What is the optimal venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for gynecological oncology patients with CNS metastases?

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI, USA.
Gynecologic Oncology (Impact Factor: 3.77). 07/2011; 123(2):409-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.06.032
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► CNS metastases of gynecologic cancers will be seen more frequently in the future. ► Chemical thromboprophylaxis carries perioperative risk for neurosurgical procedures. ► Peer-reviewed literature has not addressed the risks and benefits of thromboprophylaxis in gynecologic metastases to the CNS.

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