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Case report
Oral contraceptives use increases venous thromboembolic risk even for minor surgical procedure – a case report

Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek, Ewelina Wojtasińska, Małgorzata Duszyńska, Stanisław Kawczyński, Krystyna Zawilska
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(10):1091-1094.

open access

Vol 66, No 10 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-10-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 25-year-old woman with life-threatening pulmonary embolism, which occurred on fourth day after appendectomy and was safely treated with alteplase infusion. Before surgery, oral contraceptive use history, as a sole venous thromboembolic risk factor has been missed and the patient did not receive perioperative, pharmacologic antithrombotic prophylaxis. Further screening for thrombophilia was negative. This case proves that contraceptives use may create, irrespectively of the woman age, a possibility of perioperative thromboembolic complications, even for such minor procedure as appendectomy.

Abstract

A case of a 25-year-old woman with life-threatening pulmonary embolism, which occurred on fourth day after appendectomy and was safely treated with alteplase infusion. Before surgery, oral contraceptive use history, as a sole venous thromboembolic risk factor has been missed and the patient did not receive perioperative, pharmacologic antithrombotic prophylaxis. Further screening for thrombophilia was negative. This case proves that contraceptives use may create, irrespectively of the woman age, a possibility of perioperative thromboembolic complications, even for such minor procedure as appendectomy.
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Keywords

oral contraceptives; venous thromboembolic risk and prevention

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Title

Case report
Oral contraceptives use increases venous thromboembolic risk even for minor surgical procedure – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 10 (2008)

Pages

1091-1094

Published online

2008-10-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(10):1091-1094.

Keywords

oral contraceptives
venous thromboembolic risk and prevention

Authors

Waldemar Elikowski
Małgorzata Małek
Ewelina Wojtasińska
Małgorzata Duszyńska
Stanisław Kawczyński
Krystyna Zawilska

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