Published: 6 December 2019
Author(s): Cecilia Becattini, Ugo Pace, Fabio Rondelli, Paolo Delrio, Graziano Ceccarelli, Michela Boncompagni, Luigina Graziosi, Adriana Visonà, Damiano Chiari, Giampiero Avruscio, Stefania Frasson, Gualberto Gussoni, Alessia Biancafarina, Giuseppe Camporese, Annibale Donini, Andrea Fares Bucci, Giancarlo Agnelli
Section: Original article

The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after cancer surgery is about two-fold higher than after similar non-cancer surgery, with an incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism that is about three-fold higher than that associated with non-cancer surgery [1]. In-hospital heparin prophylaxis is effective in reducing deep vein thrombosis and fatal pulmonary embolism after cancer surgery [2].

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