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Consumption coagulopathy associated with aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and the bilateral femoral arteries. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11292944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a case of a 70-year-old man, with repeating episodes of systemic subdermal hematoma due to consumption coagulopathy associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm and the bilateral femoral arterial aneurysms. Prior to the first operation for abdominal aortic repair, anticoagulation therapy was applied to treat thrombocytopenia and hypofibrinogenemia. Five years following the first surgery, the same treatment was required before resection of the femoral lesions. Consumption coagulopathy is seen in approximately 1-4% population of aortic aneurysms, however, repeated appearance of symptomatic coagulopathy is rarely reported. Anticoagulation therapy was effective to normalize the coagulation and fibrinolytic system and followed by uneventful surgical resection of the aneurysms.
J Utoh; R Kunitomo; M Hara; S Hagiwara; S Uemura; E Uemura; N Kitamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-09     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Surgery, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / blood,  complications*,  surgery
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / blood,  complications*,  surgery
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / drug therapy,  etiology*
Femoral Artery*
Heparin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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