Screening for occult cancer in idiopathic venous thromboembolism — Systemic review and meta-analysis

Published: 11 May 2017
Author(s): Alina Klein, Daniel Shepshelovich, Galia Spectre, Hadar Goldvaser, Pia Raanani, Anat Gafter-Gvili
Issue: May 2017
Section: Original Article

Idiopathic venous thromboembolism (VTE) may be associated with an occult malignancy. Early detection of cancer might be translated to a better prognosis for these patients. However, the efficacy of extensive screening for cancer in patients with idiopathic VTE is controversial.