Postoperative D-dimer levels and venous thrombembolism in neurosurgical patients

J. Prell, R. Smaczny, C. Strauss & J. Rachinger
Objective: The term venous thrombembolism subsumes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The incidence of clinically silent DVT after craniotomy was reported to be up to 45%; symptomatic DVT occurs in up to 7% of the patients. PE is observed in 5% of the affected patients.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]