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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in a glioblastoma multiforme patient with inferior vena cava filter placement for deep venous thrombosis.
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PMID:  21701111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 58-year-old woman presented with right supplementary motor area glioblastoma multiforme and deep venous thrombosis in her legs. The tumor was resected after temporary inferior vena cava filter placement, considering that increased thrombosis during and after the operation would cause fatal pulmonary embolism. After anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin, thrombocytopenia was aggravated, and computed tomography showed filter catheter-related thrombosis in the inferior vena cava. The diagnosis was heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and argatroban and urokinase were administered. Thrombolysis with urokinase was completed and the temporary inferior vena cava filter catheter was removed without complication. The present case illustrates the possibility of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia associated with catheter-related thrombosis in neurosurgery.
Naoki Nitta; Satoshi Shitara; Kazuhiko Nozaki
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-8029     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-06-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Shiga University of Medical Science.
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