J Pediatr Surg 2021 Dec 13;56(12):2360-2363. Epub 2021 Feb 13.
Department of Surgery, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, United States; Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 910 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38163, United States; Division of Pediatric Surgery, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, 848 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, United States. Electronic address:
Purpose: Cancer is a well-established risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We sought to assess the incidence of DVT in pediatric cancer patients undergoing select surgical procedures at our institution and to identify additional factors associated with DVT development.
Methods: We performed a retrospective review of cancer patients who underwent select surgical procedures and developed a DVT within 30 days of their operation from 2000 to 2018 at our institution. Read More