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Fatal pulmonary embolism in a patient with thromboembolism of the internal jugular vein after liver transplant.
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PMID:  23187052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A patient with acute liver failure and thromboembolism of the internal jugular vein subsequently had a massive pulmonary embolism and died 25 days after orthotopic liver transplant. The primary cause of death was massive pulmonary embolus. This case report highlights the need for clinicians to be aware that fatal embolic events can occur in liver transplant recipients, even when routine prophylactic procedures are implemented. The benefits and risks of invasive strategies, including placement of superior vena cava filters, should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Wen-Fei Tan; Hong Ma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1526-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Transplant     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909380     Medline TA:  Prog Transplant     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-2     Citation Subset:  N    
The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
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