical postoperative deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism in 1703 patients undergoing initial craniotomy for meningioma, glioma, or cerebral metastasis. The incidence rate of clinical thromboembolic complications was 1.59% for all tumor groups within the first 4 weeks of surgery. Patients undergoing surgery for meningiomas had a statistically significant increased risk of thromboembolism despite fewer overall perioperative risk factors, when compared with the other tumor groups. The tumor-specific incidence rates of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism for meningioma, glioma, and metastasis were 3.09%, 0.97%, and 1.03%, respectively. Whether this difference was a result of increased surgical time or an inherent property of meningiomas could not be ascertained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-863
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume28
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Venous Thromboembolism
Meningioma
Brain Neoplasms
Pulmonary Embolism
Glioma
Venous Thrombosis
Incidence
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms
Craniotomy
Thromboembolism
Operative Time

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Meningioma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Levi, A. D., Wallace, C., Bernstein, M., & Walters, B. C. (1991). Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery: A retrospective review. Neurosurgery, 28(6), 859-863.

Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery : A retrospective review. / Levi, Allan D; Wallace, C.; Bernstein, M.; Walters, B. C.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 28, No. 6, 01.01.1991, p. 859-863.

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Levi, AD, Wallace, C, Bernstein, M & Walters, BC 1991, 'Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery: A retrospective review', Neurosurgery, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 859-863.
Levi AD, Wallace C, Bernstein M, Walters BC. Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery: A retrospective review. Neurosurgery. 1991 Jan 1;28(6):859-863.
Levi, Allan D ; Wallace, C. ; Bernstein, M. ; Walters, B. C. / Venous thromboembolism after brain tumor surgery : A retrospective review. In: Neurosurgery. 1991 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 859-863.
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